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May 2020

Reliance Partners Expands Senior Leadership Team with Appointment of Chief Financial Officer & Chief Revenue Officer

Transportation and logistics veteran Thom Albrecht to help drive the expansion of Reliance’s fast-growing transportation insurance team Chattanooga, Tenn. – May 12, 2020 – Reliance Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Thom Albrecht as Chief Financial Officer & Chief Revenue Officer. Mr. Albrecht is a 32-year veteran of the transportation space and served most recently as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Financial Officer […]

May 2020

Inc. Magazine Announces Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2020

Chattanooga, TN (May 6, 2020) – Reliance Partners has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020. Hitting newsstands May 12 in the May/June 2020 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and […]

Oct 2019

Reliance Partners Named on 2020 FreightTech 100 List.

FreightWaves, the industry-leading provider of 24/7 news, data and analytics for the global freight and logistics markets, announced Reliance Partners as one of the winners of the 2020 FreightTech 100 Awards.

May 2019

Reliance Partners is One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2019

America’s fastest-growing commercial insurance agency for the transportation and logistics space, is also one of the highest-scoring businesses, with standout employee engagement—three years in a row.  CHATTANOOGA, TENN. (May 16, 2019) – Reliance Partners (Reliance) has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces 2019, our fourth annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Hitting newsstands May 28 in the June 2019 issue, and […]

Mar 2019

Reliance Partners, Proud Sponsor of the FreightTech Innovation Challenge

Chattanooga, Tenn., March 28, 2019 Reliance Partners is proud to a be an esteemed sponsor of the FreightTech Innovation Challenge, along with FreightWaves, Co.Lab and US Xpress. It is set to be a driving force of youth and innovation in the logistics industry, attracting young and diverse talent from the nation’s top schools to innovate on some of the most challenging industry issues. The FreightTech […]

Mar 2019

Reliance Partners Named Top Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance by FORTUNE

Chattanooga, Tenn., March 26, 2019- Reliance Partners was Named One of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance, by FORTUNE. Great Place to Work®, a research and consulting firm, analyzed anonymous survey responses representing over 726,000 employees working in the Financial Services & Insurance industry in the United States. All employees were surveyed, and comprehensive characteristics were considered: experiences of accountability, trust, the […]

Mar 2019

The Reliance Way

Community Outreach is not something you often hear about within the workplace. Reliance Partners believes service provides opportunity to make an impact in the Chattanooga community. Once a quarter, Reliance Partners will execute a community service project. Saturday, February 16th 50 Reliance Partners employees volunteered with the Chambliss Center for Children. Groups spread out to tackle several projects from disinfecting classrooms and toys to mulching […]

Nov 2018

Reliance Partners Names Chief Sales Officer and Location in Austin, TX

RELIANCE PARTNERS NAMES CHIEF SALES OFFICER AND ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION IN AUSTIN, TX   Chattanooga, Tenn. – November 19, 2018 – Reliance Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Brandon Richards as Chief Sales Officer and growth into the Austin market.  Richards is a veteran insurance professional with more than 17 years in the commercial transportation insurance space. Brandon’s addition also marks the opening of a […]

Nov 2018

What Makes Reliance Partners a Great Place to Work?

October 25, 2018 Reliance Partners was named a top workplace in America by Fortune Magazine. While companies look to recruit and hire candidates that fit company culture, it is equally as important for job seekers to find the right fit. What should one expect in a typical day working for Reliance Partners? Collaborative Environment When society pictures a work environment, cubicles, silence and little employee […]

Oct 2018

RELIANCE PARTNERS NAMED 8TH BEST WORKPLACE IN AMERICA 2018 BY FORTUNE MAGAZINE

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 25,2018 – Reliance Partners Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® This ranking considered more than 158,000 employees in the Financial Services & Insurance sector. Great Place to Work®, a research and consulting firm, partnered with FORTUNE to evaluate more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. […]

Oct 2018

RELIANCE PARTNERS NAMED A GREAT PLACE TO WORK FOR 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

  Reliance Partners was certified as a great workplace today by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work® Reliance Partners earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at https://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/reliance-partners. “We’re very proud to be recognized as a top employer and look forward to providing a great environment for employees […]

Oct 2018

RELIANCE PARTNERS NAMED AS FREIGHT.TECH 100 COMPANY BY FREIGHT WAVES

Reliance Partners has been named to the Freight.Tech 100 list by Freight Waves.  Freight.Tech 100 was created to recognize the most innovative and disciplined companies in freight. Companies on the list span all lines of transportation and prioritize innovation.  Out of more than five hundred applicants, Reliance earned a spot on this prestigious list among others like Amazon and JB Hunt. “We are honored to rank on the Freight.Tech […]

Oct 2018

Reliance Partners’ John Seidl to Speak at 49th Annual IAICDV

Back by popular demand to the 49th Annual IAICDV Annual Convention, John Seidl will leverage his experience to help members of the International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors learn more about the latest safety strategy, safety culture, risk assessment, and compliance. Learn more about the event here.    

