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CIP Society announces 2013 National Leadership Award winners


September 26, 2013   by Canadian Underwriter


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The CIP Society recently named its five National Leadership Award honourees for 2013.

Those honoured as established leaders are Ginny Bannerman, vice president finance west at Intact Insurance in Calgary, and James Cameron, president of Cameron and Associates in Toronto.

The CIP Society is the graduate division of the Insurance Institute and is comprised of those who graduated from the institute’s Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) programs.

“This year’s honourees have been selected because they are the industry’s role models and mentors, because they have created an impact and been influential in their roles, and because they are recognized by their peers as persons of high personal integrity,” the institute stated in a press release Sept. 17.

The established leader category is designed to recognize CIP Society members who “have achieved sustained success through their demonstrated leadership qualities and the significant impact they have made on their organization, their community and the industry.”

There is also an “emerging leaders” category, which “recognizes CIP Society members who, through some early achievements and successes, are seen as an emerging leader within their organization or the industry.”

Honourees for 2013 in the emerging leaders category are Anne-Marie Deschênes, Lindsay Mackenzie and Tammie Norn.

Deschênes is marketer, medium to large-sized companies at Aon Risk Solutions in Montreal. Mackenzie is commercial lines manager at Intact Insurance in Mississauga, Ont. while Norn is chief executive officer of ProFormance Group Inc., the Pickering, Ont.-based firm she founded in 2008.

Honourees will be inducted into the CIP Society Leadership Circle and presented with steel sculptures made by Boris Kramer, a Canadian metalsmith, called “Good Company.”

Bannerman has been president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC), the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta, and the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA). In her current role at Intact, the areas she manages include corporate services, financial analysis and the centres of excellence (business excellence, transformation and practices and process).

Bannerman is scheduled to be presented with her award Nov. 20 at the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta (IISA) convocation.

Cameron and Norn are scheduled to be presented with their awards Jan. 23 at the Insurance Institute of Ontario-Greater Toronto Area convocation.

MacKenzie will be presented with her award at either the IIO-GTA convocation or the IIO-Hamilton convocation, scheduled Feb. 19.

Deschênes is scheduled to be presented with her award at the Institute d’assurance de dommages du Québ (IADQ)-Montreal convocation to be held on March 20.