President’s Message

Michael McLeod

June 2020

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
A.A. Milne

It has been an incredible honor to serve as the OIAA’s 89th President. I am truly grateful for the friendships I leave with, and the opportunity for growth volunteering with the OIAA has given me. I look back on so many wonderful experiences and memories over the last 10 years and smile. My bucket is full.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has certainly left its mark on 2020. Despite initial steps being taken to reopen the economy, it would appear that returning to the world and ways that once were so familiar, are still many months away. I hope to see your faces soon!

Thank you to the current Executive for all your amazing work. It was my distinct pleasure to work with you this year. As I move into the Past Presidents role, we say goodbye to Michael McLeod our current Past President. Simone Cybulski will be your 2020-2021 President. Rhu Sherrard becomes First Vice President, Kyle Case Second Vice President, Terry Doherty is our Treasurer and I’m very happy to welcome Shawna Gillen as our 2020-2021 Secretary.

At the end of my term we will also say goodbye to Matthew Rienzo, Kelly Peck-McDonnell and Frank Castaldo. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to the OIAA. Your contributions over the years have been of great benefit to the OIAA and its members – you will be missed. I would also like to thank our members and vendor partners for your support this year. Finally, thank you to Jackie Johnston our Business Manager for everything you do. You are the heart and soul of the OIAA.

I am looking forward to spending a great summer with Jacob, my family and friends. A road trip to PEI with Jacob at the end of summer is on the calendar!

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer. I wish you all great success, great health and most of all great love.

Leanne B. Hardman, BSc. Hons. CIP
President, Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association