President & CEO, Ohio National Financial Services
Barbara Turner, CRCP, has more than 35 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry. After joining Ohio National Financial Services in 1997, she steadily rose to a diverse range of executive positions and in November 2018 became Ohio National’s 11th president and chief operating officer and the first woman and person of color to serve in this role. She was elected to Ohio National’s board of directors in December 2019 and on January 1, 2021, she became president and chief executive officer.
She has served as the company’s vice chairman and chief administrative officer as well as the annuities strategic business unit head. Prior to this, she was the president and chief executive officer of The O.N. Equity Sales Company (ONESCO) and O.N. Investment Management Company (ONIMCO) and senior vice president and chief compliance officer of Ohio National.
She began her career in banking and served as the operations, trading and systems manager for Reynolds DeWitt Securities.
A Cincinnati native, Ms. Turner attended the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of the SIFMA/Wharton Securities Industry Institute (SII). She was the first female in the United States to complete the FINRA/Wharton Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional (CRCP) program.
Ms. Turner and her husband Daman Turner have three adult children and four grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family, as well as traveling, cooking, reading and attending local arts events. She has a special passion for mentoring at-risk teenage girls and single mothers, and helping individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency and financial security and independence.
Active in the community, Ms. Turner serves on the board of directors of The Christ Hospital Health Network; Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce; Cincinnati State Technical and Community College; Cincinnati Women’s Executive Forum; Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation; and serves as vice chair of LL Global, Inc. as well as board chair of United Way of Greater Cincinnati. She is co-chair of the 2026 Cincy Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the city’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Barbara is also a member of the Cincinnati Business Committee (CBC), Commercial Club, Executive Leadership Council (ELC), and Women’s Capital Club (WCC).