SUNRISE, FLA. — Brightway Insurance, one of the largest Personal Lines independent insurance agencies in the U.S., named Ryan Collins, Owner of Brightway, The Ryan Collins Agency, the 2019 New Agency Owner of the Year award and the 2019 Mover and Shaker award.

The New Agency Owner of the Year award goes to the highest-producing Agency Owner (based on new property/casualty policies written) whose agency has a full year’s results on the books, and the Mover and Shaker award goes to the Agency Owner whose agency moved up the most number of spots in new property/casualty policies written rank in the calendar year. Collins, who opened his Agency in Sunrise in September 2018, ranked No. 146 by the end of the year. By the end of 2019, he had jumped to No. 20 among all Brightway Agencies across the country.

“Ryan 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.

Brightway’s Executive Team presented the awards to Collins during the company’s annual awards celebration held Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando.

Kandie Landers, Enterprise Owner of Brightway, The Landers Agency with locations in Fort Lauderdale and Glendale, Colorado, earned the Referral Rockstar award for referring the most new Agency Owners into the system for the year.

Another big winner of the night was Trevor Menear from Collins’ Agency, who earned Brightway’s $1 Million Producer award for selling more than $1 million in written premium in 2019.

“Congratulations to Ryan, Kandie and Trevor on their achievements,” Miller added. “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 franchisees 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.

Consumers seeking a better insurance buying experience may visit Brightway.com, and people wishing to learn more about franchise ownership with Brightway may visit BrightwayDifference.com.