Joe Dietrich, Trillium Mutual Insurance Company (Canada)
Company: Trillium Mutual Insurance Company
Job title: Former President & CEO
Following his graduation from Centralia College of Agricultural Technology (ABM 1979), Joe Dietrich worked for a Canadian chartered bank for three years. In 1982, Formosa Mutual Insurance Company recruited him to join the company and the mutual insurance industry as an underwriter. His passion for the agricultural industry allowed him to contribute to the company’s success in agri-insurance. He was appointed CEO of Formosa Mutual in 1996. He became the inaugural president and CEO of Trillium Mutual Insurance Company following the amalgamation of Elma Mutual and Formosa Mutual Insurance Companies in 2004. He earned his Chartered Insurance Professional designation with the Insurance Institute of Canada in 1987. Dietrich has served on a number of industry committees and boards. He is a past chair of the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies; a former chair of the board of trustees for the Fire Mutuals’ Guarantee Fund; and a past member of the board of directors of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. Dietrich is also active in the community having served on a number of volunteer boards including The Mildmay-Carrick Minor Hockey Association; The Formosa District Lion’s Club; and The Alzheimer’s Society of Grey-Bruce. As of November 2019, Dietrich has retired from his role as president and CEO of Trillium Mutual Insurance Company.