Giving back to Central Mississippi is something close to the heart of Vaughn Gresham. From coaching youth basketball programs for more than twenty years to serving on the Mississippi Food Network’s Board of Directors, the long-time Jackson resident has spent much of his life trying to do his part in the community. 
Gresham will be opening the doors on a new venture next week to pitch in and help protect his neighbors in the heart of the Jackson Metro area. The new “Brightway, The Gresham Agency” Insurance at 300 Castlewoods Boulevard in Brandon will be open for business beginning June 13. The agency will offer new ways to buy insurance for homes, automobiles and many other coverage options. 

“It’s all true to my heart,” Gresham said. “Much like working with the Food Network is helping give to those in need, my new business is truly an extension of that passion to serve.” Gresham has more than 25 years of customer service experience and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jackson State University. 

Just a twenty-minute drive from the Jackson State University campus that laid the foundation for his future, Gresham’s new venture focuses on helping his neighbors in Brandon and others who call Central Mississippi home. A native of Macon, Mississippi, Gresham and his wife, Maria, have a small-town approach when it comes to serving his friends and neighbors. “My motto is ‘Touching Lives, Changing Futures with Brightway, The Gresham Agency.”  
Brightway, The Gresham Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them online at or call 601-213-3111. 
Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including customer service, technology, accounting, marketing, distribution and business analytics. In addition, Brightway handles carrier relations and appointments, as well as support with personnel hiring, licensing, onboarding, training and retention. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like Gresham, to focus on new business sales and provide customers the personalized service they deserve. 

About Brightway Insurance 

Established in 2008, Brightway grew to become one of the largest privately-owned property/casualty insurance distribution companies in the U.S. with over 300 franchises in 30 states and over $900 million in annual premiums. Recently, Brightway’s success led to a private equity investment that has infused the company with financial and human capital, and data and analytics access, to accelerate growth and deliver new and exciting market opportunities. 

Brightway produces winning outcomes for franchisees and their customers by offering access to customized coverage solutions from a range of insurers paired with full back office and marketing support.  This winning model allows agents and producers to focus on addressing the needs of their customers to become trusted advisors and grow their business. 

For more information about Brightway, The Gresham Agency, visit  

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