Barbara S. Stewart

Barbara S. Stewart


Barb Stewart (55) was named president of Washington National in March 2013.

She joined the company in 2006 as vice president of strategy and business, responsible for strategic planning and business development, marketing, products, agent recruiting and sales support, and business unit reporting.

Prior to Washington National, Stewart served as vice president, strategic development for H&R Block Financial Advisors and, earlier, as president of Washington Square Securities, a broker dealer affiliate of ING. Her experience as a financial services executive also includes 16 years with American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise), where she held leadership roles in sales and marketing, third-party distribution, client service and underwriting support, and corporate re-engineering.

Stewart, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), holds an MBA from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. She is a member of the Indianapolis Financial Planning Association and serves as president and board member of HOPE, an Ohio non-profit corporation. She also is a board member of the Indiana Pacers Foundation.

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