Cowan Insurance announces new role on leadership team

Pamela Derksen becomes vice-president of operations and product development

Cowan Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Pamela Derksen to the newly created role of vice-president of operations and product development, responsible for growing the commercial business.

“Pamela’s experience in the insurance industry—specifically in commercial insurance—and her capacity to lead the strategic vision of a department to enable profitable growth align with the goals of this new role,” Cowan’s president Heather McLachlin said in a news release.

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Derksen’s background includes a 20-plus year career in the insurance industry, with a focus on large commercial business, oil and gas, and manufacturing. Her new role at Cowan includes working on the execution of the brokerage’s digital solutions, as well as maintaining operational efficiency and developing talent.

Derksen joined Cowan in January 2018. She previously held executive roles with Economical Insurance, where she had worked since 2005.

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