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Thursday, Sep 24, 2015


Brightway President Talman Howard Named one of Northeast Florida’s Ultimate CEOs

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Lauded for Leadership and Company Growth

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (September 24, 2015) – Talman Howard, president of Brightway Insurance, has been named one of Northeast Florida’s Ultimate CEOs by the Jacksonville Business Journal. He will be recognized today at the publication’s luncheon for award recipients at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville.

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

The Ultimate CEO Awards honor those who set the standard in our corporate community, including civic leadership and charitable contribution, according to the Jacksonville Business Journal’s website.

Brightway Founders David and Michael Miller selected Howard as their Chief Marketing Officer in 2012 and named him President the following year. He is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations, ensuring business goals are met.

“Talman complements our strengths and brings with him 30-plus years of industry experience that has helped us move forward faster,” said Founder and Chairman David Miller. “Michael and I are proud to have him on the Brightway team.”

Since Howard joined Brightway, he’s put his product management, claims, distribution and leadership experience to work, leading the organization to 118 percent revenue growth from 2011 to 2014, making Brightway one of the JBJ’s Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Florida.

Brightway Insurance is the nation’s seventh largest privately held, personal lines independent insurance agency and the 117th largest privately held for-profit company with headquarters in Florida. The company began franchising operations in 2008 and operates more than 115 franchise locations in ten states.  In 2015, the company was recognized as America’s No. 1 Franchise to buy by Forbes, and was named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for the second year in a row.