Industry veteran Kristina Talkowski to lead Nationwide Middle Market Commercial Lines team

Nationwide is tapping Kristina Talkowski to head up its Middle Market Commercial Lines business, the company announced on Thursday. An established and respected leader in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry, Kristina will be tasked with executing Nationwide’s long-term commercial lines insurance strategy for mid-sized businesses.

“Kristina exemplifies the kind of leader who will be a strong cultural fit for Nationwide while also having deep experience in delivering specialized solutions for customers in the Middle Market segment,” said Russ Johnston, Nationwide’s President of P&C Commercial Lines, Excess & Surplus, Specialty. “I am excited for her to join our team as we continue to build a world class underwriting organization.”

Kristina has 20 years of insurance expertise. She joins Nationwide after serving as Senior Vice President of Middle Market Segments at CNA, where she was responsible for growth strategy, underwriting guidelines, and execution of CNA’s Middle Market industry specialization.

Prior to her Middle Market leadership at CNA, Kristina served in similar roles at both Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.

Kristina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. She is also a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin – Risk & Insurance Department. She was honored as one of Milwaukee Business News’ 2021 Notable Women in Insurance.

Kristina will assume her duties on Monday, October 16.