W&S Financial Group Distributors, the national wholesale distribution agency for annuities and life insurance for Western & Southern Financial Group, has named James A. Butsko, CFP, CLU, ChFC, as senior regional vice president for financial institutions in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

In his new position, Butsko provides financial professionals in the distribution channel with training, product information, marketing and sales-support planning, and business-building tips and techniques.

Butsko previously served as a regional vice president for ING USFS Annuity Distribution. He has also held leadership positions at Nationwide Life Insurance Co., Core Funding Group and American General Finance. Butsko holds an M.B.A. and a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Toledo.

“With well over a decade of success in the financial services industry, Jim brings an impressive record for identifying and developing strategic opportunities to increase market penetration, enhancing solution-based business methods and fostering productive, consultative relationships that attract and retain clients,” said Charles E. White, senior vice president of financial institution distribution for W&S Financial Group Distributors. “He is a tremendous asset to our team.”