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Insurance company executive

Peggy Lou Castlen, American insurance company executive. License personal lines insurance agent; Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter. Recipient Volunteer of Year award Nationwide Civic Action Program, 1989; named to Drummer's Society, 1990.


Castlen, Peggy Lou was born on September 7, 1939 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Ted and Nina Leone (Wehler) Swartz.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Miami University, 1961. Master of Human Resource Development, University Associates, San Diego, 1983.


Elementary teacher, various school systems, Dearborn, Michigan, 1961-1962;elementary teacher, various school systems, Chicago, 1962-1964;elementary teacher, various school systems, Oxford, Bluffton, Ohio., 1964-1965, 65-66;director, Bluffton (Ohio) Community Nursery School, 1969-1971;coordinator, Association for Effectiveness Trainers, Columbus, Ohio., 1974-1977;independent training consultant, Columbus and Portland, Oregon, 1971-1980;office services supervisor, NERCO, Inc., Portland, Oregon, 1980-1985;personnel division manager, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1985-1989;field sales manager, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1989-1990;life company human resources officer, Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, 1990-1995;Equal Employment Opportunity/human resources officer, Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, 1995-1997;national enterprise Equal Employment Opportunity/employee relations compliance officer, Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, since 1997. Consultant, committee board member Junior Achievement, Portland, 1981-1985. Assessor-consultant, board directors Employment Connection, Beaverton, Oregon, 1980-1985.


  • License personal lines insurance agent. Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter.


Chairman United Way Campaign Nationwide Regional Office, Portland, 1989. Chairman advisory committee Lake Oswego (Oregon) School District, 1985-1988. Elder, trustee United Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, 1978-1991, Columbus, 1975-1977.

Member advisory board Downtown Community Based Program, since 1993. Committee chair, board directors, assistant treasurer, Young Women’s Christian Association, since 1995. Committee member American Red Cross, 1987-1990.

Member human relations advisory board Franklin University, since 1999. Member Society for Human Resource Management, American Management Association, Professional Insurance Personnel Administrators, Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter Society (board directors, editor newsletter), Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Human Resources Council, National Federal Credit Union (member committee).


Married Tom Mefford Castlen, June 16, 1962 (divorced October 30, 1987). Children: Michael Alan, Thomas Matthew, Cynthia Anne.

Ted Swartz

Nina Leone (Wehler) Swartz

Tom Mefford Castlen

Michael Alan Castlen

Thomas Matthew Castlen

Cynthia Anne Castlen