Nationwide Kicks off PrimeTime by Announcing Leadership Transition
As if the first Nationwide PrimeTime event couldn’t have any more big news coming out of it, the group kicked things off of by announcing a huge change at the top of the organization.
In a statement released ahead of the show’s opening, Nationwide announced that Tom Hickman has been tapped as the new President of Nationwide Marketing Group. Part of a long-term succession strategy that’s been in the works, Hickman will assume the top spot as the group’s chairman, Dave Bilas, moves into a role that will make him an advisor to Nationwide’s senior management team.
“Over the last couple of decades, Nationwide has successfully transitioned leadership a number of times,” Bilas said in the statement. “From Lee Guttman, to Ed Kelly, to Robert Weisner and Les Kirk, and then to me. Each leadership change has built upon the last. So, when I brought Tom and several other key team members in six years ago, it was with this next phase in mind. This leadership change positions Nationwide for this new era of retail and I look forward to my new advisor role.”