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MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (May 10, 2017) — Brightway Insurance is expanding across the country and growing its footprint in its headquarters state of Florida, as Jacqueline Howard and Robin White-Twiggs unite to open Brightway, Miami Lakes on Monday, May 15. Brightway is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency.
South Florida natives, Howard and White-Twiggs, bring 10 years’ insurance experience to Brightway, to include each owning their own Independent Agency.
“We’re very excited about becoming Brightway Agency Owners and love that we’ll be able to offer customers more choice,” said Howard. “No two customers are alike and with Brightway, we have access to more than 50 insurance companies, so we can ensure each customer gets the coverage they need at a price they can afford.”
“As Independent Agents, our time was split between selling policies, servicing existing customers and everything that comes with running a business,” White-Twiggs added. “However, Brightway provides support in customer service, accounting, carrier relationships, marketing and more, so that our focus can be on providing expert counsel to each and every customer.”
Prior to their insurance careers, the dynamic duo first crossed paths while serving as Miami-Dade Law Enforcement Officers. After retirement, both pursued careers in insurance, each opening their own independent Agencies. Howard earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, while White-Twiggs, earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, Fla., after graduating from American Senior High School in Miami Lakes, Fla. Both women are involved in their communities, White-Twiggs through involvement with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Howard through God’s Amazing Grace Outreach Ministries in Miami Gardens. Additionally, they are members of the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Florida Association of Independent Agents, National African-American Insurance Association and Miami-Dade Retired Police Officer Council. In their free time, they enjoy interior decorating and spending time with family. Howard and White-Twiggs cannot wait to get started, as their customers will be sure to find a level of expertise and choice in insurance they have never experienced anywhere else.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Jacqueline Howard and Robin White-Twiggs to open our newest location in South Florida,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard.“They have amazing energy and a true passion for what they do. As Brightway Agency Owners, they’ll have support from more than 200 professionals at home office who are dedicated to ensuring their success.”
Brightway Agency Owners enjoy support in customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology, which frees up their time to focus on leveraging the broadest possible selection of insurance companies to meet each customer’s unique needs. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other agencies two-to-one.*
Brightway, Miami Lakes is located at 16010 NW 57th Ave, Suite 110 in Miami Lakes (next to Office Depot). The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV and Umbrella insurance policies from 55 insurance carriers includingNationwide, Bankers, Cypress Property & Casualty, Infinity, Progressive and Safeco.
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. With more than $456 million in annualized written premium, the company is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency. Brightway provides its Agency Owners with access to more insurance companies than any other agency, along with a comprehensive system of support that frees them up to focus on customizing policies that meet their customers’ needs.
Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 700 people in 14 states serving customers in all 50 states. Forbes has recognized the company as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy. Additionally, the company was named a top franchise three years in a row by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the fastest-growing private companies in America nine consecutive years by Inc. 5000.