2024 Signature Event: Cultivating Growth through Governance and Ownership
Most would never guess the unexpected turns throughout Hylant’s 85-year history that got them to where they are today. One of the largest family-owned insurance firms in the country, Richardwill share their family business story of growth, governance, and ownership.
Hear how this 5th generationbusiness has strategically expanded into new markets and aligned ownershipto cultivate a sustainable organization that honors the legacy of their founder, Edward Hylant.
Their story will share: • Challenges and opportunities of implementing an M&A Strategy, • Learning lessons of growing in non-traditional business segments Evolution of ownership, governance, and family meetings
Richard Hylant, President, Sales & Innovation, Hylant
Richard Hylant is third generation of the Hylant family and has held multiple different leadership roles across the organization. Outside of his many hats in his family business, he is also a state appointed trustee for the Great Lakes Protection Fund for Ohio, on the board of the Lake Erie Commission and recently co-chaired the committee that helped bring the Solheim Cup (women’s golf event) to Inverness in Toledo. Within Hylant he has acted as President of multiple offices over time, been active in many of our industry associations and highly involved and instrumental in our growth internationally.