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HARAHAN, LA. — Brightway Insurance, one of the largest Personal Lines independent insurance agencies in the U.S., named Enterprise Owner, Chris Schmidt, the 2019 Southwest Sales Leader for owning the top-selling Agency in the region comprised of Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Schmidt opened Brightway, The Schmidt Family Agency in Harahan in 2016 and has since become the owner of a second Brightway location in Pace, Florida.
“Chris and his team do phenomenal work, and I look forward to this time each year when we recognize our top Agency Owners,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller. “Congratulations to him on his achievements. We’re thrilled to see our Agency Owners and Agents reach their potential by leveraging the holistic platform of support that is key to the Brightway system.”
Backed by hundreds of insurance professionals who support each aspect necessary to run a high-producing independent agency and armed with partnerships with the most insurance brands, Brightway Agency Owners become the insurance experts in their communities who offer the most choice.
Brightway’s corporate office provides expertise in areas including Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Distribution, Business Analytics, Carrier Appointments, Licensing, Onboarding, Training, Hiring and Retaining personnel. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners to focus on new business sales and provides their customers the personalized service they deserve.
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $645 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 203 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.