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Lucas named new leader of Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 insurance and financial services company, announced that Giavonni Lucas will be the new leader of Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Lucas will be responsible for overseeing the strategy, development, implementation and operation of all corporate diversity, equity and inclusion and talent acquisition programs, services, procedures and policies for Nationwide.  

“Giavonni’s commitment to developing talent, and his passion for diversity and inclusion, both inside and outside of Nationwide, make him uniquely qualified for this role,” said Vinita Clements, Chief Human Resources Officer for Nationwide. “We are excited to see the impact that he will make.” 

Lucas previously served as Vice President, Property and Casualty Learning and Development, where he led a nationally recognized team focused on the development, design, facilitation and overall learning strategy for the Property and Casualty organization. Through his leadership, the team enhanced operational efficiency by offering innovative training and performance solutions to business partners.  

“I’m honored to be selected for this position. I look forward to leading our efforts to retain and recruit top talent, as well as build upon Nationwide’s longstanding reputation as a leader in DEI,” said Lucas. “Our associates drive our inclusive and innovative culture, and I’m excited to be involved in helping it thrive.” 

Joining Nationwide as a senior material damage claims associate in 1995, Lucas has taken on roles of increasing responsibility, including claims technical director and customer experience strategy, claims director of learning and performance, as well as associate vice president of sales and distribution.  

Lucas replaces Angela Bretz, who now serves in a human resources leadership position supporting Nationwide’s offices of technology, strategy and corporate development, chief customer and legal.  

Lucas earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Le Moyne College and a master’s degree in human services management from Franklin University. He currently serves on the boards of the Columbus Urban League and Mansion Day School, and on the advisory board for Le Moyne College McNeil Academy Risk Management and Insurance.