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Traverse City couple returns to their hometown to open a Brightway Insurance Agency

Jan 8, 2020

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TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. – Residents of Traverse City and the surrounding area can experience expert counsel and more choice when buying insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as Regina Premil née Secor and her husband Marc Premil just opened the doors to Brightway, The Secor Family Agency.

“I’ve known this city my entire life, and my heart beats for the community here in Traverse City. I feel overjoyed to be able to bring Brightway’s top-rated insurance agency back to my community so our neighbors can benefit from the multitude of options and expertise it brings,” said Regina Premil. “Brightway partners with a variety of insurance brands, which means that our friends and family have more options from which to choose in order to make the right decision to protect their financial futures.”

Regina brings to Brightway extensive experience in accounting and wealth management. Prior to opening Brightway, The Secor Family Agency, she was a consultant at Trusted Advisory, LLC, where she educated business owners and prepared financial analytics for use in research and valuation modeling. She has also worked as a senior wealth planning strategist for Wells Fargo, a senior wealth planner for Fifth Third Bank and a tax manager at BDO USA. Regina earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and went on to earn a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the same university. She holds certifications as a Public Accountant in Florida and Michigan.

As a Traverse City native, Regina Premil has extensive roots in her hometown. Her family has been a part of the Traverse City community for over 150 years, and now that she’s returned, she looks forward to leveraging her accounting experience to service the members of her community and building a family legacy to proudly pass on. When she’s not in the office, she loves sewing, creating clothing and spending time with her husband, pets and her two children.

Marc comes to Brightway with several years of business ownership experience, having most recently owned Members Executive Transportation in St. Augustine, Florida, and Premil and Associates, LLC in Kalamazoo. Marc Premil is also a retired police officer with a combined total of 20 years on the force in East Chicago, Indiana and Chesterton, Indiana. He speaks English and Spanish.

“Regina and I are thrilled to return to Traverse City and to become an integral part of the community through the choice and counsel we’ll provide to our customers,” said Marc Premil. “We’re looking forward to meeting even more of our friends and neighbors here as we build a successful agency.”

“Brightway prides itself on being each community’s local insurance agency, and we’re pleased to partner with Regina and Marc Premil to add a new location to our budding presence in Michigan,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “Regina clearly has a profound love and respect for her hometown, and we’re excited to have her join the Brightway family.”

Brightway Agency Owners enjoy support from hundreds of insurance professionals in customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology, which frees up their time to focus on offering the broadest possible selection of insurance companies to meet each customer’s unique needs. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell the best independent agents in the country two-to-one.*

Brightway, The Secor Family Agency is located at 803 South Garfield Avenue in Traverse City (in the shopping plaza on the corner of South Garfield Avenue and Centre Street). The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat and Umbrella policies from numerous insurance brands including Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Hagerty, Progressive, Tower Hill, Universal Property and Casualty and more. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $636 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 203 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Secor Family Agency, visit or call 231-252-0909. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at