SMA Recognizes Nationwide with Enterprise Transformation in Action Award

November 12 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, November 12, 2019 – Strategy Meets Action (SMA), a leading insurance advisory firm, has announced that Nationwide has been selected for an Enterprise Transformation in Action Award. SMA’s annual awards honor insurers, MGAs, and vendors who are rethinking, reimagining, and reinventing the business of insurance. Nationwide was selected for the wide range of bold strategies and innovative activities they have designed to accelerate their transformation. 

“Each year we select an insurer who is demonstrating transformation in action, not just with individual projects, but with a more comprehensive strategy across the enterprise,” said Deb Smallwood, SMA Founder and CEO. “Nationwide is investing and partnering with InsurTechs, establishing a new digital brand aimed at millennials, innovating in the small commercial space, and more.”

Nationwide will be recognized at the annual Awards Ceremony on December 3rd at the Westin Times Square in New York City. Scott Sanchez, Nationwide’s Chief Innovation Officer, will share their transformation story the next day at the 2019 SMA Summit: Transformation in Action

“While innovation isn’t new to Nationwide, we’ve doubled down on our efforts for the last several years as we focus on delighting customers in solving their needs. Transforming in a customer driven way is how we’re setting ourselves up for the next 100 years,” said Sanchez. “We’re humbled and thrilled to be recognized by Strategy Meets Action for our work.”

Join us at the SMA Summit to celebrate these accomplishments and learn from the success stories of your industry peers. Registration is open to insurance executives, sponsors, and SMA clients.

For more information on the awards or the SMA Summit, contact Mark Breading, SMA Partner, at or 614-562-8310.  

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About Nationwide 

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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