Nationwide named its new chief marketing officer and beefed up the responsibilities of its chief strategy officer to cover innovation-related nitiatives. CLARA Analytics, a provider of artificial intelligence technology for commercial insurers, appointed a new chief medical officer. The Casualty Actuarial Society choices its new CEO.


Nationwide named Ramon Jones as its new chief marketing officer, and Chief Strategy Officer Mike Mahaffey is taking on additional responsibilities for innovation-related initiatives.

Jones, a 19-year Nationwide veteran, succeeds Terrance Williams, who announced he is leaving the property/casualty insurer in November.

As chief marketing officer, Jones will report to Nationwide CEO Kirt Walker. He’ll handle Nationwide’s brand and marketing strategy, advertising, creative services, social media and corporate communications.

Nationwide also disclosed that Mahaffey will take on additional responsibility for Nationwide’s innovation-related initiatives. He’ll focus on building a strong focus on technology, in areas including venture capital initiatives, strategic partnerships, and new platforms such as the recently-announced Spire, a digital insurance platform targeted to millennials.

Mahaffey was recently promoted to Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer, and he also reports to Walker. He served previously as Chief Risk Officer since 2008, and Chief Strategy Officer since 2014. Mike joined Nationwide in 2005 from Deloitte Consulting where he served in the firm’s Strategy and Operations practice in Chicago.

Jones has held numerous leadership roles including Regional Vice President of Nationwide’s Western U.S. operations, Associate Vice President for the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, Marketing leader of Nationwide’s Property Casualty businesses, and most recently Financial Services Marketing leader.


CLARA Analytics, a provider of artificial intelligence technology for commercial insurers, named Dr. Paul Kim as its chief medical officer.

Kim will work closely with medical staff, oversee quality and safety management, and help

direct strategic planning and development. He will also serve as chair of the Utilization Review Committee. Kim’s significant experience as a clinician, professor, medical examiner, consultant and chief medical officer will be invaluable to CLARA as the company continues to grow, it said.

Kim will report to CLARA CEO Gary Hagmueller.

Previously, Kim was founder and CEO of Thinknetic Medical Corporation, where he developed an organization that applies innovative and forward thinking to workers’ compensation. The company is designed to deliver care to injured workers without delays in the utilization review process, and helps minimize overuse of treatment. He was also chief medical officer at AeliusMD, where he helped optimize the use of their software designed to help care for injured workers and improve their patient experience. As well, he has previous leadership and academic experience at Loma Linda University.


The Casualty Actuarial Society appointed Victor Carter-Bey as the new CAS chief executive officer.

Carter-Bey is an accomplished senior executive with deep experience in credential development and commercialization, workforce value enhancement and member engagement. He was most recently director of certification at the Project Management Institute (PMI), where he oversaw the development and implementation of product growth and workforce development strategies to enhance member value and engagement for over 1,000,000 global professionals in the project management profession.

Before that, Carter-Bey served as a director at Prometric, Inc., where he led a team of sales and client services professionals who delivered credentialing and channel enablement services to various corporate and non-profit licensure and credentialing clients. Other previous roles include positions in corporate finance, financial services, legal and education.

Sources: Nationwide, CLARA Analytics and the Casualty Actuarial Society.