Nationwide has announced the appointment of Jim Fowler as the company’s chief information officer. Fowler succeeds Mike Keller, who has announced plans to retire.
In his new role, Fowler will lead the company’s technology strategy and IT capabilities. Prior to coming to Nationwide, he served as CIO for General Electric. With the company since 2000, Fowler has also served as CIO for GE Capital, GE Power and Water, GE Intelligent Platforms and GE Innovation. He was also chief technology officer for architecture and design at GE Infrastructure. Prior to GE, Fowler held IT roles with NCR and Accenture.
“Jim’s strategic, transformational and people leadership skills, strong alignment with the Nationwide culture, and his extensive IT background will be valuable to Nationwide as we continue to leverage technology to serve the evolving needs of our members,” said Nationwide CEO Steve Rasmussen.
“As we make this transition, we value the strong foundation that Mike and his leadership team established as they built a leading-edge IT delivery model that helped to move Nationwide forward and advanced our reputation as a customer-focused company.”