By: Leah Zipperstein / Cincinnati Refined
He’s always got a smile on his face.
He’s one of the most influential leaders in the local community.
And he’d be happy to share a beer with you.
We’re talking about John Barrett, CEO of Western & Southern Financial Group. Since his company is the title sponsor of the tennis tournament, we figured it was only fitting to catch up and see how things look from the top of the park, so to speak.
8 QUESTIONS WITH JOHN BARRETT
Cincinnati Refined: W&S just re-upped its sponsorship to 2017. Why the decision to stay committed to the tournament?
Barrett: This is all about Cincinnati. We live in a much better place — pound for pound — than anybody else. We play in a league way better than anyone else. Always have and hopefully always will. So this time, it’s Western & Southern making it happen, but if you look back 100 years there were other companies to step up and do the same. We’re lucky to have a tournament like this, people really enjoy it, and I think it’s just cool.
To read the complete interview on Cincinnati Refined, click here.