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Craig Hawley

SVP, Nationwide Retirement Solutions Distribution

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Craig Hawley serves as the leader of Nationwide Retirement Solutions Distribution across the government institutional and emerging markets businesses. In this role, he leads sales teams across the United States responsible for more than $175 billion in assets under management and the responsibility to help more than 2.5 million participants prepare for and live in retirement. With a distinguished career spanning more than 20 years, Craig is an innovator and a tenured financial services industry leader, with demonstrated commitment to creating greater value for advisors and their practice. 

Craig previously oversaw Annuity Distribution for Nationwide Annuities, which is a top 10 seller of annuity products in the United States. In this role, he was responsible for distributing commission-based and fee-based annuities across all channels, including broker/dealers, wires, banks, IMOs, registered investment advisors, technology platforms and other partners. 

Before being named Head of Nationwide Advisory Solutions, Craig was Jefferson National’s General Counsel and Secretary. Previously, Craig served as Assistant General Counsel at ARM Financial Group, Inc., a publicly traded insurance holding company, and as an Associate at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in the corporate and securities group. Craig holds a J.D. and B.S. in Business Management from The University of Louisville, where he played basketball from 1986-1990. 

Outside of work, Craig serves as a Director for each of Dare to Care and the University of Louisville Real Estate Foundation.