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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.
Leanne has been an insurance professional since 1992, holding various leadership and management roles within ICBC’s Claims and Insurance Divisions. She is currently a member of the Insurance Business Improvement Team supporting PolicyCenter’s sustainment and improvement efforts. Leanne firmly believes in the power of giving back – to her peers, the insurance industry and to worthwhile causes. In April 2018 Leanne assumed the volunteer role as Co-Chair on ICBC’s Corporate Wellness Employee Resource. 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. Leanne believes that joining the Salute BC Committee in April 2017 was a great fit allowing her to promote the recognition of members within industry who are making a difference.
Sponsorship & Ticket Sales
Sharon Knotts joined The Guarantee Company of North America in 2013 as the Western Region Manager for Guarantee Gold, the company’s products specifically designed for high net worth individuals. Sharon is responsible for the management of the Gold line of business in British Columbia and Alberta leading a team of six insurance professionals. Sharon introduced British Columbia to the Gold product line as a new entrant and is responsible for continued profitable growth and business development in BC and Alberta. Prior to joining The Guarantee, Sharon was the Regional Personal Lines Manager, BC and Yukon, for an international brokerage firm for many years before moving to the insurer world where she was engaged in product development, developing administrative efficiencies and conversion of IT systems. Sharon successfully became a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional, with Honors, in 2001 and subsequently obtained a Certificate of Business Administration at the University of Victoria.
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.
Administration & Scholarships
Jeanie’s career in the insurance industry began over 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. Always working 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 the Marketing Manager at Family Insurance Solutions, responsible for sales and distribution of personal lines in BC. Jeanie has taught and proctored for the Insurance Institute of BC and has been a member of the Salute BC committee since 2015.
Sponsorship & Ticket Sales
Jason Brunelle joined the Credit Union Insurance Services Association as the Executive Director in 2014. Jason is responsible for organizing CUISA’s annual conference and trade show as well as the AGM for its members. He currently sits on ICBC’s Liaison, MOUC (Memorandum of Understanding Council) and Rate Design Task Force and recently completed the ICBC Accord 2020 negotiations on behalf of all credit union brokers in the province of BC.
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Jason is bilingual in both English and French. He is currently Vice Chair of the PAC Executive at his daughter’s school and is also a certified Zumba instructor.