Vinita Clements is Nationwide’s Chief Human Resources Officer and has led the company’s enterprise HR organization since June 2021. As the CHRO, Vinita oversees the human resources needs of approximately 25,000 Nationwide associates. She is also responsible for leading Nationwide’s overall human resources strategy; talent acquisition; associate and leadership development; cultural development; diversity, equity and inclusion; succession management; compensation and benefits; associate wellbeing and safety; and organizational effectiveness. In her current role, she actively influences organizational change and is pioneering Nationwide’s workplace of the future by redesigning its approach to attracting, hiring and retaining talent. She is also working to evolve the associate experience to include increased workplace flexibility and career development opportunities.
Since Vinita joined Nationwide in 2004, she has supported multiple staff and business areas, including Property & Casualty, serving as senior vice president, and partnering with business units on key talent, organizational design and change initiatives for 12,000+ associates. She also served as senior vice president for HR Nationwide Financial Services where she successfully coordinated Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to joining Nationwide, Vinita held various HR and sales leadership roles with AT&T.
Vinita holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Wright State University. She has been recognized by Smart Business Columbus as a trailblazer and Who’s Who in Black Columbus. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Vinita currently serves on the board for the Columbus Urban League and previously served on the board for the Ohio Foundation for Independent Colleges. She is a member of the Senior HR Executives Council and the Ohio State University Fisher Leadership Initiative Corporate Advisory Council. Vinita is passionate about mentoring and investing in relationships as well as supporting community programs that focus on arts and education.