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Ohio National Financial Services

May 16, 2017 13:00 ET

Janson elected to Ohio National board of directors

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - Ohio National Financial Services is pleased to announce the election of Julie S. Janson to the Board of Directors of The Ohio National Life Insurance Company and Ohio National Financial Services, Inc.

Janson, executive vice president, external affairs, chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Duke Energy, was elected at Ohio National's Board of Directors meeting on May 12.

Janson is the primary legal advisor to Duke Energy's board of directors and senior management and leads the Office of the General Counsel, which includes the company's legal, corporate governance and ethics and compliance functions. Janson is also responsible for corporate communications, federal government affairs, strategic policy and sustainability functions, stakeholder strategy and the Duke Energy Foundation.

During her career with Duke Energy, she served as president of the company's utility operations in Ohio and Kentucky. Prior to that, she served as senior vice president of ethics and compliance and corporate secretary for Duke Energy.

Prior to her tenure with Duke, Janson served a number of roles with Cinergy, including corporate secretary, chief compliance officer, senior counsel, corporate counsel to the international business unit and manager of investor relations.

"Julie is an outstanding leader with strong business acumen. With her depth of experience as former president of the company's utility operations in Ohio and Kentucky, as well as in legal, corporate governance, regulatory affairs, ethics and compliance functions, we are honored to have her join our Board of Directors," said Gary T. "Doc" Huffman, CLU, ChFC, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

"Ohio National focuses on delivering long-term policyholder value with quality products that help our customers achieve financial security and independence. Our Board of Directors reflects strong leadership, diversity in backgrounds and perspectives and a commitment to integrity that Ohio National values," Huffman added.

Janson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She also holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky.

Janson is a member of the bar associations of Ohio and Kentucky with legal experience that spans nearly 30 years. She is a member of the DirectWomen Board Institute Class of 2011, a program designed to identify and promote accomplished female lawyers to serve on corporate boards of public companies.

Janson is active in a number of community and professional activities, including the Edison Electric Institute legal committee and a director of the North Carolina Chamber Legal Institute. She is vice chair of Economic Development for the Charlotte Chamber executive committee and serves on the Queens University board of trustees. She is also a member of the Commercial Club of Cincinnati and serves as a trustee for the Duke Energy Foundation.

Janson also chaired the Cincinnati Business Committee and co-chaired the Economic Development Task Force. She chaired the board of directors and the executive committee of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. She was also a member of the board of directors and executive committee of the Ohio Business Roundtable, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Vision 2015 CEO Roundtable in Northern Kentucky.

Janson was a board member of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), the University of Cincinnati Foundation and Cintrifuse. She served as vice chair of the 2012 World Choir Games and chaired the city of Cincinnati's 2010 Fine Arts Fund campaign. She has also served on the boards of directors of the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, Vision 2015 Regional Stewardship Council, United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Lighthouse Youth Services.

Tracing its corporate origins to 1909, Ohio National markets a variety of insurance and financial products through more than 50,000 representatives in 49 states (all except New York), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and through affiliated operations in South America. Additional subsidiaries operate in New York and Connecticut. As of December 31, 2016, its affiliated companies have $41.8 billion total assets under management. Products are issued by The Ohio National Life Insurance Company and Ohio National Life Assurance Corporation. Ohio National is proud to be named a "Top Workplace" in Cincinnati for seven consecutive years by Enquirer Media (June 2010-2016) and employs more than 1,300 associates. Please visit for more information and for the latest company updates, connect with Ohio National on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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