Nationwide’s Arvia Says Direct, Agency Businesses Can Exist in Harmony
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Anne Arvia was recently named president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Direct, Affinity and Growth Solutions, which includes the Columbus, Ohio-based company’s direct property and casualty sales channel, specialty insurance affinity partnerships and Veterinary Pet Insurance.

She joined Nationwide in 2006 as president of Nationwide Bank before becoming leader of Retirement Plans in 2009. Prior to joining Nationwide, she spent 15 years at ShoreBank in Chicago.

PC360.com asked Arivia to discuss the move and the future of this business segment.

PC360— Why did you decide to make the move from banking to insurance?

Anne Arvia—It was a very deliberate choice. I wanted a change in industry. I spent 20-25 years in the banking space, which I loved, and saw continued, huge opportunities there.

But when I looked at my next move, I looked at the insurance industry and saw its relative complexity and diversity of product that is changing pretty rapidly. That allowed me some opportunities and challenges personally to grow in an area where I thought my previous experience could apply pretty directly.

Coming to Nationwide and starting the bank put my foot in the door to the broader insurance world.

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