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Rasmussen, Nationwide Insurance Honored by Tippie College of Business

The leadership team of Nationwide Insurance, led by CEO and UI alumnus Stephen S. Rasmussen, will receive the 2010 Oscar C. Schmidt Iowa Business Leadership Award from the Tippie College of Business.

Rasmussen will be honored at the Tippie College’s annual Iowa Business Leadership Award event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. For more information, contact Barbara Thomas in the Tippie College of Business at 319-335-2188.

Rasmussen received his BBA degree in marketing and insurance from UI in 1974 and joined Allied Insurance later that same year. He worked in numerous capacities for Allied/Nationwide until becoming Nationwide CEO in 2009.

The event will also recognize the Tippie College’s Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance, a center dedicated to studying issues in the insurance industry that was started in part with a grant from Nationwide.

The Schmidt Business Leadership Award was established in 1980 to recognize outstanding Iowa business leaders.

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