Vice-President, Atlantic Amanda DeanAmanda is known for her consensus-building leadership and strategic stakeholder engagement. As Vice-President for Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Atlantic region, she advocates and is responsible for eliciting positive change and sound public policy on key priorities for the private home, auto and business insurance sector.Amanda also directs stakeholder and member initiatives and represents member companies’ concerns while collaborating with all levels of government on shared and strategic industry objectives such as sustainable auto insurance, balanced regulation and adaptation to severe weather.In previous roles, Amanda worked closely with the Deputy Premier of Nova Scotia (and former minister responsible for Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal) and the Minister of National Defence. Her responsibilities included communications, issues management and intergovernmental relations.Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) and a master’s degree in business administration from Saint Mary’s University. She is a member of the Board of Directors for MEOPAR (Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network) and MSVU’s Board of Governors and Advancement and External Relations Committee. An avid community leader, Amanda has volunteered with Symphony Nova Scotia, has served on the YWCA Halifax Board of Directors, and has lectured on government relations at MSVU. 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.Chief Strategy OfficerCelyeste has an extensive background in public affairs and public policy across all sectors. As Chief Strategy Officer, she leads the strategic planning development process for IBC with a focus on advancing priorities and initiatives that are pan-Canadian in nature. 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, WesternAs Vice-President for Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Western region, Aaron directs all of its government relations activities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He is responsible for eliciting positive change and sound public policy on key priorities and member companies’ concerns on strategic property and casualty insurance industry objectives.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.