Salute was formed in 1992 to recognize and honour the Insurance Person of the Year, someone who has made a significant contribution to furthering the image of the general insurance industry in this province.  In 2007 we introduced the Rising Star Award, honouring a person from the next generation, whose professional contributions and dedication to excellence have already made them a leader and a role model in our industry.

The Insurance Person of the Year and Rising Star awards are presented at a gala evening which celebrates the dedication, commitment, and integrity of  all the people in our industry.

2016 Insurance Person of the Year – Tina Osen


Tina Osen is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and acting Chief Sales Officer for HUB International, the largest insurance broker in British Columbia.
A recognized leader and innovator who has championed employee empowerment, customer service and community investment, Tina has 20 years of experience in the insurance sector. Under her leadership, the Greater Vancouver operations of HUB International have more than doubled, growing from $170 million in sales to $424 million.
In addition to her responsibilities as CEO and CSO, Tina is a member of the Executive Committee of the HUB Group of Companies, which includes 26 Presidents in North America. She is also one of only four presidents on the HUB International President Focus Group with the Corporate Executive Management Team headquartered in Chicago.
Tina is synonymous with community leadership, currently as Chapter Chair for the Young Presidents Organization in Vancouver, and as a past Director on the Vancouver Board of Trade. She received the Business in Vancouver 40 Under 40 Award in 2004, and HUB International’s Chairman’s Award in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2015. In 2009 Tina received the Deloitte Women of Influence Award, was an Honoree at the BIV Influential Women in Business Awards in 2011, was recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Canada for 2013 by the Women’s Executive Network, and has been a mentor with the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Mentoring Program since 2015. Tina was recently presented with the 2016 Wendy McDonald Diversity Award by the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Under Tina and her team’s leadership, HUB International has been actively involved in supporting a number of charitable causes including the Aga Khan Foundation, ALS Society, Amica Helping Hands Community Sponsorship, BC Special Olympics, Burnaby Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, Canuck’s Place Hospice, Covenant House, Dare Arts Vancouver, Free the Children We Day, JDRF, Minerva Foundation for BC, the Variety Boat for Hope, and numerous Food Banks across the Greater Vancouver region.


2016 Rising Star – Crystal Petrie

Head shot PetrieA farm girl at heart, Crystal grew up spending countless hours outdoors riding horses, fishing, camping, mountain-biking and hiking. All hobbies she still passionately pursues.

In 2010, Crystal stepped into the insurance world. Achieving her CAIB designation in short order and currently on the cusp of her CIP designation, Crystal spent her first three years at an Insure BC office, rapidly moving into a personal lines managerial role, before Capri Insurance landed her talents and she became Branch Manager for their South Kamloops location. Crystal has served the last three years on the IBABC Board of Directors, chairing both the Education and Membership committees.

Outside the office, Crystal is focused on making her community better. With four years on the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation Committee in Kamloops, she helped raise over $380,000 for the foundation. Crystal shares her keen business acumen with local youth through Junior Achievement BC, presenting Economics for Success to high school students, and facilitates Be Entrepreneurial for Grade 11 classrooms. Crystal has worked hard with Work BC to create awareness about careers in insurance through job fairs and other promotions. Finally, Crystal is a Big Sister volunteer and commits time each week to her ‘little sister’.

In what’s left of her spare time, Crystal enjoys weightlifting and CrossFit. She and husband Robert own and operate a conditioning studio in Kamloops, F3 Fit, where their border collie Henry spends most of his days.