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Nov 17, 2022

American Financial Group promotes CCO to general counsel

Mark Weiss has been with the insurer since 2010

Cincinnati, Ohio-based American Financial Group (AFG) is promoting chief compliance officer (CCO) Mark Weiss to become senior vice president and general counsel, effective December 1.

Weiss became CCO at AFG in 2020. He joined the company in 2010 as assistant vice president and assistant general counsel and became vice president in 2015. Before joining AFG, he was a corporate and transactional lawyer at Keating Muething & Klekamp for almost 20 years.

AFG is an insurance holding company. Through the operations of Great American Insurance Group, AFG is engaged in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses.

Mark Weiss

Weiss will succeed Vito Peraino, who has been named executive counsel and will now serve in an advisory role for the company.

Peraino became senior vice president and general counsel of AFG in March 2012. He had previously been the senior vice president of Great American since 2002 and its assistant general counsel since 2004. Peraino joined Great American in 1999, after which he held various executive claims-management positions.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Peraino spent 11 years in private practice with Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft before moving to Great American.

Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...