Kathy Smith

Vice President, Talent Management & Development Nationwide

Kathy Smith is Vice President, Talent Management and Development for Nationwide.In this role, Kathy leads Nationwide’s associate-focused Future of Work Center, enterprise learning, performance and career management, succession and high potential development. In a typical week, you can find her: - developing great leaders and teams - helping our associates and leaders navigate the future - framing insights on our people to support decisions and accelerate action - evolving our people processes to ensure alignment with business needsPrior to this role, Kathy held leadership roles in HR consulting, diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition and consumer-packaged goods marketing.Outside of work, she channels her passion for helping others thrive through her service on the advisory council of Mentor Central Ohio. Kathy graduated from The University of Toledo with a bachelor's in communication and The Ohio State University with both a master's degree in education and an MBA.

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