Jennifer Justason, Appointment Announcement – Vice President, Finance, Cowan Insurance Group

CAMBRIDGE, ON - March 31, 2014 – Heather McLachlin, President of Cowan Insurance Group, is pleased to announce that Jennifer Justason has been promoted to Vice President, Finance of Cowan Insurance Group Ltd., effective March 31, 2014. In this position Ms. Justason is accountable for the Company’s financial leadership, performance measurement and management, business continuity plan, operational effectiveness, and for providing strategic financial advice and analytics to the Leadership Team at Cowan Insurance Group.  In addition, Cowan Insurance Group’s IT team will now report to Jennifer.

Jennifer joined Cowan in 2007 in the role of Controller, moving through roles of increasing accountability within the Finance area.  She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of meaningful metrics and corresponding reporting. In addition, Jennifer has become an integral member of the Leadership Team, providing innovative and results-driven strategic input that has helped position Cowan Insurance Group for continued growth and success.

Prior to joining Cowan, Jennifer worked in public accounting with a focus on providing financial and tax services for a wide variety of clients.  She holds her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) designations and her General Insurance Essentials (GIE) designation.

About Cowan Insurance Group
A preeminent Canadian owned and operated insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group represents leading national and international insurance companies. Cowan specializes in property and casualty 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 and disability management 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 350 employees and currently operates in nine locations across Ontario.  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