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Insurance Office of America Welcomes Louis Bridges to Its Growing Georgia Team

March 3, 2020

LONGWOOD, Fla. (March 3, 2020) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is pleased to welcome Louis Bridges to its property and casualty practice as a senior risk consultant. Louis joins IOA’s growing team in Georgia and will be responsible for new business development as well as the expansion of IOA’s agribusiness division.

Prior to joining IOA, Louis was a senior vice president at J. Smith Lanier & Co., which was acquired by Marsh & McLennan in 2018, serving with the organization for over 20 years. With a strong background and specialization in agribusiness, he brings 30 years of industry experience to IOA.

“I’m excited and blessed by the future opportunities at IOA,” said Louis. “For me, it’s a great fit not only professionally but culturally as well.”

Louis earned his bachelor’s degree in finance with an emphasis in risk management from Georgia Southern University, and he holds the certified insurance counselor (CIC) designation.

Joining Louis is senior account executive Cindy Johnson, who brings more than 30 years of insurance industry expertise. Prior to IOA, Cindy worked for Doherty, Duggan, Hart, & Tiernan Insurors. She holds the accredited adviser in insurance (AAI), accredited customer service representative (ACSR), associate in general insurance (AINS), certified professional insurance agent (CPIA), and certified insurance counselor (CIC) designations.

“We’re thrilled to have Louis and Cindy become part of the IOA team. Their deep knowledge of the industry and the agribusiness niche, in particular, means our clients are assured the best-in-class service we strive for,” said IOA Regional President Bruce Eades.

To contact Louis for your insurance needs, call (229) 881-3470 or email You can reach Cindy at (229) 343-2671 or email



Insurance Office of America (IOA) is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 by John Ritenour and Valli Ritenour. It is one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2019 Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report and 23rd on Business Insurance’s 2019 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list. IOA was named a National Underwriter Agency of the Year in 2018. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has more than 1,000 associates located in over 60 offices in the U.S. and London. For more information, visit


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