Hylant Group, a commercial insurance brokerage firm, has opened its 12th office in Chicago.

The company has appointed Thomas O’Connell as president of the new office. Mr O’Connell brings more than 30 years of industry experience to the company.

Michael Hylant, CEO of Hylant Group, said: O’Connell will be leading the office locally and will be supported by regional vice president, Mark Miller, who was active in the Chicago market with Marsh & McLennan, including the time he led their Chicago office.

This level of local experience combined with Hylant’s expertise, people and our client-focused approach to risk management, positions us to be very successful in the third largest insurance market in the US.