Melissa Tomita, NATIONWIDE

Melissa Tomita, NATIONWIDE

Financial business director
NATIONWIDE
Age: 35

Melissa Tomita has made significant contributions to Nationwide’s actuarial reserving team. She has been critical in the continued training of the reserving team, serving as the department project lead for the internal trend system and leading the compilation of statements of actuarial opinion.

In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, Tomita consistently provides senior leadership to help the team make informed decisions. She has led a cross-divisional team tasked with recommending an action plan to senior leaders to address adverse results from a program, which ultimately led management to cancel the program. She has also educated distribution partners on the company’s viewpoint around profitability to better align them with organizational goals and enhance the partnership. Earlier this year, Tomita was elected to the board of directors for the Casualty Actuarial Society.