Kristi Rodriguez is the AVP of the Nationwide Retirement Institute, which provides practical thought leadership to help financial professionals improve the financial health and retirement outcomes for Americans. She oversees the extensive network of knowledgeable professionals who provide hands-on consultation to develop client strategies and address the major concerns facing pre-retirees and retirees. Through timely insights, education and client-ready tools, financial professionals working with Nationwide increase their awareness and knowledge of complex financial topics such as retirement income planning, health care, long term care and social security. Kristi has deep expertise in business-to-business and consumer business strategies and building highperforming teams. She joined Nationwide in 2015 as the Vice President of Marketing for the Nationwide retirement plans business. Before joining Nationwide, Kristi held marketing and business leader roles at Aetna and UnitedHealth Group. Her experience includes functioning as the enterprise program lead of healthcare reform for UnitedHealthcare. Additionally, Kristi led a business development team working with the public sector, labor and trust and national accounts as liaison to their sales organization. She has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Hampton University. Kristi and her husband Alvaro (Al) have been married for 16 years and have two daughters, Alyssa (age 15) and Averi (age 11). She is an active member of the community, working with several non-profit and social organizations that aid unserved communities throughout the country. Kristi is also the executive sponsor of AWARE and a member of the All Women Associate Resource Group at Nationwide. 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; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. Nationwide and the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.