October 28, 2013 by Canadian Underwriter
Linda Papadopoulos of Pearson Dunn Insurance Inc. in Stony Creek, Ontario has been honoured as broker of the year by the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO).
Papadopoulos, a broker for almost three decades, is a volunteer career ambassador for the Insurance Institute, IBAO notes in a statement issued Monday. She also sits on a committee that gathers fundraising support for Good Shepard Centre for Hamilton and is a major supporter and fundraiser for the Women of the Year Award with Hamilton’s YMCA.
Papadopoulos was among the recipients of the 2013 IBAO Awards of Excellence, held during a special gala at IBAO’s 93rd Annual Convention in Toronto last week.
The awards recognize insurance brokers and brokerages throughout Ontario for their achievements and initiatives, through their local work as businesspeople and as involved and caring citizens, notes a statement from the IBAO.
Individuals also honoured with a 2013 IBAO Awards of Excellence are as follows:
In addition, Rick Orr, IBAO’s current chairman of the board, was the recipient of the Wally Wood Award. The award is presented to someone who selflessly devotes themselves to this association, its members, its goals and objectives.
Orr, past president of the IBAO, was recognized for his tireless dedication to the association throughout his past 10 years on the IBAO board and executive.
“We are very excited to recognize and award these outstanding brokers for not only the great service they offer their clients, but for the profound impact they make in their communities,” says IBAO CEO Randy Carroll.
“This group of people are an example of the great work being done in our industry across the province,” Carroll emphasizes.