Gale V. King

by Edward Cates
Gale V. King
Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Gale V. King is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Nationwide. She is responsible for Nationwide’s Human Resources, Real Estate, Security and Aviation Operations. King is a member of Nationwide’s Executive Committee.


Under her leadership, Nationwide has been recognized as an employer of choice for its strong culture, performance orientation and commitment to diversity and inclusion. The company has received numerous recognitions to include: Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For (5 consecutive years), Catalyst Award, 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (15 consecutive years), Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, Black Enterprise Best Companies for Diversity and the LATINA Style’s Top 50 Award and many others.


King is an independent director for AutoZone (AZO), and serves on the compensation committee. She is active in the community, serving as a board trustee and Chair for the University of Florida Foundation, board trustee for the Executive Leadership Council and co-Chair for the membership committee. Additionally, she is an inaugural member of the Columbus Women’s Commission.


King holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Florida.

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