American Financial Group promoted from within for its new chief financial officer. Lockton hired a new executive to fill its own CFO slot. The National Insurance Crime Bureau hired a former homeland security adviser for Vice President Mike Pence in a leadership role.


American Financial Group, Inc. – owner of Great American Insurance Group – promoted Brian Hertzman to senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Hertzman joined AFG in 1991 and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the company’s finance and accounting areas during his nearly 30-year tenure. Previously, he served as VP and controller of AFG, overseeing accounting policies and procedures, and financial reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission. In June 2020, Hertzman was named interim principal financial and accounting officer.

Carl Lindner III and S. Craig Lindner, AFG’s co-chief executive officers, said the company’s succession planning and talent development programs have helped it “build a deep bench of strong candidates” such as Hertzman for leadership roles.


Insurance broker Lockton appointed Troy Cook as chief financial officer, effective Sept. 24, 2020.

In this position, Cook will lead Lockton’s strategic finance function in alignment with the company’s aggressive growth plan. He will report to Ron Lockton, the company’s chairman.

Cook brings more than 25 years of extensive financial and operational experience to the role. Most recently, Cook served for over 20 years as executive VP and CFO at NPC International before retiring in 2018. He is experienced working with innovative business models, executing complex transactions, and brings a deep understanding of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets to Lockton, the company said.


Olivia Troye, who most recently served as the homeland security and counterterrorism advisor to Vice President Mike Pence, has joined the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) as the association’s vice president of Strategy, Policy and Plans.

Prior to serving the office of the U.S. Vice President, she served in the Office of Intelligence & Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security as chief of Strategy, Policy & Plans.

As a risk management and national security executive and lawyer, Troye has a combined 20 years of government service and private sector experience with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the National Counterterrorism Center, the Department of Energy, as well as in the private sector for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and General Dynamics Information Technology.

The appointment continues the re-staffing at NICB by David Glawe, president and CEO, who took over the organization in May. Glawe is a former undersecretary and chief intelligence officer at the Department of Homeland Security. He also served as special assistant to the president and senior director for Homeland Security at the White House and as the assistant commissioner and chief intelligence officer at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Sources: American Financial Group, Lockton, National Insurance Crime Bureau