YOUNG INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

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Congratulations to our 2020 YIP of the Year: Riley Doolittle

 

The Yip of the Year award is designed to recognize someone who goes
above and beyond to help his or her peers, who shows dedication to
the insurance industry and who are involved in their community. The criteria also includes work accomplishments, promotions, educational achievements and volunteer initiatives. We look for people who best demonstrate the values that embody the spirit of YIPT’s mission to build and connect Toronto’s insurance community.


Following last year’s trend, the Member Engagement Committee decided to again use an independent selection panel in which to select out of the finalists, a winner. Although YIPT sets the criteria, ultimately the decision was made independently of us by way of our selection panel, which featured past YIP of the Year award recipients and distinguished members of other Toronto-based insurance associations.

This year’s finalists were –
  • Abena Apraku
  • Riley Doolittle
  • Oliver Gonzalez
  • Jessican Campbell
  • Sarah Sushkov
  • Julie Matheson
The 2020 winner was Riley Doolittle who was chosen because of the
following –
  • In the opinion of the selection panel, this person has not only demonstrated values in line with those of YIPT but they have exceeded them. Their involvement has not only been within their firm and the industry but also their community, their references authentic perception of career trajectory and involvement truly speak to a worthy individual who will continue to serve the industry for many years to come.
This individual  -
  • Serves in a leadership role on a number of accounts, while managing multiple project teams in his position as Vice-President. Riley serves as a strategic lead on a number of accounts in Canada, engaging with and advising the C-suites of some of our country’s largest insurers.
  • Riley is an active participant of the YIPT Boat Cruise, Boccee Ball and other fundraising initiatives in addition to frequenting the First Insurance Broker Bash events. Riley is committed to broadening the tight-knit community and championed the introduction of a formal student co-op program at Guy Carpenter Toronto. After the successful launch of the student co-op program back in 2018, he has since brought on five student interns, inaugurating them into the world of (re)insurance.
  • Riley prides himself on serving as a coach and mentor to younger staff in the office. As Farm Mutual Re CEO Jean-Pierre Gangnon can attest to in his nomination, Riley’s uncompromising commitment to deliver an exceptional client experience has not gone unnoticed.
  • Mr. Doolittle embodies the notion of being an exceptional corporate citizen, often leading the charge for his office to engage in volunteerism and other community activities. Currently, Riley has organized a Movemeber Fundraising competition between a number of Canadian (re)insurers with his firm already having raised north of $3,500.

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