Sudbury Head Office

Management

Jim Smith
President
Ext#: 1234
Email: jfsmith@cambrianinsurance.com
Jim Smith is the President and CEO of Cambrian Insurance Brokers Limited. In 1983 he joined Cambrian Insurance as a newly licensed insurance broker and he worked his way up through various positions including personal insurance, commercial insurance and management. He acquired Cambrian Insurance Brokers Limited in 1992 with his wife, Lisa Hansen-Smith. Jim has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from McMaster University and he continued his education graduating in 1986 with his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) which is the industry’s standard of excellence and professionalism. Jim oversees the 19 Cambrian Insurance locations and a staff of 80 people across Northern Ontario from the head office at 130 Paris Street in Sudbury. For the past 2 years he has been the President of the Sudbury and District Insurance Brokers Association and is a Past Chair of the Insurance Institute of Ontario, Cambrian Chapter. He is also the President of the Idlywylde Golf and Country Club. Jim lives in Sudbury with his wife Lisa, 2 sons Jacob and Bryson and his dog Memphis.

Jennifer Benedict, CPA, CA
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ext#: 705-673-5000 ext 1242
Email: jbenedict@cambrianinsurance.com

Shelley Bradley
Director Client Services
Ext#: 1308
Email: sbradley@cambrianinsurance.com

Shelley Bradley has been a licensed insurance broker for 33 years. She has been with Cambrian Insurance as our director of client services for 7 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge to our personal lines insurance department.

Lisla Beaton
Director, Claims
Ext#: 1011
Email: lbeaton@cambrianinsurance.com

Lisla Beaton has been alicensed insurance broker for 37 years and has her Chartered Insurance Professional designation. She has been with Cambrian Insurance for 10 years. She is now our claims manager. She also sits on the Sudbury and District Brokers Association and the Insurance Institute of Ontario. In her spare time she is an avid quilter and enjoys spending time with her 2 springer spaniels.

Julie O’Hara
Director, Cambrian Wealth Management
Ext#: 1232
Email: johara@cambrianinsurance.com

Julie O’Hara is a graduate of Laurentian University. She has been a licensed insurance broker with Cambrian Insurance for 14 years. She works as a personal lines broker and as a financial advisor for Cambrian Wealth Management. She has held the coveted Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute for the past 15 years. This is recognized as the highest in the financial services industry.

Trisha Clouthier
Special Projects, IT & Marketing
Ext#: 1250
Email: tclouthier@cambrianinsurance.com

Trisha Clouthier is a graduate of Laurentian University. She has been a licensed insurance broker with Cambrian Insurance for 9 years. She has been a broker in our personal insurance department and now she has moved into her new role as coordinator of special projects & marketing. She will be marketing our brand through media and online while leading projects to help move our brokerage towards e- commerce.

Personal Lines Department

Jennifer Savage
Personal Insurance Broker – New Business Sales
Ext#: 1344
Email: jsavage@cambrianinsurance.com

Jennifer Savage has been a licensed insurance broker for over 10 years. She started off as a Customer Service Representative and has recently moved into the role of New Business Sales specializing in Group Policies. She is a member of the companies social committee and is very active in the YBC (Young Brokers Council). In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and crafting.

Laura Bellmore
Personal Insurance Broker – New Business Sales
Ext#: 1229
Email: lbellmore@cambrianinsurance.com
Laura Bellmore has been a licensed insurance broker for 28 years.She began her career in insurance as a file clerk at Cambrian Insurance and has been with the company ever since.She has a wealth of knowledge in both personal and commercial lines insurance.In her spare time, she enjoys fishing and spending time with her family and friends.

Andrew Leroy
Registered Insurance Broker – Account Manager
Ext#: 1287
Email: aleroy@cambrianinsurance.com
Andrew Leroy is a licenced insurance broker joining Cambrian’s team in 2014. Andrew began his insurance career in 1997 holding various positions within the industry, bringing with him a wealth of experience. Andrew prides himself on his exceptional customer service skills which enhance client relations.

Corrine Pellatt
Unit Coordinator Technical Services
Ext#: 1236
Email: cpellatt@cambrianinsurance.com
Corrine Pellatt is a graduate of Seneca College. She has been with Cambrian Insurance for 11 years as a licensed insurance broker in our personal lines department. She is now the manager of our technical services department.

Julie Desjardins
Technical Service Representative
Ext#: 1301
Email: jdesjardins@cambrianinsurance.com
Julie Desjardins has been a licensed insurance broker for 4 years.She is currently working as a technical service representative in our personal lines department.In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Elaine Poitras
Registered Insurance Broker – Account Manager
Ext#: 1307
Email: epoitras@cambrianinsurance.com
Elaine Poitras is a graduate of Cambrian College.She has been a licensed insurance broker for 3 years and has over 10 years of sales experience.She currently works in our personal lines insurance department.In her spare time, she enjoys camping and doing yoga.

Gloria Tombari
Registered Insurance Broker – Account Manager
Ext#: 1073
Email: gtombari@cambrianinsurance.com

Gloria Tombari is a graduate of Cambrian College. She has been a licensed insurance broker for 18 years and has been with Cambrian Insurance for 9 years in our personal lines insurance department. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with her family and travelling.

Sarah Reid
Registered Insurance Broker – Account Manager
Ext#: 705-673-5000 ext 1301
Email: sreid@cambrianinsurance.com
Sarah is a graduate of Laurentian University. She has been a licensed insurance broker since 2013 when she started with Cambrian Insurance in the personal lines insurance department. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as travelling.

