Left Navigation Leadership IBC has a wealth of experienced leaders and spokespeople. To arrange for a media interview, contact Vanessa Barrasa, Manager, Media Relations, at 416-362-2031 ext. 4312 or VBarrasa@ibc.ca Click on the name to learn more about the individual: President & CEODon Forgeron Senior Vice-President, Strategic InitiativesDavid McGown Vice-President, CommunicationsSally Turney Vice-President, OntarioKim Donaldson Vice-President, Federal Affairs, OttawaCraig Stewart Vice-President, Western (Acting)Celyeste Power Vice-President, AtlanticAmanda Dean Vice-President, IBC-QuebecJohanne Lamanque Vice-President, PacificAaron Sutherland Related ServicesPresident and CEOAppointed IBC’s President and CEO in 2009, Don Forgeron has a successful track record of more than 24 years in the property and casualty insurance industry. He has a strong foundation in the public and private sectors, having worked for Alberta’s Department of Environment and the National Research Council in Nova Scotia early in his career.Senior Vice-President, Strategic InitiativesAn accomplished executive leader with experience in communications, policy, government relations and corporate development, David brings in-depth knowledge of the financial and public sectors to corporate decision-making.Vice-President, CommunicationsWith over 20 years of experience in the marketing and communications arena, Sally has worked in government, not-for-profit and financial services sectors. Through integrated marketing, public relations and communications strategies, she has led her teams to develop eye-catching and thoughtful campaigns that generated sales and fostered employee engagement.Vice-President, OntarioKim has over 30 years of public policy and government relations experience. Prior to joining IBC in 2015, she worked as a senior consultant for the last 13 years, developing and executing public affairs strategies, and navigating the complexities of the provincial government on behalf of clients.Vice-President, Federal Affairs, OttawaCraig brings extensive policy and government relations experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He has held numerous senior positions within the federal government, directed the Ottawa Bureau of World Wildlife Fund Canada and, most recently, handled Canadian Federal Affairs for the multinational pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline.Vice-President, Western (Acting)Celyeste has an extensive background in public affairs and public policy across all sectors. As Acting Vice-President for Insurance Bureau of Canada’s (IBC’s) Western region, she oversees and directs all government relations pertaining to the property and casualty insurance industry in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Vice-President, AtlanticA former communications professional with a talent for consensus-building and government relations, Amanda brings more than 12 years of experience to her role as Vice-President, Atlantic for Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).Vice-President, QuebecWith more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Johanne Lamanque has held various positions, including General Manager, Regroupement des cabinets de courtage d’assurance du Québec, and Vice-President, Business Development and Corporate Secretary, Groupe Ultima. Useful LinksContact UsIBC has consumer information centres in each of its regional offices to address your specific questions. If IBC’s information officers do not know the answers to your questions, they will direct you to someone who does.Media ReleasesRead some of our recent news releases. Each year, IBC responds to more than 700 requests from the media for information and interviews. IBC works to increase Canadians’ understanding of the home, auto and business insurance industry.EventsIBC events give IBC – and our industry – an opportunity to share expertise and insights about national and regional insurance imperatives that affect the lives of Canadians. Learn more about upcoming events across Canada.