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Horton Group Announces Ryan Smale as New Branch President in Wisconsin

Monday, January 1, 2018
Horton Group Announces Ryan Smale as New Branch President in Wisconsin

WAUKESHA, WI – January 1, 2018 – The Horton Group is pleased to announce Ryan Smale has been named Branch President of their Waukesha, Wisconsin office.Ryan Smale

As Branch President, Smale will focus on growth, profitability and an industry leading client experience. He will continue serving his client relationships along with his team of highly skilled insurance and risk management professionals. Smale takes over the Branch President role from Rob McIntyre who will move into sales and related management responsibilities. 

Smale, 39, most recently served as a Senior Vice President of Risk Advisory Solutions and Sales Team Leader, focusing on providing a “level of service enabling Horton clients to be more efficient and profitable in running their organizations” and broadening Horton’s strategic footmark across the Midwest.

“As we move into 2018 and beyond, we have tremendous opportunity to scale our business.  The team of talent we have assembled is already operating at a very high level and is providing industry-leading and cutting edge service to our clients.  As we continue to focus on serving the needs of companies that have complex risk management needs but limited internal resources to manage those risks, we will be looking to add innovative solutions to help our clients continue growing their businesses,” says Smale.

In his new role as Branch President, Smale will report to Dan Horton, President of the Horton Group. “Over the past 14 years, Ryan has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and sales accomplishments,” said Horton. “He has proven to be a successful leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring teams. His wealth of experience will be a valuable asset as we continue to explore innovative ways to help our clients. Ryan is representative of the deep bench strength we have developed at Horton, and I could not be more pleased to have him in this role.”

“I am honored and extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with our leadership team to deliver on our strategic vision and accelerate our business to achieve our growth goals,” said Smale.

Mr. Smale is a long-serving Horton employee, beginning his career at the agency in 2000 as an Intern and hired in 2001 as an Account Executive.  He was promoted to Vice President of Risk Advisory Solutions in 2006 and Senior Vice President in 2013. Smale holds a B.A. in Business Administration / Risk Management & Insurance and Real Estate & Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also serves as a Practice Group Leader for our Real Estate and Mergers & Acquisition Practices.  

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