John Mason Retired in May after working for 36 years
Indianapolis, December 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — One America® announced it today David Weisenberger Successor to Chief Investment Officer John Mason when he retired at the end of the year May 2023Mason has been with OneAmerica for 36 years, the last 11 years being its Chief Investment Officer.
Weisenburger will become the fifth Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for a OneAmerica company since World War II. It’s a remarkable continuity that plays one of the most important roles in OneAmerica’s ability to maintain a high level of financial strength and stability. Her 15-year career at OneAmerica includes oversight of fixed income portfolios, responsibility for investment strategy and risk management, and management of administrative office functions.
“Dave has spent his career preparing for this role and we are thrilled that this transition will see the baton of Chief Investment Officer pass from a very capable leader to another.” Andrew Mitchie, Chief Financial Officer of OneAmerica. “He has been a key architect of the successful strategy led by John and will uphold the best of the investment team’s culture of excellence. In short, he is very well qualified.”
alumni of University of Cincinnati, Weisenburger has served as Vice President of Investment Strategy and Risk. Vice President of Fixed Income Securities and Vice President of Marketable Fixed Income at OneAmerica. He was previously with Ohio Casualty Group and Summit Investment Partners.
Mason will continue to serve as CIO until his retirement in May, and will work with Weisenberger as Deputy Chief Investment Officer during the transition period. Michie also praised Mason’s leadership and contributions in guiding his OneAmerica from 2008 to his 2009 recession and achieving the highest performance of any U.S. insurer.1 Mason also led a highly successful bond offering in 2021, delivering its strongest overall investment performance to date in the past two years.
“John epitomizes our values and is one of the most humble people I know. We have acted as the highest stewards for our mission and policyholders,” said Michie. “Jon has a deep understanding of the unique challenges of managing an investment portfolio that must meet the complex needs of a mutual insurance holding company throughout his time, and has consistently delivered on it. As a matter of fact, I highly value his advice and wisdom.His words are soft, but he carries a great responsibility.We were very fortunate to meet him.
1OneAmerica survived the financial crisis, but still learned lessons. Indianapolis Business Journal, September 21, 2018
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