Gale King is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Nationwide, a Fortune 66 financial services company with 30,000 associates. She oversees Nationwide’s Human Resources, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Security and Aviation operations where she is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership. She is also a member of Nationwide’s Executive Committee.
Under her leadership, the company has been recognized for its leading Human Resources practices and as an employer of choice for its strong culture, performance orientation and commitment to diversity and inclusion. The company has received numerous recognitions to include: five consecutive years on the Workforce 100 list for its wholistic and best-in-class approach to HR, being named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list (4 years), Catalyst Award, 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (14 years), Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, Black Enterprise Best Companies for Diversity (8 years), LATINA Style’s Top 50 Award and many others.
King has more than 30 years of broad leadership experience in the financial services industry, including strategic oversight of enterprise staff functions and operational experience in business operations. She is a member of the Board of Directors for AutoZone (AZO), and serves on the compensation committee.
She is active in the community and serves as a board trustee and Chair for the University of Florida Foundation, Vice Chair for the National Urban League, board trustee for the Executive Leadership Council and Columbus Museum of Art. Additionally, she is an inaugural member of the Columbus Women’s Commission. King is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in public administration.