What do you do?
I oversee two departments, Underwriting and Business Development. Working with a talented team that shares common goals is extremely rewarding and challenging – in a good way!
What’s your background and education?
Like many individuals in our industry, I happened upon insurance by chance – and I am so happy I did! My previous roles vary from contact centre management to sales management to underwriting and everything in between. I am very fortunate to have worked with, and be mentored by, some of the best industry professionals. I have earned my advanced Chartered Insurance Professional and Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designations.
What community initiative are you most passionate about and why?
I believe that we all have a responsibility to make the world a better place, in any capacity that we can. In 2004, I began collecting winter clothing and blankets by donation from friends and family. Every November and December, I spend a couple of evenings a week and one day per weekend handing out goods to the less fortunate. I firmly believe that if we all start to look for commonalities between us, instead of differences, we will start to close the gaps in society that push us apart.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
I am an avid traveller. Instead of sightseeing, I love immersing in the culture of where I am and experiencing it as the locals do, often with a nice glass of wine. I also have a big family, so I spend lots of my spare time with family and friends where possible.