FARE welcomes Rhonda Burns as a new board member, representing Nationwide


We are delighted to welcome Rhonda Burns, who joins us as the latest board member of The Financial Alliance for Racial Equity (FARE), representing Nationwide. Burns brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise, having served Nationwide for an impressive 24 years.

As Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Nationwide, Rhonda has demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging. Her responsibilities span various areas, including associate resource groups, program management, talent optimization, and strategic sponsorships.

Rhonda’s extensive background in staff operations, corporate campaign management, and leader development, coupled with her founding membership in AWARE, the African American women’s associate resource group at Nationwide, underscores her dedication to promoting diversity and equity within the organization and the broader community.

“FARE was founded by leaders who understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion not as a business case but as a business and societal imperative,” Rhonda said. I’m honored to be a part of their journey to connect top talent with opportunities that can change the trajectory of an individual’s life and their community.”

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Rhonda combines her personal and professional passion for inclusion to drive meaningful change. Her appointment to the FARE board represents a significant milestone in creating a more equitable future.

Please join us in warmly welcoming Rhonda as she embarks on this new chapter with FARE

FARE Leadership

  • Kristi Rodriguez Martin, President & Chairwoman, FARE
  • Nicole Ridley, Head of Operations, FARE


FARE Board of Directors

  •  Shani Armon, Insured Retirement Institute (IRI)
  • Rhonda Burns, Nationwide
  • Regina Curry, Franklin Templeton
  • Shareen Luze, RBC Wealth Management
  • Clarence Knox, ASK Solutions


FARE Firm Members

  •   Federated Hermes
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Nationwide
  • NFP
  • Osaic
  • RBC Wealth Management
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