Insurance Office of America Announces Partnership with Southland Conference

IOA Adds Division I Athletics to Growing Roster of Sports Partners

Insurance Office of America (IOA) is honored to announce its status as the Preferred Insurance Partner of the Southland Conference.

With almost six decades of service, the premier NCAA Division I conference is committed to fostering achievement and excellence for its member institutions and more than 4,200 student-athletes. IOA is proud to join a truly respected and storied collection of the finest universities in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

“The Southland Conference welcomes this terrific partnership with Insurance Office of America, and we look forward to the company’s valuable support of our membership and student-athletes,” Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said.   

No strangers to uplifting and community-minded partnerships, IOA holds similar relationships with the Orlando Magic, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Orlando City and US Club Soccer.

“IOA has rich experience in working with sports organizations and supporting those that understand striving for excellence and best-in-class performance. That’s why we are excited to partner with the Southland Conference,” said IOA Co-founder John Ritenour. “Our missions are in alignment, and it’s an honor to join this prestigious organization, which is a pillar of Division I athletics.”

About John Ritenour

John Ritenour founded Insurance Office of America (IOA), a full-service insurance agency, in 1988 alongside his wife, Valli. Under John’s leadership, IOA grew from $188,000 in revenue the first year to $120 million annually upon his retirement as IOA Chairman in 2018.

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About Insurance Office of America

Insurance Office of America (IOA), dba IOA Insurance Services in California, is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 by John Ritenour and Valli Ritenour. Today, IOA is led by Chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour, and 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 25th on Business Insurance’s 2020 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 1,200 associates located in over 60 offices in the U.S. and London.

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