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Brightway, The O'Niell Agency in Lafayette, Louisiana, welcomes new Agents

May 11, 2021

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LAFAYETTE, LA. — Brightway, The O'Niell Agency is expanding and today Agency Owner, John O’Niell, announced two new additions to the staff of licensed Insurance Agents ready to help local consumers ensure they are properly protected. Jordan Leger and Zach Saintes are the newest Agents to join Brightway, The O'Niell Agency in Lafayette.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jordan and Zach to Brightway,” said Agency Owner, John O’Niell. “They bring a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to the agency. And, as Brightway Agents, they’re armed with more choice of insurance brands to help every customer get the coverage they need and to gain peace of mind their assets are protected.”

Jordan Leger

Leger joins the Agency as Principal Agent. He comes to Brightway with three years of insurance experience and most recently worked for a State Farm Agency. Born in Lafayette and raised in Opelousas, Leger currently lives in nearby Abbeville. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. Leger and wife, Kelli, of five years have two wonderful daughters. When he’s not helping consumers with their insurance needs, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, grilling, hunting and being outdoors. As a Brightway Agent, he looks forward to having access to an abundance of insurance brands to shop from so that he can offer options to his customers and create a customized package of policies to ensure the best coverage to fit their needs.

Zach Saintes

Saintes joins the Agency as Agency Manager. He comes to Brightway with seven years of insurance experience and most recently worked for an independent agency. Originally from Franklin, he has lived in Lafayette for the past 11 years. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, Insurance and Risk. Saintes is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, which helps provide community service and financial support to children all around the Lafayette area. He and wife, Emily, of four years have a son. For fun, he loves to play golf, hunt and spend time with his family. As a Brightway Agent, he looks forward to being with a company that has so many insurance brands to offer to consumers, as well as numerous resources to help the Agent run the business successfully.

Brightway, The O'Niell Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Flood, Auto, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Umbrella and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Amelia Underwriters, Bankers, Foremost, Hagerty, Maison, National Risk Solutions, Progressive, Safeco, SageSure, Tapco and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.

About Brightway Insurance Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $795 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 300 offices across 25 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The O'Niell Agency, visit or call 337-339-9603. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.