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Nationwide Leaders Gale King and Gary Douglas Named to Black Enterprise 2012 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America

October 22, 2012

Columbus, Ohio - Nationwide leaders Gale King and Gary Douglas have been named to Black Enterprise’s 2012 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.

The publications editorial team conducted six months of intensive research to identify dynamic, high-level professionals who are leading and re-engineering a vast array of businesses. The list is comprised of top executives that significantly contribute to their company’s revenues. These executives are from the top 1,000 publically traded companies or at corporations grossing revenues of $1 billion or more. The 2012 Black Enterprise Most Powerful Executives list is the cover feature of the September 2012 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine, currently on newsstands.

"What makes this list so valuable is that we continue to see the emergence of African American senior managers who are literally rewriting the script of global business," says Black Enterprise Editorial Director Sonia Alleyne. "Their presence proves that diversity at the very top fuels innovation and performance that's vital for organizations to stay competitive in a rapidly changing environment."

Gale King is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the United States. King oversees the company’s HR strategy, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, development, succession management, organizational effectiveness and diversity and inclusion efforts. She is also responsible for Nationwide's corporate real estate, aviation and corporate security offices. King graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in public administration.

Gary Douglas is President and Chief Operating Officer of Nationwide Agribusiness. Nationwide Agribusiness is the #1 insurer of farms in the country. He oversees the company’s commercial agribusiness and farm and ranch products, a s well as Nationwide’s surety and fidelity bonds business. Douglas was promoted to his role in 2007, after serving as regional vice president for Allied Insurance and Nationwide Insurance. Douglas received his undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University and his MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

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