Leadership Team

Mark Shedden, FCIP
President
Tom Gallinger, FCIP
Vice President
Shagufta Ahmad
AVP Operations & Executive Assistant
Heather Warner, CIP
Personal Lines Manager
Leona Zobolotny
Commercial Lines Manager
Patrick Maloney, FCIP, CRM
Programs Manager
Yvonne Stocco
Programs Support Manager

Mark Shedden, FCIP
President

Mark joined the insurance industry in 1979 with one of the largest global insurers.  Mark has over 38 years of experience in the insurance industry and is a member of the Canadian Condominium Institute, the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario, holding designations with the Insurance Institute of Canada and Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario, Mark acts as a Condominium Insurance advisor to the Ontario Provincial Government on insurance issues and the Condominium Act of Ontario.  Mark was appointed CEO of Atrens-Counsel Insurance Brokers Inc. In 2009.

Tom Gallinger, FCIP
Vice President

 
Tom Gallinger is the Vice President of Atrens-Counsel Insurance Brokers, a brokerage that specializes in managing insurance programs for condominiums, unit owners and property management professionals.  Tom has been in the insurance industry for 14 years in various underwriting, brokering and management roles.   As a specialist in Commercial and Condominium insurance, Tom strives to deliver a high level of service by managing the long-term insurance needs of his clients.  In his career with Atrens-Counsel, Tom has done a number of educational presentations for various industry associations and groups aimed at unit owners, boards, and property managers. Tom holds an honours bachelor’s degree in business, his Fellowship Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP), as well as his Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designations.
 

Shagufta Ahmad
AVP Operations & Executive Assistant

Originally from New Jersey, Shagufta began her education in the United States, later transferring to Ryerson University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science (Biology) degree.  With multiple years in the medical management field, Shagufta joined Atrens-Counsel in 2013 looking for new opportunities and challenges.  After gaining experience in multiple departments, Shagufta was appointed as Assistant Vice President of Operations where she oversees systems, finance, human resources and logistics.   

Heather Warner, CIP
Personal Lines Manager

Heather comes from an insurance family and started her insurance career in 1986 as a personal lines underwriter with a major insurance company.  She acquired the AIIC ( CIP ) designation and developed an interest for the extensive opportunities available with sales and marketing in the broker field and participated with active roles in two brokerage firms prior to achieving her position as the Personal Lines Manager at Atrens-Counsel Insurance Brokers in 1994.   Heather was instrumental with the creation of the exclusive “Condo Gold”, a market-leading unit owners insurance policy. With her team, Heather is enthusiastically focused on delivering top-notch personal insurance protection, and unparalleled service. As an interest, Heather is a passionate equestrian and appreciates the discipline of dressage training, competing and breeding horses on her horse farm.
 

Leona Zobolotny
Commercial Lines Manager

Leona joined the Atrens-Counsel team in 2005 as the Commercial Lines Manager.  Leona brings 40 years of insurance experience in various underwriting, brokering and management roles. Leona’s focus is on supporting the needs of her commercial and specialty lines clients with effective marketing and client centered customer service.  

Patrick Maloney, FCIP, CRM
Programs Manager

Patrick joined Atrens-Counsel in November 2015 as Programs Manager to handle the premier realty program in Canada. After graduating from the Business Insurance program at Mohawk College, Patrick went on to achieve his FCIP (Fellow, Chartered Insurance Professional) designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada as well as his CRM (Canadian Risk Management) designation from the Global Risk Management Institute. With 20 years of experience in leadership, underwriting, and marketing commercial and specialty insurance products across Canada, he is focused on ensuring the long term availability, stability, and affordability of insurance to the Canadian condominium market.

Yvonne Stocco
Programs Support Manager

Yvonne started at Atrens-Counsel in 1983 as the Operations Manager overseeing seven employees.  Over the years, Yvonne has been part of the ongoing changes, development and growth of Atrens-Counsel to what it is today.  Currently Yvonne is the Programs Support Manager which oversees the support of all the brokering departments in the organization.  Yvonne is a proud grandmother to four grandchildren that keeps her on her toes.  

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