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Join the Young Insurance Professionals while we tune in to some of our industries leaders discuss a broad range of topics.

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YIPT'S 2021 Speaker Panel Line-Up!

SPEAKER 1 : Joshua Motta - CEO & Founder, Coalition

TOPIC: Solving Cyber Risk: The Growing Urgency for Insurance

BIO: Joshua is the CEO and Co-founder of Coalition, which provides cyber insurance and security to more than 45,000 organizations in the US and Canada. Prior to Coalition, Joshua was the CxO and Head of Special Projects at Cloudflare (NYSE: NET), a $25bn web infrastructure and security company, following roles at Goldman Sachs, the Central Intelligence Agency, and Microsoft, among others.

SPEAKER 2 : Collette Taylor – Vice President, Commercial & Specialty Lines, Sovereign General

TOPIC: Building & Implementing a Winning Team

BIO: Colette Taylor is VP Commercial Solutions and Specialty Lines Solutions, leading and coordinating the underwriting teams to offer specialized insurance solutions that protect the financial security of Sovereign’s Canadian customers. Colette has been in the Specialty insurance industry for over 20 years in a variety of roles including technical underwriting and insurance brokering. She found her passion when she entered the world of team leadership and believes that the best thing about her job is empowering her teams to do what they do best, while ensuring customers receive the most expert advice and creative solutions that meet their needs.

SPEAKER 3: Ryan Spinner - Head of Mobility, Liberty Mutual

TOPIC: The Future of Mobility and the Impacts on Insurance

BIO: Ryan Spinner joined Liberty Mutual Canada in the newly created role of Head of Mobility. Under Ryan's leadership, his team is partnering with new mobility providers that offer new and innovative transportation business models within Canada.

SPEAKER 4 : Marykate Townsend - Manager, Pacific Marine and President, Canadian Association of MGA’s (CAMGA)

TOPIC: The Increasing Roll of MGA’s in Canada’s Insurance

BIO: Marykate Townsend is the Senior Underwriter and Manager of Pacific Marine Underwriting Managers Eastern Canadian Region and President of the Canadian Association of Managing General Agents (CAMGA). MK, as she is known, represented, and advocated for brokers as a board of director for the London Insurance Brokers Association (LIBA) including the role of President. Always keen to learn and continue her education, MK is currently working towards obtaining her CMGA designation

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Fueled by people who are passionate about the insurance industry and giving back to the community.

YIPT is Toronto's platform for insurance industry professionals to engage, grow and give back to the community. Initiatives are held throughout the year giving members access to peer-to-peer networking, mentorship programs, and relationship building.

YIPT is a non-profit organization with over 1000 members in Ontario. This diverse group of members consists entirely of insurance industry professionals at varied stages in their career ranging from entry level to seasoned.

We also encourage industry professionals at senior levels to join as members of the YIPT community. We are committed to promoting the growth of the organization's diverse membership and connecting with members and industry leaders. 

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