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Bruce Lyon Named to Board of Certified Safety Professionals

We are pleased to announce that Bruce Lyon, Vice President of Risk Management Services at Hays Companies, has been elected to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Founded in 1969, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is recognized as a leader in high quality, accredited credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners. BCSP […]

Paul Nelson Joins Hays Companies

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (January 18, 2019) – Hays Companies announced Paul Nelson has joined its Dallas operations as Senior Vice President. Nelson brings a unique perspective and extensive construction risk experience to Hays’ Texas operations. “Paul will play a critical role here in Dallas as we continue to grow our Property and Casualty division,” said Erik Templin, […]

Brown & Brown, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Hays Companies

November 16, 2018 – (Daytona Beach) . . . Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) today announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition of Hays Companies (“Hays”) by Brown & Brown, Inc. Brown & Brown, Inc. is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With Brown & Brown’s almost 80 […]

Abby Ferri Joins Hays Companies As Vice President

Hays Companies announced Abby Ferri has joined its Minneapolis operations as Vice President. She will be responsible for helping build the national construction practice through her experience and expertise in safety and risk management. “We are excited to have Abby join our growing construction division at Hays,” said Tim Boberg, President of Property and Casualty-Minneapolis. “She […]

Hays Companies Named “2018 Elite Agency”

Hays Companies is delighted to announce that we have been named a 2018 Elite Agency by Insurance Business America (IBA). This is the second consecutive year we have received the honor. The Elite Agency designation is awarded to the Top 35 brokerage firms across the country, who in 2017 achieved at least $25 million in […]

Hays Companies Names Frank Bacon As National Pharmacy Consultant

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Frank Bacon has been named as a National Pharmacy Consultant within Hays Companies.  The Pharmacy Practice serves employee benefits clients to better manage the effective delivery of prescription benefits while maximizing cost efficiencies within organizations. Bacon joined Hays Companies in 2016, bringing over ten years of pharmacy experience with him. Prior to […]

Hays Companies of Wisconsin A Top Work Places for 2017

Hays Companies of Wisconsin has been named as one of Wisconsin’s Top Workplaces by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for the seventh year in a row. In 2017, there were 1,350 companies invited by the Journal Sentinel to participate in the survey. Employees of the surveyed companies were asked questions revolving around how the employees felt […]

Hays Financial Group Welcomes James Miley as Vice President

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – James Miley has joined the Hays Financial Group as a Vice President. A division of Hays Companies, Hays Financial Group provides investment, wealth management, and fiduciary services on behalf of their clients. Miley brings with him 10+ years of experience in wealth management with a focus on corporate retirement planning, which was accrued […]

Brian Whinnery named a “2017 Young Gun”

Brian Whinnery, director of Hays Financial Group at Hays Companies, has been named a “2017 Young Gun” by the National American Retirement Association (NAPA). The award recipients are recognized as the future leaders of the retirement plan advisor industry. Congratulations, Brian! To read the full article, please click here. Centered on fiduciary governance for employer […]

Joe Williams Joins Hays Companies

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 27th, 2016) – Hays Companies announced Joe Williams has joined its San Francisco operations as Senior Vice President. He will be responsible for spearheading new business development, leading and managing the team and continuing to build Hays’ renowned workforce. “We are delighted to have Joe on board at Hays,” said Michael Egan, […]