FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2012
Joe Case 614-249-6349
Columbus, OH - Nationwide leaders Gale King and Gary
Douglas have been named to Black Enterprise's 2012 100 Most
Powerful Executives in Corporate America.
The publications editorial team conducted six months of
intensive research to identify dynamic, high-level
professionals who are leading and re-engineering a vast
array of businesses. The list is comprised of top
executives that significantly contribute to their company's
revenues. These executives are from the top 1,000
publically traded companies or at corporations grossing
revenues of $1 billion or more. The 2012 Black Enterprise
Most Powerful Executives list is the cover feature of the
September 2012 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine,
currently on newsstands.
"What makes this list so valuable is that we continue
to see the emergence of African American senior managers
who are literally rewriting the script of global
business," says Black Enterprise Editorial Director
Sonia Alleyne . "Their presence proves that diversity
at the very top fuels innovation and performance that's
vital for organizations to stay competitive in a rapidly
Gale King is Executive Vice President and Chief
Administrative Officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance
Company, one of the largest insurance and financial
services companies in the United States. King oversees the
company's HR strategy, talent acquisition, compensation and
benefits, development, succession management,
organizational effectiveness and diversity and inclusion
efforts. She is also responsible for Nationwide's
corporate real estate, aviation and corporate security
offices. King graduated from the University of Florida with
a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's
degree in public administration.
Gary Douglas is President and Chief Operating Officer of
Nationwide Agribusiness. Nationwide Agribusiness is the #1
insurer of farms in the country. He oversees the company's
commercial agribusiness and farm and ranch products, a s
well as Nationwide's surety and fidelity bonds business.
Douglas was promoted to his role in 2007, after serving as
regional vice president for Allied Insurance and Nationwide
Insurance. Douglas received his undergraduate degree from
St. Cloud State University and his MBA from Eastern
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, based in Columbus,
Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified
insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S.
and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's.
The company provides customers a full range of insurance
and financial services, including auto insurance,
motorcycle, boat, homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm,
commercial insurance, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds,
pensions, long-term savings plans and specialty health
services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
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