Left Navigation Senior Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives David McGownAn 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. Prior to joining IBC in 2015, he held senior leadership roles at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce over a span of 28 years, most recently serving as its Vice-President for Government, Regulatory and Public Affairs. He began his career in research at Queen’s Park and then as an economist in the Department of Finance in Ottawa.As Senior Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, David oversees IBC’s Communications, Policy and Legal teams, in support of IBC’s goals.He holds a master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University and an honours bachelor degree from University of Western Ontario.David’s leadership extends beyond the boardroom, with a strong track record of non-profit and community involvement. A former President for the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs and for the Canadian Youth Foundation, he serves on the board of Jazz FM, the capital campaign for the Kenojuak Cultural Centre in Cape Dorset and continues to serve as a friend of the Canada Institute Advisory Board of the Washington DC-based Woodrow Wilson Centre. 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.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, WesternOver his 30 plus year career, Bill Adams has focused on solutions to a wide range of complex public policy issues for governments and various private sector industries.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.Vice-President, PacificWith experience in government relations, policy development and strategic communications, Aaron has a demonstrated record of building, maintaining and leveraging relationships to achieve mutual goals. 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.