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CI Welcomes Our New Advisors

We are proud to introduce the 2010 Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine's Editorial Advisory Board, Listed in alphabetical order

Randy Carroll
CEO, Insurance brokers association of Ontario
Toronto, On
The IBAO is a not-for-profit association that represents and serves the interests of over 10,000 independent P&C insurance brokers in the province of Ontario.

George Cooke
President and CEO,
The Dominion
Toronto, On
George received a B.A. (Hons.) in Political Studies, and an MBA, in 1977, from Queen’s University. His current directorships include: The Dominion; E-L Financial Corporation; Hydro One Inc.; Insurance Bureau of Canada; and P&C Insurance Compensation Corporation (Chair of the Board effective 2009).

Ramy Dasuki
Commercial Account Executive , Western Financial Group
Calgary, AB
Ramy specializes in strategic insurance placement and consultation for small to large-sized businesses. Before joining Western Financial Group, Ramy was a commercial underwriter. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary (major in Economics).

Barry Roland Downs
CEO and owner, Partners Indemnity Insurance Brokers
Toronto, On
Barry obtained an MBA from York University in 1985 and has been in the insurance industry since 1972. His firm specializes in commercial and industrial P&C insurance and is also the vice president of Property Casualty Insurance for Royal Bank. Concurrent with his insurance career, Barry served 36 years in the reserve army.

Lori Fernandes
Manager, Business Development, Pearson Dunn Insurance Inc.
Hamilton, On
In the business for 15 years, Lori has full responsibility for managing the client/prospect management system, tracking the brokering activity and the closing rates and helps maintain and build insurer relationships. Lori currently serves as Co-Chair for the WICC Hamilton-Niagara Chapter.

Brenda French
President,
The French Group
Toronto, On
As an industry analyst and strategic advisor, Brenda has helped establish The French Group as a trusted advisor to the insurance industry. Her firm consistently shows clients how to develop competitive strategies that obtain real results.

Robert (Bob) King
President,
GNK Insurance Services
Vancouver, B.C.
Bob has been in the insurance business since 1967 and has worked in a senior financial management capacity in virtually all areas of general insurance.
At present, he is one of the principals in a B.C. retail general insurance brokerage and is a director of the Insurance Brokers Association of B.C.

Dominique Labelle
Vice President, Corporate Solutions, BFL CANADA
Montreal, PQ
In the insurance and risk management industry for over 20 years, Dominique specializes in unusual or difficult risks. She holds degrees in Business, Financial Analysis, Management Accounting, Risk Management and Insurance.

Nick Leadbetter
President, Halpenny
Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Ottawa, On
Starting his career in 1972, Nick soon moved from an underwriting position to a junior salesman position and in 2002, with his new partner, Richard Massie, created Halpenny Insurance Brokers Ltd. He is the founder of the Ottawa Carlton Insurance Brokers “Help” Line; and past lecturer at Algonquin College School of Insurance.

Fred Plant
Partner, Hope Plant Adjusters
Moncton, N.B.
Fred is an associate of the Insurance Institute of Canada and has specialized training and experience in the investigation and assessment of aquaculture losses. He is a past national president of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (CIAA). Fred is a member of the Insurance Institute of New Brunswick and sits on the executive of the International Institute of Loss Adjusters in the dual capacities of treasurer and second vice president.

© Copyright 2010 Rogers Publishing Ltd. This article first appeared in the April 2010 edition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine.

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