Ann Furlotte, Aha Insurance
Vice-president of operations
As vice-president of operations for Aha Insurance, Ann Furlotte supports the company’s sales and service team, driving growth, sales initiatives and retention. A substantial part of her role is focused on growth via geographical expansion, product offerings and insurer partners, for which Furlotte relies on her substantial past experience in the industry. This year marks her 40th anniversary in insurance; she spent 34 of those years with Marsh Canada, where she helped grow the business from two individuals writing Ontario-only business in 1984 to a national service centre of 65 to 70 individuals by the time she departed in 2018. “I took an early retirement but soon found that I was not done with the insurance industry, as I missed the challenges, excitement and interaction within the industry,” she says.
Throughout her career, Furlotte has served as a mentor, teaching continuing education courses and helping individuals learn and grow. She has been heavily involved with diversity and inclusion initiatives and is currently focused on giving back to the community by volunteering with the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, House of Friendship and Community Support Connections.
- Aha Insurance