Appointments & Awards: Nationwide names new chief marketing officer

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Ramon Jones


Ramon Jones, Chief Marketing Officer

Jones, who has been with Nationwide for 19 years, will succeed Terrance Williams, who announced that he is leaving in November. In his new role, Jones will be responsible for Nationwide’s brand and marketing strategy, advertising, creative services, social media and corporate communications. At the same time, Chief Strategy Officer Mike Mahaffeywill have expanded responsibilities focused on driving innovation-related initiatives.


Shannon Hardin, President, joins National League of Cities 2020 Presidential Task Force

Hardin joins 33 elected officials from across the country looking to find solutions for cities, towns and villages on the national election stage.


Now employee-owned

The national landscape architecture firm created an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. The ESOP benefit is funded entirely by company contributions and requires no out-of-pocket investment by employees.


Kenny McDonald, elected chair of the International Economic Development Council

The IEDC’s mission is to help economic developers do their jobs more effectively and to raise the profile of the profession. It provides information on best practices and trends, professional development, networking opportunities and more. It has more than 5,000 members from communities around the world.

Kenny McDonald