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Our new YBC Team Leaders—pictured participating in our #ybc19 Pitch-to-Win Competition—share why they joined the Young Brokers Council.

Matt Salisbury, Cambrian Insurance — Territory 2

Broker since: 2011

Why YBC?: I joined YBC to take a more active role in the industry. It’s a good chance to meet other people working in insurance and get new perspectives and insights on the state of the insurance industry.

Interesting Hobby: In my free time I like to go ATV riding, golfing and going to hockey games with my son.


Stefan A. Bjelis, Vasey Insurance Brokers — Territory 11

Became a Broker: 2007

Why YBC?: I’m passionate about educating others on the value of having insurance through an insurance broker. I enjoy new learning opportunities as well as developing relationships with my clients and others in the insurance industry. I feel that being a YBC team leader will allow for further opportunity to develop as a broker while also supporting other young brokers.

Interesting Hobby: Snowmobiling is a passion of mine. I have been on several snowmobile trips with SnowTrax TV and have made an appearance on their show.


Zach Bull, Niagara Insurance Brokers — Territory 8

Became a Broker: 2012

Why YBC?: I wanted to become involved in the insurance industry on a higher level. I really enjoy working and networking with new people and collaborating with the intelligent and dedicated individuals involved in YBC and IBAO.

Interesting Hobby: I really enjoy cooking different foods, specifically barbecuing and smoking foods. For me, there is no better way to use my downtime than by starting the smoker early and spending the day outdoors making delicious meals for my family and friends.