David McNamara, Appointment Announcement—Branch Manager, Brokerage Division, Ottawa Office, Cowan Insurance Group

OTTAWA, ON – January 19, 2015 – Heather McLachlin, President of Cowan Insurance Group is pleased to announce that David McNamara has been appointed as the Branch Manager, Brokerage Division, Ottawa Office, Cowan Insurance Group, effective Jan 19, 2015. In this position Mr. McNamara is accountable for leading the continued growth, overall strategy and development of Cowan’s Commercial Lines and Personal Lines business in Ottawa. He will help grow our business by leading Ottawa’s P&C team while working closely with Robert (Bob) Proulx, Vice President Benefits and Corporate Sales to drive and support multi-lines sales across all lines of business and operations in the Ottawa region.       

David brings to Cowan a wealth of property and casualty experience, having spent over 25 years working for well-known insurance brokerages in both Ontario and Quebec in sales, business development and leadership roles.  He has a solid background in commercial lines and a thorough understanding of personal lines with previous responsibilities including building sustainable bilingual, sales driven organizations in both Ontario and Quebec.  David also has experience working with risk managers on client specific issues including the development of cutting edge products; actively participating in the resolution of contentious claims as well as contract reviews.  In addition, he has expertise and relationships in both the manufacturing and construction segments, which will assist in our continued growth focus in both of these targeted areas. 

David graduated from Mohawk College’s Insurance Administration Program; is an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Canada (AIIC); has his RIBO and Quebec Insurance broker designations and Canadian Risk Management Certificate from McGill University.   

About Cowan Insurance Group
A pre-eminent Canadian owned and operated insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group represents leading national and international insurance companies. Cowan specializes in property, casualty and credit insurance, providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs. The organization also advises and creates retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups and offers wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals through its wholly owned financial services subsidiary. Cowan Insurance Group has over 430 employees and currently operates in ten locations across Ontario.  Cowan subsidiary companies include The Williamson Group, Wentworth Financial Services, Cowan Financial Solutions and Millennium CreditRisk Management.  For additional information about Cowan Insurance Group, please refer to www.cowangroup.ca.  

Contact Information: 
Lynne Short
Director, Communications and Community Relations
Princeton Holdings Limited
519-650-6365 ext.31608 or lynne.short@princetonholdings.com