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Nationwide tabs Innis-Thompson as new legal senior vice president

Janice Innis-Thompson

Columbus, OH – Today, Nationwide named Janice Innis-Thompson as senior vice president, corporate operations and litigation legal. She will oversee legal support for technology, human resources, marketing and innovations, as well as manage legal operations and corporate and employment litigation against Nationwide and its affiliates.

She will officially join Nationwide on Oct. 12 and will report to Mark Howard, executive vice president and chief legal officer.

“Janice’s extensive background in litigation and regulatory matters, as well as ethical governance will help guide Nationwide’s future thinking about how we deliver extraordinary care,” said Howard. “We are excited to welcome her to the Nationwide family.”

Innis-Thompson was formerly at Samsung Electronics, where she led the compliance, privacy and data protection programs for its North American operations as the chief compliance officer. Prior to Samsung, she was the chief compliance and ethics officer at TIAA, where she oversaw the insurance, securities, AML and finance units.

She has also held roles at Tyco International, International Paper Company, and the U.S. Department of Justice, serving as an assistant U.S. Attorney under former Attorney General Janet Reno. Prior to her DOJ tenure, Innis-Thompson’s legal career began as a law clerk in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Tallahassee, Fla.

In 2016, Innis-Thompson was named the National Bar Association’s Rising Star Corporate Counsel of Year Award, and in 2015 she received the Best and Brightest Minds in the Legal Field recognition from Ethisphere.

She received both her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Florida.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.