LONGWOOD, Fla. – April 24, 2020 – During this time of social distancing and indoor isolation to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Heath Ritenour, chairman and CEO of Insurance Office of America (IOA), decided to put his time to good use by launching new websites devoted to corporate transparency, industry insight, and encouraging positivity in a time of uncertainty.
Doing his part to flatten the curve of COVID-19 has allowed Ritenour time to reflect on the success of his company — founded in 1988 by his parents, John and Valli Ritenour. “Faith and family have fueled my success in life,” explained Ritenour. “I figured now is as good a time as any to create an outlet where we can set the record straight on some things, open up about our company’s past, and share news about its bright future.”
At heathritenour.net, visitors can gain insight on how the industry leader helped grow IOA into the 13th largest privately held insurance company in the country. Guests also can receive the latest news and announcements on IOA’s growing sports affiliations and community involvement. Heathritenour.com provides Ritenour’s personal testimony, uplifting messages, and a look into the obstacles that Ritenour overcame to get to where he is today.
Not only has Ritenour created websites for himself, but also for his father, IOA co-founder John Ritenour. “My dad has lived the American dream,” Ritenour boasts, “and now, his entire legacy, both personally and professionally, is encapsulated online where it can inspire others and be remembered forever.”
By providing an opportunity for agents to have equity ownership in their books of business, John Ritenour built a legacy as an insurance industry disruptor dedicated to taking the greed out of the agency system — a legacy Heath continues by being a voice of change in the industry. “We live in an industry of sameness,” said Ritenour, “and our goal [at IOA] is to wake up every morning and build something that looks nothing like the rest of the industry.”
About Heath Ritenour
Heath Ritenour joined Insurance Office of America in 1996 and now serves as its chairman and CEO. He is president of The IOA Foundation, a member of the board of directors at Cogent Bank, and on the board of elders of Grace Church Orlando in Longwood. He was named a CEO of the Year Honoree in 2018 by the Orlando Business Journal and placed on the 2020 Business Insurance Hot 100 list. He attended Liberty University, where he majored in business administration.
To learn more about Heath Ritenour, visit heathritenour.net and heathritenour.com
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 its first year to $209 million annually upon his retirement as chairman in 2018.
About Insurance Office of America
Founded in 1988 by John Ritenour and Valli Ritenour, Insurance Office of America (IOA) is one of the fastest-growing independent, full-service insurance 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 1,200 associates located in over 60 offices in the U.S. and London.
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