Andrea Ferris, CAIB
Business Insurance Broker
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Andrea Ferris brings her 10 years experience of insurance to Cooke that began in 2005 with TD Insurance where she worked as an Analyst, servicing and selling to Ontario clients for General Insurance. She received recognition for her top sales, customer service and time management skills on a consistent basis.

In 2011, Andrea decided to join the broker world and hasn’t looked back since! She worked as a commercial broker with McTague Insurance in Saint John where she completed her CAIB designation in 2013 and grew their existing book of business.

She takes great pride in easily being able to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of her clients and is very excited to bring her enthusiasm to the Cooke team!

Outside of work, Andrea enjoys spending time with her son and enjoying the great outdoors!

T. Lynn Hoyt, CAIB, CIP
Small Business Insurance Broker
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Lynn has been in the insurance industry since 1989, starting out in Halifax and then in 2009 moving back home to New Brunswick to work for Hovey Insurance. In October 2011 she came to work for Cooke Insurance Group.

Throughout her career, she has gained a broad knowledge and understanding of the many sectors of the business. Lynn has obtained her CAIB, Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker Designation as well as CIP, Chartered Insurance Professional.
As a dedicated insurance professional, Lynn prides herself in being able to provide the best possible advice and service to her clientele.

Lynn enjoys spending her spare time on the Belleisle Bay and with her family and friends.

Scott Cameron
Small Business Insurance Broker
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New to Small Business Insurance, Scott brings his extensive background in customer service to the Cooke team.  After spending 7 years in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, Scott joined Cooke Insurance in 2012 as the Marketing and Business Development Manager.

From Kingston Ontario, Scott came to PEI in 1998 to pursue a hockey scholarship at the University Of Prince Edwards Island while completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree.  He has not looked back since and quickly fell in love with Prince Edward Island and all it has to offer.  It was here on PEI where he met his best friend and wife Jill; together they have a beautiful daughter Willa.

Scott enjoys spending time with his family and friends and with a background in sports, has had the opportunity to meet some great people and friends.  You can find Scott cruising around on his motorbike and at the golf course and in the winter months at the hockey rink.

Let Scott be your Small Business Broker.  From seasonal business, special events, individual trainers, hospitality, food and beverage, sporting, “hole in one” sponsorships to all forms of small business adventures, Scott is here to be your trusted advisor.

Marcel Arsenault, CIP
Commercial Insurance Broker
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Marcel was born in North York, ON, and raised in Wellington, PE before embarking on his 20-year insurance career.  After attending the Insurance Program at Mohawk College, in Hamilton, ON, Marcel began his career as an independent adjuster.  He spent the majority of his adjusting career with Cunningham Lindsey Canada and Crawford Adjusters in ON, AB, PE, and NB.   Marcel handled automobile, home, general liability, and commercial losses.  Marcel also spent several years on Crawford & Company’s Global Catastrophe Team where he handled hurricane, flood and ice storm claims throughout Canada and USA.

After a short break from adjusting to work in claims management software sales, Marcel began his career as a commercial broker with Hyndman & Company Limited in 2013 where he also completed his CIP designation.  He then moved to Cooke Insurance Group as a commercial broker in January 2016.  Marcel’s experience in the industry as an adjuster prepared him to hit the ground running as a commercial broker.  He looks forward to continue growing as a broker with the Cooke Insurance Group in Charlottetown, PE where he resides with his wife and son.

Allan Vickerson
Business Insurance Broker
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Allan has 20 years experience working in the Agricultural sector and has a broad understanding of issues associated with the farming trade as well as businesses associated to the farming sector.

Growing up on a farm has given Allan insights to many issues faced by today’s farmers.  Allan can offer your business guidance and knowledge in the ever changing agricultural sector.
For the past 10 years, Allan has worked at Cooke Insurance to assist a broad spectrum of business owners with Risk Management and their insurance requirements.

Darren M. Crowther, BA, CAIB, CCIB
Business Insurance Broker
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Darren and his family reside in the capital City of Fredericton.  He has over 15 years experience as an award winning Commercial Insurance Broker and has served as VP for a key Atlantic Insurance Brokerage including 3 years with one of North America’s largest Brokerage Houses.  Darren’s passion for the Insurance industry has lead him to become a co-owner/partner in Cooke Insurance Group.

In 2004, Darren achieved the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada’s highest educational designation, the highly esteemed Canadian Chartered Insurance Broker (CCIB) – making Darren one of 200 brokers in Canada who have reached this plateau. Darren is fully licensed in all Provinces of Atlantic Canada and specializes in large Commercial Risks (property, aviation, liability incl. professional e/o and marine).

Darren is NB’s largest insurer of First Nation communities.  He has also been appointed the exclusive Atlantic Broker to represent the highly specialized AFN National Program underwritten by the World renowned insurer, Lloyds of London.

Darren is bilingual, has served on several boards, volunteered on many projects and is well know to the business community.

Georges Samara, CAIB, CRM, LLQP
Business Insurance Broker
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Georges Samara is a genuine and friendly man and has been an integral part in the opening of our Halifax office.

Georges have been working at Cooke Insurance group since 2010. He has a wonderful ability to focus on client’s goals and analyze their insurance business needs. Georges advocates as an advisor and partner to help deliver secure investments that match coverage needs. Georges has become a trusted member of the business community with over twenty-five years of sales experience ,  management skills, great  customer relations, and astute business analysis. In addition to his expertise expertise, he has completed the entire  CAIB  (Canadian Assoc. Insurance Broker) designation , CRM (Canadian Risk Management) within one year. Recently Georges has also completed the LLQP (Life License Qualification Program ) designation. Georges is also looking to the future and continuing his studies towards the highly touted CPIB (Canadian Professional Insurance Broker).  Georges passion is to spend quality time with his family, swimming and playing tennis.

