Trisura Talent Continues to Shine Bright

Trisura Talent Continues to Shine Bright

Insurance Business Canada has surveyed the industry nationwide to highlight some of the top young professionals in the business. Trisura is extremely proud to announce that two members of our talented team, Kate Shaw and Stephen Logush, have been named Rising Stars for 2021!

Rising Star finalists must be nominated and meet key criteria, including:

  • Be aged 35 or younger as of March 01, 2021;
  • Hold a position that is relevant to the insurance industry;
  • Be committed to a career in insurance;
  • And, hold a passion for the industry.


Meet our Rising Stars:

Woman with long hair and pink blazer.Kate Shaw has been with Trisura for over two years and has nearly 10 years of experience in the insurance industry. As an executive solutions underwriter, she is responsible for managing and building a portfolio of directors’ and officers’ liability and fidelity business. Kate obtained a BA degree from McGill University and also has her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.

Kate likes that no two days are the same when working in the insurance industry. “I love that each day brings new challenges and learning opportunities,” she says. “It’s always enjoyable to collaborate with broker partners to find creative insurance solutions for their clients.”



Man in suit jacket and grey striped tie.Stephen Logush is a manager of Trisura’s Toronto surety branch. In his role, he is responsible for working with the organization’s broker partners and team of underwriters to grow and manage the portfolio of accounts in Ontario. Stephen is a member of the SAC Young Professionals Committee, which organizes networking and professional development events for the young professionals in our industry. He has earned his Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding (ACSB) and Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designations, and he is working towards an MBA degree through Wilfrid Laurier, which will be completed next spring.

Why does Stephen enjoy working in the industry? It comes down to the people. “Analyzing a complex set of financial statements is fun and all, but it’s really the people that make the industry so enjoyable,” he says. “Finding solutions while developing long-term relationships with our broker partners and contractors is the most rewarding part of the job.”


About the Insurance Business Canada Rising Stars report:

Previously named Young Guns, the Rising Stars report shines a spotlight on industry professionals aged 35 or younger. The report identifies individuals who bring a fresh perspective, innovative ideas and a sense of leadership to the roles and organizations.

You can find the official 2021 Rising Stars report here.

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company announces appointment of Chris Sekine as President and CEO, consulting arrangement with Mike George

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company announces appointment of Chris Sekine as President and CEO, consulting arrangement with Mike George

Chris Sekine appointed new President and CEO of Trisura Guarantee

TORONTO, March 19, 2019 – Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company (“Trisura Guarantee”) announces the appointment of Chris Sekine as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trisura Guarantee. Chris succeeds Mike George, who will continue to work with Trisura Guarantee on a consulting basis.

Chris Sekine has led Trisura Guarantee’s surety group since its inception, and he is well-known to our employees, brokers and reinsurance partners. Chris has been an integral part of the success of Trisura Guarantee, helping set executive and strategic direction, including our Broker Strategic Initiative, reinsurance placement and overseeing underwriting decisions. Under Chris’ leadership, our surety business has consistently delivered exceptional results.

I’ve known and worked with Chris for over 25 years and have valued his expertise, friendship and passion for the business. He has been part of the Trisura family from the beginning, and I’m confident that under his leadership, Trisura will continue to deliver exceptional experiences and results, while building on our success story, said Mike George.

Mike has been instrumental in the development of Trisura Guarantee from its inception in 2006 through its most successful year in 2018. He has built a strong team respected for their underwriting expertise, responsiveness and cultural values, while navigating the competitive specialty insurance market. Mike will continue to work with Trisura Guarantee on a consulting basis to facilitate the leadership transition. We cannot thank Mike enough for his contributions to Trisura as a founder, a leader and a friend. We wish him every success in the future.


About Trisura Guarantee

Trisura Guarantee is a Canadian specialty lines insurance and surety company. Through a select network of national and regional brokerage firms, Trisura Guarantee provides innovative solutions and expertise in Contract, Developer and Commercial Surety, Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, Fidelity, Professional Liability including Media, Technology and Cyber Liability, Property, Casualty and Warranty products. Trisura Guarantee is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

Trisura Guarantee is a subsidiary of Trisura Group Ltd., a leading international specialty insurance provider operating in the surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance and reinsurance segments of the market. Trisura Group has three principal regulated subsidiaries: Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company, Trisura International Insurance Ltd. and Trisura Specialty Insurance Company. Trisura Group is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “TSU.”

For more information, please contact:
Sandra Henkel
Vice President, Marketing & Distribution
Tel: 416 607 2092

Looking ahead: The future of E&O

Looking ahead: The future of E&O

In an interview with Canadian Underwriter, Trisura’s vice-president of specialty insurance solutions, Marilyn vanGansewinkel, highlighted what the future of errors and omissions insurance might look like. She believes, because “society [has] become more service-oriented,” we will see the following three new areas of growth for E&O:


Marilyn vanGansewinkel, vice-president, specialty insurance solutions, Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company


As IT continues to develop, and we rely more on artificial intelligence and insurtechs, vanGansewinkel explains, “you are going to see a lot of professionals who are required to do the programming behind the scenes, and fix things when they don’t work out well.” Within this area, she also anticipates there will be more emphasis placed on system database management.


Health care:

“I think we are going to have a lot of opportunity in the aging population’s health care,” vanGansewinkel explained. Due to the significantly large number of seniors (in 2016, Statistics Canada reported there were 5.9 million Canadians older than 65 years of age and 5.8 million Canadians aged 14 and under), vanGansewinkel expects to see an enhancement in health care service offerings in specialized care facilities and home care.



The growing concerns around the effects of climate change and other environmental events are stressing a need for E&O to focus on the environment. As we look to experts to advise us on key factors, such as recycling and water shortages, the underwriter’s role will be to analyze an environmental professional’s credentials.


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Trisura Guarantee up-and-comers top the 2019 Young Guns list

Trisura Guarantee up-and-comers top the 2019 Young Guns list

Young Guns 2019 logo


Trisura Guarantee up-and-comers top the 2019 Young Guns list

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company is thrilled to announce that two of our very own have been selected as 2019 Young Guns by Insurance Business Canada.


Meet our winners:


KatrinaKatrina Myhal was promoted to senior analyst of e-commerce solutions last year. In this role, Myhal’s focus is to improve Trisura’s user experience. She completed a user experience design course and is putting her new skills to use in an effort to redesign the online portal user experiences and interface. Myhal is able to contribute to the brand’s long-term digital strategy through her involvement with Trisura’s digital steering committee.



JonathanJonathan Hope is a senior surety underwriter. He has been in the surety industry for 10 years, the past eight of which have been with Trisura. In his current role, Hope is responsible for growth and management of Alberta, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario surety clients. He also works on strategic planning concerning brokers and client risk assessment, as well as Trisura’s 2019 commercial surety plan. Hope boasts several designations including Associate in Canadian Surety Bonding, the Association of Surety Bond Producers’ Advanced Surety School Level III designation and the Commercial Surety designation.



About Insurance Business Canada Young Guns list:
Insurance Business Canada’s Young Gun list is an annual recognition of the up-and-coming talent in an industry where recruiting and retaining young talent has been a concern. To appreciate and encourage young professionals in the insurance industry, Insurance Business shines the spotlight on those 35 years of age and under. Finalists are first nominated by a colleague and are then selected by the magazine based on their passion for insurance, dedication to their communities and commitment to sharing their knowledge with peers.

You can find the complete 2019 Young Guns list here.