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Peace Hills Insurance President and CEO named Albertas 2013 Business Person of the Year

December 10, 2013   by Peace Hills Insurance

Peace Hills Insurance

Edmonton, AB – Alberta Venture magazine announced December 1, 2013 that Diane Brickner, President and CEO of Peace Hills Insurance, has been selected as the 2013 Business Person of the Year. Diane’s achievements will be celebrated during the Award Luncheon on January 23, 2014 at the Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta where Diane will be delivering her keynote speech, Competing Against the Big Players.

The Business Person of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual in the business community who has made an impressive impact on not only the economy, but the workforce and the people.Diane BricknerDiane Brickner joined Peace Hills Insurance at its inception in 1982 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 1990. She has successfully overseen the company expand to all provinces and territories west of Ontario, reach annual sales of 200 million dollars, and grow to approximately 190 employees.

“Diane embodies the spirit and the culture of the company, the family feel; she fosters the ability to grow and empowers our staff to move ahead and be the best that they can be,” says Kathy Boychuk, Chief Financial Officer. “She is well respected by everyone who knows her and we are extremely proud of her.”

Read Diane’s inspiring, personal story in the December issue of Alberta Venture, or head online to for the opportunity to get to know her better.

Peace Hills Insurance, owned by the Samson Cree Nation, is the first Native owned general insurance company in Canada and has been insuring Western Canadians since 1982 through Independent Brokers. The company has offices in five Western Canadian cities and is represented by 186 brokers with 478 locations throughout Western Canada and the Northern Territories.

Alberta Venture is an award-winning Edmonton-based business magazine with an enviable reputation for authoritative and independent business reporting on Alberta. Alberta Venture delivers exceptional business stories, marketing ideas and success stories in every sector and industry.


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  • Brenda Simioni, Manager, Corporate Underwriting & Marketing
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