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Daniel O’Donnell becomes new Principal Agent of Brightway Insurance Agency in Allen as new Owner takes over

Apr 15, 2020

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ALLEN, TEXAS— While the country’s response to the Coronavirus has caused many business operations to pause, Brightway Insurance remains committed to customers and to people who want to build their own Brightway enterprise with the holistic support the company offers. Brightway is pleased to announce that Multi-unit Owner, Ken Toney, is the new owner of the Brightway agency located at 602 East Main Street, Suite B in Allen (next to Mom’s Café). The agency is Toney’s third Brightway location and his first location in the Lone Star State.

“My team and I are ecstatic to expand into a new market and a new state,” said Toney. “We’ve worked hard to earn our customers’ trust in Florida and Georgia, and we look forward to wowing consumers in Texas with the same level of expert counsel customers have come to expect from us.”

“While our team is currently working safely from their homes, they will work from our office on East Main Street once life gets back to normal,” he added. “In times of economic uncertainty, we understand the importance of making sure your most valuable assets are protected and offer more choice in insurance brands than other agents and do the shopping for you to make sure you get the coverage you need at the price you want.”

Serving as Agency Principal who runs the day-to-day operation of the agency is Daniel O’Donnell, who comes to Brightway with 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry, specializing in Personal Lines coverage, as well as Life and Health. Prior to joining Brightway, O’Donnell owned and operated his own Farm Bureau Agency. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and a Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow from the American College of Financial Services in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. O’Donnell and wife, Kara, of 16 years have three sons. He is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. For fun, O’Donnell enjoys weightlifting, studying business and looking at financial trends. He has been married for 16 years to his wife Kara, and they have three sons together. As a Brightway Agency Principal, he looks forward to providing consumers in Allen and surrounding areas with a pleasurable and educational buying experience.

“Brightway provides phenomenal support, which allows me to focus on each and every client’s personal needs and situation so that I can find the best coverage at the right price for them,” said O’Donnell.

Brightway, The O’Donnell Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Flood, Auto, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Umbrella and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Dixon Wells, Foremost, Kemper Specialty, Nationwide, Progressive, Safeco, SageSure, State Auto and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CDT).

“Ken Toney has been an outstanding business partner, and we’re thrilled to see him grow his Brightway enterprise,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller. “We focus on helping our Franchise Owners achieve their dreams which, for many, means building an enterprise of their own.”

About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $660 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 nearly 900 people in 206 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The O’Donnell Agency, visit call 972-908-9980. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.