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.