COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hylant, one of the nation's largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms, is proud to announce Vanessa Kinney, Vice President, Employee Benefits Team Leader, as a Columbus Business First "40 Under 40" recipient.
Now in its 25th year, the Columbus Business First 40 Under 40 award program honors the best and brightest leaders in Central Ohio for their outstanding career achievements and community contributions. Vanessa was nominated by Laura Emberger, Hylant Client Service Associate.
"Vanessa has a drive unlike anyone I've known and excels in her role," Laura said. "Her passion for excellence, ability to solve problems quickly and accurately, willingness to face new challenges and her depth of knowledge make her a true leader and influencer in the industry."
The 2017 class will be honored at the 25th Annual 40 Under 40 Gala on Thursday, May 25, at Hollywood Casino Columbus.
"It is with great pride that we celebrate Vanessa's accomplishments," said Chris Godley, President, Hylant‒Columbus. "She has had an amazing career so far and this honor is very well deserved."
A 15-year Hylant team member, Vanessa has received numerous awards for outstanding service. In addition to her professional responsibilities, she volunteers with several local organizations including the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House and the Salvation Army.
Vanessa received a bachelor of arts in international relations from The Ohio State University and holds life and health insurance agent licensure with Managed Healthcare Professional (MHP) designation. She is a member of the America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Association.
Hylant, an eight-consecutive-year winner of Best Places to Work in Insurance, 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.
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