NU Online News Service, Aug. 17, 2004, 3:26 p.m. EDT

Nationwide Financial Services Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has named Gordon Hecker vice president and chief marketing officer.[@@]

Hecker previously was senior vice president of marketing at the Scotts Company, Marysville, Ohio. He also has worked in marketing at companies such as The Clorox Company, Oakland, Calif., and Kraft Foods, Inc., Northfield, Ill.

Hecker has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree in business from the University of Chicago.