About the IBAWR


Who We Are

The IBAWR is the Waterloo Region affiliate of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) – a non-profit professional business association for independent insurance brokers representing the province of Ontario.


The IBAWR has been around for over 80 years and we are one of the largest and most active affiliates in Ontario.  In addition to our monthly member meetings, we support our community through a number of initiatives. Our charitable contributions include: funding 2 sponsorships every year for students in various insurance programs, food drive and hat/glove donations to local charities, an annual golf tournament and community awareness events. 


We are fortunate to live in a great community.  The IBAWR is run by a board of directors, who volunteer their time to promote the insurance broker channel.  Also, we would not be able to run without support from our insurance company sponsors, restoration contractors, autobody shops and car rental companies.


IBAO Mission Statement

To be the advocate for the independent Insurance Broker driving collaboration between members, consumers and other stakeholders resulting in innovative solutions for the betterment of the industry.





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Board of Directors


Shara Bierman

Shara Bierman



Donovan Insurance Brokers Inc.

+1(519) 886-3150




Richard Zehr

Vice President


Zehr Insurance Brokers Ltd.

+1(519) 662-1710


Lidia Pineda

Political Action Liaison


Staebler Insurance

+1(519) 743-5228




Shannan MacMillan



Breckles Insurance Brokers

+1(888) 253-2547


Jason Lawson

Jason Lawson

Sergeant at Arms/Social Media


Brokerlink Ltd (Cambridge)

+1(519) 624-6072

Richard Zehr

House & Program/ Education Chair


Zehr Insurance Brokers Ltd.

+1(519) 662-1710



Michelle Mortensen

House & Program


Staebler Insurance

+1(519) 743-5228


Jessica Bevenborn


Jessica Bevenborn

Membership & Membership


KW Insurance Brokers

+1(519) 744-4190




Joanna Mendonca

Young Brokers Council


Staebler Insurance

+1(519) 743-5228


Danny Marceau

Member at Large


OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers Inc.

+1(519) 888-9683




Danikka Frey 

Social Media


Medallion Group Insurance

by McFarlan Rowlands

+1(519) 579-5440


Dianne Andernacht

Executive Secretary


Brokerlink Ltd. (Cambridge)

+1(519) 572-7563