The upside of using Our People to Your Advantage is one of the defining benefits of employing HUB International MARINE as your trusted insurance advisors. Our company’s founder Herb Osen always stressed the importance of Our People. He felt the key to great relationships is timely, exceptional and holistic service. Our sales and service staff have expertise managing full portfolios for our clients in both Personal pleasure craft insurance and Commercial Marine insurance. Our experience spans Property and Casualty and Directors & Officers liability to specialized Marine insurance.
Our People are equipped to deal with the latest trends and developments in Marine and are committed to giving you the added value of Our Knowledge. Our growth has allowed us to acquire experts in various fields that further complements our existing teams and provides you with the widest range of specialized services in the Marine sector. Most of our experts work full time as Marine specialists and do not sell or service any other line of insurance. Our expertise and proven track record in Marine insurance date back to 1979 (through Defiuex Saxelby Insurance). Our Knowledge is relied upon by close to 4,000 personal pleasure craft policy holders and many of the top yacht clubs, marinas, repairers, marine retailers and commercial vessel operators in British Columbia. It’s why we’re the largest supplier of insurance protecting personal watercraft in Western Canada and the leader in Commercial Marine Insurance in Canada.
Marine Insurance Team
Your Marine Insurance Team
Bev Carlson is our Senior Pleasure Craft Account Manager & Underwriter for our Personal Marine Division. Bev has over 48 years of Insurance experience; 27 of them with HUB, focusing specifically on Personal Marine.
Bev’s career highlight includes being instrumental in developing our Best in Class pleasure craft product now known as Lifeline. She is also a key contributor in the development of the present off-shore insurance offering and has been involved in all the insurer contract negotiations with the marine pleasure marketplace. From 2007 through 2009, her annual commissioned sales exceeded $100,000, earning her an invitation to the prestigious HUB PL Sharpe awards.
Bev is a sought after educator in the marine insurance practice having taught the “Pleasure Craft Marine Course” for the British Columbia Broker Association for the last 10 years. In addition she has been a speaker at Blue Water Cruising Meetings, Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Meetings, Eagle Harbour Yacht Club Functions and West Vancouver Yacht Club Functions.
Lori Sutherland is a Supervisor and Account Manager for HUB International Insurance Brokers’ Personal Marine Insurance Division located in Burnaby, BC. Lori joined HUB International in 2012, and has over 26 years of insurance experience.
Lori became an insurance broker in 1990, taking on the role of Account Manager and Office Manager for a small family-owned brokerage in North Vancouver, where she handled personal, auto, travel, small commercial, and marine insurance. She joined the insurance carrier side of the business as a Corporate Trainer for auto and home insurance products, before returning to the broker side in 1999. Prior to joining HUB International, Lori was a personal insurance Account Manager with a large national brokerage firm where she handled large and complex accounts for individuals and their families.
As Supervisor of HUB’s Personal Marine Division, Lori distributes work to those in the department, providing guidance and support to staff. As an Account Manager, she handles a number of existing accounts as well as new business opportunities, reporting claims and following up with clients. She is also responsible for the division’s advertising, and attends numerous marine-related events and boat shows on behalf of HUB International.
Outside of her insurance duties, Lori is an avid boater and is committed to the boating community. She and her family are members of both the Deep Cove Yacht Club as well as the Burrard Yacht Club, and are involved with the Canadian Power Squadron. Lori has volunteered her time to a number of causes and events, including the Variety Children’s Charity Annual Boat for Hope, Burrard Yacht Club Classic Boat & Car Show, Vancouver International Boat Show, Mosquito Creek Boat Show, Victoria Boat Show, and various Yacht Club Safety weekends.
Lori’s dedication to marine insurance and passion for the boating community ensure she is trusted by our clients, and is a valuable member of the HUB Group of Companies.
Michaela Kuehn is an Account Manager and Underwriter with HUB International Insurance Brokers’ Personal Marine Department. Michaela joined HUB International in 2016, and has over 16 years of experience in the insurance industry.
Prior to joining HUB International, Michaela worked for a family-operated insurance brokerage in North Vancouver. Her experience includes personal lines, auto, travel, commercial lines, and marine insurance.
As a Senior Underwriter with HUB, Michaela is dedicated to helping her clients as well as supporting her colleagues. She manages a number of client accounts in addition to preparing new business submissions and quotes, following up with client requests, and reporting claim incidents. Michaela also attends a number of boat shows throughout the Greater Vancouver region as a representative of HUB International.
In addition to the time she spends working with the marine community as an insurance professional, Michaela is also personally commited to the boating community. She and her family enjoy sailing and discovering BC’s beautiful coastlines, are members of the Burrard Yacht Club, and are involved in teaching safe boating for the Canadian Sail & Power Squadron. Michaela also enjoys taking part in the Burrard Yacht Club’s Classic Boat & Car Show and Safety Weekend.
Michaela’s dedication to marine insurance and the boating community at large ensure she is a trusted advisor to her clients, and a valuable member of HUB International.
Samara Doucet is an Insurance Advisor for HUB International Insurance Brokers’ Personal Marine Insurance Division located at our Still Creek Office in Burnaby, BC. Samara joined HUB International in 2006 and has been with Hub for 11 years specializing in Marine.
As Insurance Advisor of HUB’s Personal Marine Division, Samara deal directly with our Marine clients, and their needs, working on existing accounts as well as new business opportunities, reporting claims and following up with clients, Underwriter, Claims Adjustors & Marine Surveyors.
Outside of her insurance duties, Samara comes from a boating family that are current members of Burrard Yacht Club. Samara has volunteered her time to a number of causes and events, including the Variety Children’s Charity Annual Boat for Hope, Burrard Yacht Club Classic Boat & Car Show, and Burrard Safety Day’s and also the MIABC Annual Golf Tournament.