Columbus Women's Commission
Shelly Beiting, Executive Director
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Gale King is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Nationwide, a Fortune 69 financial services company. She assumed the CAO role in 2012, previously serving as the Chief Human Resources Officer. She is responsible for Human Resources, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Security and Aviation. Under her leadership, the company has been recognized for its leading HR practices supporting Nationwide’s more than 34,000 associates, its engaging culture and the innovative workplace environment of its 200 facilities across the country.
Gale is a results-driven leader, an engaging and motivating business executive and a dedicated associate advocate. She is active in the community and currently serves on the board of directors for the National Urban League, the University of Florida Foundation, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Executive Leadership Council. She also is an education advocate. Believing that education changes lives, she has endowed the Gale King Excellence fund at the University of Florida and scholarships at Santa Fe Community College.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Florida.