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A successful company requires successful leaders. People with knowledge, business savvy and a forward-thinking attitude. People like the members of our executive leadership team. Each of our leaders brings to the table a wide range of expertise to manage the company and take it to new heights.

Tom Clark
Thomas Clark, President
Nationwide Excess & Surplus/Specialty

Tom Clark brings more than 26 years of technical and leadership experience in the insurance industry to Nationwide. Tom first joined the E&S/Specialty Team in September of 2014 as a Senior Vice President, and assumed the role of President in December 2015. Leading a $3 billion organization and more than 1,700 associates, Tom is focused on delivering profitable growth through strengthening distribution partnerships, creating a great environment for associates, and effectively managing resources.

Prior to joining E&S/Specialty, Tom served as Senior Vice President of Field Operations for Allied Insurance. He was also Senior Vice President of Field Operations for Harleysville and Vice President of Harleysville's New Jersey branch office. His other roles include Regional Vice President for Allied's South Eastern Regional Office.

Before joining Harleysville, Tom was the Commercial Lines Executive for the Mid-Atlantic region of Fireman's Fund, and held various other industry roles, including Special Risk Manager for the Treiber Group (now part of RPS), Western Area Marketing Manager for Clarendon National Insurance Company, and Business Development Manager and Underwriting Services Manager for Cigna Corp.

Tom holds bachelor's degrees in information systems management and business administration from the University of San Francisco and Wheeling Jesuit University, respectively. Deeply committed to corporate citizenship, Tom is on the board of St. Mary's Foodbank Alliance in Phoenix and is also the leader for Nationwide's National Pride ARG out of Columbus. He resides with his family in Scottsdale, Arizona.

David Nelson, Senior Vice President, Contract Underwriting
David Nelson, Senior Vice President, Contract Underwriting

David has been with Scottsdale Insurance since 1991, and over the past two decades has held positions of increasing responsibility. David's most recent position was CFO for the Scottsdale Insurance Group of Companies, Nationwide Agribusiness and Nationwide National Partners. As CFO, David retained financial oversight for $3.8 billion of annual operating revenue, while managing personnel located in Scottsdale, Des Moines and New York City.

David brings to this role a deep understanding of our business and products, relationships with our customers, and knowledge of the excess and surplus and specialty lines industry. Over the course of his career, David has supported a number of major business initiatives. He has led the organization's strategic planning process, and provided oversight for corporate development, emerging issues and trends, and reinsurance. David was also instrumental to the diversification of our portfolio with start-ups such as Management Liability & Specialty, Commercial Auto and Nationwide Private Client.

David has a bachelor's degree in finance from Arizona State University. He is both a versatile and dynamic leader. In addition to heading the underwriting business, David is the President of the Board for Scottsdale Leadership, a nonprofit Arizona-based leadership program that helps develop community leaders.

Brian Smith
Brian Smith, Information Technology Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Brian is responsible for leading the IT team in support of strategic objectives and business needs. He plays a key role in leveraging technology capabilities across the Nationwide enterprise to accomplish these objectives.

During his tenure at Nationwide, Brian has held several leadership roles including Vice President of Requirements and Testing Services; Vice President of Delivery Services, Systems Officer; and Associate Vice President/IT Delivery Executive for eCIF (Enterprise Customer Information File). He also held the position as Associate Vice President/IT Business Management Leader.

Prior to Nationwide, Brian served in leadership and project management roles at both JPMorgan Chase and Accenture. He earned an MBA from University of Dayton, and BS in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

Carol Sheehan-Mathis
Carol Sheehan-Mathis, Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Carol brings more than 30 years of experience in business and more than 15 years in the insurance industry to her role as associate vice president of Human Resources. She joined Scottsdale Insurance Company in 1999, was promoted to director of Human Resources in 2005, and was then selected for her current position in 2012.

Carol has a business degree in marketing from Texas Tech University, as well as the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation.

Doreen K. Reinke, Vice President of Operations
Doreen K. Reinke, Vice President of Operations

Doreen Reinke has been in the insurance industry since 1976, joining Scottsdale Insurance Company in 1991.

Doreen's career spans many facets of both leadership and insurance. Prior to joining Scottsdale Insurance, Doreen held claims management positions at USF&G and Auto Owners Insurance Companies.

She holds a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and is a six-year board member for Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA. She is a certified coach with the Hudson Institute and is a 2003 graduate of Scottsdale Leadership. Most recently, she received the Constance O. Garretson (COG) Memorial Award by Minority Interchange, and was named a Diversity Champion by Community Celebrating Diversity for her efforts to promote civil and human rights.

George Spedding, Vice President of Claims
George Spedding, Vice President of Claims

George has been in the claim industry since 1980. He brings a broad claim background, including significant experience with commercial claims, to his role providing overall leadership and strategic direction to our Claim Division.

Prior to joining Nationwide Insurance in 2013, George held various claim leadership roles with Nationwide. Before that he held key claim positions with Liberty Mutual, Alexsis Risk Management Services, Chubb & Son, and CGU Insurance.

George has a bachelor's degree in business and public administration from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia.

Ken Levine, Vice President of Actuarial and Chief Actuary
Ken Levine, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Ken joined Nationwide in 1996 and served in various actuarial roles, most recently as leader of the Actuarial Division. He brings strong forecasting and finance knowledge as well as communication and team-building skills to his role as leader of the Finance Division.

Ken has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is also a certified coach with the Hudson Institute.

Scott J. Roth, Vice  President of Actuary and Chief Actuary
Scott J. Roth, Vice President of Actuary and Chief Actuary

Scott Roth brings more than 30 years of Actuarial and leadership experience to his role at Nationwide E&S/Specialty. In the decade prior to joining Nationwide, Scott built the actuarial function at two property casualty insurance startups: The Starr Companies and Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.  He also spent 21 years in AIG’s Corporate Actuarial department working in various domestic divisions as well as AIG’s international operation.  Additionally, Scott was involved in financial analysis on both a statutory and GAAP basis and developed pricing methodologies for use worldwide.

Scott has a bachelor’s degree in applied math from SUNY Stony Brook.  He is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.  He is active in local civic affairs and served a term as a Trustee in the village of Brookville, NY.

Tom Jurgens, Senior Vice President of Brokerage
Tom Jurgens, Senior Vice President of Brokerage

Tom brings more than 30 years of experience in insurance and within the E&S and specialty market, as well as strong leadership skills and knowledge of our customer base, to his role leading Brokerage.

Tom began his insurance career in 1983 at an independent insurance agency where he served in various leadership and commercial production functions. He joined Scottsdale Insurance in 1993 as a Senior Underwriter. Over the course of his 17 years with the company, Tom held various leadership roles within underwriting. In 2005, he became the Northwest Regional Director for Contract Underwriting and held that position until an opportunity with Nationwide Agribusiness took him to Des Moines in 2010, where he served as Vice President of Underwriting.

Tom earned his bachelor of science degree in insurance from the University of Northern Colorado and has ASLI and AAI designations. He also serves as board president for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa.

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