Mark Thresher, ‘78

Mark Thresher is executive vice president, chief financial officer of Nationwide. In addition to finance, Mark leads Nationwide’s corporate strategy, Nationwide’s investment operations and Nationwide Realty Investments, and is the chair of the Nationwide Bank board of directors.

Previously, for five years, he served as president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Financial. Prior to that, Mark was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Nationwide Financial. He joined Nationwide as vice president and treasurer in 1996. Prior to joining Nationwide, Thresher spent 18 years with the accounting firm KPMG, LLP.

Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Otterbein University.

Mark is the chair of the Otterbein University board of trustees. He also serves on the advisory board for ODW Logistics, Inc and is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI). Mark was inducted into The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence in April of 2017.

In addition, he is past chair of the COSI Columbus board of trustees, and he was a congressional delegate for the 2006 National Summit on Retirement Savings held in Washington, D.C. He also serves on the Federal Reserve Bank Columbus Area Business Advisory Council.