Patricia R. Hatler

Patricia Hatler

Patricia Hatler is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Governance Officer for Nationwide. She previously served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia.

Hatler served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel in 2009-2010. She is a member of the Columbus Conference of Corporate General Counsel, and a member of the City of Columbus Accountability Committee. Hatler is also a director on the boards of the United Way Worldwide, the Columbus College of Art and Design and the Kents Hill School.

She is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in cognitive psychology. She earned her law degree from the University of Virginia, where she was a Hardy Dillard Fellow. She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and continuing legal education programs.

About Nationwide

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, homeowners, pet, motorcycle, boat, farm, commercial insurance, life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, public and private sector retirement plans, banking, mortgages, and specialty health services.