Derek Lothian, Chief Executive Officer
Derek became the CEO of IBAS in October 2017. Prior to his appointment, Lothian helped launched, as Editor, Prairie Manufacturer Magazine, and served as President of Lothian & Associates Management Group Inc., where he worked closely alongside some of the country’s most innovative organizations, including POS Bio-Sciences, Athabasca University, SED Systems, and the only 100 per cent Indigenous-owned military contractor in Canada.
From 2011 through 2016, Derek held senior positions with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters — the Canada’s largest trade and industry association. He joined the association as its National Director, Communications & Business Development, based in Ottawa, and was eventually named the youngest Vice President in its 145-year history.
Born and raised small-town Saskatchewan, Derek is a firm believer in community involvement. He currently sits on the boards of Innovation Saskatchewan, the SaskTel Centre, Kahkewistahaw Economic Management Corporation, and the Saskatoon Industry Education Council, as well as on the Leaders Council at the University of Regina Faculty of Business.
He has been previously named to PR in Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 and CBC’s Future 40. And, in 2015, he was recognized as a Premier’s Award nominee in Ontario.
Derek can be reached at (306) 380-3765 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Gaschler, Chief Operating Officer
Mike assumed the role of COO in January 2016, and now oversees the association’s general and office operations. From 2013 through December 2015, he was IBAS’s Director of Education, and — prior to that — also served with the Insurance Brokers Association of British Columbia. Mike can be called directly at (306) 525-4076 or e-mailed at email@example.com.
Brianne McBride, Manager, Professional Development
As Manager, Professional Development, Brianne is responsible for IBAS’s extensive suite of educational and training programs, including licensing courses. She has been with IBAS since 2015, and has also held the position of Membership Coordinator. Brianne can be reached through the general switchboard at (306) 525-5900 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earl Garratt, Manager, E&O Program
An accredited broker and trained lawyer, Earl manages the IBAS E&O insurance program, which was founded in 2004 to provide a stable, long-term errors and omissions coverage solution for broker members across the province. Earl can be contacted through the general switchboard at (306) 525-5900 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Jan Milton, Coordinator, Events & Accounting
Jan steers IBAS activities related to events coordination and bookkeeping. She is often on-the-ground, handling key logistics at many of the association’s premier annual functions, from Convention and the Golf Tournament to Company Meetings and Industry Dinner. She can be reached in the office at (306) 525-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jordan Jensen, Administrative Assistant
The newest addition to the IBAS team, Jordan keeps the association humming along, and contributes to a variety of key portfolios, including membership, communications, events, education, advocacy, and governance. Jordan is often the first person you’ll reach in our office by phone, (306) 525-5900, and can also be e-mailed at email@example.com.