LONGWOOD, FL – April 28, 2020 – To commemorate the life, legacy, and leadership of former chairman and CEO of Insurance Office of America (IOA), John Ritenour, his son and current chairman and CEO of IOA, Heath Ritenour, launched two websites in dedication of his father. The brand-new sites, which highlight John Ritenour’s impact on the insurance industry and Central Florida community, also shed light on his inspiring personal journey.
“When Heath approached me about the websites, I was honored but also a bit apprehensive,” said John. “I never would have thought to dedicate one website, let alone two, to my own story, but Heath helped me understand that these sites aren’t just about us — they’re about IOA, its history, and its future.”
Browsing Johnritenour.net, visitors can learn all about Ritenour’s lifelong pursuit of success through hard work, collaboration, and innovation. The site also offers a detailed look at how Ritenour and his wife Valli co-founded and grew the Longwood-based insurance agency, IOA, into the global brokerage it is today.
Johnritenour.me, details Ritenour’s personal journey, family life, and involvement within the central Florida community. The site also explains how Ritenour’s role within IOA and legacy of leadership pioneered a new way to operate an agency in the insurance industry.
“My dad has lived the American Dream,” explains Heath, “and now his entire legacy, both personally and professionally, is encapsulated online where it can inspire others and be remembered forever.”
Heath also launched two websites to host his own personal and professional content, which includes his honorable achievements and affiliations through IOA as well as his personal testimony and passion for community service.
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 $209 million annually upon his retirement as IOA Chairman in 2018.
To learn more about John Ritenour, visit johnritenour.net and johnritenour.me
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.
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.
For more information, visit www.ioausa.com
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