Aug 2018

Reliance Partners Names Howell Chief Operating Officer

Reliance Partners has promoted Laura Ann Howell to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to the promotion, Laura Ann began her career with Reliance Partners in 2015 as Vice President, overseeing HR and Finance. She was promoted in 2017 to Senior Vice President overseeing operations. Howell, 29, previously served as Vice President for Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods where she co-founded a trucking company and freight […]

Aug 2018

Reliance Partners Named to Inc. 5000 List

Chattanooga, Tenn. August 15, 2018 – Reliance Partners, LLC, a commercial insurance agency announced today that it has been named to the annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Reliance Partners secured the number 591 spot on prestigious list, ranking as the fastest-growing property & casualty insurance agency in the United States and the 10th fastest-growing company in the state […]

May 2018

Inc. Magazine Recognizes Reliance as a Top Workplace

  RELIANCE PARTNERS RECOGNIZED AS  A TOP WORKPLACE BY INC. MAGAZINE Chattanooga, Tenn., May 24, 2018 – Reliance Partners has been named on Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces in 2018, the magazine’s annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Out of thousands of applicants,  Reliance was one of two companies in Tennessee named to the list and one of five companies in the insurance industry. […]

Apr 2018

Reliance Partners Announces New Office Opening in Central Florida

Reliance Partners is pleased to announce an office expansion in Vero Beach, FL. The expansion marks the fifth office location for Reliance with additional expansion plans underway. Reliance Partners is a commercial insurance specialist with a large presence in the transportation marketplace where the company offers insurance services in 48 states. Reliance has been recognized by numerous publications for its growth and top work environment. […]

Apr 2018

Reliance Partners Announces New V.P. of Risk Services – John Seidl

Reliance Partners is pleased to announce addition of John Seidl as V.P. of Risk Services. Seidl is recognized as a leading expert in DOT commercial transportation compliance and will be strong resource for Reliance Partners’ current and future clients. As a former Wisconsin State Motor Carrier Trooper and FMCSA Investigator with more than 20 years of experience in risk services, Seidl is well versed in […]

Mar 2018

Reliance Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces by FORTUNE

  Reliance Partners Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® Chattanooga, TN – Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Reliance Partners as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance. The ranking considered input from more than 76,000 employees in the Financial Services & Insurance sector. Great Place […]

Feb 2018

Reliance Named Chattanooga Business of the Year

Reliance Partners was named Chattanooga’s Business of the Year by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. We are thrilled to have won the large category for Business of the Year and would like to thank our employees, clients, markets and the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce for the honor. We look forward to another year of serving our customers, expanding our presence around the country and shaking up […]

Jan 2018

Reliance Partners joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Reliance Partners joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance -John Paul Hampstead Chattanooga, Tenn. – January 31, 2018 – Today Reliance Partners, one of the fastest growing privately-held property and casualty insurance brokerage in the United States, announced its membership into the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). Founded in 2009, Reliance Partners quickly became an industry leader in transportation and logistics insurance and was recognized as the tenth fastest […]

Nov 2017

Reliance Partners Open Chicago Office

  Reliance has expanded its Midwest by opening a new office in the Chicago area. Reliance Partners has been recognized by numerous publications for its growth and top work environment. The company was most recently featured in Inc Magazine as a member of its 500 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in 2017, Inc. Magazine’s 2017 ‘50 Best Workplaces,’ and in Fortune as one of “America’s Best Workplaces.” Edgar Mercado will lead the […]

Oct 2017

FORTUNE Names Reliance Partners One of 2017’s Best Workplaces

Reliance Partners announces it has been named one of the 2017 Best Small & Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. This ranking considered 74,000 surveys from employees at hundreds of businesses in all sectors of the economy.  Reliance Partners earned a spot on this list based on co-workers’ assessment of the camaraderie, leadership, fairness, rewards and career opportunities enjoyed by all in […]

Sep 2017

Reliance Partners Named Best Place to Work in Insurance

 Reliance Partners has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. “We recognize that the well-being of our team is the key to our agency’s long-term success,” says Andrew Ladebauche, CEO. “We are honored to be recognized for our strong […]

Aug 2017

Reliance Partners Named to Inc. 500 List

Reliance Partners has been named to the annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Reliance Partners secured the number 461 spot on prestigious list, ranking as the fastest-growing property & casualty insurance agency in the country and the 10th fastest-growing company in the state of Tennessee. Companies included on the list collectively generated 619,631 jobs over the past three […]

