Smart Choice names new general counsel

Exec will take responsibility for managing company's contracts, acquisitions and more

Smart Choice names new general counsel

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Agency network Smart Choice has announced the appointment of Brock Miles (pictured above) as general counsel and executive vice president.

Miles joined Smart Choice in February 2021, and currently manages the company’s legal and compliance department from its office in Raleigh, N.C.

Since joining the company, Miles has assisted in adding more than 30 new corporate partners to the program, successfully managed litigation, led efforts to expand the legal and compliance teams, and contributed to the growth of Smart Choice Partners, the company said.

In his new role, Miles will take responsibility for managing the company’s contracts, agency agreements, acquisitions, licensing compliance, litigation and more.

Prior to joining Smart Choice, Miles served at IBM, where he managed a team of attorneys and contract specialists focused on IT service outsourcing agreements with Fortune 500 companies.

“We’ve experienced exponential growth in the last five to six years,” said Joe Fisher, chief operating officer for Smart Choice. “As we continue our positive trajectory at this pace, it’s more important than ever that we have the right people in place. Brock has been a strong force and leader in our compliance team since joining Smart Choice. I congratulate Brock on this major accomplishment and have the highest confidence he will continue to contribute significantly to our success at Smart Choice.”

“I am very excited to be a part of Smart Choice’s culture and hope to be an integral part of the company’s continued growth and success,” Miles said.

More than 1,100 new agencies joined Smart Choice in 2022. The network also saw 23% gross revenue growth for the year. In total, 9.750 independent agencies have partnered with Smart Choice, writing more than $1.8 billion in premium volume annually.

In September, the company acquired Tennessee-based Carriage Hill Insurance.

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