Cathy Ellwood

President, Ellwood Enterprises

Cathy founded Ellwood Enterprises, a strategic leadership development organization that focuses on helping organizations remove barriers to achieving their goals and objectives. She spent most of her professional career at Nationwide Insurance in a wide variety of leadership positions in corporate strategy, information technology, finance, and HR. Her last role before leaving Nationwide was in Finance, reporting to the CFO. In this position she designed and implemented Nationwide’s Financial Leadership Rotation program, one of the most sought-after leadership development programs in the country. Over the course of her career, Cathy has been actively involved in the insurance industry for most of her career. She served as President and Board Chair of the IASA and currently serves on its Nominating, Career Skills and Industry Relations Committees. She is a frequently sought after speaker and author of many articles on strategic leadership development and the competencies you need for success in today’s world of continuous change. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Capital University and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame . Personal: She plays soccer 4X a week throughout the year.