Victoria does not fit the traditional mold of a commercial insurance broker, let alone one who specializes in the construction and development industry.
Victoria began her career at Stanhope Simpson in 2003 while completing her undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s University of which she earned summa cum laude distinction. Victoria has been full-time at Stanhope Simpson since 2007 during which she has completed the part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Saint Mary’s University, Canadian Risk Management (CRM) program via the University of Toronto, and most recently, the Fellowship CIP program. In 2008, Victoria completed the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) program of which she completed all ten courses in record pace and earned the following awards upon graduation; Top Broker Graduate (Canada), 1st Runner-up Overall CIP Graduate (Canada) and Best Results in CIP (Nova Scotia).
Lucky for Victoria, she shares her father, Victor’s, innate passion for the construction industry – which means that she enjoys every minute of her challenging and dynamic role at the firm. As President, Victoria is integral to the management of the brokerage. Although she relishes her leadership role, her true passion lies in the construction and development industry of which most of her clients belong. Victoria is proud of the portfolio of esteemed clients that she manages and is always looking forward to the next opportunity to prove her specialized expertise in this industry to a new customer.
Victoria serves on the Board of Directors for the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS), the Great Big Dig for the IWK Steering Committee and the Dalhousie University Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity Advisory Board. Most recently, she completed the esteemed QuantumShift national executive leadership program for CEO’s at Ivey Business School.