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Clare Ryan Wydeven Associate Vice President of Middle Market Construction

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Clare is responsible for business development and underwriting of Middle Market Construction and Inland Marine business. She leads a team of 45 Territory Managers and Underwriters covering a 23-state footprint. Clare’s management focus includes professional development, relationship management, and practice growth. She plays an integral role in shaping team strategy and managing agency relationships with a deliberate focus on portfolio profitability.

Clare has over 20 years of Commercial Underwriting experience, having held both staff and field roles with Cigna P&C, ACE and Chubb. Clare joined the Nationwide organization in 2010 as an underwriting specialist before moving to a leadership role in 2012. Since then, she has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Nationwide Commercial organization in both Small and Middle Market.

Clare graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. In 2018, she completed a Strategic Leadership Program at Columbia Business School in New York.

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