As president and active agent at Eagle Rock Insurance Services, Ryan Hite manages two office locations and helps consumers connect with leading providers of insurance coverage. Utilizing his broad experience in risk management, he helps clients to protect their most important assets so they can achieve their goals and have peace of mind.
Prior to joining Eagle Rock, Hite worked for an auto-owners insurance company and became one of its youngest marketing representatives, overseeing nearly 60 agencies throughout west-central Illinois. In 2008, he started his own financial services company, affiliated with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, then brought his knowledge and experience to a Peoria consulting agency, working to develop its risk management strategy.
Active within the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois, Hite works continuously to advance its mission. He became a board member in 2013, then served as regional director, vice president, president-elect and now president, the youngest in the organization’s 119-year history.
Outside of work, Hite is a member of the Rotary Club of Peoria-North, assisting with its annual food drive and serving in multiple club roles during meetings. He also serves on the board of Neighborhood House and chairs its Personnel Committee. In 2017, he organized and led a chef competition to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Each year Hite helps raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and participates in the One Walk fundraiser. He and his wife, Molly, lead "Team Elijah"—named for their son, who was diagnosed at 13 months with juvenile diabetes. He also gives back to the community as a basketball coach and sponsor of the Dunlap Recreation Association.
Hite received the Illinois Young Agent of the Year Award in 2016, and he is a 2009 graduate of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership School. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing basketball and golf, and coaching and volunteering for his kids’ activities. iBi