Pittsburg, Kansas- January 2024- Wally Wilson, President of Ryan Insurance, announces a return to local
ownership of the Agency. This strategic move, effective January 1, 2024, positions Ryan Insurance to
forge a more direct and personalized path in serving Pittsburg and surrounding communities.
Operating independently, Ryan Insurance is now better positioned to optimize its relationship with the
local communities on a person-to-person level. This independence will enable the company to place a
heightened emphasis on Community Involvement, leveraging its resources to contribute to the growth
and success of the region.

“We are thrilled to embark on this new journey as an independent entity. Our commitment to our
community has always been strong, and this allows us to strengthen that commitment even further,”
said Wilson. “Our belief is that if an entity profits FROM its community, that entity should be willing to
reinvest those profits IN the community. That is the commitment we make to our region!”
Ryan Insurance remains dedicated to supporting the downtown redevelopment efforts. The company
has established a satellite office in the DVLP project on Broadway, situated in downtown Pittsburg. This
move underscores Ryan Insurance’s commitment to the prosperity of the region.

“We believe in the potential of our communities, and our new structure allows us to play a key role in
their growth and success. Our satellite office in the DVLP project, as an example, is a testament to our
ongoing support for the downtown redevelopment,” added Wilson.

Ryan Insurance will continue to bank locally and reaffirms its commitment to supporting local
organizations through financial and time contributions, all of which support and contribute to the
prosperity of the region.

In addition, Wilson announces that Blake Barto will serve as Vice President, and Katie Swezey as
Community Relations & Marketing Director as the Agency moves forward
As the premier Insurance Agency in Southeast Kansas, Ryan Insurance remains dedicated to serving its
friends and clients with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. The company looks forward
to this new chapter and the opportunities it presents for continued excellence in service and community

For media inquiries, please contact Katie Swezey:
[email protected]

About Ryan Insurance

Ryan Insurance is a leading Insurance Agency based in Southeast Kansas, dedicated to providing
unparalleled service and support to the Pittsburg and surrounding communities. With a focus on
community involvement, Ryan Insurance strives to contribute to the growth and success of the regions it