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Richard Porter to Lead Brokerage Annuity Distribution for Nationwide

Based on a track record of delivering outstanding experiences for financial professionals, as well as proven leadership skills, Richard Porter has been selected to lead the brokerage annuity distribution channel for Nationwide. In this role, Porter is responsible for distributing annuities through all broker-dealers, including banks, wirehouses and independent broker-dealers.

Porter brings a demonstrated commitment to creating greater value for financial professionals and their practice. In his most recent role as the Divisional Vice President for Prudential’s advisor channel, he focused on expanding the distribution of Prudential’s annuity retirement income solutions while leading a team of wholesalers to deliver best-in-class results. Prior to this role, Porter practiced corporate law at the largest regional law firm in Louisville, Kentucky.

Porter fills the position which opened when Rona Guymon was selected to lead Nationwide’s Annuity Distribution team earlier this year.  

“I am thrilled to have Rich joining us at Nationwide,” said Rona Guymon, Senior Vice President of Nationwide Annuity Distribution. “His proven leadership skills along with his diverse and creative strategic abilities will allow brokerage annuity distribution to continue to grow and thrive.”

Porter received his Juris Doctor-J.D. from the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law, and also holds the Series 6, 7, 26, 63 and 65 licenses.

Nationwide is a top 10 seller of annuity products in the United States and was recently recognized by J.D. Power for outstanding customer satisfaction.