Elissa Kelly, Nationwide E&S/Specialty

Elissa Kelly, Nationwide E&S/Specialty

Associate vice president, product
Nationwide E&S/Specialty

With more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Elissa Kelly leads product strategy, innovation and execution for $3.5 billion worth of products across all distribution channels at Nationwide E&S/Specialty. Her ability to develop and maintain internal and external partnerships has been instrumental to her success at leading through change and creating high-functioning teams that drive profitable growth.

In addition to her role at Nationwide, Kelly is a member of the advisory board for St. Vincent de Paul, the executive board of the Arizona Women’s Leadership Forum and the executive sponsor for the Nationwide Scottsdale Campus Pride Associate Resource Group. She is passionate about mentoring associates and leaders, as well as creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce and community.

“As more women have the broad skills and experience to fill key C-suite and board roles in the insurance industry,” Kelly says, “I hope to see increasing equity in the gender split of executive teams and boards.”

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