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Ally Lawlor

Underwriter at Zurich

Congratulations to our 2018 YIP of the Year: Ally Lawlor


We are pleased to announce that Ally Lawlor was chosen because:

  • She demonstrates a high level of commitment to this industry not only through investing in her own education (completing CRM and working towards CIP) but also by spreading that passion to others by being dedicated to helping others with their careers. Having accomplished all of this at a young age relative to her peers.

Ally Lawlor has been:

  • Recognized as a Young Gun by Insurance Business Canada for her career growth, expertise & work ethic (as per the IBC website, these are “young people who are passionate about insurance, dedicated to giving back to their communities and committed to passing on their knowledge through training and education courses and by mentoring their peers”);

  • Considered among her peers to be responsive, interested in finding solutions for complex issues, always dependable and markets her company brand at various forums;

  • A leader in mentoring young professionals, who have commented that this person is passionate, confident and is well known, liked and respected in the industry, a great role model; while another commented that she is constantly helping those around her, driving young up-and-coming insurance professionals to reach their maximum potential by providing personal and professional development strategies, support and ongoing encouragement;

  • Nominated as a YIP of the Year candidate in past years; and

  • Selected to be a speaker panelist for TIWA’s - Millennials in Insurance Symposium.

​Congratulations to the rest of our 2018 YIP of the Year Finalists:

  • Denis Panaritis - C.N.A.

  • Jurenda Jacobs - KASE Insurance

  • Luke Pinder - C.N.A.

  • Krista Groen - Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP

  • Ryan Spilar - Heartlake Insurance Brokers Inc.

Thank you to everyone who nominated their peers for 2018's YIP of the Year Award. The 2018 nominees were:


  • Jenny Yung - Travelers

  • Andre Delaney - Travelers

  • May Ng - ESIS Inc.

  • Denis Panariti - C.N.A.

  • Trevor McIntosh - DAS Legal Protection Inc.

  • Luke Pinder - C.N.A.

  • Simar Sidhu - Diamond Insurance Group Inc.

  • Jeffery Baer - Economical

  • Krista Groen - Strogberger Brown Armstrong LLP

  • Jurenda Jacobs - KASE Insurance

  • Ryan Spilar - Heartlake Insurance Brokers Inc.

  • Allan Cole - Gen Re

  • Jason Ralph - Zurich

  • Ally Lawlor - Zurich

  • Melinda McNeice - Co-operators

  • Andrew Johnson - C.N.A.

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