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Our Executive

Meet our executive team

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President

Lindsey Schroeder
Email: lindseyanne087 @ gmail.com
Phone: 780  782  5025

 

I have been in the insurance industry for over 8 years now, starting off at Canadian Direct Insurance as a Sales Advisor and then Sales Supervisor. I am currently with Portage Mutual Insurance, which has been a continuous learning and growing experience. I was previously an Auto & Property Underwriter, and am now undergoing a transition towards being the Northern Alberta Marketing Representative. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Bachelor of Education Degree, CIP Designation, and am currently working towards my CRM Designation. I have been a part of the Edmonton Insurance Association for over 4 years. I was the Treasurer for 2 terms and am now in my second term as President. Being a part of the EIA has been a wonderful experience. It has allowed me to attend and help to plan numerous events as well as network with many people in the insurance industry. Some of the highlights of my experience have been the CAIW (Canadian Association of Insurance Women) conventions that I attended in Montreal, Halifax & Calgary, getting to know many incredible people that I would not have had the pleasure of meeting otherwise. I have greatly enjoyed my time with the EIA and look forward to many years to come.

Vice-President & Awards Chair

Cori Bohme
Email: cori.bohme @ acera.ca
Phone: 780 469 9378
Acera Insurance 

I have been working in the Insurance Industry since 1990 starting in the claims side of the Insurance Industry and moving into a broker role in 1999 where I managed a large brokerage.  In 2001 I started working with Trans West Insurance as an Office Manager and in 2002 was presented an opportunity to purchase my first Insurance Brokerage with Trans West Insurance. My First office opened in March 2002.  In 2006 we merged with another brokerage and became A-Win Insurance. 2007 brought another opportunity to purchase a second branch and in September 2007 I took over the handling of the branch in Fort Saskatchewan. For several years I attended educational and networking functions with The Edmonton Insurance Association and became a member in 2017.  I am looking forward to this new journey working with the Members of the Executive Team and help host new and exciting Educational and Networking Events.

amanda

Treasurer & Membership Chair

Amanda Vanberg
Email: avanberg @ sgicanada.ca 
Phone: 1-877-435-1484
SGI CANADA

I am one of those rare individuals who planned for a career in insurance. After growing up on the farm near Innisfree Alberta, I moved to Edmonton to take the Insurance and Risk Management program at MacEwan University straight out of high school. After completing that program I quickly finished her CIP and joined the insurance industry. Most of my more than 15 years in the business have been on the broker side. While working at local and national brokerages, I worked my way through a variety of roles. From starting in administration, I moved my way through account executive, group business, and provincial resource coordinator roles. In 2016 I decided to make a switch to the company side and started working in Business Development. I will be celebrating my fifth year with SGI CANADA  in the fall.

I am a lifelong learner and passionate about personal and professional development. Despite a busy family and a demanding role, I have been diligently completing my Commerce Degree. And in addition to all of this, I am a full time hockey mom and part time player. On most weekends, no matter what season, you will find me at the rink. Either playing on one of several teams I’m involved with, cheering my 13 year old son Reece on, or giving my husband Travis some coaching tips. 

After attending the CAIW convention in 2019 in Calgary I knew that I needed to be more involved in the EIA.  Since then I have held the role as treasurer and now the membership chair with the Edmonton Insurance Association.

Secretary

Lisa Wong, BCOMM, CIP
Email: lwong @ sgicanada.ca
Phone: 877-435-1484
SGI Canada

I started my insurance career in 2007. I used to think the insurance industry was a large community, but I love how it feels like one big family since everyone knows everyone! I earned my CIP in 2018. I started out in Accounting and am now a Commercial Property Underwriter. I joined EIA in 2018. The association has given me opportunities to network, learn about other areas within insurance, and to build lasting friendships.

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Director and Past President

Candace M. Martin
Email: cmartin @ phgic.com
Phone: 780 423 3986
Peace Hills Insurance Company

Like many people in the insurance industry, I fell into it. I have been in insurance since 2008, with my
primary focus being on Personal and Commercial farm.
I am working towards my CIP designation, plan to have this completed in the next couple of years.
I have been part of the Edmonton Insurance Association since 2012 and am currently the Director. I
originally joined as a member to help with the planning of the 2012 Convention in Edmonton, and the
rest is history as they say. I held the Treasurer role for a few years, following with the President role,
and now the Director since 2019. Being a part of this association has truly helped me grow to the
person I am today. The support and mentorship I have had along the way has been amazing and
continues to be!
In 2021 I was elected for the position of Treasurer for the Canadian Association of Insurance Women,
and at the 2024 Convention held in Fredericton I was elected for the position of 1st Vice President.

Food Bank Chair

Tracy Fata, BSc, FCIP, CRM
Retired   (The Portage Mutual Insurance Company)

I have been in the insurance industry since 1988. I have worked as a CSR, commercial, personal lines and farm underwriter. I have also held various management positions and am currently a regional underwriting manager with the Portage Mutual Insurance Company. I have been an active member of the Edmonton Insurance Association since 2005. I have held several executive positions with the EIA and I am currently the Membership Chairperson and Food Bank Drive Chairperson. I have also served on the board of the CAIW and I am a Past President of the CAIW. I was honored to receive the Insurance Woman of the Year award in 2019 from the CAIW. This association has provided many opportunities for networking with my fellow industry colleagues here in Edmonton and across Canada. Best Association ever! Just sayin’!

Donna Lee

Website

Donna Lee Genge, CIP
Email: Dlgenge @ gmail.com
Phone: 

I began my insurance career in 1985 with a regional Alberta insurer.  I have worked as a Personal Lines underwriter, Marketing representative, Personal Lines Manager and on the broker side of insurance. I have been a member of the EIA since 1988, holding several positions with the EIA over the last 30 years. The association has made it possible for me to meet and network with all different areas of the insurance industry in Alberta  and across Canada and it has been truly a fantastic experience.

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