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Griffin Owens Insurance Group Further Expands Mid-Atlantic Footprint Through Affiliation With Smith & Associates

Smith & Associates (based in Clinton, Maryland) has joined Leavitt Group affiliate Griffin Owens Insurance Group, headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. Griffin Owens currently has three locations across Virginia and is led by Chris Griffin and Don Owens. Ken Smith, owner of Smith & Associates, will stay with the agency while helping to grow the business in Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Griffin Owens co-owner Chris said, “The Griffin Owens management team is excited to work with Smith & Associates for many reasons. The most important reason being that in 1981, Ken hired me when he was a district manager for Nationwide Insurance. Ken and I have had a long, trusted relationship which we’re looking forward to continuing.”

Smith & Associates has helped the Prince George County area find personal and commercial insurance solutions since 1998. Their business philosophy is centered in offering personalized service and educating clients — very similar to Griffin Owens’ and Leavitt Group’s business philosophy. So, it’s truly a perfect match.

Ken and his wife Sheryl shared, “The Smith & Associates team is looking forward to our affiliation with Griffin Owens! We’re excited about being able to provide our clients with more options to meet their insurance needs, while continuing to provide personalized service and educating them about their options and choices.”

The location and all contact information of Smith & Associates will remain the same. If you have any questions about this affiliation with Leavitt Group, or would like to schedule an interview, please contact Don Owens at 703-471-0050 or email

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