President’s Message

May 2019

Michael McLeod

“The times they are a changing”
Bob Dylan

The spring months are important for the executive council of the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association as we firm up the team for the following term. Each year elections are held for the senior executive board and delegate positions. This year we congratulate Terry Doherty who joins the senior executive as incoming Secretary for the 2019-2020 term. Terry brings tremendous energy and drive to the association and will be a valuable addition to the council leadership. Congratulations also goes to Shawna Gillen and John Slattery who were elected as GTA delegates for the 2019-2020 term. Shawna and John return to these positions bringing significant experience and passion to the team.

On April 11th the OIAA held an educational session facilitated by the dynamic and inspiring Kadey Schultz of Schultz Frost LLP. The topic of risk management in the #metoo era and the insurance industry’s approach to this important subject were part of a very engaging and thought provoking conversation. A recap of the session is available on WP Media at and the entire session will be available in 2 separate WP Radio podcasts at

Thank you to anyone that made the road trip to Ottawa for the 2019 OIAA Provincial Conference May 2-3, 2019. We hope you enjoyed the “KO in the Capital 2019” which was amazing and only possible through a collaboration of the Thousand Islands and Ottawa Valley OIAA Chapters. Two days of educational seminars, a trade show and the many networking opportunities were a massive undertaking and these chapters should be very proud of their accomplishments. It takes years of planning and a serious investment of time on the part of the dedicated volunteers in both chapters to pull off such a large event. Congratulations to the Thousand Islands and Ottawa Valley Chapter Provincial Conference committees and thank you for allowing us all to be a part of this knockout event.

We look forward to seeing you at our annual OIAA Golf Tournament with benevolent proceeds going to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The event runs June 7th, 2019 at the Cardinal Golf Club in Newmarket, ON. Registration is open and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting

Michael McLeod, FCIP, CRM
President, Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association