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Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services Expands to Florida
Premier agency network enlarges footprint to offer its proprietary growth acceleration services to independent agencies in Florida
Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services (“RAIS”), the premier membership alliance for independent insurance agencies, has announced its expansion into Florida.
In commenting on the Alliance’s next step, CEO J. Bruce Cochrane said, “The Florida insurance market poses many growth challenges for agents, making the collaborative model that Renaissance Alliance offers a great fit.” Renaissance Alliance allows agencies to maintain complete independence while leveraging the power of large numbers achievable by membership. Cochrane adds, “This is an opportunity for forward-thinking Florida agencies to get in on the ground floor of the dynamic Renaissance Alliance growth engine’s expansion in the Southeast and help elevate and shape their own future and that of their industry.“
Two Florida agencies become Renaissance Alliance members
In its first month in Florida, two Miami-area agencies have already joined the Alliance: NEA Insurance Group, LLC, Miami, FL and Avante Insurance Agency, Miami FL; In addition, 9 regional insurance markets have already partnered with the Alliance, supplementing the 45 carriers currently in the Alliance network.
Kevin Callahan, Executive Chairman of Renaissance Alliance, says that the reception from agents and regional insurance carriers has been exceptional. “Insurance carriers and agents alike recognize the unique opportunity that our cooperative partnership represents. Our Alliance members have enjoyed stellar growth and results, far beyond what they could achieve as stand-alone agencies. We are thrilled to bring the many Alliance advantages to Florida agents and insurers.”
Senior leadership team named
Renaissance Alliance is building a local team supported by the existing infrastructure, expertise, technology and 80+ staff members. Two senior appointments have been named to lead the local Alliance team. Both have deep knowledge and expertise in the Florida insurance marketplace, as well as strong local relationships built over long-term careers in Florida.
Oscar Miniet, CIC, Executive Vice President, Southeast Region. Leveraging three decades of independent agency experience in the Florida insurance markets, Miniet will grow the Alliance membership and its roster of strategic southeast regional and national brokers and carriers.
Manuel Ruiz, JD, CIC, AIC, Vice President Southeast Operations. Ruiz holds 30+ years of experience in agency management, commercial insurance, claims and risk management. His focus will be enabling Alliance members to achieve accelerated growth, profitability, and optimized agency valuation.
MAIA Welcomes 8 New Members
In its latest edition of the The Mass. Agent, MAIA announced that six new Massachusetts agencies have joined the Association as full members, while two other organizations joined as associate members. The eight new members are listed below:
- Build Risq Corp. – Cambridge
- Charles A. Webber Insurance – Springfield
- John M. Glover Agency – Holyoke
- Strategic Risk Transfers, Inc. – Worcester
- Titcomb Insurance Agency LLC – Norwood
- Village Insurance – Brookline
- Clearsurance Inc. – North Andover
- Brookline Bank – Natick