Hylant Group, a commercial insurance brokerage firm, has named John Chaney as president of the Cleveland office, as well as the regional vice president.

Mr Chaney will be responsible for the overall management, direction and performance of the Cleveland office, while overseeing the Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, offices and the Tennessee office. He will continue to serve as a large account practice leader and be involved in all corporate business development activities as a member of the office of the chairman.

Under Mr Chaney’s leadership, the Cleveland office will continue to focus on the expansion of the large and middle market sector. His new responsibilities were previously held by Mike Hylant, who has accepted new responsibilities for Hylant Group and will be transitioning to the company’s headquarters in Ohio.

Patrick Hylan, chairman and CEO of Hylant Group, said: John will be integral in helping us meet our aggressive growth goals over the next several years. With his wealth of executive experience and leadership skills, we expect his impact to be significant for the Cleveland office and for Hylant Group on a corporate level.