Stevenson Named to Nationwide Retirement Sales Post

November 22, 2010 ( – Nationwide Financial Services has tapped Eric Stevenson as senior vice president and chief sales officer for its public-sector retirement plans subsidiary, Nationwide Retirement Solutions (NRS).
A Nationwide news release said Stevenson will be responsible for leading distribution teams for public-sector retirement plan sales, Participant Solutions Center, managed accounts and bundled retirement plan sales. He will also lead the management of NRS’ key customer and business partner relationships.

Stevenson joined Nationwide in 2006 and most recently served as vice president of marketing for the retirement plans business, according to the company. His background includes time with Warner-Lambert, leading a sales force of 500 as the company’s national director of retail sales. Prior to joining Nationwide, Stevenson held various leadership roles in marketing and brand management with companies such as Warner-Lambert, The Quaker Oats Company, and Xerox.

Stevenson holds a master’s in business administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in business and finance from the University of Oklahoma.

Stevenson replaces Cain Hayes who recently left Nationwide for Aetna to serve as the head of its Public & Labor business, the company said.