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George Williams joins Nationwide

Industry veteran named Chief Operating Officer for insurance company’s Excess & Surplus/Specialty division

George Williams

Nationwide announced today that George Williams has been named Chief Operating Officer for Nationwide’s Excess & Surplus/Specialty team. A respected industry leader with nearly 30 years of experience, Williams will be responsible for Excess & Surplus/Specialty Business Operations, Claims, and Nationwide Indemnity. He will join Nationwide on November 8, 2021.

“George is a highly collaborative leader, with a career spanning global P&L, turnarounds, business systems and automations, as well as front/middle/back-office operations, credit, claims, product, and distribution,” said Russ Johnston, President of Nationwide’s Excess & Surplus/Specialty. “I am confident George will continue the tradition of taking care of our members through a world class claims and operations organization.”

“I am proud to be joining a company with the tradition and history of Nationwide, and I look forward to collaborating with colleagues across claims, operations, and technology to deliver an enhanced value proposition to stakeholders,” said George Williams.

Williams joins Nationwide after spending the last two years with Guy Carpenter as head of Global Client Support Services. Before that, Williams was with AIG for nearly 21 years, serving in several different capacities for the company, including COO of AIG’s North American General Insurance division, Global SME Product Leader for US, UK, Southeast Asia, and Germany, and General Manager of AIG’s Germany, Austria, and Switzerland business portfolio.

About Nationwide Excess & Surplus/Specialty
As part of one of the largest insurance and financial service providers in the United States, Nationwide Excess & Surplus/Specialty offers property, casualty, personal lines, and specialty insurance coverages and services to organizations of all sizes. From Fortune 100 corporations to small and middle market companies, our products cover unique risk classes/coverages. E&S/Specialty products are available through wholesale and retail agents, brokers and program managers.

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 U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.