TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hylant, one of the nation's largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms, announced today that Jim Lash has been named president of its Cincinnati office. Hylant's chief executive officer, Mike Hylant, made the announcement.
In this role, Lash will be responsible for the overall profitability and success of the office, while leading the vision and long-term growth strategies. His 25 years of experience and diversified background in insurance and risk management make him ideal for the position.
Lash joined Hylant in 2005 as the executive risk practice leader. He was responsible for building and leading this successful group. Prior to joining Hylant, he served as assistant vice president and Ohio Valley regional manager for Chubb's specialty lines unit in Cincinnati. He has been quoted in industry publications and has been an expert panel participant at many seminars and events.
"Jim has distinguished himself as a leader within the insurance industry and in the greater Cincinnati area," said Mike Hylant, CEO of Hylant. "His insurance expertise will be a benefit to our clients, employees and the community."
Lash is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV. He is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society, the Risk and Insurance Management Society, and is an executive committee member for the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation.
Hylant, a seven consecutive year winner of Best Places to Work in Insurance, was founded in 1935 and is a full-service insurance brokerage with 14 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and Florida. As a member of the Worldwide Broker Network, Hylant offers complete risk management services, employee benefits brokerage and consultation, loss control, 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 visit www.hylant.com. Follow Hylant on LinkedIn and Twitter (@hylantgroup).