As the nation prepares to celebrate its independence next week, one career military officer will see the American Dream he fought for become a reality in Greater Tampa. United States Marine vet Jerry Terrian will open the new Brightway, The Terrian Agency insurance office this Monday.

With more than a dozen of his military years spent serving as a Financial Management Officer with the Department of Defense, the Wesley Chapel resident has plenty of experience in the real-life numbers of the business world. However, it’s actually his first decade of service that catches the attention of most.

Terrian joined the military out of high school in August of 2001. “I was 18 years old in boot camp when the September 11, 2001 attacks on our country took place,” Terrian said.  “During the first half of my career, there were multiple deployments to the Middle East serving with U.S. Special Operations Command. I had the honor to serve the second half of my career as a commissioned officer in Financial Management. The educational opportunities took off from there”.

A lifelong learner, Jerry is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in business administration and  currently holds an MBA in financial management from Naval Postgraduate School and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University. Jerry and his wife, Meredith, live in Wesley Chapel with their three children.

Brightway, The Terrian Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, Commercial and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them at their office at 5344 9th Street, Suite 108 in Zephyrhills, online at or call 813-733-4030.

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 more than 300 franchises in 36 states and more than $1 billion 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.

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