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AVP Laura Van Vliet – CIP 2016 National Emerging Leader

Insurance People Features AVP Laura Van Vliet

AVP Laura Van Vliet – CIP 2016 National Emerging Leader

Andrew Clark, President and CEO is pleased to congratulate AVP Laura Van Vliet on being recognized by the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) Society as the 2016 National Emerging Leader.

Since 2009, the CIP Society has celebrated property and casualty insurance professionals by awarding National Leadership Awards. Recognized by their peers for their significant contributions, each winner is making an impact in the property and casualty community.

As a newcomer to the industry, “Laura has emerged as a natural leader and mentor with noteworthy ‘integrity for the work she does, the company she works for, and the career she is thriving in,’ says her nominator.” 1

VIDEO: Laura talks about her decision to work in insurance 2

During Laura’s very first role in the industry, she was quick to demonstrate her initiative. When her brokerage was acquired, Laura stepped forward and volunteered to help ease the transition period by mentoring staff on procedures and policies. In her next role Laura “led a team of 5 in preparing and managing [a major] event, increasing attendance at the event by 100+ clients and prospects.” 3

“In working with Laura, I found her to be a very pro-active, self-disciplined, engaging young professional. She is highly committed to her insurance career and demonstrates passion in everything she does,” comments one of her references.” 4

AVP Laura Van Vliet – Recognized by the Insurance Industry 

In early 2016, Andrew Clark recognized Laura Van Vliet’s contributions to ALIGNED by appointing her as Assistant Vice President. He shares, “Laura is a huge part of ALIGNED’s success to date and future potential. She’s consistently demonstrated excellence in her performance, commitment, loyalty as well as above and beyond contributions.” 7

A CIP feature article notes, “Now as Assistant Vice President with ALIGNED Insurance Inc., Laura’s commitment to excellence and dedication and showing initiative was most recently noticed when she temporarily relocated to Calgary to assist with the launch and development of a new Calgary office, establishing the growth and expansion of ALIGNED’s business into Alberta.” 8

With offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver as well as a national operations centre in Cambridge, Ontario, ALIGNED is in growth mode, most recently acquiring a firm that was founded in 1998 by the merger of three well-established brokerage firms with roots that go back to 1912. People are at the heart of ALIGNED – an insurance organization that continues to set itself apart from other national brokers.

Sources: 1,3-8 InsuranceInstitute.ca 2 Career Connections – InsuranceInstutite.ca   Canadian Underwriter.ca  Insurance Business.ca

Growth Focused, Entrepreneurial People Are Joining The ALIGNED Team
ALIGNED is actively looking for people who are interested in being part of a winning culture and a rapidly growing team. Learn more about what led Andrew Clark, our President and CEO to found ALIGNED, our leadership as well as our unique Protégé program.

ALIGNED Across Canada   100% Canadian owned, ALIGNED is a premiere insurance brokerage that serves more than 1,400 clients across the country. ALIGNED’s offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver are supported by a national operations centre in Cambridge, Ontario. Uniquely within the industry, ALIGNED creates, negotiates and delivers the best business insurance and risk management strategies/solutions to organizations like yours.

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