Nationwide announced five appointments.
Doug Allen will serve as regional vice president for the Louisiana and Mississippi territory, supporting private-sector retirement plan sales. Allen joins Nationwide from Genworth, where he worked as a regional vice president in the New Orleans area.
Bob Eviston will serve as the regional vice president for the New Mexico and Arizona territory, supporting private-sector retirement plan sales. For the last eight years, Eviston worked as a program director at Nationwide in California, leading a team of seven licensed retirement specialists serving the State of California 457 & 401(k) deferred compensation program for Nationwide Retirement Solutions.
Tim Stephens will serve as the regional sales director for the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas territory. Stephens will work with Nationwide’s regional vice presidents to assist producers in providing bundled retirement plan services to plan sponsors.
Christine Travis will serve as a regional life consultant in the Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey territory. Travis joins Nationwide from Smith Insurance Services in Columbus, Ohio where she worked as an Investment Advisory Representative.
Jennifer M. Turkos will serve as the regional vice president for the Eastern Pennsylvania territory, supporting annuity sales in the independent broker/dealer channel. Turkos joins Nationwide from ING, where she worked as a regional vice president.
“When we search for new talent, we look for individuals that understand and share our mission to put our customers first,” said John Carter, president of Nationwide Financial Distributors, Inc. “We’re confident that the newest members of our sales team meet that criteria and will help us deliver financial solutions built around the needs of advisers to help their clients prepare for and live in retirement.”