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With the New Year we welcome the new YBC Team Leaders and a new YBC President, Geoff Keyes.

Geoff outlined YBC’s goals for the year.

“We really want to focus on the experience of being in YBC — what it really means to be a part of it and to be part of something bigger. Every year we want to bring new people into YBC, but for the people who come to the Conference, we want them to have a good time and really get the full experience of what it means to be a YBCer.”

You can learn more about the Young Brokers Council and the YBC Conference here. In TOB you can read about what attending the YBC Conference can do for your career and how it can help your brokerage.

“Just do it. It’s a great experience,” says Geoff. “ The networking, the education, the team-building — if you put yourself out there you’ll get to meet people you wouldn’t normally get to meet and you’ll gain a new perspective on things.”

The new recruits, from left to right: Dorothy, Katie, Chuck and Gina

Dorothy Renzi, Territory 1

Dorothy is a Customer Experience Advisor at The Standard in Thunder Bay.

“I wanted the opportunity to connect with other young brokers, to encourage building connections, get engaged and inspire change within the industry.”

On weekends Dorothy also works as a wedding photographer.


Katie Grieve, Territory 5

Katie is a Personal Insurance Account Manager-Team Lead with HUB International in Windsor.

“I’m looking forward to learning more about the political aspect of our industry, which is not something that is always front and center in my day-to-day as a broker.”

Katie describes herself as “the world’s biggest dog person.” She has a black lab named Lady.


Chuck Ellison, Territory 4

Chuck is an Account Executive at Zehr Insurance Brokers in Listowel.

“I am really looking forward to meeting with the members of Territory 4 and being a voice for them.”

Chuck also serves as the Public Education Officer for the Minto Fire Department – Palmerston Station.


Gina Charette-Miller, Territory 8

Gina is a SnapQuote Service Representative at Youngs Insurance Brokers in Niagara Falls.

“I am officially volunteering for any aspect of YBC I can — speaking in front of large crowds, getting involved, motivating my peers — anything that comes my way.”

Gina has earned her black belt in both Jiu Jitsu and Thai Kick Boxing.