President: Charlene Ferris, The Co-operators
1-877-682-5246 ext. 272280
Charlene Ferris is a National Property Response Centre Claims Specialist at The Co-operators. Charlene has worked at The Co-operators since 2000, right after graduating from the Insurance Program at Mohawk College. Charlene has her Fellowship designation, Canadian Risk Management and is a Certified Fire Explosion Investigator. She also sits on the board of the International Association of Arson Investigators. Charlene spends her free time at the cottage, playing soccer or spending time with her nieces and nephews
Vice President: Carrie Keogh, Economical Insurance
Carrie has worked for Economical Insurance for 8 years as an Accident Benefits Claims adjuster. Carrie has a background in theatre with an honours degree from the University of Windsor and has completed the Fundraising for Non-Profits program at Ryerson University. Carrie spends her free time with her two little boys, Jamie and Evan. Carrie is excited to join the executive team
Treasurer: Jaime Renner, Economical Insurance
519-570-8500 x 43031
Jaime Renner has worked for Economical since 2012. She is currently an Accident Benefits adjuster. Since joining Economical, she has successfully completed all 10 CIP courses and recently finished the first course in the Canadian Risk Management program. Jaime has a back ground in education, graduating from Conestoga College’s Educational Assistant program in 2003. Jaime loves to cook and bake. She considers herself to be a foodie. In her free time she loves to go to the beach, travel and spend time with her partner Mike, his two amazing kids and her puppy Frank!
Secretary: Ellie Celestine, Cooperators General Insurance
Ellie is currently an Accident Benefits Claims Representative at The Co-operators. She has been in the insurance industry since 2010 and has experience in claims, underwriting as well as sales/ service of home, auto, commercial and life insurance. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts, has completed her CIP and is currently working on obtaining her FCIP. Outside of the insurance world, she teaches aquafit at Movati Athletic and is an ambassador for an organization called Fitspirt who’s mandate is to encourage young girls to be active and have a positive body image.
Past President: Jennifer Brown, Economical Insurance
519-570-8500 x 43375
Jennifer Brown is a Team Leader for Accident Benefits at Economical Insurance. She has worked in AB at Economical since 2010. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor and Bachelor of Science from Wilfrid Laurier. Jennifer has been an executive member with the K-W OIAA since 2013. Jennifer can usually be found doing something crafty with her kids or cooking/ baking something delicious in her spare time.
Provincial Delegate: Stephen Tucker, Economical Insurance
519‐570‐8500 ext. 43281
Stephen sits on both the K-W OIAA and provincial OIAA executive council and this is his second fourth year representing K-W at the provincial level. He has been in the insurance industry for 19 21 years and with Economical Insurance for the past 17 years, currently in the position of Line Manager, Ontario Casualty/Litigation Claims. Hobbies include hockey, skiing and curling and he enjoys travelling and cottaging with his wife Kim.
Director: Leeann Darke, The Co-operators
Leeann Darke is presently an Accident Benefits Claims Representative at The Co-operators. She has extensive experience in adjusting Catastrophic & complex claims and has been in the insurance industry for over 15 years. In her free time she heads for outdoors to camp, go to the cottage or whatever adventure her kids and family lead her on. This is Leeann’s first year as an executive member of the K-W OIAA.
Director: Jenn Mohr, Economical Insurance
Jenn Mohr has worked at Economical since 2001, the majority of that time has been a part of the Accident Benefit Claims team. Jenn has a Bachelor of Arts degree from U of W. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, running, golf , skiing and travel. Jenn is excited to join the executive team!
Financial Secretary: David Bushell, CPA, CA, CBV, CFF, KPMG Forensic
David is a senior manager at KPMG in Waterloo and a past KW OIAA social director. David has over 20 years of experience assisting insurance adjusters, lawyers and individuals with insurance investigations, insurance claim preparations (AB and property), litigation support for personal injury claims, forensic accounting analysis, and business valuations. Outside the office, David enjoys spending time with his kids (but not shopping), reading detective novels, playing word games, and working on the yard.
Randy is responsible for Client Management, Business Development & Marketing at Arcon Forensic Engineers where he has been since 2013. Since graduating from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto with degrees in Engineering & Business, he has worked for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial ventures over the past 25 years. Outside of the office, Randy likes to keep busy doing anything and everything he can with family & friends
Kristin is a Business Development Manager at FirstOnSite Restoration and in the past served as the Bulletin Editor on the KW-OIAA. Kristin is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College and has been a member of the local insurance community since fax machines were still frequently used. She is passionate about her family, her community, insurance and quality doughnuts. Kristin welcomes the feedback of the members of OIAA to ensure we publish quality, relevant content.
Bulletin Director: Manish Patel, Paladin Security Group
Manish has over 25 years of Investigations experience and works with . He Paladin Security Group. He is a multi-faceted Investigator with extensive experience in Insurance Claims. Manish is an avid foodie and photographer, with interests in technology and things that go fast.