IOA CEO Heath Ritenour Interviewed in Independent Agent Magazine

Independent Agent Magazine August 2016 Issue

LONGWOOD, Florida, Aug. 28, 2016 –  Insurance Office of America (IOA) CEO Heath Ritenour was interviewed in Independent Agent for the magazine’s Declaration of Independents column.

The monthly column is part of the agency operations and best practices section of the magazine and highlights leaders from top agencies in the U.S. From his battle with cancer to IOA’s company culture to past mistakes and his most important role model, we learn some candid insights from this energetic leader.

Heath not only shares business insights, but on the more personal side, he shares how his faith turned fear into gratitude in the midst of his cancer treatments. “I started seeing an opportunity for a Type A guy who had to be strapped to a chair all day. I started to see how impactful this disease could be, that I could grow from it, that I could learn from it, and that some good could come out of it.”

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Independent Agent (IA) is the authoritative source of information for professionals who sell insurance for independent agencies. IA Magazine primarily serves property-casualty independent insurance agents and brokers and is a benefit of membership of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America.

Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) was founded in 1896 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers, and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products.

Insurance Office of America (IOA) is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 and is one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2016 Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report, and it is ranked 25th on Business Insurance’s 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business List. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has over 50 branch offices in the U.S., and an international office in London. With more than 1,000 associates, IOA specializes in providing insurance solutions for businesses in many diverse industries.