New faces join the leadership ranks at Archway Insurance

Posted by  On September 17, 2020

Archway Insurance, one of Atlantic Canada’s leading insurance brokerages, proudly welcomes Carla Hage and David Harris to its management team, supporting N.S. and N.B. operations.

“Archway is growing at a rapid pace and the need was identified to create new positions to support our sales teams and onboard, train and develop our staff.  We want the best talent in our industry, and we are very excited for the road ahead,” says President Gina McFetridge.

As a progressive insurance brokerage, recruiting the best and brightest talent in the industry is a top priority for Archway.

“Last year we were voted one of the top insurance workplaces in Canada,” says CEO Michael Stack. “We need to continue to innovate and find creative ways to support our team in order to remain an employer of choice. These new roles were created in response to direct feedback from our team.”

David Harris is Archway’s new Business Development Manager.

“David will provide our commercial, employee benefits & life, and personal lines sales teams with the tools and support to ensure we’re not missing opportunities for continued growth,” says Stack. “He’ll leverage our insurance market access and the expertise of our brokers, while taking advantage of our 31 locations across the region.”

Carla Hage is the new Training and Audit Manager.

“The insurance industry is rapidly changing and there is a need to train both new team members, as well as ongoing professional development for our long-term employees,” says McFetridge. “Carla’s role will ensure every team member at Archway has the confidence to take on the challenges presented by new technology, insurance products, and stay ahead of the curve as the industry continues to evolve.”

Carla Hage, Training & Audit Manager

Carla is from Halifax N.S. She has managed to diversify her professional career spanning over 22 years. After attending school for Media and Broadcasting, she started with Global Television as the lead news editor. After ten years in news, she changed directions to the Insurance world. Working with insurers such as TD and RBC, Carla succeeded in gaining top sales awards annually and enjoyed a Facilitator role, training over 100 new recruits in sales, underwriting and licensing. Most recently at Wawanesa, she was in Executive Underwriting, handling all provinces. At Archway as the new Training and Audit Manager, Carla will develop and implement internal training programs, onboarding, and oversight of the brokerage audit process. Her passion for training and vast experience is a welcome support for Archway Insurance.

David Harris, Business Development Manager

David Harris will work closely with the sales teams in Commercial, Personal Lines and Employee Benefits and Life divisions. He was born and raised in Saint John, N.B. and has amassed an impressive career in the industry. David has 28 years in the business, holding various roles in the Atlantic regions. Starting as a Personal Auto underwriter and progressing into Personal property and Commercial Lines, he held several management roles, including COO and most recently as Director of Underwriting for Burns&Wilcox. Over his career, he’s been fortunate to work successfully with many brokers in the Maritimes, building a strong reputation and forging long -lasting relationships with several Canadian insurers. At Archway, David’s experience will only enhance the growth of our business as he looks to revamp the sales departments and support our teams.

ENQUIRIES:

Gina McFetridge
President, Archway Insurance
Phone: 902-536-2019
Email: gina@archwayinsurance.ca

About Archway

Archway Insurance is an Atlantic-owned, independent insurance brokerage, and one of the largest in the region. Headquartered in Amherst, NS, it is a growing, progressive company with more than 200 employees at 31 conveniently located offices.

At Archway, we are committed to providing our clients with professional advice and excellent personal service. Our brokers are professionally trained with extensive knowledge in the areas of personal, business, group, and life insurance. In 2019 Archway received the Burns Wilcox Award for Big Brokerage of the Year, was named a Top Insurance Workplace in Canada, and winner of the Professional Services category for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Atlantic.

For further information about Archway, please visit our website archwayinsurance.ca.

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