Mark Howard is executive vice president and chief legal officer for Nationwide. In this role, he leads the company’s trial, legal, government relations, compliance, corporate citizenship, and corporate governance functions.
Prior to joining Nationwide in April 2016, Mark served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel for USAA where he was responsible for governance, government and industry relations, corporate regulatory legal matters and the enterprise’s compliance function. With USAA since 1995, his career includes extensive experience across insurance and financial services legal and compliance functions, as well as four years as the organization’s chief audit executive. Prior to USAA, he was an attorney with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Washington, D.C., as well as on the audit staff of Arthur Andersen in Dallas, Texas. Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Baylor University, and his juris doctor and master of business administration degrees from Southern Methodist University, where he was managing editor of the Southwestern Law Journal.
Mark currently serves as a member of Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board. He also recently served as the board chair for Clarity Child Guidance Center in San Antonio, Texas, chair of the Financial Services Advisory Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and on the board of the South Texas Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.