Kristi Rodriguez honored for driving change in financial services industry

As the driving force behind countless efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion, Kristi Rodriguez has been recognized again for bringing real change to the financial services industry. Rodriguez’s advocacy efforts were honored at the Excell REPRESENT Women in Wealth Management Awards, where she was named the recipient of the Industry Transformer Award. The award … Read more

Community Impact Center will serve as new home to United Way and other critical nonprofit services

United Way of Central Ohio and several other nonprofit agencies will be moving into a new home in downtown Columbus. Nationwide and United Way announced today that they have entered into a master lease agreement for United Way and several other philanthropic agencies to move into 215 North Front Street later this year.   The first-of-its-kind … Read more

Proceeds from 2022 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship tee up millions for pediatric cancer innovation

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is a signature event on the Korn Ferry Tour, but the golf tournament drives an important philanthropic mission as well – to raise money for pediatric cancer research and treatment. On November 9, tournament and hospital officials gathered to announce this year’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship raised a record $3,316,205 … Read more

Healing and Honor

Once-in-a-lifetime experience: Honor Flight Columbus has been providing healing and honor through once-in-a-lifetime trips to Washington since the early 2000s. The one-day flights provide veterans with the opportunity to experience the honor and appreciation of their fellow countrymen.   A typical flight leaves Columbus, Ohio, early in the morning and includes visits the war memorials for … Read more

Kathy Bostjancic named new chief economist at Nationwide

Kathy Bostjancic Kathy Bostjancic, noted economist and markets expert, was named Nationwide chief economist. She is tasked with leading the team that provides the Fortune 100 company’s economic forecasts and analyses, used to inform and strengthen the organization’s business strategies and operating plans for the diversified insurance and financial services company. … Read more

Exploring the benefits of life insurance for Black families

Life insurance can play a powerful role in helping to close the racial wealth gap as a tool that builds generational wealth and legacy. This was highlighted in a recent Essence live conversation with Kristi Rodriguez, senior vice president of Nationwide Retirement Institute®, and Bola Sokunbi, founder and CEO of Clever Girl Finance.   During the … Read more

SURVEY: Mid-market businesses looking to cut costs in wrong places amid economic downturn

Highlights:  Most middle-market business owners expect a recession soon and many are convinced their businesses can endure the turmoil according to the latest Nationwide Agency Forward survey.  Despite this confidence owners still want to cut costs, with 40% of business owners having explored areas to cut expenses within the last 6 months.   Some are eyeing … Read more

Nationwide® offers insights, supports research during Pet Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of National Pet Cancer Awareness Month in November, Nationwide is drawing attention to cancer risk with data-driven insights and supporting research with a virtual pet walk to raise funds for treatment breakthroughs. Nationwide pet insurance members submitted claims for $53 million for cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2021, making cancer-related conditions one of … Read more

Andee Gravitt to Lead Consultant Relationship Team for Nationwide

Andee Gravitt Based on a track record of strong and strategic account management, Andee Gravitt has been named leader of the Consultant Relationship team for Nationwide Retirement Solutions®. In this role, Gravitt will drive the development of consultant relationship management strategies and support Nationwide’s sales teams to help them enhance, retain … Read more