Nationwide faucets COO for E&S/specialty


Nationwide announced the appointment of George Williams as Chief Operating Officer for its Excess and Surplus / Specialty teams. In his new role, Williams (pictured above) will be responsible for E&S / Specialty Business Operations, Claims and Nationwide Indemnity. He will join the company on November 8th.

Williams has nearly 30 years of industry experience. He joins Nationwide from Guy Carpenter where he was Head of Global Customer Support. Prior to that, Williams spent almost 21 years at AIG in a variety of roles including COO of the company’s North American non-life insurance division, global SME product leader for the US, UK, Southeast Asia and Germany, and general manager of the AIG business portfolio in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

“George is a very collaborative executive with a career spanning global P&L, turnarounds, business systems and automations, as well as front / middle / back office operations, credit, receivables, products and sales,” said Russ Johnston, president of statewide E & S / specialty. “I am confident that George will continue the tradition of serving our members through a first class claims and operations organization.”

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“I am proud to join a company with Nationwide tradition and history, and look forward to working with colleagues in claims, operations and technology to deliver enhanced value proposition to stakeholders,” said Williams.

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