New chief human resources officer for Ryan Specialty
Ryan Specialty Holdings has announced that Michael Conklin has joined Ryan Specialty as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.
Conklin will be responsible for the firm’s overall people strategy, compensation and benefits, succession planning, as well as talent acquisition and management.
He brings to Ryan Specialty decades of experience and expertise in human resources, most recently serving as EVP and chief human resources officer for WSFS Bank. He is succeeding Lisa Paschal as chief human resource officer who has been with Ryan Specialty since 2014 and will officially retire on September 1, 2023.
“We are very excited to have Michael join our firm,” said Patrick G. Ryan, Founder, chairman and chief executive of Ryan Specialty. “He brings with him years of human resources experience and is stepping into Ryan Specialty at a time of high growth and enormous opportunity.
“Our employees are at the heart of everything we do, and we are looking forward to having Michael as our next executive leader of this critical function.”
“Ryan Specialty is a dynamic firm with a collaborative and empowering culture. I’m very much looking forward to working with this exceptional team and to the bright future of Ryan Specialty,” added Michael Conklin.
Ryan added that on behalf of the entire Ryan Specialty team, he wanted to express their deepest gratitude to Lisa for her invaluable contributions to the firm over the past nine years.
“Lisa was largely responsible for building our human resources function and ensuring that it kept pace with and supported our abundant growth,” Ryan said. “She has been a terrific partner and friend to so many at Ryan Specialty, and we wish Lisa the best in her well-deserved retirement.”
“It has been an honour and pleasure to work alongside Pat and the best team in the business at Ryan Specialty,” said Lisa Paschal. “I am confident that Michael and Ryan Specialty will continue the firm’s track record of success.”