President’s Message

June 2019

Michael McLeod

“How time flies when one has fun.”
Samuel Beckett

Our perception of time is relative and when we are energized, engaged and surrounded by amazing people time really does fly. It feels like only yesterday I was writing my first message as OIAA President for the 2018-19 term. Here we are 10 months later in what seems the blink of an eye.

On this, my last WP instalment I would like to take the time to recognize and thank the amazing and dedicated executive council of the OIAA as well as our tireless business manager. The 2018-19 OIAA executive council worked extremely hard this year on over 30 different portfolios. This group of hard working people came together to bring you an action packed year of educational seminars, meetings, claims conferences, holiday party, golf tournament, print and digital media and raised funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

The OIAA executive council is a volunteer organization with delegates that represent the entire province of Ontario. Each delegate juggled work, family and made space in their life to serve the members of the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association. The OIAA exists to serve you and we are grateful for your ongoing support and engagement. It is also important to acknowledge our many vendor partners whose sponsorship and participation plays a very important role in our association. We thank you all for your support and hope that you enjoyed the year and are looking forward to the 2019-2020 OIAA term.

It is with great pleasure that I pass the torch to incoming President Leanne Hardman this month. Leanne is a passionate and committed leader and will be surrounded by a very strong executive council in the coming year. For the 2019-2020 term we welcome Terry Doherty to the senior executive council as Secretary, Kyle Case as Treasurer, Rhu Sherrard 2nd Vice President, Simone Cybulski 1st Vice President and I will assume the role of Past President.

Perhaps the toughest part of any volunteer organization is having to say goodbye to great friends we have made. Past President and dear friend Jennifer Graham has dedicated many years to the OIAA and with the 2019-2020 term she moves out of the executive council and into civilian life! We truly appreciate Jennifer’s tremendous leadership and years of service and wish her all the best in future endeavours. The OIAA has brought so many people together over the years and though our paths may stray, the relationships forged during our time together will stand the test of time.

Have a great summer and we will see you in September!

Michael McLeod, FCIP, CRM
President, Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association
E-mail: michael.mcleod@crawco.ca