Guelph Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Elects CEO Andrew Clark
Andrew was elected amongst a group of 13 candidates to serve on the 16-member board. “The Guelph Chamber is – first and foremost – a non-profit community benefit organization that functions as the ‘voice of business’ both here in Guelph as well as on the provincial and national stages.”1 Andrew Clark’s appointment to the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors took place on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Andrew shares, “I’m delighted to join the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. This important group has a long history – more than 180 years – of serving businesses and addressing current issues that impact the local community.”
The chamber is proud of its long history. In fact, on August 1st, 1827, the formation of the association was announced across Guelph’s print media. The chamber notes that, “almost two hundred years later…our mandate and mission has remained virtually unchanged – to help our community grow and thrive in a sustainable manner.”2Guelph chamber of commerce board of directors looks to the future. The organization is committed to its mandate and notes that “over the past two centuries, the Guelph Chamber and the community it serves have undergone major change, and yet one thing has remained constant and steadfast: Guelph and its Chamber continue to walk hand-in-hand. With vision, vigour, and novel collaborative approaches to business, we can all look forward two hundred years as equally prosperous ones.”3
CEO Andrew Clark – A Recognized Insurance Leader
Andrew’s election to the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is yet another example of industry recognition for ALIGNED Insurance’s President and CEO. In 2014, Canadian Insurance Top Broker named CEO Andrew Clark as “Top 10 under 40”. After a decade of working at large brokerages, Clark spotted a gap in the market, and the opportunity to better align interests with business insurance clients across Canada. ALIGNED’s fee-for-service model encourages clients to select from three levels of service: bronze, silver or gold and is a cornerstone of the organization.
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. 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 and our leadership.
Sources: 1,2,3 Guelph Chamber of Commerce