Hilb Group taps industry veteran as Midwest head

Company aims for strong regional leadership structure to support its continued expansion

Hilb Group taps industry veteran as Midwest head

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

The Hilb Group has announced the appointment of Ryan Hartzler (pictured above) as Midwest platform leader. The appointment is part of the company’s commitment to a strong regional leadership structure to support its ongoing expansion.

In his new role, Hartzler will be responsible for the growth and development of Hilb Group agencies in Indiana, Michigan, and additional Midwest states as the company expands its footprint in the region. He will report to Jason Angus, chief operating officer of the Hilb Group.

Hartzler joined the Hilb Group in 2016 as part of its acquisition of Patriot Insurance. He is a 2021 graduate of the Hilb Group’s Brad Post Leadership Institute with the College of William & Mary. Hartzler has more than two decades of industry experience, with a background in sales and underwriting including positions specializing in life, auto and commercial lines.

“Our growth strategy and approach focus on surrounding ourselves with the right agencies and partnering with these talented individuals to create and ensure opportunities for new associates to have a direct impact on our current and future success,” said Ricky Spiro, CEO of the Hilb Group. “Ryan and this role are proof of our belief in what our agencies and associates can contribute, collectively, as well as individually.”

“As Hilb Group continues to grow nationally and in the Midwest, I am excited by the potential for what we will achieve, as well as to build on our reputation for expert solutions and outstanding service for the clients and communities who depend on us,” Hartzler said.

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