Brightway Hires Insurance Industry Veterans, Griffin and Powell, as Distribution Consultants

Paul Griffin and John Powell bring more than 35 years’ experience to Jacksonville-based, franchise company.

March 29, 2017 // // JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - As Brightway Insurance continues to expand across the country, more consumers are discovering that there is a better way to buy insurance - one that combines expert counsel with more choice in insurance companies than they can get anywhere else. As the company grows and expands into new states and regions, so does the team of insurance professionals who support Brightway’s Agency Owners. Paul Griffin and John Powell recently joined Brightway as Distribution Consultants. In this role, Griffin and Powell provide one-on-one counsel to Agency Owners on how best to grow their business.

Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.

“We are thrilled to have Paul Griffin and John Powell join Brightway Insurance. As industry experts, our Distribution Consultants play an important role in the development of our agencies,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “They serve as business consultants for our Agency Owners and the primary conduit of strategic information and consultation. They assist Agency Owners in running their agencies efficiently, profitably and in compliance with company standards.”

Paul Griffin, CLCS, comes to Brightway from Nationwide, where he was a District Sales Manager covering five states in the Southeast for seven years. With 20 years’ experience in Property and Casualty, Life and Financial Services, Paul is a tremendous asset to Brightway Agency Owners in the greater Tampa area, Southwest Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan, who he is working with directly. Griffin lives in Tampa, Fla.

John Powell, MBA, CLSC, brings 16 years of insurance and project management experience to Brightway. He comes to Brightway from Nationwide, where he was an Agency Development Sales Manager responsible for recruiting, developing and building franchise agencies. John successfully installed 19 brand new agencies throughout Metro Atlanta and Georgia, and we expect great things from him as he works with our Agency Owners in the Florida Panhandle, the greater Orlando area, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Missouri. Powell lives in Atlanta, Ga.

Brightway Agency Owners enjoy support from more than 220 insurance professionals in customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology, which frees up their time to focus on leveraging the broadest possible selection of insurance companies to meet each customer’s unique needs. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other agencies two-to-one.*

About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. With more than $448 million in annualized written premium, the company is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency.

Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 700 people in 12 states serving customers in all 50 states. Forbes has recognized the company as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy. Additionally, the company was named a top franchise three years in a row by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the fastest-growing private companies in America nine consecutive years by Inc. 5000. People wishing to learn more about Agency Ownership with Brightway may visit and find us on LinkedIn. Consumers seeking a better insurance buying experience may visit and find us on Facebook.


Courtney Heidelberg

SOURCE Brightway Insurance



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