Insurance broker Chuck Ellison (pictured) is skilled at extinguishing fires, both at his brokerage and in his community. Indeed his passion for his work as a volunteer firefighter and public education officer at the Minto Fire Department echoes that for his role in the insurance industry.
“When someone has a bad day, you want to be able to be there and say, ‘It’s OK, we’ve got you covered.’ I’m a firefighter and I follow the same thing – being hands-on, helping people when they’re at their worst, and trying to give them comfort by knowing that they’re taken care of,” said Ellison, an account executive at Zehr Insurance Brokers in Listowel, ON and team leader for Territory 4 on the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario’s (IBAO) Young Brokers Council (YBC). “I really like helping people. That’s something that I’ve always done. I learned from my father who was a hands-on kind of guy and a dairy farmer growing up. Hands-on is how we do it and we like looking after our clients, helping get them the coverage that they need.”
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