The Orlando Sentinel Names IOA a Winner of the Top Workplaces 2019 Award

August 14, 2019

Orlando Sentinel TWP 2019LONGWOOD, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2019) – Insurance Office of America announces that it has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor from the Orlando Sentinel. The award is based on employee feedback that is gathered through a third-party survey administered by Orlando Sentinel research partner Energage LLC, a provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.

“It’s an honor to receive an award that is based on employee feedback. There’s nothing more important than supporting our people and equipping them to serve our valued customers,” said Heath Ritenour, chairman and CEO of IOA.  “We strive to be a place our people and our clients never want to leave, and this award helps us to know we’re on the right track. But we know it doesn’t stop there as we focus on becoming better with each day.”

The annual survey is anonymous and measures issues relating to a company’s workplace culture: alignment, connection, effectiveness, engagement and leadership as well as other aspects. This year, employees indicated alignment and connection at the top of their list of priorities. The award is focused on central Florida employers.

IOA’s headquarters has been located in central Florida since its inception in 1988. Its mission is not only to serve the community’s risk management and insurance needs, but also to provide a great place for people to work and to give back to local nonprofit organizations.


Insurance Office of America (IOA) is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 and one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2018 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 50 offices in the U.S. and London. For more information, visit