Lydia Marshall has served on Nationwide's board of directors since 2001. Marshall also serves on the boards of other Nationwide companies, and she served on the board of Nationwide Financial Services, Inc., from 1997 to 2009.
Marshall was the founder, chair and chief executive officer of Versura Inc., of Washington, D.C., the education loan exchange, serving in those capacities from 1999 to 2004. She served as managing director of Rockport Capital, Inc., from 1997 to 1999. Marshall was executive vice president of Sallie Mae, heading various divisions from 1985 to 1997 and a vice president of Citicorp from 1977 to 1985.
She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Wellesley College and an MBA, with honors, from Harvard University.
Marshall is a director of Seagate Technology, and she served previously as the chair of the board of CARE International and CARE USA.