TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hylant, one of the nation's largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms, announced today that Kim Riley has accepted the role of president of its Cleveland, Ohio, office. Mike Hylant, Hylant's chief executive officer, made the announcement.
With over 30 years of insurance, risk management and mergers and acquisition experience, Riley will be responsible for the overall vision, growth and success of the Cleveland office. She will play a key role in the client experience strategy, as well as the day to day operations of a growing office.
Riley joined Hylant in 2011 as president of its Nashville office. She developed a turnaround and restructuring strategy for the office, which has exceeded expectations in both the property and casualty and employee benefits business units. She will be transitioning her Nashville office responsibilities over the next couple of months to ensure Hylant's clients continue to receive the best solutions and service. Prior to joining Hylant, Riley was president at First Tennessee Insurance Services and First Horizon Insurance.
"Kim is the perfect person to lead our Cleveland office," said Mike Hylant, CEO of Hylant. "As a high profile speaker, she is an expert in our industry, and she cares greatly for our clients, employees and the community."
Riley earned an accounting degree from Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, and a bachelor's degree in management and human relations from Trevecca University in Nashville. She is a graduate of Belmont University's Scarlett Leadership Program and holds insurance licenses in property and casualty, life and health. She is currently the vice chair of the March of Dimes Board of Directors in Tennessee and the chair elect for CABLE, the largest women's organization in Nashville. She was recently an Athena Award nominee.
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, please contact Tammy Cameron at [email protected] or visit hylant.com. Follow Hylant on LinkedIn and Twitter (@hylantgroup).