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Angela Bretz

SVP, Human Resources Business Partner

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Angela is the senior vice president and HR business partner for Nationwide’s technology, legal, office of strategy and corporate development and office of the chief customer officer areas. In this role, Angela provides strategic HR consulting to our leaders and is an advocate for our associates.

In her previous role as senior vice president, chief diversity and talent officer, Angela helped to advance Nationwide’s culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) by building and aligning robust enterprise-wide DEI efforts and operationalizing programs and procedures. She led Nationwide’s innovative best practice decision to combine DEI and Talent Acquisition, further strengthening our ability to attract and retain top talent and help Nationwide continue to be known as an employer of choice. Externally, Angela has helped to advance our brand and reputation through diverse strategic partnerships, recruiting relationships, philanthropy and a strong community presence.

A career Nationwider, Angela is an engaging leader with experience across multiple disciplines. Her past leadership experiences include Chief of Staff for the Property and Casualty President and Chief Operating Officer, Associate Vice President for the Mid-West Claim Zone and Associate Vice President for Claims Strategy.  

She is active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors at Columbus Works, Advisory Committee for the United Way of Delaware County – Women’s Leadership Network. Angela has previously served on the United Negro College Fund Columbus Leadership Council and the Columbus Partnership – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council.

Angela earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Franklin University. She also has the Certified Diversity Executive designation from the Institute of Diversity Certification.