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IBAC welcomes new leadership team, broker tech and innovation consultant

October 19, 2017   by Staff

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Photo copyright: KraynovaThe Insurance Brokers Association of Canada recently announced its 2017-2018 executive committee and the addition of a new innovation consultant to help the organization identify technology solutions for the independent broker channel.

Robert Harrison of Martin, Merry & Reid Ltd. in Toronto leads the executive committee in the role of chairman for IBAC. Scott Treasure of Treasures Insurance in Edmonton takes on the role of president. The position of president-elect is being filled by Chris Floyd of OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers in Waterloo, Ont. And Kent Rowe, of Wedgwood Insurance in St. John’s, and Robyn Young, of Lundgren & Young Insurance in Calgary, are vice-presidents on the committee.

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IBAC’s rules state that all officers on the committee are to be elected. All positions were acclaimed this year.

The association also released the names of the directors serving on its board for 2017-2018. The full list can be found on IBAC’s website.

In addition, the association also recently announced that it is welcoming Kim Opheim, president of K Opheim Consulting, into the fold as a broker technology and innovation consultant.

Opheim will work closely with IBAC’s member associations to provide leadership in identifying and implementing technology solutions that support the independent insurance broker distribution system in Canada.

Opheim has worked in the P&C industry for more than 30 years. His experience includes senior roles at Applied Systems’ Canadian office and MHC Insurance Brokers Inc.

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