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Our Team

Alexis Harke

Alexis Harke

chief executive officer

With over 30 years of insurance industry experience, Alexis offers expertise in a variety of sectors including hospitality, property, construction, manufacturing and international risks involving complicated coverage requirements.

Before launching Insight Insurance and Risk Management Alexis was Managing Director and National Practice Leader for Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada, as well as former director of the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta, Edmonton chapter.

Alexis is a graduate of the Executive Program at Queens University and the Risk Management program at the University of Toronto.

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Kevin Herter

Kevin Herter

vice president, senior broker

Kevin Herter offers nearly 20 years of commercial insurance experience for industry. Kevin specializes in complex insurance placements and offers clients a comprehensive and competitive perspective on insurance needs and opportunities. One of Kevin’s main focuses at Insight is to ensure that we offer exemplary customer service to our clients.

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Paul Murphy, FCIP

consultant, insight board member

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Hewan Gela

Hewan Gela

client solution manager, surety broker

Hewan joined the Insight team in 2013 as a Client Solutions Manager and a Surety Broker. With almost a decade of experience as a Client Solutions Manager and  Surety Broker, Hewan provides technical support, strategic placements and superior customer service to her clients.

Hewan holds her Level 2 Alberta License as well as an Accounting Certificate from the Academy of Learning College.

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Val Tilburn

Val Tilburn

client solutions manager, personal lines

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Barb Sawatzky

reception & commercial assistant

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Cindy Simpson

consultant

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Jill E. Sarluis BA, FCIP

Jill E. Sarluis BA, FCIP

senior vice-president operations

Jill Sarluis brings over 35 years of insurance experience to the Insight team. Previously, Jill was Senior Vice President Operations at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada where she managed global efficiency and change management initiatives through offices in Canada, the UK, and Mumbai.

Jill offers Insight clients extensive expertise in risk management, change management, and underwriting for a range of industry sectors.

Jill is a graduate of University of Western Ontario and has her F.C.I.P.

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Rob Spanach, CAIB CRM

Rob Spanach, CAIB CRM

vice president, account executive

Rob has been in the insurance industry for over 7 years and currently holds his general level insurance license in Alberta, British Columbia and the North West Territories. He holds the distinction of a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) and is working towards his Canadian Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. Along with his general licenses Rob holds his full Life license in Alberta.

Rob has worked on a wide variety of accounts ranging from the hospitality industry, large property risks, all aspects of construction industry and manufacturing companies. Rob came from a construction background where he managed an Oilfield Construction company for over a decade.

Rob is also current Chair of the Strategic Management Committee for the Special Olympics in Edmonton.

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Dave Mones

Dave Mones

vice president, account executive

Dave has been in the insurance industry for over 15 years. Before joining the Insight team, he worked for a family-owned insurance brokerage which spanned Canada from Coast to Coast and into the Great White North.

Dave holds his level 2 Alberta license and has a wide breadth of experience working with clients throughout Canada, the United States, and the Middle East. His specialty is providing coverage for Western Canada’s construction, oil & gas, and realty sectors.

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Candice Lorman

Candice Lorman

client solutions manager

Candice has been involved in the Insurance industry for 16 years. Prior to joining Insight as a Client Solutions Manager, she honed her skills with HUB International. This work has familiarized her with many of the industries that Insight specializes in, including property, construction, and oil & gas risks.

Candice holds her level 2 Alberta license and is experienced managing large and complex accounts where she provides expertise in risk management, claims service, and commercial insurance placements.

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Ana Araujo

Ana Araujo

vice president, senior broker

Ana Araujo has been involved in the insurance industry for the past 14 years. Prior to joining Insight Ana spent three years at with a multi-national insurance brokerage as a senior broker. Ana was also a key contact and broker for multinational large complex property and liability accounts. Ana also has experience in the establishment and management of Captive Insurers used in large construction and oil and gas placements.

Previous to her broking career, Ana was a senior commercial property/casualty underwriter with Intact Insurance for 11 years. In this role she serviced large commercial brokerages both with local and international operations.

Ana is only one course from completing her CGA degree.

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A.J. Winters, CAIB, CRM, ACSB

A.J. Winters, CAIB, CRM, ACSB

vice president, account executive

A.J. is a third generation insurance professional who has been helping companies identify, quantify and manage their risks since 2009. A.J.’s vast experience and education has driven him to specialize working with construction, energy, manufacturing, and technology companies. A.J. has worked with some of the largest construction companies in Canada as well as technology firms with operations across the globe. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, A.J. is a MacEwan University graduate, and over the years has accumulated a variety of insurance related designations including: Canadian Accredited insurance broker, (CAIB); Canadian Risk Management (CRM) and Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding (ACSB). A.J. holds a general insurance license in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

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Kevin McDermott

Kevin McDermott

client solutions manager, personal lines

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Changing insurance programs can be difficult because of the uncertainty in how the new insurance broker will perform. Insight delivered 100% for us. The transition was very smooth. We also saved significant dollars on our insurance program through Insight’s market relationships. We received and continue to receive very high levels of customer service. I would definitely recommend Insight Insurance to any company looking for a partner with strong customer service levels and the ability to maximize the efficiency of your insurance program.

Jason Vandenberg

CFO, ENTREC Corp.

Carol Drisdelle

Carol Drisdelle

client solution manager

Carol Drisdelle has been involved in the insurance industry for the past 30 years. Prior to joining Insight Carol worked as a Commercial Lines Account Manager for a brokerage in Ontario handling a vast variety of accounts from large construction to small retail. Carol’s experience and attention to detail enable her to easily handle large complex clients in addition to all lines of personal insurance.

Carol holds her Level 1 Alberta Brokers License as well as her Canadian Associated Insurance Broker(CAIB) and Canadian Insurance Professional (CIP) designations.

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