MAUMEE, OHIO, US — The Andersons, Inc. named Gary Douglas to the company's board of directors, effective May 7.

Douglas has been president of Nationwide National Partners since March 2013. During his time with Nationwide, he has held various leadership positions, including president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Co. and Farmland Mutual Insurance Co., regional vice president for Allied Insurance's Central States region, regional vice president for Nationwide Insurance in New York, and associate vice president for Affinity operations.

Currently, he is a member of several community and institutional boards, including the National Urban League, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, the African American Leadership Academy, and the Executive Leadership Council.

Douglas received a bachelor’s degree at St. Cloud State University and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Eastern Michigan University. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business Executive Leadership Program.

“We are pleased to welcome Gary Douglas to The Andersons board and look forward to the contributions he will bring,” said Mike Anderson, chairman of the board. “He offers a wealth of business knowledge from his 20 years of senior management-level experience across geographically diverse US markets.”