June 22, 2017


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. Laura Ann is a graduate of the Risk Management & Insurance Program of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

“Laura Ann’s leadership has been a critical part our success,“ says company President & COO, Chad Eichelberger. “She has an unbelievable work ethic and has positively impacted all areas of our organization.”

Reliance Partners is one of the fastest-growing commercial insurance agencies in the country. The company has locations in Chattanooga, Tenn., Birmingham, AL and Victoria, TX with a national client base largely concentrated in the transportation and logistics space in addition to a fast growing presence in other lines of business insurance. The company was incorporated in 2009 by a group of individuals with a common goal: to be the best agency in the insurance industry.