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Leading by Example: Nationwide leaders among Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America

As catalysts for change in the insurance and financial services business, Nationwide executives Vinita Clements and Eric Stevenson were recently named to Savoy magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America list. Their exemplary leadership helped them stand out from more than 500 prospective candidates based on their admirable record of accomplishments and influence while working to better their community and inspire others. 


"I’m both proud and honored to receive this recognition,” said Vinita Clements, Nationwide’s chief HR officer. “Nationwide’s efforts to champion diversity and create an inclusive culture show our values in action and help create a workplace where each of our associates can thrive. It’s why I’m passionate about helping the next generation of leaders reach their potential through mentorship, formal programs and everyday opportunities.”

Clements provides strategic and operational leadership for Nationwide’s overall Human Resources strategy and its 25,000 employees, ensuring Nationwide has the talent to deliver on its mission. Under her leadership, the company has achieved historic levels of engagement and continues to be recognized as an employer of choice for its strong culture, performance orientation and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Eric Stevenson

“I’m humbled and grateful to be included on a list of so many inspiring leaders,” said Eric Stevenson, president of Nationwide Retirement Solutions. “In pursuing our mission to help more Americans achieve a secure retirement, I hope to also empower and encourage those that see this list to believe that they too can reach their goals and see that financial services present a great opportunity.”

Stevenson’s cross-functional leadership skills and financial discipline have led to sustained success for Nationwide Retirement Solutions. His ability to orient firms towards customer centricity and operational excellence has led to top quartile performance for the business with $200B in assets under management.

Savoy magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance and style of African American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue about Black culture.