VANCOUVER, BC – April 15, 2017. Can-Sure Underwriting and Beacon Underwriting, a leading Canadian P&C Managing General Agency (MGA), announce that effective April 15, 2017 Cameron Copeland will assume the role of President.
Copeland succeeds Jeff Hart, founder of Can-Sure, who has decided to step away from the industry to spend more time with his family and pursue other business opportunities. Hart founded Can-Sure in 2003 as a MGA focused on providing brokers with leading commercial P&C insurance products. The company has since merged with two other leading MGAs, broadened lines and services, and grown to 130 staff in five offices across Canada.
“It’s been a privilege to start a MGA and to work closely with staff and partners to build it into one of the largest MGAs in Canada. This industry is exciting, dynamic, and continues to experience rapid change. I am confident the company is well positioned for these changes, and under the leadership of Cameron and the senior management team, Can-Sure and Beacon will continue to provide exceptional service to brokers across Canada,” says Hart. He will remain with the company for a period of time as Executive Advisor.
Copeland previously held the role of Underwriting Manager and has been with the company for six years. Copeland served in the senior leadership team and contributed to marketing, product development, sales, staff management, and numerous growth initiatives. Plans for the future include growth through product innovation, new product lines, market territories, acquisitions, and creating a broker portal to support broker services. Service and expertise will continue to underpin the customer experience and culture unique to the company. Copeland has a MBA from Queens University and designations from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) and Insurance Institute of Canada (FCIP). Copeland says, “Working with Jeff as a partner and as a friend to build a market-leading organization has been a great experience and privilege for me. I am humbled and excited for the opportunity to lead this organization and build on what Jeff has created for brokers in Canada.”