Hylant Group, an insurance brokerage firm, has promoted two insurance industry professionals in its Environmental Practice Group.

Don Bryant, vice president, has been promoted to practice leader of Hylant’s Environmental Practice Group and Bruce Kranz, who led the expanding practice group for 11 years, was named senior vice president.

In this new role, Kranz will focus on business development and thought leadership. While they will operate out of Hylant Group’s Cleveland office, both of them will support Hylant’s 12 offices throughout five states.

Bryant has more than 25 years of environmental experience, including the past seven years with Hylant Group, and specializes in assessing the risks associated with owning and operating commercial and industrial property.

Kranz, a former coal miner, construction contractor and environmental engineer, has been a leading voice in the environmental world for more than 30 years.

Hylant Group is a full-service insurance brokerage with 12 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. As a member of the Worldwide Broker Network, it offers risk management services, employee benefits consultation, loss control, 401(k) and financial services, healthcare management and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals.