Nationwide Names Laura Titas Chief Data Officer

Titas joins Nationwide from Wendy’s, where she was chief digital experience and technology officer, leading the company’s global technology center of excellence.

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Nationwide (Columbus, Ohio) has hired Laura Titas as senior vice president and chief data officer, responsible for leading the insurer’s enterprise data office. Titas will report to Nationwide Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Jim Fowler.

Jim Fowler, EVP, CTO, Nationwide.

“We are so pleased to welcome Laura to Nationwide. She comes to us with a wealth of experience as a global digital strategist, marketing and technology leader with a proven track record of delivering transformational business outcomes,” comments Fowler. “I know that she will be an outstanding addition to our team as we continue to evolve our technology offerings to provide customers with extraordinary protection and care.”

Titas joins Nationwide from Dublin, Ohio-based quick-service restaurant chain Wendy’s, where she served as the chief digital experience and technology officer leading the company’s global technology center of excellence. She also served as a board member on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and recently earned a 2020 Restaurant Business “The Power 20” leader selection.

Prior to Wendy’s, Titas worked as a managing director for Accenture Digital where she was responsible for the development of digital offerings globally. She also has financial services industry experience, having served at Rosetta as partner of the financial service industry business and partner of the customer insights and analytics practice.

Titas earned a bachelor of science in applied mathematics and a bachelor of arts in statistics from the University of Rochester.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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