Gus Hoyas's Profile and Contact Information
Gus A. Hoyas - President and CEO of Gus A. Hoyas and Associates (GAHA).
Prior to purchasing an Insurance Agency in the Twinsburg Community of Summit County, Mr. Hoyas was a Nationwide Insurance State Sales Director for the Ohio & West Virginia Region a proprietary insurance region headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. In his capacity there, Mr. Hoyas played a critical role in developing and implementing the region's strategic expansion plan, including the expansion and development of its agency distribution structure. In that capacity, he oversaw corporate policies and reporting procedures; directed systems administration, business development, sales management and staff; and oversaw and coordinated agency review sessions to grow sales in a region that contained over $400 million dollars in Nationwide Property and Casualty insurance business. Mr. Hoyas also improved and expanded on Diversity within the ranks of Sales Management through the installation of corporate best practices to bring change within the sales ranks and agency force. Before becoming a Director with Nationwide Insurance Company, Mr. Hoyas was a State Operations Consultant for the Ohio Regional Vice President's Office of Nationwide Insurance. In this role, he increased sales and profitability by increasing agency initiatives by 120 percent with bringing in consistent net revenues over the years for the Ohio West Virginia Regional Operation. Previously, Mr. Hoyas held several Sales Management positions with the Allstate Insurance Company, in Northbrook, Illinois. There, he supervised external communications within the Urban Affairs Department, including the Company's Hispanic Business Unit, which was carrying out the responsibilities around diversity advertising and marketing, media coverage, sponsorship, procurement and diversity programs, and minority recruitment. He was also instrumental in the organizational integration and supervision of the Hispanic Business Team across the country to increase sales for the Company in the Hispanic niche market of Insurance and, subsidiary acquisitions.
Mr. Hoyas earned his B.A. in Political Science /and a concentration in Foreign Affairs and Minor in Biology from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.
Current Board President of the Spanish American Committee
Ranked in the Top 10 for Nationwide Insurance Commercial Midwest Region
Current President of the Hispanic Contractor’s Association of Northeast Ohio.
Former Chair of the Economic Development Committee for the Hispanic Roundtable of Cleveland
Former President of the Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
Former President of The Hispanic Business Association
- Mr. Hoyas has always shared his talents with his community as it relates to Building Wealth, he helped to coordinate and start the Latino Construction Program, which has placed 70 students into the Union trades. Today, they students are making anywhere from $20 an hour to $45 an hour depending Trade.
- He has been very instrumental with Diversity and Inclusion sessions and has participated on various local roundtable discussions.
- Strong advocate for Hispanic business issues in the State of Ohio.