Hylant Group, a full-service business insurance brokerage firm, has appointed Thomas O'Connell as president of its new office in Chicago.

Mr O’Connell will be responsible for the growth, development and success of the new Chicago office. This includes all aspects of business development and talent management to ensure the office makes an immediate impact in the market.

Prior to joining Hylant, Mr O’Connell was senior vice president of Aon Risk Services in new business development.

Michael Hylant, CEO of Hylant Group, said: Chicago is a key market that Hylant has targeted for aggressive growth. When Tom accepted the position of president, we knew we were ready. We are excited to have someone of Tom’s stature, experience and reputation leading our efforts in Chicago. The people and the environment make it a perfect time for this move.