Nationwide taps COO for E&S/specialty

Appointee joins the company after stints at Guy Carpenter and AIG

Nationwide taps COO for E&S/specialty

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Nationwide has announced the appointment of George Williams as chief operating officer for its excess and surplus/specialty team. In his new role, Williams (pictured above) will be responsible for E&S/specialty business operations, claims, and Nationwide Indemnity. He will join the company on Nov. 8.

Williams has nearly 30 years of industry experience. He joins Nationwide from Guy Carpenter, where he served as head of global client support services. Prior to that, Williams spent nearly 21 years at AIG, where he served in several different capacities, including as COO of the company’s North American general insurance division, global SME product leader for the US, UK, Southeast Asia and Germany, and general manager of AIG’s Germany, Austria and Switzerland business portfolio.

“George is a highly collaborative leader, with a career spanning global P&L, turnarounds, business systems and automations, as well as front/middle/back-office operations, credit, claims, product, and distribution,” said Russ Johnston, president of Nationwide’s E&S/specialty. “I am confident George will continue the tradition of taking care of our members through a world-class claims and operations organization.”

“I am proud to be joining a company with the tradition and history of Nationwide, and I look forward to collaborating with colleagues across claims, operations and technology to deliver an enhanced value proposition to stakeholders,” Williams said.

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