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Eric Smith

SVP, Commercial Lines

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Eric is senior vice president, commercial lines. In this role, Eric leads an integrated commercial organization responsible for profit and loss across small and middle market commercial product, pricing, underwriting and business development.

In his prior role as the leader of Field Underwriting and Product, Eric operationalized the move to One Nationwide within the company’s regions, and led the partnership with the Regional Vice Presidents in delivering underwriting support. Eric also served as the Senior Vice President of Personal Lines Product management, which included responsibility for the personal lines transformation initiative.

Eric, a Nationwide associate with more than 20 years’ experience, has served in many leadership roles including Regional Vice President, Midwest Regional Operations; Regional Vice President of Great Lakes; Product/Underwriting Staff Officer, supporting both the exclusive and independent agency channels; and various leadership positions in personal lines product/underwriting supporting Ohio, Florida and New York regional operations.

Eric earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Akron. Eric also has prior service experience with the Untied States Army as both an enlisted soldier and officer.