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Insurance Office of America Welcomes Brian L. Smith to Its Eastern Division Team

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Brian L. Smith, AAI, FSCP, LUTCF, Commercial Lines Producer

LONGWOOD, Fla. (March 14, 2024) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is pleased to welcome Brian L. Smith, AAI, FSCP, LUTCF, to its Eastern division team. Brian will serve as a commercial lines producer out of the Atlanta, Georgia, branch location.

“We’re thrilled to have Brian join our growing team in our Eastern division,” said Heath Ritenour, chairman and CEO of IOA Group. “At IOA, relationships are supremely important to us as we focus on helping our clients manage risk in an ever-changing environment. Brian has dedicated himself not only to a knowledge of risk transfer and insurance solutions, but also to understanding the unique needs of each client. That combination makes him a great addition to IOA.”  

Brian began his insurance career in 2008 as a captive agent with an insurance carrier. Prior to joining IOA, he worked with varying agencies from a small boutique agency to one of the largest brokerages globally. Throughout this professional career, Brian has been recognized consistently for his performance and service to his clients.  

“As a risk management professional, my focus is to ensure that my clients have the proper coverage in place so they can have confidence in the protection of their business both physically and financially,” said Brian. “It’s satisfying to provide a high level of service and expertise as well as quality solutions that will bring peace of mind.”  

Brian earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in management from Clayton State University. He holds the accredited adviser of insurance (AAI), life underwriting training council fellow (LUTCF®), and financial services certified professional (FSCP®) designations.  

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Insurance Office of America (IOA) is the fourth largest privately held insurance brokerage in the United States. Founded in 1988, IOA is a recognized leader in providing property and casualty, employee benefits, and personal lines insurance and risk management solutions as well as insurtech innovation. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has more than 1,300 associates located in over 60 offices in the U. S. and United Kingdom. In California, dba IOA Insurance Services. (#0E67768) For more information, visit 



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