Nationwide wins National Black MBA Association?s 2012 Silver Torch Award

    Sept. 27, 2012 18:01 UTC

    Nationwide wins National Black MBA Association?s 2012 Silver Torch

    Award Recognizes Nationwide?s Commitment to Recruiting and Developing
    Diverse Talent

    Nationwide Insurance proudly announced today it has been awarded the
    Silver Torch Award from the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) for
    Nationwide?s workplace
    initiatives encouraging minority professionals to advance
    in strategic organizational positions. The award is presented annually
    to the corporation or individual who has made the greatest gains to
    promote equal opportunities that challenge and encourage minority
    professionals to develop and advance in strategic positions within their

    ?Nationwide is truly honored to accept this award from our partner the
    National Black MBA Association,? said Gale King, Chief Human Resources
    and Administrative Officer for Nationwide. ?We understand the value of
    recruiting and developing talent. We strive to bring a broad spectrum of
    views to the table every day, which in turn leads to better solutions
    for our members.?

    “Nationwide stands on the front lines with us helping us ensure that
    diversity and exceptional talent stays in the marketplace,” said Kim
    Wilson, Acting President and Vice President of Strategic Program
    Initiatives, National Black MBA Association. “They continuously provide
    needed resources, great counsel and opportunities to our organization at
    both the national and local chapter levels.”

    Nationwide has earned a number of diversity
    and honors including: Best Places to Work for Gay, Lesbian,
    Bi-Sexual, Transgender Equality from The Human Rights Campaign; one of
    the Top Companies and Organizations for Diversity & Inclusion for 2011
    by Uptown Professional magazine; recognition from The National Committee
    for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the Iowa State Chairman
    Award and one of the Top 100 Companies to Work for in 2011 by Savoy

    Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA)
    is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of
    intellectual and economic wealth in the black community through its five
    channels of engagement; education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship,
    and lifestyle. With 40?plus chapters, a membership base of more than
    8,000 and more than 450 corporate partners, the NBMBAA provides access
    to its constituents through services such as the Annual NBMBAA
    Conference; Local Empowerment Initiatives; and other programs. To learn
    more about the NBMBAA or to become a member, visit

    About Nationwide

    Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of
    the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services
    organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard
    & Poor?s. The company provides customers a full range of insurance and
    financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat,
    homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, annuities,
    mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and specialty
    health services. For more information, visit

    Nationwide, the Nationwide frame mark, and On Your Side are service
    marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.


    Elizabeth Stelzer, 614-315-8769

    Source: Nationwide