Jul 2017

Reliance Partners Opens Northeast Office

Reliance Partners will expand its market presence in the Northeast with the the opening of the company’s Buffalo, NY location on July, 14, 2017. The company has been recognized by numerous publications for its growth and top work environment. The company was most recently featured in Inc. Magazine’s 2017 “50 Best Workplaces”, in Fortune as one of “America’s Best Workplaces” and Inc.com as a member […]

Jun 2017

RELIANCE PARTNERS PROMOTES HOWELL TO SVP

Chattanooga, Tenn., June 22, 2017 – Reliance Partners, a leading commercial insurance agency has promoted Laura Ann Howell to the position of Senior Vice President. Prior to the promotion, Laura Ann began her career with Reliance Partners in 2015 as Vice President, overseeing HR and Finance. She previously served as Vice President for Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods where she founded a trucking company and freight brokerage. […]

Jun 2017

Reliance Partners Ranked Among Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces in 2017

Reliance Partners is one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement featured in June 2017 issue of Inc. Magazine. Reliance Partners, a commercial insurance agency, has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication’s annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Hitting newsstands and online today in the June 2017 issue, the list is the result of a comprehensive […]

Mar 2017

Reliance Partners Continues to Grow, Adding to Leadership Team

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Reliance Partners expands its leadership team with the addition of veteran insurance professional, Stephen Copeland as Senior Director of Customer Service. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Copeland’s expertise and leadership skills will strengthen the agency’s capacity to expand and continue serving its national client base with excellence. “We are fortunate to have Stephen on board leading our customer service […]

Feb 2017

Reliance Partners Named One of ‘8 Companies to Watch’ in 2017

Don’t miss the write-up on Reliance Partners in this month’s CityScope Magazine. “Why it’s a Company to Watch // Reliance Partners brings a young, energetic startup culture to an old-school industry – a competitive advantage in an evolving market. “Reliance looks very different from your typical American insurance brokerage company,” says Reliance President and COO Chad Eichelberger. “We’ve got a lot of hungry, driven people.” Fortune, […]

Dec 2016

Reliance Partners Opens in Birmingham

Chattanooga-based Reliance Partners, a provider of commercial insurance focused on the transportation and logistics space has announced the opening of the company’s new Birmingham, AL location. Reliance Partners has been recognized by numerous publications for its growth and top work environment. The company was most recently featured in Fortune as one of America’s Best Workplaces and Inc.com as a member of its 500 | 5000 […]

Nov 2016

Reliance Partners Named in Business Insurance’s Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry Business Insurance announced that Reliance Partners, LLC has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. “We know that our company’s success depends upon much more than the products and services we […]

Oct 2016

Reliance Partners Named One of the Country’s Best Work Places

Reliance Partners, LLC was ranked number 21 of the country’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces recently announced by consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune. Great Place to Work® reviewed the survey results of more than 52,000 employees from hundreds of companies in the ranking process. Among the findings from the study: trust fuels business performance. For example, the Best Small and Medium Workplaces […]

Aug 2016

Reliance Partners, LLC Named to Inc. 5000 Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Chattanooga, Tenn. August 17, 2016 – Inc. magazine recognizes Reliance Partners, LLC on its 35th annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Reliance Partners ranked number 729 on prestigious list with three-year sales growth of 542%. “Being named to the Inc. 5000 list highlights our dedication to progressive thinking, innovation and company culture.” said Chad Eichelberger, President and COO […]

May 2016

Chastain Promoted to Senior Director of Sales

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Reliance Partners, a leading insurance agency, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jordan Chastain to the position of Senior Director of Sales for the transportation division of the company. The company is one of the fastest-growing insurance providers to the trucking and logistics market in the nation. Jordan is a native of Gainesville, GA and a graduate of the University of […]

May 2016

Creating Corporate Culture

Reliance Partners’ President and COO, Chad Eichelberger, speaks with a business incubator about what creating company culture looks like and how his company is moving beyond the buzz words. “Culture is incredibly important in building and growing a business. In order for a company to have sustained success, employees need to be hyper-engaged and united.” Read Chad’s interview here.

Nov 2015

Reliance Appoints New Executives

Reliance Partners Appoints New Members to Executive Team CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Reliance Partners announced two executive appointments Thursday, November 4th. Andrew Ladebauche, formerly executive vice president of Reliance Partners, has been selected as the company’s chief executive officer. Reliance Partners also welcomes Chad Eichelberger as the company’s new president and chief operations officer. “I can think of no better team to lead Reliance Partners,” Brent […]

Sep 2015

United Way Day of Caring

Each year, during the week of September 11th, United Way of Greater Chattanooga hosts the Day of Caring, inviting individuals & corporations to volunteer their time in the community. Reliance Partners spent their time at the Orange Grove Center, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was such a privilege to volunteer our time with these top-notch […]