Kenn Lalonde and Frank McKenna | IBCA Hotlist of 2014

Kenn Lalonde and Frank McKenna | IBCA Hotlist of 2014

Kenn Lalonde and Frank McKenna  | IBCA Hotlist of 2014
Kenn Lalonde
KENN LALONDE
TD Insurance President & CEO Kenn Lalonde
partner, chief sales officer of
technology and specialty risk
advisor with Jones DesLauriers
Insurance, Toronto Ont.



WHY HOT? CREATING JOBS THROUGH EXPANSION

One insurer in New Brunswick certainly warmed a lot of hearts by pledging to create jobs after a string of layoffs another company back in November. TD Bank Group Deputy Chair, Frank McKenna and TD Insurance President & CEO, Kenn Lalonde brought smiles to the Saint John area when they announced TD Insurance would be expanding operations and creating 275 jobs over three years in the area.

“TD has a long and rich history in New Brunswick,” said McKenna, “and this expansion further demonstrates our continued commitment to the province and to delivering service excellence to our customers.”

It was earlier that month that one of Canada’s major insurance firms closed its Moncton, N.B. office, transitioning its underwriting operations to Halifax, N.S. and putting 22 people out of work.

It was only days after the Moncton announcement that the same company closed its Hamilton, Ont. office and shifted resources to neighbouring communities.
 
CAREER
Current: 
  • President & CEO, TD Insurance
  • Executive Vice President-Insurance, TD Bank Group
Previous:
 
Years of Experience:
 
ACHIEVEMENTS/RECOGNITIONS
AFFILIATIONS
 
EDUCATION:
 
Current Town Toronto, Ontario
Hometown  



 
Frank McKennaFRANK MCKENNA
TD Bank Group deputy chair






 
CAREER
Current: 
  • Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group (2006)
  • Chairman, Brookfield Asset Management
  • Board Member, Canadian Natural Resources
  • Chairman of the Board, CanWest Global 
Previous:
  • Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America in 2005
  • 27th Premier of New Brunswick (1987-1997)
  • Boards of Noranda, Shoppers Drug Mart and General Motors.
Years of Experience:
 
ACHIEVEMENTS/RECOGNITIONS
Humanitarian Award,  New Brunswick (2011)
AFFILIATIONS
Order of Canada
EDUCATION:
  • Law, New Brunswick Law School
  • Political Science- Post Graduate, Queen’s University
  • Bachelor’s Degree, St. Francis Xavier University    
Birthday January 19, 1948
Hometown Apohaqui, New Brunswick
Current Town  
Family Married, 3 Children

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