Experienced. Enthusiastic. Engaged.
Meet our team... or as we like to say... your team. When you choose McConville Omni, your insurance purchase is backed by a commitment by our entire team to ensure that the coverage we recommend is right for you. You get the best insurance products delivered with personalized service... and always with a smile.
Meet Our Leadership Team
- Ed Meiering, CEO
Ed is the CEO, but he also our biggest cheerleader. He is leveraging his unique past experiences in a brokerage and multiple insurance companies to create an extremely strong internal environment. Ed's charisma and drive can be felt by anyone in the office and it is his constant positivity and curiosity that keep us learning, growing and challenging the status quo. He can be found camping and coaching volleyball when he's not at work.
- Bettina Urban, Manager, HR & Operations
Bettina is our Human Resources and Operations Manager. She is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and has over 15 years of experience in both her role and the insurance industry. Bettina is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association and sits on the HR Committee for the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region.
- Kim Boyle, Branch Manager, St. Thomas
Kim is the Branch Manager of our St. Thomas office. Kim is responsible for the daily operations of the office, as well as overseeing employees in all business units. Kim also manages our New Business team, where she applies the sales techniques she learned while working with Bowman Consulting. Kim is highly experienced, as she is the former CEO of a mutual insurance company. In her spare time, you can always find Kim with her fur-babies, or her grand-babies!
- Michelle Morant, Manager, Commercial Ops
Michelle is our Manager of Commercial Operations. She has over 14 years of experience in the insurance industry and has been with McConville Omni for over 9 years. Michelle is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Business Insurance program and is a Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario. In her spare time, Michelle hangs out with her two young boys and loves to play soccer.
- Allison Pollington, Corporate Controller
Allison is our Corporate Controller and she has over 15 years of accounting experience. She is a graduate of Western University and holds both her CPA and CGA. She is currently enrolled in the Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification program from the Canadian Payroll Association. Allison is an avid animal lover and has a cat even though she is allergic!
- John Brennan, Commercial Lines Sales Manager
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John is a Commercial Lines Sales Manager with over 23 years of experience in commercial insurance. John also has 14 years of experience running auto dealerships and 3 years in public accounting, and is a Certified Risk Manager. He is the incoming president of The London Club and is a member of the Directors Club of London. John specializes in the manufacturing, construction, retail and agri-business sectors.
- Wendy Maxwell-Smith, Manager, Personal Lines
Wendy is our Personal Lines Manager with over 14 years of experience. Wendy leads a team of brokers and support staff. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Western University and obtained her Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario license in 2005. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys playing on her co-ed softball team and spending lots of time with her family.
- Jeannette Thiessen, Claims Specialist
Jeannette is a veteran claims specialist with over 25 years of experience. She gained a lot of knowledge working as a claims adjuster with a major insurance company. She now works on your behalf and advocates for you with the insurance company, should you be filing a claim. Jeannette enjoys spending time in her country home, and having lunch with her university-going daughters!
- Kate Gruetzner, Customer Experience Lead
Kate is our Customer Experience Lead with over 5 years of experience in the insurance industry. Kate leads a team of brokers and support staff. She has a Bachelor of Management & Organizational Studies with a specialization in Finance from Western University. Kate is also actively involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area in her spare time.
- Angie Ronholm, Business Systems Specialist & Privacy Officer
Angie is our Business Systems Specialist. She specializes in our IT systems and linking technology to operations. Angie has over 12 years of experience in the insurance industry and oversees our administrative staff. Angie is a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker and was previously focused on Personal Lines insurance. Angie is a big Disney fan and goes with her family every-other Christmas.
- Page Forron, Operations and Marketing Lead
Page is our Operations and Marketing Lead. Page plans, builds and executes our marketing initiatives, while also keeping a watchful eye out for internal operation efficiencies. Page also oversees the Reception team, as they are our front line brand ambassadors. Page has been in the industry a few short years, but she has her RIBO license and is working on her Canadian marketing designation. You can always find Page with an espresso, and likely thinking about golf!
- David Cox, Commercial Operations Audit
Dave is a Customer Service Broker in Commercial Lines and also the Commercial Operations Supervisor. He oversees the Commercial Operations Specialists while maintaining his broker duties. Dave received his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation in 2012 and is a graduate of Fanshawe’s Business Insurance program.
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At McConville Omni, your London & St. Thomas insurance company, we take the time to get to know you – so that we are fully confident that we are bringing you the very best insurance coverage for you, your family and your business.