IBJNews

2011 Forty Under 40: Richard Ellery

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

 
About me...
Richard Ellery
Associate general counsel
for AUL
Chief counsel and secretary,
OneAmerica Securities Inc.
Chief compliance officer
and secretary, OneAmerica
Funds Inc.
39
Web sites:
Social media:
On my hip:
BlackBerry
Most-used apps:
MS Word
Lotus Notes
Favorite stuff:
"The Temple of Gold by William Goldman;" "House;" "Saving Private Ryan;" Dennis Miller; Steve Czaban; Daniel Tosh
 

As a wise old lawyer once told Richard Ellery, the only law you won’t practice at AUL is maritime law. Thirteen years down the road, Ellery would agree.

“I’ve been able to do transaction work, there’s litigation,” said Ellery, who joined American United life Insurance Co. as he was finishing law school at Indiana University in 1996. “Staying motivated isn’t that hard because for me it’s always something new. It keeps it interesting and keeps you on your toes.”

Indeed, he’s been promoted regularly, learning various facets of AUL and parent company OneAmerica, and earning the trust of senior management.

Most recently, he’s been involved in the company’s securities business, which has periodic deadlines. He’s at his busiest between January and May.

Ellery also is the point man for legislative affairs for OneAmerica.

“We review all the legislation that comes through to see how it would or might affect our industry,” he said.

He was in London on business while working in reinsurance on Sept. 11, 2001. When 3,000 people died in the World Trade Center’s Tower One, and all the insurance claims hit at once, the process slowed dramatically.

“The whole reinsurance world blew up and went crazy,” he recalled.

The youngest of eight children, Ellery attended North Central High School, and then Purdue University and IU School of Law. He, his wife and their two children live in Noblesville, where he coaches youth soccer and baseball.

Others may envy the time he spends on outside activities. But community involvement is encouraged at OneAmerica, he said. “I like what I do job-wise, but making money isn’t any good unless you have people you want to share it with and things you want to do.•”

___

Click here to return to the Forty Under 40 landing page.

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
thisissue1-092914.jpg 092914

Subscribe to IBJ
  1. Here are a few candidates for this new group, "ripped from the headlines." First up, that bizzaro State Senator Brent Waltz; secondly, the unethical Todd Huston, and his contractual arrangements scheme; Finally, but not least of all, the dishonorable Eric Turner. What sayeth you Greg Zoeller?

  2. Good day. I can't hide this great testimony that take place in my life I will love everyone to know it and be partaker that is why I always place it on answer, I am Mrs,Natalie Cuttaia by name, I live in Texas, United State Of America, I want to thank (Mr.Bruce Brandon) for his kindness upon my family life. I never knew that there is still nice lender like this on internet and earth here. Just some Months Back, I was in search for a loan of $100,000,00 as I was running out of money for feeding and rent. I was scammed $6,800 Dollars and I decided not to involve my self in such business again but a Friend of my introduced me to a loan firm due to my appearance and doings. And I told him that I am not interested of any loan deal anymore but he told me that there is still a nice lender who he will recommend me to, and I made a trial and I am most grateful lucky am I today, I was given a loan amount of $100,000.00usd, by this great Company (Bruce Brandon Loan Company) managed by (Mr.Bruce Brandon) If you are in need of a genuine or legit loan or financial assistance and you can be reliable and trusted of capable of paying back at the due time of the funds I will advice you to, contact him via: ( bruce.brandon071@gmail.com ) And you will be free from scams in the internet. All thanks to Mr.Bruce Brandon You are the one who remove me and my family out of poverty. The reason why i am doing this is that, i promise Mr.Bruce Brandon that if i truly got my loan, i will advertize his company and bring customers to his company. Contact him via ( bruce.brandon071@gmail.com )for the Loan you have been looking for..

  3. Hello, We are firm Organization formed to help people in needs of helps,such as financial help. So if you are going through financial difficulty or you are in any financial mess,and you need funds to start up your own business,or you need loan to settle your debt or pay off your bills,start a nice business, or you are finding it hard to obtain capital loan from local banks,contact us today via email mrsroseberrywilkinsfunds.usa@gmail.com So do not let these opportunity pass you by because Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever more. Please these is for serious minded and God fearing People. Your Name: Loan Amount: Loan Duration: Valid Cell Phone Number: Thanks for your understanding to your contact as we Await Regards Management Email:mrsroseberrywilkinsfunds.usa@gmail.com

  4. The question is, where could they build a new stadium? It seems in the past year, all the prime spots have been spoken for with potential projects. Maybe in the industrial wasteland area a block past Lucas Oil? I think it needs to be close to the core, if a new stadium is built.

  5. Aldi is generally a great shopping experience. Still, I'm sure YOU wouldn't want to shop there, which I consider a positive.

ADVERTISEMENT