Executive Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Advocacy Celyeste PowerAs Executive Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Advocacy, Celyeste Power advances IBC’s national advocacy priorities through foresight for and strategic management of issues affecting Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry. She also leads operational strategies including planning, budget development and matters of critical importance to IBC and its members.Celyeste has held progressively senior positions at IBC, developing strong relationships with the executive leadership team, members, insurance stakeholders and consumers. Her previous IBC roles include National Corporate Spokesperson; Executive Director, Strategy and Member Engagement; Vice-President, Western; and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining IBC, Celyeste honed her political and strategic acumen with the Government of Canada where she held a number of senior roles, including Issues Manager to the Prime Minister. As a consumer advocate, Celyeste works toward maintaining affordable insurance across Canada. As IBC’s Vice-President for Western Canada, she led several successful advocacy initiatives, including a strategy to improve the auto insurance system for Alberta’s 3 million drivers. Celyeste is a people-first leader with a passion for mentorship, diversity and inclusion. She is an active member of The Insurance Supper Club Canada, an organization that supports the advancement of women to senior positions across the insurance industry. Celyeste earned a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Ottawa and a master of business administration certificate at the University of Toronto. She is now working toward her Chartered Insurance Professional designation. In her spare time, Celyeste enjoys running, reading crime novels and discovering new podcasts. 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, 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, Climate Change and Federal IssuesCraig 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, 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.