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The CIP Society Introduces the National Leadership Award Recipients

October 1, 2009   by The CIP Society

(Toronto, ON October 1, 2009) The CIP Society is proud to announce the eight leaders to be recognized this year in the inaugural awarding of the National Leadership Awards. As the only national program of its kind for property and casualty insurance professionals, the National Leadership Awards have been created to recognize achievement across Canada. This years recipients have been recognized by their peers for their contribution and impact on the property and casualty community.

This years recipients of the CIP Society National Leadership Awards are:

Established Leaders:
Andrew Janzen, BComm, FCIP, FRM, CAIB BC
Carla Blackmore, FCIP, CRM ON
H. Ross Totten, FCIP, CCIB ON
Patrick McNally, BBA, FCIP NS

Emerging Leaders:
Thomas Newby, CIP, CRM, CAIB ON
Patrick Bouchard, PAA QC
Phillip Robichaud, D.V.M., LL.B., FCIP NS
Jonathan Stone, FCIP NB

We were extremely pleased at the number of nominations received (41) and that they well-represented all four regions and both categories, with an excellent calibre of candidates it was a tough decision for the selection committee, said Bob Tisdale, Chair of the CIP Society National Council. We are confident that the leadership qualities of these recipients set an excellent standard for this year and for years to come.

The CIP Society National Leadership Awards have been created to recognize achievement across Canada. The Leadership Awards recognize the industrys up-and-coming leaders as well as the established leaders. The award recipients are members whose personal qualities exemplify leadership through their passion for learning, their dedication to their profession, and commitment to their employer. These leaders are role models and mentors who demonstrate a natural ability to positively influence the people around them and cultivate leadership qualities in others. They have made a positive difference in their company and given back to the insurance industry and to the community where they live. And as a result, they are respected and admired by their peers and deemed to be persons of high personal integrity.

The CIP Society has been advancing the education, experience, ethics and excellence of graduates of the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) programs for 10 years, said Peter Hohman, CEO and president, The Insurance Institute of Canada. It is fitting to complement The Societys development of these industry leaders with recognition of their achievements through the National Leadership Awards.

For more information about the awards program and for profiles of this years leaders, please visit,

Founded in 1998, the CIP Society represents more than 15,000 graduates of the Insurance Institutes Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) and Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) Programs. As the professionals division of the Institute, the Society offers continuing professional development, information services, networking opportunities, and recognition and promotion of the designations. For more information visit the CIP Society Web site at:

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For more information, please contact:
Peter Hohman
President and CEO
Insurance Institute
P: (416) 865-2712 or E:

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