Kevin N. Lea

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Kevin N. Lea,

President

Fuse Insurance



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Cannabis Insurance & Risk Management. This presentation will focus on the evolution of risk management practices within the Canadian cannabis marketplace, with a focus on both cannabis growers & cannabis retailers. This includes some of the challenges the market has seen with regards to construction types and facility locations, as well as product recall & other liability concerns. It will also discuss what the future holds for risk management & insurance in the cannabis sector, including directors & officers insurance and coverage for Canadian companies with operations outside of Canada.

Prior to joining Rogers Insurance, Kevin was a multi-line commercial claims adjuster, focusing on Property Losses, Commercial Liability claims and third-party injury Automobile negotiations and settlements. He was one of the top adjusters in Western Canada for Federated Insurance (part of the Northbridge Insurance Group).

After graduating in 2011 with a Bachelors of Commerce degree in Risk Management: Insurance & Finance from the University of Calgary, Kevin completed his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) and Canadian Risk Management (CRM) professional designations. He was recognized in 2015 by Insurance Business Canada magazine as a Young Gun (one of the top Canadian insurance professionals under 35), and in 2016 and 2017 was recognized as an Elite Broker (one of the top insurance brokers of any age nationwide). He was also named one of Canada’s Top 10 Brokers Under 40 by Canadian Insurance Top Broker in September 2017.

In addition to the roles outlined above, Kevin is an instructor for the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta, teaching the CAIB program to others brokers from around the province. He is also Vice President of the Professional Young Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta. In his spare time Kevin enjoys global travel, fishing and being mediocre at golf