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Hylant Appoints Chris Godley to Senior Vice President and Assistant Office President of Columbus Office

Chris GodleyMarch 4, 2015 - Hylant, one of the nation's largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms, announced today that Chris Godley has been named Senior Vice President and Assistant Office President of its Columbus, Ohio office. Craig Markos, President of Hylant's Columbus office, made the announcement.

In this new role, Godley will help drive the vision and long-term strategies for the continued growth of the Columbus office. His diversified insurance background in risk management, which includes specialization in healthcare and not-for-profit organizations, makes him ideal for this leadership position. In his 16 years with Hylant, he has become one of the most successful client executives in the organization and will continue to service clients in the manner they are accustomed to. His unwavering drive to continually improve his client's insurance and risk management programs has earned him a devotion among Hylant customers that is rare in the industry.

"Chris is a leader", said Markos," and his insurance expertise will be a benefit to our clients, employees and the community. His industry expertise allows him to anticipate clients' needs and ensure that they are in a position to mitigate risk and achieve their business objectives."

Godley received his bachelor's degree from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). In 2008, he obtained his designation as a Certified Risk Manager (CRM). Godley is currently the chairperson for "Wine for Wildlife", a fundraising event benefiting 70 projects in 30 countries, and has raised over $700,000 to date.

About Hylant
Hylant, a six consecutive year winner of Best Places to Work in Insurance (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014), was founded in 1935 and is a full-service insurance brokerage with 14 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and Florida. As a member of the Worldwide Broker Network, Hylant offers complete risk management services, employee benefits brokerage and consultation, loss control, healthcare management and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals. Hylant is one of the largest privately held brokerage firms in the United States and serves a wide variety of clients locally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, please contact Tammy Cameron at tammy.cameron@hylant.com or visit hylant.com. Follow Hylant on LinkedIn and Twitter (@hylantgroup).