April 5, 2022 — Richmond, VA — The Hilb Group announced today that Ryan Hartzler has been named Midwest Platform leader, building on the company’s commitment to a strong regional leadership structure to support ongoing expansion.


In this 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 presence and brand throughout the region. He will report to Hilb Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Jason Angus.


Hartzer joined the Hilb Group in 2016 as part of the company’s acquisition of Patriot Insurance. Additionally, he is a 2021 graduate of Hilb Group’s Brad Post Leadership Institute with the College of William & Mary. With more than two decades of experience in the industry, Hartzler’s background in insurance sales and underwriting includes positions specializing in life, auto, and commercial lines of business.


“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 Chief Executive Officer Ricky Spiro.  “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,” Hartzler added, “as well as to build on our reputation for expert solutions and outstanding service for the clients and communities who depend upon us.”