Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Nationwide Mutual insurance

Mark Howard joined Nationwide in 2016. He was previously Senior Vice President and General Counsel at USAA, where he spent 20 years. Mark is also a member of the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board.

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Mark created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Mark's pledge here

Nationwide has been rated a best place to work for women, Latinos, and LGBT equality, and has a supplier diversity program

In 2022, Nationwide was an LCLD Top Performer for the sixth consecutive year. The company also received the award in 2015.

Joined LCLD 2014

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program 
Hosted Leadership Lunch Plus (2015)
Fellows nominated:
2022: John Guthrie, Lavell Payne Brown; 2021: Hillary Anderson, Jayme Smoot; 2020: Nicci Hicks, Maria De Garcia; 2019: Maggie Weber, Celeste Armstrong; 2018: Christine Li, Melissa Doll; 2017: Justin Letts, Darrell Pierre; 2016: Scott W. Linek, Eleanor Palmer; 2015: Naveen Parmar, Parag Shah; 2014: Tamre F. Edwards, Marilyn Tallman McClure-Demers 

Pathfinder Program 
Pathfinder selected: 
2022: Divya Wallace, Rajaa Qadri; 2021: Natalie Toumazos-Flowers, Ukeme Awakessien Jeter; 2020: Zachary Graham, Danielle Moore; 2019: David Dokko, Michael Casco; 2018: Asad Khan, Bonnie Lee Wolf; 2017: Gloria J. Garman, Lavell O. Payne; 2016: Uma Setty

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014

Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014) 

Member: Mark Howard

Diversity Professional & Communications: Marilyn McClure-Demers