YOUNG INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Candace Colquhoun

Underwriter at AIG

Congratulations to our 2016 YIP of the Year: Candace Colquhoun

 

What Candace's peers had to say:

"Candace is passionate about developing and advancing the careers of women. She co-founded AIG Canada’s Women & Allies employee resource group and has been selected as one of only six leaders to steer the global equivalent organization. As co-leader of Women & Allies, Candace introduced a company-wide mentoring program, a guest speaker series featuring women who have attained considerable success in the insurance industry and has organized philanthropic partnerships with a number of charities to help women in crisis."

"Against a backdrop of stand out performers, Candace Colquhoun’s contribution to AIG has been significant. Since assuming her current role less than two years ago, she has led the division to ensure its position as the premier market for financial institution clients and the brokers who serve them. Overseeing a new team, she has shepherded this group through a recent structural transition. The team has emerged as a cohesive and tightly–knit group whose singular focus is offering unequalled customer service. Under Candace’s leadership, the group provides a host of management and professional liability products including cyber liability and mergers and acquisitions insurance."

 

"Candace has thoroughly embraced the company’s goal of being our clients’ most valued insurer. Her customer focus, engagement and her ability to lead are just a few of the qualities that make her a stand out young professional and a significant asset to the company."

 

"In the few hours left in the day, Candace dedicates them to continuing education. Most recently she attained her CFA designation."

Congratulations to the rest of our 2016 YIP of the Year Finalists:

  • Ryan Seager - Senior Underwriter, RSA Group (Runner Up)

  • Andrew Clark- President & CEO, Aligned Insurance

  • Chris Mutcheson - Head of D&O and FI, Financial Lines Canada, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

  • Chris Schmidt - DKI Canada

  • Kamran Afshar - Business Development Manager, Intact

Thank you to everyone who nominated their peers for 2016's YIP of the Year Award. This year saw 20 young insurance professionals put forward due to their outstanding performance and contributions to Toronto's insurance community. 

 

The 2016 nominees were:

  • Ally Lawlor - Senior Commercial Underwriter, Zurich

  • Andrew Clark- President & CEO, Aligned Insurance

  • Andy Chu - Underwriting Manager, Aon Risk Solutions

  • Candace Colquhoun - Regional Underwriting Manager, Financial Institutions, AIG

  • Chris Mutcheson - Head of D&O and FI, Financial Lines Canada, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

  • Chris Schmidt - DKI Canada

  • Cody Smith - Senior Commercial Lines Underwriter, Intact

  • Donal Corcoran - EVP, Head of Consumer Insurance, AIG

  • Gaurav Kapoor - Client Representative, Marsh Canada Limited

  • James Inwood - Branch Manager Oakville, St. Andrews Insurance Brokers

  • Jonathan Weekes - Senior Underwriter, Lync Underwriting

  • Kamran Afshar - Business Development Manager, Intact

  • Lisa Willenegger - Underwriting Specialist, Consumer Goods, Zurich

  • Mariette Lee - Underwriting Assistant, Zurich

  • Monika Lubera - Aon Risk Solutions

  • Ryan Seager - Senior Underwriter, RSA Group

  • Scott Smith - Manager, Loss Sensitive Business, Commercial Casualty (Major Accounts Primary), AIG

  • Shaun Lue - Underwriting Assistant, Aon

  • Steven Gava - Associate Client Executive, Marsh Canada Limited

  • Vince Maida - Manager, Claims Commercial Partners Expert, DGIG