Ryan Specialty Hires Carlos Herrera as Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Ryan Specialty (NYSE: RYAN) is pleased to announce that Carlos Herrera has joined the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team as Vice President and will be supporting Ryan Specialty’s ongoing efforts to promote DEI at the firm. Additionally, Carlos will continue to develop Ryan Specialty’s external relationships by building strong alliances within the insurance industry and within the communities where Ryan Specialty does business.

Carlos brings 24 years of experience in Talent Acquisition & Management and DEI. Carlos comes to Ryan Specialty from Allstate, where he was influential in implementing key DEI performance standards that supported the company’s Employee Life Cycle and key Human Resources initiatives. Specifically, Carlos led the organization’s Employee Resource Groups, Disability Inclusion strategies, and DEI Recruitment and Training, along with building and partnering with key external stakeholders.

Commenting on Carlos’s role, Michael Blackshear, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer and Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Ryan Specialty, said, “Carlos brings to Ryan Specialty two decades of practical experience in building a diverse and inclusive culture and workforce. He understands the benefits and importance of creating a workplace culture where every employee is safe, respected, and able to reach their full potential. Carlos is the right person to help lead Ryan Specialty in creating a sustainable DEI approach. I am excited that Carlos is on board.”

Remarking on his new role, Carlos said, “I believe the right combination of people, culture, and environment can lead to great success. I love this work because I am able to impact people every day, create opportunity for all, and strive to make a positive difference. Ryan Specialty has an industry-leading culture, and I am very thankful for the opportunity to work with the team at Ryan Specialty to further enhance the firm.”

Carlos can be reached at or 847.530.5655.

About Ryan Specialty

Founded in 2010, Ryan Specialty is a service provider of specialty products and solutions for insurance brokers, agents and carriers. The firm provides distribution, underwriting, product development, administration and risk management services by acting as a wholesale broker and a managing underwriter with delegated authority from insurance carriers. Ryan Specialty’s mission is to provide industry-leading innovative specialty insurance solutions for insurance brokers, agents and carriers.

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