About Us2018-10-15T16:31:03+00:00

ABOUT US 

Your Mutual

The basic tenets of mutual insurance in Ontario have not changed much since the beginning.

Community based, mutual companies are directed and operated by their Policyholders. The mutuals are governed by a Board of Directors elected from among the Policyholders. The Board appoints the Officers of the Company.

In return for agreeing to secure Policyholders against loss, the Company collects premiums. This fund, together with income from investments, is used to pay losses sustained by the Policyholders as well as the expenses of running the Company. Any surplus either remains in the Company’s surplus account or may be refunded to Policyholders at the discretion of the Policyholder Directors.

The concept is of community, protected.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CHARLIE SNYDER

Chair of the Board

Charlie was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1980 and served as Chairman in 1989-1990, 2000-2001 and 2010.

Charlie has been farming for over forty years, during which time he has operated dairy and cash crop farms. He remains active in the prayer ministry of the Gateway Church in Caledonia.

Charlie resides in Oneida.

Bob Young

Past Chair

Bob was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1986 and served as Chairman in 1997-1998 and 2017.

Bob is also a direct descendant of Adam Young who was an United Empire Loyalist. He is still on the original family farm established in 1871.

Allan Hedley

Director/ Vice Chair

Allan was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1985 and served as Chairman in 2004-2005 and 2012.

Allan resides with his family in Canfield.

Jerry Keunen

Director

Jerry was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1997 and served as Chairman in 2008 and 2016.

Jerry and his wife reside near the family dairy farm in Caistor Centre.

Walter Hyslop

Director

Walter was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1986 and served as Chairman in 1993-1994, 2006-2007 and 2015.

Walter and his wife reside in Caledonia.

Harold Meadows

Director

Harold was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2006 and served as Chairman in 2013.

Harold resides with his family in Cayuga.

Mark Comley

Director

Mark Comley was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2007 and served as Chairman in 2014.

Mark and his family reside on their farm in Ancaster.

Tim Montague

Director

Tim was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2016.

Tim is employed in the agribusiness sector and is actively involved with the family farm. He resides with his family east of Jarvis.

Jeff Potter

Director

Jeff was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2016.

Jeff works in the real estate industry as a sales representative. Jeff and his wife Trish currently reside on the outskirts of Cayuga and have two sons.

MANAGEMENT TEAM 

Stephen Quinn

President & CEO

Stephen joined the company in 2002 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2014.

Stephen holds both a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from Wilfred Laurier University and a Diploma in Business Administration. He holds his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designations.

Stephen and his wife reside in Caledonia.

Irene Huitema

Underwriting Manager

Irene joined the company in 1996 and was appointed Underwriting Manager in 2014.

Irene and her family reside in Cayuga.

Rosanne Belliveau

Assistant General Manager

Rosanne joined the company in 2004, was appointed Human Resources manager in 2014 and subsequently appointed as Assistant General Manager in 2017.

Rosanne and her family reside in Cayuga.

Anthony Guevarra

Systems Administrator

Anthony joined the company in 2007 and was appointed Systems Administrator in 2013.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Mathematics with Honours from the University of Waterloo.

Anthony and his family reside in Hamilton.

Jatinder Bassi

Chief Financial Officer

Jatinder joined the company as Senior Accountant in 2014.

Jatinder hold a Masters of Accounting with Honours from the University of Waterloo. He received his Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) designation in 2012.

Jatinder and his wife reside in Ancaster.

AGENTS 

Randy Bacher

Agent

Randy is proud of the fact he was born and raised on a 125 acre dairy farm near Fisherville, Ontario.

Randy joined Cayuga Mutual in 1998 and now resides in Hamilton.

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Ken Benito

Agent

Ken came to Cayuga Mutual in 2013 with over 15 years of experience in developing relationships and the ability to work closely with his client’s specialized needs.

Ken actively volunteers in his spare time as co-chairman in the Liberty for Youth Organization, an active member within the Filipino community and the Knights of Columbus.

Ken and his family reside in Hamilton.

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Mike Cowan

Agent

Mike joined Cayuga Mutual in 2007 after having spent some 20 years in the farm machinery industry.

Mike is a lifelong resident of Haldimand County. He has served on the Environmental Farm Planning Committee and the Haldimand Soil and Crop Board.

Mike and his family reside in the Dunnville area.

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Barb Currie

Agent

Barb was born and raised in Haldimand and now lives in Cayuga. She joined Cayuga Mutual in 2010 after working as an insurance broker for 14 years.

Education has played a key role in her development in the insurance industry, obtaining the CAIB designation.

She is active in different local minor sports organizations such as Cayuga Minor Hockey & Six Nations Minor Lacrosse.

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Dale Killins

Agent

Dale joined Cayuga Mutual in 2003. Dale was born and raised on a beef and hog farm in the Smithville area and continues to operate a cash crop farm and volunteers with the West Lincoln Fire Department.

Dale and his family reside just outside of Smithville.

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Doug Murphy

Agent

Doug was born and raised in the Haldimand County and received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural from the University of Guelph.

Doug joined Cayuga Mutual in 1987. Doug is involved within the community as a member of the Caledonia Agricultural Board, the Haldimand Junior Farmers and Haldimand 4H.

Doug and his family reside just east of Cayuga.

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Krista Neill

Agent

Krista joined Cayuga Mutual in 2010 with a background working in Insurance and Financial Services since 1995.

She has completed a Business Administration Diploma through Mohawk College, a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree through The Open University of British Columbia, and holds a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) Designation.

Krista enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at her children’s school and living an active lifestyle.

Originally from Prince Edward Island, she loves the small town feel of Caledonia, where she resides with her family.

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Jake Smith

Agent

Jake joined Cayuga Mutual in 2015, bringing with him previous insurance experience.

He grew up in Haldimand County and now resides in Hamilton.

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Phil Wellings

Agent

Phil started with Cayuga Mutual in 2015, bringing with him previous insurance experience.

When he is not at the office or visiting clients you’ll find him spending time with family, playing different recreational sports or working on projects at home.

Phil was born & raised in Caledonia and now resides in Jarvis with his family.

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