Gates Ryan Joins Hylant Group's Chicago Office Employee Benefits Division

Jun 22, 2010, 13:14 ET from Hylant Group

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Hylant Group, one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms in the nation, has hired employee benefits industry expert Gates Ryan as client executive in their Chicago, IL office.  In this role, he will provide strategic consultation regarding all aspects of health and wellness benefits for individuals and employers.  Ryan, as a member of Hylant's employee benefits practice, will play an important role in overall growth initiatives and client development.  

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"Gates will have an immediate impact in the Chicago market based on his industry experience and knowledge," said Tony Evans, president of Hylant's Chicago office.  "His expertise in employee benefits will help our clients navigate healthcare costs, wellness options and health care reform."  

Ryan earned his bachelor's degree in business administration at Ohio University in Athens, OH.  Prior to joining Hylant, he was president of The L&R Group in Western Springs, IL.

Hylant's Employee Benefits Practice focuses on healthcare planning, consumerism, contribution and health-management strategies.   Its goal is to balance human capital and business objectives for its clients.    

About Hylant Group

Founded in 1935, Hylant Group is a full-service insurance brokerage with 12 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee, and employs more than 600 employees. As a member of the Worldwide Broker Network, Hylant offers complete risk management services, employee benefits consultation, loss control, 401(k) and financial services, healthcare management and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals.  Hylant is one of the largest privately held brokerage firms in the United States and serves a wide variety of clients locally, nationally, and internationally.  For more information, please visit or contact Tammy Cameron at

SOURCE Hylant Group