Director Profile


Archie M. Brown

President and Chief Executive Officer,
First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank

Director since 2023

Archie M. Brown joined CNO Financial Group’s Board of Directors in May 2023. He is a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee.

Brown has served as president and chief executive officer of First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC) and First Financial Bank, Bancorp’s lead bank, since 2018.

Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer of MainSource Financial from 2008 to 2018, and as its board chair from 2011 to 2018.

During his nearly 40-year career in banking, Brown has held executive leadership positions in branch management, region management, bank operations, business development, commercial banking, small business, and consumer lending.

Brown currently serves on the Boards of the Cincinnati City Centre Development Corporation (3CDC), the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Cincinnati Business Committee. He also is a member of the University of Georgia Alumni Board of the Terry College of Business. Previously, he served as an Executive Committee member of the Ohio Banking Commission of the Ohio Department of Commerce.

He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University.