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JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Brightway Insurance, a market-leading insurance retailer and one of the largest Personal Lines insurance agencies in the country, announced Jess Spendley as Vice President of Accounting Operations. In this role, Spendley joins the Executive Team of the fast-growing franchisor.
“In a traditional franchise system, revenues are collected from franchisees,” said Brightway Co-founder and CEO Michael Miller. “At Brightway, we collect hundreds of thousands of payments from hundreds of companies and we pay our franchisees using tools that make it easy for them to pay their people. It’s virtually unheard of and, under Jess’ leadership, it is accurate to the penny—literally.”
Spendley started at Brightway as an Accounting intern while attending the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in 2006. Later that same year, she joined Brightway full time and soon became an Accounting Manager in 2008. In 2010, the company promoted her to Director of Accounting, then to Senior Director of Accounting in 2017.
“I am proud to be a part of an organization that empowers people to always do what’s right for our franchisees and our customers,” said Spendley. “I look forward to continuing to grow in my new role with such an amazing company, building on the team’s successes and leveraging my skills to help our Agency Owners grow their businesses.”
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $630 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.
Brightway’s focus is on producing Win, Win, Win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.
Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to more than 900 people in 199 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.