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Chris Schmidt earns award from Brightway Insurance

Mar 10, 2021

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HARAHAN, LA. — Brightway Insurance, one of the largest Personal Lines independent insurance agencies in the U.S., presented Chris Schmidt, Owner of Brightway, The Schmidt Family Agency with locations in Harahan, Pace, Florida, and Fort Mill, South Carolina, with the Southwest Region Sales Leader award. The award goes to the Agency Owner in the region made up of Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, whose Agency sold the most new property/casualty business policies in the year. This is the second year in a row Schmidt has earned this prestigious award.

“I look forward to this time each year when we recognize our top Agents,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller. “Congratulations to Chris on his achievements. We’re thrilled to see our Agency Owners thrive with the holistic system of support Brightway provides.”

Backed by a team of more than 400 insurance professionals who support each aspect necessary to run a high-producing independent agency and armed with partnerships with the most insurance brands, Brightway Agents like Schmidt are the insurance experts in their communities who offer the most choice.

About Brightway Insurance Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $765 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 293 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information Brightway, The Schmidt Family Agency, visit or call 504-930-4460. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.