The Ohlson Group has hired Gary Ryan, JD, LL.M, CLU, ChFC, (pictured, left, with Raymond Ohlson, CLU, president and CEO of the group) as director of the company’s life insurance and advanced markets division.

In his new position at the Carmel, Ind.-based insurance marketing organization and retirement planning firm, Ryan will advise agents via phone and webinars — at no reduction to the agent’s commission — and be available, upon request, to assist agents in the field by conducting joint work on a split-commission basis. He will also contribute regular articles about life insurance to The Ohlson Report

“Ray and I share the same philosophy,” Ryan says. “We have the same beliefs in people, in the life insurance business, and in the great opportunities that lie ahead in this industry. Today’s agents want and need solid help in this new, 21st century sales environment. And that kind of assistance is no longer available from most life insurance companies. At the Ohlson Group, we intend to fill that void.”