BRADENTON, FLA. — Residents in and around Bradenton soon will experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more. On Monday, April 15, Chris Dillon will open the doors to Brightway, The Dillon Agency. Dillon brings more than 30 years of military leadership experience to Brightway and continues his service today as a member of the Florida Army National Guard.

“I look forward to educating and assisting communities that are underserved when it comes to getting quality insurance for a reasonable price,” said Dillon. “With the backend support Brightway provides, I’m able to offer expert counsel to every customer and more choice in insurance brands than you’ll find anywhere else.”

Dillon grew up in nearby Sarasota, Fla., and graduated from Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School. In addition to 12 years of property/casualty experience primarily with Nationwide, he has served in the U.S Air Force and Florida Army National Guard. Dillon earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Alabama; and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He holds Florida 2-20 and 2-15 licenses. Dillon and wife, Holly, have been married nearly 30 years, and they have one son. He’s a member of Our Lady of Martyrs Catholic Church in Sarasota, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Military Officers Association of America, National Guard Officers Association, Association of the United States Army, St. Augustine Officers Club, Air Defense Artillery Association and the American Legion. He’s also joining the Bradenton Rotary Club. For fun, Dillon enjoys road biking, martial arts and weight-training. He also loves volunteering as an assistant coach for the Braden River Little League and sponsors a team.  

Dillon added, “I like challenging situations that have infinite potential for success. As a Brightway Agency Owner, I look forward to making a difference in our local community.”

“Chris Dillon brings vast industry knowledge to Brightway, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with him to introduce the Brightway brand to Bradenton, Florida,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “Brightway is one of the largest and fastest-growing, privately owned companies in Florida, and we exist to help everyone associated with the company reach their potential.”

Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result of their focus on growing new business, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies two-to-one.

Brightway, The Dillon Agency, is located at 5285 30th Street East in Bradenton (at the intersection of 30th Street East and 53rd Avenue East). The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, Boat, RV, Motorcycle, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Edison, Johnson & Johnson, Nationwide, Olympus, Progressive and Safeco. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EDT).

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $579 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.

Brightway’s focus is on producing win-win-win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.

Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to more than 800 people in 182 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Dillon Agency, visit or call 941-900-4404. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at

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