Vinita Clements

Chief Human Resource Officer
Nationwide Insurance

Vinita was recently elected as Chief Human Resource Officer for Nationwide Insurance. She joined Nationwide in 2004 and has supported multiple staff and business areas during her time with Nationwide including Senior Vice President, HR for Property & Casualty and Senior Vice President, HR for Nationwide Financial Services. She held various leadership roles with AT&T before joining Nationwide. Vinita is known for her strategic thinking, ability to build trusted partnerships and focus on results. She has demonstrated the ability to build strong people and culture strategies, and her breadth of business, HR knowledge and leadership experience, has continued to serve her well. Vinita is a sought-after mentor and coach due to her authentic and transparent approach to leadership. She invests in relationships at all levels of the organization and is committed to building a strong pipeline of future leaders.

Vinita holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Wright State University, with a previous Senior in Professional Human Resources certification. She has been recognized by Smart Business Columbus as a trailblazer and Who’s Who in Black Columbus. Vinita currently serves on the board for the Columbus Urban League and previously served on the board for the Ohio Foundation for Independent Colleges. She is a member of the Senior HR Executives Council, member of the Ohio State University Fisher Leadership Initiative Corporate Advisory Council, an executive advisor for the All Women’s Associate Resource Group (ARG) and a member of the African American women’s ARG, AWARE. Vinita is passionate about the art and promotes education and support for talented youth in the community. She and her husband Larry reside in Westerville, OH and have one son who lives in Los Angeles, CA.