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Brightway Insurance Technology Chief among Northeast Florida’s Top Technology Leaders

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (AUG. 9, 2021) — Brightway Insurance is pleased to announce that the Jacksonville Business Journal has recognized the company’s Chief Technology Officer, Bob Hitchcock, as one of Jacksonville’s 2021 Tech Leaders of the Year. Hitchcock is one of only 10 professionals recognized on the prestigious list.

“Bob has assembled a team of professionals second to none, and, in so doing, has transformed how we do business today and how we will do business in the future,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller. “His leadership and forward-thinking help us better serve our Agents and customers every day. We are thrilled to see the Jacksonville Business Journal recognize him as one of the region’s top technology leaders.”

Hitchcock’s resume boasts 22 years of experience in technology development, providing technical leadership and overseeing several teams throughout his career. Prior to joining Brightway two years ago, he spent seven years at Fanatics, Inc. where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Technology. Hitchcock is a member of the JAX CIO Council. He enjoys coaching youth soccer and football.

“I’m honored to be nominated by Brightway and to be selected by the Jacksonville Business Journal,” said Hitchcock. “In the two years since I joined Brightway, we have more than tripled the size of our technology team and have introduced technology and automation in every business area. We are transforming the insurance agency business in revolutionary ways, and I’m really proud to be a part of it.”

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About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $835 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.

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Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to 1,200 people in 318 offices across 25 states serving customers in all 50 states.

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