EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, BRIGHTWAY INSURANCE, JACKSONVILLE
The two brothers founded Brightway in 2008 after buying a small local agency with about $2.3 million in revenue. They surpassed their goal of building a $10-million agency, growing the property/casualty insurance distribution company to more than $635 million in premiums, making it one of the largest personal lines agencies in the U.S. The firm, which operates franchise operations, employs 900 in 202 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states. Brightway prides itself on offering more than twice as many insurance brands as any other agency. It also introduced a lower-investment franchise model meant to make it easier for people to own their own insurance business. In 2020, the brothers were named to Insurance Business America’s Hot 100 list of industry leaders.
The Millers, who attended civil rights rallies with their mother, are actively involved with United Way of Northeast Florida. David has served as president of the Stein Fellowship Program. Michael is a supporter of the LGBTQ Community Fund for Northeast Florida.