Canadian Broker Network announces 2022 Underwriters of the Year

Toronto, ON (Sept. 28, 2022) – Canadian Broker Network (CBN), Canada’s leading network of independent insurance brokers, is pleased to announce its 2022 Underwriters of the Year.

“CBN members have personally selected these personal and commercial underwriters as having met and exceeded our award criteria,” said Lorie Phair, President of CBN.

The criteria includes: underwriting excellence and risk knowledge; being available to our teams; writing business that satisfies clients’ needs while creating a win-win for the broker and the insurer; a positive, helpful attitude; and investing time to develop trusting relationships with brokers.

“These are significant achievements that underscore the importance and value of broker-underwriter relationships,” said Andrew Kemp, Chairman of CBN. “We congratulate all of our winners and thank them for their contributions as we continue our vision to help secure the future success of independent brokers,” Kemp concluded.


Commercial Award Recipients:

  • Andre Trottier, Economical Insurance
  • Brett-Anne Logan, Intact Insurance
  • Cheryl Hebb, Northbridge Insurance
  • Cheryl Pope, Intact Insurance
  • Mike Storrey, Economical Insurance
  • Nouara Lanasri, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Padmaja Sharma, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Wendy Rodriguez Suarez, Aviva Canada


Personal Award Recipients:

  • Canita Lee, Family Insurance
  • Cristina Sorescu, Northbridge Insurance
  • France Bourgeois, Wawanesa Insurance
  • Holly Baldwin, Wawanesa Insurance
  • Mabel Lau, Intact Insurance


MGA Award Recipients

  • Brynja Clipsham, Vailo Insurance Services
  • Christopher Fennell, Agile Underwriting Solutions
  • Daniel Moses, TruStar
  • Holly Mundt, i3 Underwriting Services
  • James M. Ciavaglia, Burns & Wilcox
  • Leah Vineberg, Burns & Wilcox
  • Patrick Bouchard, Soplex Solutions


About the Canadian Broker Network

Canadian Broker Network (CBN) is an alliance of leading independent insurance brokerages representing more than $2 billion in property casualty premiums, as well as employee benefits and life and financial services, with over 50 offices across Canada and more than 1,500 employees. CBN provides independent, employee-owned brokerages a unique way to grow and innovate their businesses by leveraging its collective wisdom, experience and connections and helping members gain the scale and benefits needed for future success. Maturing out of a forum dating back to 2002 originally designed to exchange best practices, today CBN’s guiding principles of innovation, collaboration, commitment to growth and independence help us ensure we deliver the best possible value proposition to our clients, employees and insurer partners.

Fiercely independent & proudly Canadian. For more information on CBN, including a list of our members, please visit

SOURCE: Canadian Broker Network

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