Hylant announces new president in Chicago office

, Posted on Jan 29

Chicago, IL., January 29, 2014 — Hylant, one of the nation’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms, announced today that Louis Roi has been named President of its Chicago, IL office. Hylant’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike Hylant, made the announcement.

In this role, Roi will be responsible for establishing the vision and long-term strategies for the continued growth of the Chicago office. His diversified insurance background in Risk Management, as well as his specific expertise in other areas of Food, Agriculture and Healthcare, makes him the perfect fit for the leadership role in Chicago. He has distinguished himself as a leader within the Chicagoland community and has an outstanding reputation within the insurance industry.

Roi, who most recently served as an executive vice president at Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services in Chicago, served as a managing director and national resource within its Food Niche and Healthcare Niche Practices. He was also a principle manager/leader within Gallagher’s Risk Management Practice. He was with the company for 14 years.

“Lou is a proven leader,” said Mike Hylant, CEO of Hylant. “His industry expertise and experiences allow him to anticipate clients’ needs and ensure that they are in a position to mitigate risk and achieve their business objectives. And his knowledge and understanding of the importance of industry specialization will be an asset to all Hylant offices.”

Roi earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Illinois State University.  He has been published by numerous industry trade magazines, is a lecturer on various food-related topics, and participates in many insurance related associations on local and national levels.

“We see tremendous opportunities for growth in Chicago,” said Roi. “Our Chicago office already has an established foundation of insurance professionals with tremendous industry specific expertise, extraordinary resources, state-of-the-art technologies, and a supportive corporate leadership team that has vision and a passion to take care of our clients. As a privately held firm, that message is clear – clients come first. For this reason, the Hylant brand and reputation will appeal to many people in Chicago. Having a focus on specialization will be attractive to many that are looking for creative solutions and innovative options. Chicago is ready for this alternative – it’s ready for Hylant.”

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Louis Roi


About Hylant

Hylant, a five consecutive year winner of Best Places to Work in Insurance (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013), 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 tammy.cameron@hylant.com or visit hylant.com. Follow Hylant on LinkedIn and Twitter (@hylantgroup).


Katie Land