Barbara Turner, CRCP, has more than 35 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry. After joining Ohio National in 1997, she steadily rose to a diverse range of executive positions and on January 1, 2021, she became president and chief executive officer, the first woman and person of color to serve in this role.
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.
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 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 industry and community, she serves on many boards, including LL Global, Inc., American Council of Life Insurers, United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. She is also co-chair of the 2026 Cincy Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the city’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Her accolades and achievements include winner of the 2021 Cincinnati Business Courier’s C-Suite Award – Chief Executive Officer category; 2021 Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Directors; 2020 Cincinnati Business Courier’s C-Suite Award Winner – Chief Operating Officer category; winner of the 2019 Make A Wish Inaugural Women Inspiring Strength and Hope (W.I.S.H.) Award; and the recipient of 2019 Linkage Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award.