Kimberly L. Riley

President, Hylant Cleveland

Industry Experience

Kim joined Hylant in 2011 with over 35 years in the insurance industry. Her passion for leading evolved during her 20+ years on the insurance carrier side and 15 years in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage. In her role as president, she is responsible for the overall leadership, direction, growth and success of the office. Kim focuses on leveraging the strengths of her teams by building on their talents, expertise, and industry specialization. Before joining Hylant, she served as the president for First Horizon Insurance Group’s, property and casualty agencies and is a past vice president serving in various capacities for CNA Insurance Company.

Industry Associations & Community Involvement

An active and visible member of the communities in which she lives and serves, Kim is Chairwoman of the NEO American Red Cross Board, Chair of Development for Team NEO which is the Economic Development organization for 18 counties in Northeast Ohio, an active member of the Northeast Ohio Advisory Board for the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank, Destination Cleveland, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Iheart Radio. She also served as Chairwoman of the Board for the March of Dimes Music City Division, was recognized as Business Journal’s Women of Influence and was an Athena Award nominee in 2014. She is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland and the winner of the 2017 Smart Business Smart Women’s Award as well as the 2020 Women to Watch award from Business Insurance.

Speaking Engagements

Kim is a Keynote speaker where her discussions focus on Women’s Leadership, How to Build your Professional Brand, How to Build a Network. How to find your voice and “How men and women communicate differently.” Her presentations engage the audience in a way that makes them feel involved and part of the learning process. Her approach is not a canned delivery, but rather a highly customized approach to meet the task at hand. Kim’s keynote speeches are presented to the audience with a wonderful spirit, passion, and the right amount of wit to keep the audience connected.

Education and Accreditations

Kim graduated from Clark State Community in Springfield, Ohio with an Associates Degree in Accounting and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus in Human Resources from Trevecca University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a graduate of Belmont University’s Scarlett Leadership Program and is certified in Harvard’s Negotiation Techniques. Kim also is a Fellow in the Life Management Institute, and holds insurance licenses in multiple states for life, health, property and casualty. Kim is also a member of Leadership Cleveland, class of 2017.