Rona Guymon is SVP, Annuity Distribution for Nationwide Annuities. In this role, she is responsible for distributing commission-based and fee-based annuities across all channels, including broker/dealers, wires, banks, IMOs, registered investment advisors, technology platforms and other partners. Rona is a seasoned executive in the financial services industry, committed to creating greater value for financial professionals and their practice. Rona is also the Executive Sponsor of the Nationwide Pride ARG at the Scottsdale campus.
Rona was previously the Vice President of Brokerage Annuity Distribution. In this role she was charged with leading a group of 100 wholesalers, managers and home office team members in the strategic initiatives required to meet Nationwide’s distribution goals.
Before joining Nationwide, Rona was with Protective Life in the role of VP Business Development, where she led a team of National Account Managers whose focus was on building successful distributor relationships in order to broaden Protective’s Annuity Distribution footprint nationwide. In her thirteen years with Protective, Rona also held responsibilities as a National Sales Manager, Divisional Sales Manager and a Regional Wholesaler with Protective.
Rona has over 24 years’ experience in the financial services field, including 14 years as a financial services wholesaler. Her experience includes wholesaling mutual funds, annuities, and life insurance. She holds the Certified Retirement Counselor® designation and is also Series 7, 63, 24, Variable Life & Annuity, and Arizona Life Insurance licensed.
Rona graduated Valedictorian from her high school in Phoenix, AZ and then went on to graduate Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor’s degree of Musical Arts.
Rona maintains a very active lifestyle that includes playing drums in a local rock band and while she’s retired from playing on a competitive women’s softball team that traveled the country playing tournaments, she has become more focused on golf. Recently, Rona has accepted a position on the board of St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix to help fight food insecurity. Rona resides in Phoenix, AZ with her spouse of 19 years and their dogs Bert and Ernie.