About the IISA Governing Council

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The volunteer Governing Council of the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta is responsible for furthering the Institute's mission of advancing the careers of insurance professionals 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 two-year mandate and other Committee roles for a one-year mandate. Only members in good standing can be elected to the Council.

The IISA Council also encourages the involvement of other interested individuals in a non-elected capacity. Called "Committee Invitees", these individuals also volunteer their time to assist with the various committee functions.

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

AGM 2023/2024 - Governing Council Members

Executive Committee

Darius Delon, MBA, FCIP, CRM - Risk Management 101

Vice President – Academic Division
Anthony Lim, BA, FCIP, CRM - Peace Hills General Insurance

Vice President – Professionals Division
Heather McKim, CIP - Toole Peet Insurance  

David Best, CIP - SGI CANADA 

Past President
Christa Cole, CIP - The Co-operators

Education Committee

Co-Chair Shannon Wheeliker, CAIB -Westland Insurance Group
Co-Chair Dylan Pinter-Findlater, CIP, CRM - Intact Insurance
Member  George Cooper, CIP
Member  Hillaine McCaffrey, CIP, CRM - Acera Insurance
Member Jada Carr,  CIP -  Brokerlink 
Member  Anastasia Dubois, CIP - Intact Insurance 
Invitee   Michael Hurd, CIP, CRM - The Co-operators 
Invitee   Ian Aman, MBA, CAIB - Western Financial Group
Invitee   Alex Hawkins, M.Ed, FCIP, CRM - Federated Insurance 
Invitee   Lorrie King, CAIB, CPPA - Wawanesa 

Bylaw  Committee

Chair Ken De Decker, CIP, CRM 

Seminar Committee 

Co-Chair Karen Roller, CIP - Nude Solutions 
Co-Chair Kim Philps, ACIP - Wawanesa
Member Christina Kelland, BSc, CIP - Aviva Canada
Member Ken De Decker, CIP, CRM
Invitee   Dave Latham, FCIP - Central Alberta Adjusters
Invitee   Larry Erhardt, BA, CIP - Peace Hills General Insurance
Invitee   Sandra St.Jules, CIP - Gallagher Energy Risk Services 
Invitee    Randy Fulton, CIP - Aviva Canada 

Special Events Committee

Co-Chair Darren Lohnes, BBA, FCIP, CRM - RBC Private Insurance
Co- Chair Andy Lai, BA, FCIP - Northbridge Financial Corporation
Member Patrick Deshane, CIP - TD Insurance
Member Anastasia Dubois, CIP - Intact Insurance
Member Lewis Moorman, CIP - ClaimsPro 
Invitee   Tarek Younan - Link Insurance Agency Ltd.
Invitee   Larry Erhardt, BA, CIP - Peace Hills General Insurance


Lethbridge Champion

Medicine Hat Champion
Jada Carr,  CIP -  Brokerlink

Red Deer Champion
Dave Latham, BA, FCIP - Central Alberta Adjusters

In addition to our elected Governing Council as detailed above, a number of additional industry professionals volunteer their time as Committee Invitees (non-elected and non-voting) to further the efforts of the Institute.  Below is a listing of Committee Invitees as at June 12, 2022. If you are interested in becoming a Committee Invitee, please let us know at any time!

Committee Invitees (non-elected and non-voting)

Michael Hurd, CIP, CRM -The Co-operators
Sandra St Jules, CIP -Gallagher Energy Risk Services
Tarek Younan - Link Insurance Agency Ltd.
Larry Erhardt, BA, CIP  - Peace Hills General Insurance 
Dave Latham, BA, FCIP - Central Alberta Adjusters
Alex Hawkins, M.Ed, FCIP, CRM - Federated Insurance
Lorrie King, CAIB, CPPA - Wawanesa
Ian Aman, MBA, CAIB - Western Financial Group 
Randy Fulton, CIP - Aviva Canada 

Ex Officio (Post-Secondary Invitees)

Martin Halek, Ph.D. - University of Calgary
Crystal Samela, MBA - Bow Valley College 

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

Donna-Leigh White,  IISA Manager 
(t) 403-266-3427 (e) dlwhite@insuranceinstitute.ca