About the Council

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The Council is responsible for furthering our mission of advancing the insurance profession in the region through education, professional development, and personal growth. All council members generously give their time, expertise, skills and knowledge. These volunteers are indispensable to our governance as their contributions directly impact the success of all of the activities, events and seminars we organize. The Executive Committee is elected for a one-year mandate, renewable for two years. Only members in good standing can be appointed to the Council.

If you would like to make a difference and give back to the insurance industry, contact the Chapter for more information on the Council and other volunteer opportunities: conestogamail@insuranceinstitute.ca  

Council Members 2021-2022

Executive Committee


Alana Halapija, FCIP, CRM, PMP 
Intact Insurance Company


Vice-Chair - Academic 
Jordan Bilkas, MBA, CIP
Cowan Insurance Group Ltd.


Vice-Chair - Professional 
Weslee Simpson, CIP
Economical Insurance


Scott Chartrand, CPA, CA 


Past Chair

Lisa Wetzler, CIP, BA
OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers Inc.


Special Events
Cindy Cheung, CIP



Kate Battler, CIP
Steamatic Canada Inc.


Anne Fioravanti, BA (Hons), CIP



Christine Senior, CIP, CRM, ICP

Ontario Mutual Insurance Association


Preston Hall, MSc
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.


Rocco Neglia, BA (Hons), CIP
Dumfries Mutual Insurance Company


Daniel Strigberger, LLB
Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP

Learn more about the Council and other volunteer opportunities by contacting the Chapter Manager:

Peter Hood, CIP
101-515 Riverbend Drive, Kitchener, ON N2K 3S3
(t) 519-579-0184 (e) Conestogamail@insuranceinstitute.ca