15:30 PM

Nationwide E&S/Specialty Leader to Retire

Tom Clark Pic #1

Scottsdale, Ariz. – After 21 years combined with Nationwide and Harleysville and more than 33 years in the insurance industry, Nationwide Excess & Surplus/ Specialty (E&S/S) leader Tom Clark has announced his decision to retire from the organization at the end of 2020. 

“Tom has played an important role in expanding Nationwide’s Excess & Surplus/Specialty organization,” said Mark Berven, president of Nationwide’s property & casualty business lines. “Through his strong leadership and vision, we created new partnership opportunities like the acquisition of commercial program leader E-Risk and establishing Geneva Re with Ryan Specialty Group and N2G, our international offering with Generali.”

Clark has served as the leader of Nationwide’s E&S/S organization since 2015, with a focus on delivering performance by strengthening distribution partnerships, effectively managing resources and creating a great environment for associates. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of field operations for Allied Insurance. He held the same role at Harleysville, which merged with Nationwide in 2012, in addition to serving as vice president of Harleysville’s New Jersey branch office.

“Throughout his career Tom has held a variety of roles, and in each one he was always focused on delivering for customers – which will be one of the many attributes that I will personally miss moving forward,” Berven added. Over the next several months, he will continue to lead the E&S/S team and help prepare us for the leadership transition. We wish him well on his future endeavors.”

A search for his replacement will begin immediately.

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.