Eric Stevenson President, Retirement Plans

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As President of Nationwide’s Retirement Solutions business, Eric brings 17 years of industry experience to his position, currently managing a national team of 1,200 associates who are responsible for growing assets and helping more than 2.7 million participants prepare for and live in retirement. He is passionate about fostering a collaborative culture to deliver financial solutions that meet and exceed our customers’ unique retirement readiness needs. Eric previously served as Senior Vice President of Nationwide Retirement Plans Distribution across both the 401(k) and 457 businesses.

He joined Nationwide in 2006 in life insurance marketing and soon after joined retirement plans marketing, assuming roles of increasing responsibility. In 2007, Eric was named vice president of Nationwide Retirement Plans Marketing for public and private sector, where he repositioned the brand from a product focus to a customer service experience. Prior, he acquired a breadth of business experience serving in leadership roles at Quaker Oats and Warner Lambert, where he managed sales and marketing for consumer-packaged goods and over-the-counter products.

Eric earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He holds the FINRA Series 6, 26 and 65 licenses.

Outside of Nationwide, Eric serves as the vice chair of the University of Oklahoma’s Board of Regents and is on the EBRI (Employee Benefits Research Institute) Board of Trustees. Previously, he served on the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Finance Department Advisory Board and was also a Board Member for both the Salvation Army and for the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP). In 2022, Savoy recognized him as one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.


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