Committees

Following is a brief description of each committee’s function. For more information please contact the Executive Assistant, Andrea Raspa.

Programs

The IBTR program committee is responsible for the organization of our monthly meetings and seminar content. Monthly luncheons and bruncheons frequently offer the opportunity to listen and engage with industry leaders, speaking on a variety of topics that keep our members informed on current trends.

Chair Bennett McBride
Co-Chair Andrea Raspa

Membership

IBTR membership committee is responsible for encouraging membership involvement, collecting membership fees, and attracting non-member brokerages to join the IBTR and IBAO.

Chair Andrea Raspa

Political Action

IBTR’s political activities contribute to the national “Grass Roots” campaign designed by IBAC. We have identified and assisted local brokers with visits to local MP’s and MPP’s in the past to ensure our message is heard in each riding. In 1998 we created a database of our members indicating which region they live and vote in order to be ready with member representatives in each GTA provincial and federal riding when we require a message to be sent to our government.

Chair Brooke Hunter

Automation

The Automation committee is responsible for maintaining and updating the website and notifying our membership of upcoming events. We are continually looking for ways to improve our presence and communication.

Chair Alex Guthrie
Co-Chair Jurenda Landry

Education

The Education committee’s primary function is to not only help make education available to its members through seminars, luncheons and organized courses, but also to involve our local college and university programs and their students to become Insurance Brokers. The benefit to the membership is that the subject material is not only timely and informative but cost effective for all members. We are continually looking for ways to improve not only the content of the material but the manner in which its member offices are informed of upcoming courses.

Chair Stanislav Kojokin

Golf Tournament

IBTR is pleased to host an annual golf tournament each June. This event is only available to members of our association. This event sells out quickly so members are encouraged to register early. We welcome all interested hole sponsors or prize donations to contact our Golf committee chairperson.

Chair Cory Hoffman

Meet the Underwriter Night

Each May, IBTR hosts our annual Meet the Underwriter Night (formerly called “Friendship Night”. This social occasion brings Insurance Brokerage Staff together with Insurance Company staff giving members a chance to meet face to face with colleagues they often speak with on the phone. In 2016 we celebrated our 25th anniversary. This annual event proves to be an evening that many people in this industry look forward to attending every year.

Chair Alex Guthrie
Co-Chair Anastasia Manolakos

Community Outreach

Our association supports many different community events and non for profit organizations such as:

  • Million Dollar Smiles
  • SickKids Foundation
  • Inn From the Cold
  • Vaughan Food Bank
  • RIDE Program
  • Various local junior sports teams
  • Make it Marry
  • Toy Mountain
  • Run for Southlake

… to name a few

Chair Taurien Daley

Young Brokers Council

YBC Liaison Sam Jazayeri

Blog/Newsletter

Chair Jurenda Landry

Social Media

Chair Jurenda Landry

Major Events

The Major Events committee is committed to running our major events throughout the year which include our Summer Social and our Holiday Gala.

Chair Andrea Raspa

Territory Chair

IBAO Liaison John Fil