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Angela Bretz

Senior VP and Human Resources Business Partner at Nationwide

Angela is the Senior Vice President and Human Resources Business Partner, serving in a matrix reporting relationship to Nationwide’s chief executive officer and chief human resources officer. In this role Angela establishes and oversees the development, implementation and operation of all corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion work, including strategic programs, procedures, and policies to advance Nationwide’s culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As the head of talent acquisition, Angela has responsibilities for associate and executive talent acquisition, university relations, internship programs, relocation services, immigration services, and talent acquisition process operations. Angela leads the service delivery of recruiting strategies and initiatives to attract and retain talent for Nationwide.  Externally, Angela advances the Nationwide brand and reputation, through diverse strategic partnerships, extensive recruiting relationships, philanthropic and community engagements. Angela is the company diversity, equity and inclusion thought leader and strategic business partner to senior leadership. 


Angela is a progressive leader with proven ability to create and articulate a clear and compelling vision. She builds strong, engaged, collaborative teams that consistently deliver superior results; encourages creativity and innovation while effectively executing organizational change. She is skilled at identifying, recruiting, and developing future organizational leaders. Angela is a long-standing diversity champion at Nationwide, having been an active participant and strong proponent of the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, prior to her current role. Past leadership experiences include chief of staff for the property and casualty president and chief operating officer, associate vice president for the mid-west claim zone and associate vice president for claims strategy.    

Angela is also active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors at Columbus Works, Advisory Committee for the United Way of Delaware County – Women’s Leadership Network, the United Negro College Fund Columbus Leadership Council and the Columbus Partnership – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council. 

Angela has a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and an MBA, both from Franklin University. She also has the Certified Diversity Executive designation from the Institute of Diversity Certification.  


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 U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit