Richard Ellery


General Counsel and Secretary

Richard Ellery leads Legal, Audit, AUL Reinsurance Management Services, Compliance and Government Affairs. He is a member of the OneAmerica FinancialSM Executive Council.


Ellery began his career as an intern at American United Life Insurance Company® (AUL) in 1996, acting as counsel to the Employee Benefits line of business. At that time, he also worked in the mortgage lending group, advising the investments area in relation to its real estate and private placement portfolios. He was exposed to securities law practice early in his career and became chief compliance officer of OneAmerica Funds, Inc., as well as chief counsel and secretary for OneAmerica Securities, Inc., in 2007. From 2012 to 2015, Ellery served as president of OneAmerica Securities. He has also led legislative affairs efforts for the enterprise since 2005.


His promotion to senior vice president and general counsel came in 2017, shortly after completing the Harvard University Advanced Management Program 189 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Ellery holds the FINRA Series 7 and 24 designations. He was a graduate of Class XXXIII of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series and was named one of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2011. He was a finalist for Indianapolis’ Best and Brightest by Junior Achievement in 2011 and 2012.

Ellery is active in his church and coaches youth baseball, basketball and soccer. He has served in leadership roles for numerous nonprofits, and he currently serves on the board for the Indianapolis Public Safety Foundation.


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