SecureRisk Announces the Recipient of the Prestigious Agency of the Year Award and Unveils Highly Anticipated Top 5 Agencies List

(TUCKER, Ga.) SecureRisk, a cooperative venture owned by nearly 100 exclusive independent insurance agencies with generations of experience, proudly announces Galis/Stewart Insurance of Brunswick, Ga. as the distinguished recipient of the coveted Ray Williams Excellence Award.

Named after Ray Williams, the founder and former CEO of SecureRisk, the honor is bestowed upon agencies that demonstrate exceptional growth, foster strong partnerships with SecureRisk partners, and actively participate in the organization. Additionally, Galis/Stewart achieved the esteemed Best Practices agency designation for the second year in a row.

Established in the early 1930s, Galis/Stewart Insurance has been a trusted name in the insurance industry for 91 years. Originally known as the Parker, Borroughs and Way agency, it has grown to become a prominent presence in southeast Georgia and beyond.

With a strong background in banking, Heard Galis joined the agency in 2012, followed by Hank Stewart in 2016. Together, they brought a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. In 2017, Galis and Stewart took ownership of the agency, rebranding it as Galis/Stewart Insurance.

In 2018, the agency became a part of SecureRisk. While Galis/Stewart Insurance serves a large area of coastal Georgia, it also has clients all over the Southeast and beyond. Specializing in personal and commercial property and casualty coverage, the Galis/Stewart team is renowned for its exceptional personalized service.

SecureRisk acknowledges the four runners-up and also commends the following agencies for their outstanding performance, listing them among the coveted Top 5 Agencies list:

1. Jack Bradley Agency, located in Cornelia, Ga.
2. Mallory Agency, located in LaGrange, Ga.
3. East Mountain Insurors, located in Grayson, Ga.
4. Gillman Insurance Problem Solvers, located in Alpharetta, Ga.

These agencies have demonstrated exceptional commitment and expertise in the insurance industry.

Based in Tucker, Ga., SecureRisk is a cooperative venture of nearly 100 exclusive independent insurance agencies and 750 licensed agents collaborating to bring the most comprehensive coverage and best insurance solutions to their clients at the most competitive price. Originally founded as Shared Agency Services, LLC, Shared Agency Services rebranded to “SecureRisk” in 2012 to illustrate its commitment to securing the assets and risks of the communities the agents serve. SecureRisk is the nation’s fourth-largest agency partnership, with over $3 Billion in property/casualty premium. Today, SecureRisk maintains more than 250 member offices nationwide and strategic alliances and relationships with hundreds of regional and national carriers, brokers, and vendors. For more information, visit SecureRisk Insurance Solutions on the web at

Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing