Charles Hilson, president of the talent pipeline division of Risk Management Solutions of America, Inc. (RMSOA) in Chicago, has joined the InVEST® national board as an agent member.
Hilson joined the RMSOA team in August and is responsible for strategic planning, client services, recruitment and development of millennial talent. Prior to joining RMSOA, he served as CEO of GBG Inc., an independent insurance agency with offices in three states.
"Charles brings a wealth of experience and talents to the InVEST board of directors, and we look forward to continuing to work with him to improve the program," says Cindy Hower, InVEST board chair and president of Kellerman Insurance, an independent agency in Holton, Kansas.
Hilson's past industry experience also includes underwriting, office management and field marketing positions with St. Paul Insurance Companies, now Travelers, as well as national program management and agency development for CNA. He also previously served as chairman & president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois, member of the Big "I" Diversity Task Force and board member of the National African American Insurance Association. Hilson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
"InVEST is a vital key to the perpetuation of the independent agency system and the insurance industry as a whole," says Bob Rusbuldt, Big "I" president & CEO. "Educators, volunteers, and independent agency and industry leaders like Charles Hilson are key to the success of this program as it continues to develop and expand."