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U.S. Army veteran, Richard Ingram, opens a Brightway Insurance Agency in New Orleans

Dec 8, 2021

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NEW ORLEANS — More residents in and around New Orleans can experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, valuables, vehicles and more as U.S. Army combat veteran, businessman and Brightway Insurance Agency Owner, Richard Ingram, opens Brightway, The Ingram Agency at 4618 Dryades Street in New Orleans (near the intersection of Dryades Street and Valence Street).

“A passion of mine is meeting new people and becoming a proactive part of their lives,” said Ingram. “Brightway has developed relationships with more insurance brands than any other company in the greater New Orleans area, so I can cover more risks than other agencies.”

A U.S. Army veteran who lost his left arm after being struck by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2005, Ingram successfully challenged medical retirement and enrolled into the Army ROTC Program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. According to the Army*, he was the first amputee to earn an Army ROTC commission. After his 2008 graduation, Ingram served as an Engineer officer, deploying three more times between Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned two Bronze Star Medals, a Purple Heart and numerous other medals. He later graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, and retired at the rank of Captain. Ingram brings 13 years of leadership and management experience to Brightway that includes more than three years of insurance industry experience.

Brightway, The Ingram Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Umbrella, Life and Business insurance policies from many insurance brands including Acadian Managers, Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, FedNat, Foremost, GeoVera, Hagerty, Hippo, Johnson and Johnson, Lighthouse, Mercury, Nationwide, Progressive, Safeco, Travelers, Universal Property and Casualty, Wright Flood and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CST) and Saturday by appointment.

About Brightway Insurance Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $875 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 1,200 people in 333 offices across 29 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Ingram Agency, visit or call 504-569-5588. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.