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PALM COAST, FLA. – When he started out as an Intern at a Brightway Insurance Agency, Ryan Flagler dreamed big and worked hard. After climbing the ranks over the past nine years, including successfully running the Agency in Palm Coast, Fla., Flagler got the opportunity to own the Agency. Earlier this month, Flagler purchased the business from his former boss, Ashley Casey, and is the new Agency Owner of the Agency rebranded as Brightway, The Flagler Agency.
“Ryan started out as an Agent at my Agency in St. Augustine, Fla., nine years ago and has been an integral part of our success. In late 2017, when I purchased the Agency in Palm Coast, I knew Ryan was the person to put on point to manage the Agency. He’s been an extraordinary asset, and I’m thrilled to see him achieve his own dream of becoming a Brightway Agency Owner and know he will continue to do an exceptional job of taking care of his customers,” said Casey.
“Ashley Casey taught me so much about being a successful Insurance Agent and running the business, and I appreciate the opportunity to take the next step in my insurance career,” said Flagler. “I was born and raised in Northeast Florida, so owning a business here that allows me to provide a needed service to my friends and neighbors is a dream come true.”
A graduate of Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Fla., Flagler went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Finance from Flagler College in St. Augustine. He and wife, Emily, of three years have one child. Flagler is a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors and his neighborhood board. For fun, he enjoys fishing, surfing and being a dad. As a Brightway Agency Owner, Flagler looks forward to following Casey’s footsteps by mentoring his team to become all-star Agents and reach their potential with Brightway.
“Ryan Flagler has earned a solid reputation at Brightway and with the support of our Jacksonville-based Home Office, we expect him to reach new heights as he transitions into his role as Agency Owner,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard.
Brightway, The Flagler Agency is located at 55 Plaza Drive, Suite 5, in Palm Coast (next to Outback Steakhouse). The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Business and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including, Bankers, Foremost, Nationwide, Olympus, Progressive, Safeco, SageSure, Tower Hill and United Property & Casualty. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (EST).
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $567 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 800 people in 178 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.