About Us | Why Jacquee Shukys is proud to be an ALIGNED Assistant Advocate
We’re different. That is to say, our exclusive focus on business insurance sets us apart. Certainly, being different is just one of the many reasons why Canadian insurance professionals decide to join the ALIGNED team.
Above all, we’re always proud to welcome new members to our team and share their story. Most importantly, our About Us features are just one example of our commitment to connecting with our community. In the same vein, many of us are sharing useful business insurance content on social media every day.
Jacquee Shukys recently joined our growing team. Jacquee Shukys is an Assistant Advocate and reports to SVP & Team Leader Darcy Franko-Felice. She works closely with ALIGNED colleagues across Canada. Jacquee is proud to be part of the ALIGNED Insurance team. In her own words, here’s what Jacquee has to say about ALIGNED.
Q. Why did you join ALIGNED?
Jacquee: Once I had read the job posting, I went to ALIGNED’s website. After I read the 18 Great Reasons why organizations are choosing ALIGNED for their business insurance needs, I knew this was a company I wanted to work for. Within a short time working here, I quickly recognized that ALIGNED is truly aligned with my own customer service goals, values and work ethic.
Q. How did you first hear about ALIGNED?
Jacquee: I first became familiar with ALIGNED when I started working with this insurance brokerage while in a previous position.
Q. In your opinion, what sets ALIGNED Insurance apart?
Jacquee: In my opinion, our fundamental commitment to customer service is what really sets us apart in the marketplace. Since day one, this has been an important focus for everyone at ALIGNED. It gives clients confidence to know that they always have direct access to their Advocate as their primary point of contact.
Q. Why did you choose an insurance career?
Jacquee: I always say that insurance chose me. As a single parent (many moons ago!) I had taken an Accounting Technician course and the school helped find me a job with an insurance brokerage. It was a great fit and my career in insurance evolved from there! I have learned so much over the years from the many experienced Insurance professionals I have had the pleasure to work with.
Q. In your opinion, what’s the single most important service an insurance broker delivers to a client?
Jacquee: I believe the most important thing that we provide to clients is peace of mind. Clients need to know that if a claims situation happens, they will be protected and they will be able to return to “business as usual” before the incident occurred.
Q. Which of ALIGNED’s 18 points of differentiation do you find the most personally meaningful and why?
Jacquee: ALIGNED’s Social Responsibility program really stands out for me. As a single parent, my son was able to participate in a number of corporate social responsibility programs over the years. I really value the opportunity to be part of an organization that is committed to engaging team members and others in regular social responsibility activities.
Quotes from ALIGNED team members
Here’s why Assistant Advocate Amanda Gosse pivoted an ALIGNED Insurance career…“I chose a career in insurance because I had wanted a change of pace from previous work experience and wanted to build my career. Through my searches of possibilities, insurance stood out as the most interesting option. After working in the industry, what I can say is that I love all different aspects insurance has to offer – especially the different growth and learning opportunities.”
Why our social responsibility program makes a difference to Assistant Advocate Courtney Tran: “Above all, what stood out for me is ALIGNED’s Social Responsibility Program. Philanthropy is something I’ve always believed and participated in. I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, even going all the way to Alabama to build homes. I’m an alumna of Laurier where fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis through Shinerama was second nature. It’s refreshing to find a company that keeps social responsibility as one of its core values.
Assistant Advocate Erin Varley shares her thoughts about what sets ALIGNED apart…“Having come from a large international brokerage, something that sets ALIGNED apart is the fact that the whole team really cares about both your personal and professional growth. You aren’t an employee number who’s clocking in and out. The team wants to know how you are doing, how your day went and people are always willing to hear your ideas as well as lend a hand when needed.
Social responsibility is yet another way we deliver a different employee and client experience
Our Giving Generously campaign connects our clients directly with our social responsibility work. Each year, a portion of ALIGNED Insurance profits are donated to a registered Canadian charity that is selected by our clients. Learn more about our Social Responsibility program.
In addition, we support two annual volunteering days for every employee. We are proud that ALIGNED Insurance team members partner with the organizations that they are passionate about helping.
In short | Are you interested in joining the ALIGNED team?
Each and every day, our team members across Canada are proud to provide a different kind of insurance experience to each and every ALIGNED client.
We are actively looking for entrepreneurial and growth-focused people. If you’re interested in joining our rapidly growing team, we’d love to hear from you!
We invite you to learn more about why Andrew Clark, our President and CEO, decided to found ALIGNED and our leadership.
To sum up | ALIGNED is our passion as business insurance brokers
We’re aligned with each other as colleagues, with the best insurance companies in Canada and, most importantly, our clients. This is why why being as good as one’s word is so important to all of us at ALIGNED.
And while there are 18 things that we do differently for our clients, what gives us the most pride how we get better solutions and more value ALIGNED for each and every business we support.
That is to say, it’s a privilege to handle our clients’ insurance needs across Canada. Above all, helping others consistently, frequently and generously is vitally important to each one of us.