2. Wayne LeGear, Senior vice-president, Hub International Insurance Brokers
Hub International Insurance Brokers
With more than three decades of insurance experience, Wayne LeGear is the epitome of a broker who is at the pinnacle of his career. A nine-year recipient of Hub International’s SHARP Award at the platinum level, which honours the company’s top producers, LeGear is a sales legend within the entire organization. Specializing in commercial and transportation insurance, LeGear is responsible for Hub’s auto dealer program. Leading by example, he advises new brokers in the industry to specialize: “Get involved in the industry you want to insure,” he says.
LeGear began his career in 1982 as a partner in LeGear Pelling Insurance before becoming a partner in Lakeview Insurance nine years later. In the mid-1990s, Lakeview Insurance joined Hub, where LeGear continued to manage his office, in addition to several other Hub locations in the Greater Vancouer area. In 2002, he was promoted to vice-president of auto insurance operation, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s auto division. In 2009, he made the decision to return to a full-time senior account executive role in order to devote himself to his commercial clients and help propel the growth of Hub’s CADA-endorsed auto dealer program across Western Canada.