Nationwide Names VP for Public Sector Retirement Solutions

March 12, 2014 ( – Nationwide Financial named Kent Morris as its new western regional vice president of the Nationwide Retirement Solutions business.

Morris is responsible for public sector retirement solutions, sales and client relationship management across the western United States. He leads a team of 60 representatives in 11 states.

Morris joins Nationwide after more than two decades as a manager at Great-West Financial and as an independent consultant. Morris is familiar with the challenges unique to public sector retirement plans in the western United States. He has worked directly with administrators in the region since 1988.

Morris has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses and a State of California Life License, and he is a Certified Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute.

“Kent will be a valuable addition to the Nationwide team. His values match Nationwide’s expectations that our representatives help plan sponsors develop solutions and encourage positive participant outcomes,” says Eric Stevenson, senior vice president and chief sales officer for Nationwide Retirement Solutions in Columbus, Ohio.