Tracey Skowyra
Registered Insurance Broker – Account Manager
Ext#: 1238
Email: tskowyra@cambrianinsurance.com
Tracey was born and raised in Sudbury and is licenced by Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (R.I.B.O) in 2001. Tracey takes great pride in always taking the time to provide her clients with superior customer service. With 15 years’ experience, Tracey is always willing to provide knowledgeable personal service advice. For the past 6 years Tracey has served as Chair for the St. Raphael & Holy Trinity Catholic School Parents Council. In her spare time, she enjoys being active in her community by hosting fundraisers for her daughter’s school

Stacey Horner
Registered Insurance Broker – Account Manager
Ext#: 1227
Email: shorner@cambrianinsurance.com
Stacey Horner has been a licensed insurance broker for 3 years.She currently works in our personal lines insurance department and prides herself on providing excellent customer service to her clients.In her spare time, she enjoys painting.

Commercial Lines

Tony Falvo, Hons B Comm, CIP
Commercial Account Executive
Ext#: 1306
Email: tfalvo@cambrianinsurance.com

Renee Patterson
Commercial Insurance Broker – Business Service Representative
Ext#: 1309
Email: rpatterson@cambrianinsurance.com

Renee Patterson has been a licensed insurance broker for over 12 years and has been with Cambrian Insurance as a personal lines broker for 6 years. She currently works in our commercial insurance department as a business service representative. She is involved in our Cambrian Insurance social committee and volunteers with the Valley East Soccer Club.

Louise Blanchard
Commercial Insurance Broker – Business Account Executive – Sports/Aviation Specialist
Ext#: 1246
Email: lblanchard@cambrianinsurance.com
Louise Blanchard has been with Cambrian Insurance as a licensed insurance broker for over 13 years. Prior to joining Cambrian Insurance she worked for large brokerage houses and specialized in aviation and commercial lines insurance. She brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. She is involved in several different boards including Silverstick Hockey Tournament and the Pond Hockey Festival on the rocks.

Linda St Jean
Commercial Insurance Broker – Business Service Representative
Ext#: 1244
Email: lstjean@cambrianinsurance.com

Linda St Jean has been a licensed insurance broker for over 33 years. She has a wealth of knowledge in both personal and commercial insurance. She currently works as a business service representative in our commercial insurance department. In her spare time she enjoys travelling.

Richard Poitras
Commercial Insurance Broker – Business Account Executive
Ext#: 1241
Email: rpoitras@cambrianinsurance.com

Richard Poitras is a graduate of Carleton University. He is a licensed insurance broker specializing in business insurance He brings with him 20 years of experience in sales. In his spare time he enjoys spending time at his camp with his family and he is an avid hockey fan.

Sue Thirkill
Commercial & Personal Insurance Broker
Ext#:
Email: sthirkill@cambrianinsurance.com
We merged with J. James Bousquet Insurance Brokers in September 2012. With this acquisition we were pleased to obtain Sue Thirkill with her 24 years experience as a licensed insurance brokers. She has a Bachelor of Commerce with Honors. She is now working in our Sudbury location at 130 Paris Street in personal and commercial lines insurance. In her spare time she plays Slo-Pitch in the Espanola Ladies League during the summer and plays hockey with the Little Current Ladies in the winter.

Kathy Kramer
Commercial Insurance Broker – Business Service Representative
Ext#: 1228
Email: kkramer@cambrianinsurance.com
Kathy Kramer has been a licensed insurance broker for 18 years.She has a wealth of knowledge in both personal and commercial lines insurance.She currently works in our commercial insurance department as a business service representative.In her spare time, she enjoys camping, travelling and spending time with her family.

Trevor Blanchard
Commercial Account Executive
Ext#: 1050
Email: tblanchard@cambrianinsurance.com
Trevor Blanchard is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, QC. He is fluently bilingual and is a licensed insurance broker focusing on all aspects of Commercial Insurance. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the industrial/business sector with over 10 years of sales experience. Trevor has been actively volunteering within both the Sudbury Minor and Nickel City hockey associations for 9 years and loves to fish and play sports in his spare time.

Administration

Alicia Benoit
Office Administrator
Ext#: 1071
Email: abenoit@cambrianinsurance.com

Alicia Benoit started as our receptionist 6 years ago and now she is a licensed broker working in our administration department. She is a member of our social committee and enjoys organizing social events. In her spare time she is an avid pool player.

Currently on Maternity Leave

Miriam Brosseau
Invoicing Coordinator
Ext#: 1233
Email: mbrosseau@cambrianinsurance.com

Miriam Brosseau has been a licensed insurance broker for over 50 years and has been with Cambrian Insurance for 29 years. She is the heart and soul of Cambrian Insurance. She is a talented oil painter and designed our 2012 company Christmas cards.

Michelle Carroll
Office Administration
Ext#: 705-673-5000 ext 1071
Email: mcarroll@cambrianinsurance.com

Shelly Beauchamp
Unit Coordinator Processing & Underwriting
Ext#: 1237
Email: sbeauchamp@cambrianinsurance.com

Shelly Beauchamp is a graduate of Cambrian College. She has been a licensed insurance broker at Cambrian Insurance for 6 years. She works in our processing and underwriting department.

Tracy O’Grady
Underwriter
Ext#: 1245
Email: togrady@cambrianinsurance.com

Tracey O’Grady’s has been licensed for over 20 years and has been with Cambrian Insurance for 9 years. She has worked with many different insurance companies and brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.

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