Georges is also fluent in two languages – English and Arabic.

Heather Warman
Buisness Insurance Broker
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Heather has 8 years experience working in the insurance industry. She has an extensive understanding of issues associated with the transportation sector including warehousing, transportation and logistical services.

Heather has a vast understanding of the child care industry and their insurance needs exposures as she holds a diploma in Youth Care Worker Program.
For the past 3 years, Heather has worked at Cooke Insurance to assist business owners with Risk Management and their insurance requirements.

In her spare time, Heather loves to spend time with her husband and daughter.

Jerome Hannah
Business Insurance Broker
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Jerome has developed strong client service skills over the years with a successful background including 15 years in Construction and Precast Concrete Industry as well as 10 years experience in the Investment Industry.

Jerome has been with the Cooke Insurance team since 1994 specializing in Non-Profit, Health Care, Long Term Care and Religious Intuition coverage.

His clients find the business partnership that he creates too be of added value to their businesses.

Ken Glengross
Business Insurance Broker
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Ken brings extensive experience from the retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors. He is service orientated and strives to bring the best service and products possible to his clients.

Ken works with his clients as an insurance advisor and is constantly researching different markets and products to be able to offer the best available solutions.

Ken has been very community orientated and has donated many hours to his local Minor Hockey Association, Board of Directors of the Local Credit Union, Local Community Recreation Council, Volunteer Fire Department as well as other Non Profit Organizations.

Ken has been married for 25 years to his wife Nicole and is a proud father to his daughter Kara-Lee and son Kyle.

Ron Hately, CAIB
Business Insurance Broker
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A civil engineer by training, Ron has worked internationally as a project leader for construction accounts ranging from $1million to $200million.  After several years in the role of project leader, Ron honed his business skills at the world-renowned MacDonald’s University where after he spent 3 years as a Construction Engineer and Project Manager for the Macdonald Corporation.

Returning home to Atlantic Canada to raise his family, Ron joined Cooke Insurance as an Account Executive in 1993.

With innovative and extensive technical expertise, Ron is able to bring a wealth of business acumen, risk management guidance and insurance knowledge to assist his clients.

Andrew Scott, CAIB, LLQP
Business Insurance Broker
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A native of Charlottetown, Andrew graduated in 2007 from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in Recreation & Sport Studies & minor in Business. He is also a graduate of the Sport and Leisure Management Program at Holland College. With many years of experience working in retail growing up Andrew brings a great understanding of the exposures businesses are faced with today.

Andrew has a strong community involvement and is a board member of Cycling PEI. In 2009 he was the Head Coach of the PEI Cycling team at the Canada Summer Games.  His volunteer activities also include organizing the PEI edition of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Andrew is licensed for both Commercial Insurance, Life & Group benefits. October of 2015 Andrew received his CAIB, Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker distinction. He is committed to providing excellent customer service and seeks to provide the best Insurance products and knowledge to his clients.

When not at the office Andrew likes to spend time in the great outdoors with his wife, son and daughter, kayaking, cycling, camping, skiing, and snowshoeing.

Keith MacDonald, LLQP
Business Insurance Broker
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A native of Cape Breton, Keith has developed strong client service skills in his background of working in the I.T field. This previous experience has enabled Keith to analyze client issues, identify areas for improvement and design a plan to address those issues.

Keith has been a Commercial Insurance Broker for over 8 years and takes great pride in being able to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of his clients. In 2012, he successfully completed the course of study for the LLQP (Life License Qualification Program) to be able to offer unique and specialized Group Benefit solutions to his new and existing clients. Keith takes great pride in being from Cape Breton and has volunteered extensively with his local minor baseball association as a coach and with a local food bank and non-profit housing association as a board member.

Keith enjoys his time with his family, wife Lisa and is a proud father to his children Abigial, Isabelle and Noah.

Joel Young, CIP, CAIB, LLQP, PFPC
Business Insurance Broker
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Joel entered the insurance industry in 2009 and since has completed his Canadian Insurance Brokers Accreditation, Chartered Insurance Professional designation and the Life License Qualification Program. His seemingly laid back approach belies his tenacious drive to make clients happy by providing them with the right solutions whether those solutions are from the general insurance or Life side of the industry.

He began his career as a trades person which built the foundation of  knowledge about construction trends, products, and the local landscape Joel will help make sure your insurance program is a success. His strategy is simple let’s take your insurance program from an expense and turn it into an investment.

He currently resides in Windsor, Nova Scotia with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

Jeff McGrath
Business Insurance Broker
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I have been in the Insurance industry for 10 years now and enjoy the continuous interaction with people, specifically building lasting relationships. I love coming up with new out of the box ways to market myself and create an awareness of my services & solutions. Equipped with my CAIB designation, I have much experience in training & educating my clients in risk & claims management as well as loss control. I believe in changing the way businesses approach their insurance program, offering comprehensive services that reduce claims, educate the buying process and ultimately maintain more capital in their organization.

 

Specialties: Commercial Property Insurance | Liability Exposure | Loss Control | Claims Management| Training & Consulting

 

Brodie McGregor, BBA
Business Insurance Broker
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I am a new Commercial Insurance Broker for Cooke Insurance. I have been in the insurance industry since November 2015 as a Personal lines Broker and have recently transitioned into Commercial Insurance.

I graduated from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a minor in Marketing. While attending school I competed on the varsity golf team and was a member and treasurer of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.

I grew up in Stratford, PEI and am currently living in Charlottetown, PEI.

When it comes to insurance I believe that businesses should know exactly what they are buying and have full control over their policies. My job as a broker is to be a trusted advisor and help businesses protect themselves and help control losses.

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