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Lorraine Bullock has enjoyed a more than 30 year career in the insurance industry. The first 20 years were spent on the brokerage side where she began on the front lines and ultimately became the managing partner and obtained a CAIB (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker) designation. In 1999 the brokerage was sold and she was hired back by the new owners to manage the transition of another newly acquired office. Her time on the company side began in 2000 when she was hired by Travel Insurance Coordinators in a sales management capacity and by 2003 had transitioned to the role of National Sales Director. For 6 years beginning in 2006 she managed the highly successful travel insurance portfolio at BCAA and ultimately took over responsibility for the Life Insurance Program. Lorraine is currently the Wawanesa Regional Vice President for British Columbia.
An avid entertainer she enjoys working with the team to organize the premier event of the insurance industry social calendar.
Driven by a strong focus on customers, employees, and continuous improvement, John has enjoyed a dynamic 30-year career with ICBC. After graduating from UBC with a degree in political science, John joined the crown corporation as a Claims Representative at Out of Province Claims. After several years as a Claims Manager, John moved to the insurance side of the business to work with brokers in 2002. Since then, his desire for personal growth has led him to a variety of leadership roles including responsibility for road safety, regulatory affairs, and the Insurance Division’s call centres. He obtained his CIP in 1996 and his FCIP in 2000.
John is currently responsible for sales and was heavily involved in the implementation of the recent significant changes involving brokers. John is currently lead for strengthening the broker partnership and continuing to modernize what is widely viewed as a best-in-class distribution system for all British Columbians.
Career highlights include: President of the Insurance Institute of B.C. (2005-2006), a Member of the National Academic Committee for the Insurance Institute of Canada (2007-2011), and co-Chair of WICC BC where he led the Gala Fundraising Committee.
Nicole began her career in insurance in 1991 with the HUB – Barton Insurance Group. Over the next two decades she was able to acquire her CAIB, FCIP & CRM, as well as her certification in Human Resources and Labour Relations.
In 2007 Nicole was given the opportunity to join the Porter & McMillan organization and in 2008 became a partner of the firm. Over the next few years the organization started a transition process that led her to the position of Chief Executive Officer. In 2017 the Johnston Meier group purchased Porter & McMillan and a new chapter unfolded.
It was mid 2019 that brought Nicole from the broker side of insurance to the company side where she took on a new role of Personal Lines Manager at Wawanesa Insurance.
Nicole believes her success in the industry is attributable to the many great people she has met and the mentors she has learned from over the years.
Administration & Scholarships
Jeanie’s career in the insurance industry began more than 20 years ago when she graduated from university. Not knowing anything about the property and casualty industry, she eagerly applied for the role of ‘trainee’, and thus began her adventures in underwriting, claims and marketing. Having spent the majority of her career on the company side, Jeanie considers herself fortunate to have met so many wonderful people in the industry – from brokers to company folks to independent adjusters and suppliers. She is Vice President of Client Experience at HUB International, and has taught and proctored for the Insurance Institute of BC. Jeanie has been a member of the Salute BC committee since 2015.
Venue & Administration
Leanne has been an insurance professional since 1992. She joined Hub International in January 2019 as Manager, Client Service Center Auto Operations. Prior to that, she held various leadership and management roles during her 27 year tenure within ICBC’s Claims and Insurance Divisions. Leanne firmly believes in the power of giving back – to her peers, the insurance industry and to worthwhile causes. In 2010 she became an Ambassador for the Insurance Institute of Canada’s Career Connections program, promoting the insurance industry as a career choice for youths through to career-changers at various speaking engagements. Leanne became an Instructor for the Insurance Institute of British Columbia in 2011. In November 2016 Leanne was honoured with the CIP Society’s Instructor of the Year Award and in February 2017 presented with the IIBCs Instructor Achievement Award. Leanne joined Team ICBC for the 2016 Ride to Conquer Cancer raising over $2,500 and in April 2018 she volunteered at the WICC Spring Casino Event as part of the 50/50 ticket sales team. In 2018 she joined the Insurance Institute of British Columbia’s Events Committee. Leanne believes that joining Salute BC in April 2017 was a great fit allowing her to promote the recognition of members within industry who are making a difference.
Program Production and Website Management
Alana Udovicic is Senior Associate Manager of the Car and Travel Insurance products at BCAA. Alana joined the Salute Committee in 2018 and is responsible for producing the Insurance Person of the Year event program and managing the website.