The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) is pleased to announce that Rodney Hancock, CEO of McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Brokers in London, Ontario, is the recipient of the 2014 Dale Rempel Award of Excellence.
This is the first year that the award, recognizing excellence in broker education, is being presented. “It gives us great pride to honour Dale’s memory and the difference he made to our professional development by recognizing and celebrating others who share his commitment and support of broker education.” said IBAC’s CEO, Dan Danyluk.
Mr. Hancock was selected from nominations received from IBAC member associations, by an independent panel of judges representing the IBAC Board of Governors, practicing brokers and the insurance industry press. He was presented with the prestigious award at IBAC’s annual President’s Banquet on September 20th, at the Delta Beesborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. For this inaugural year of the Dale Rempel Award of Excellence, Dale Rempel’s family also received an award in Dale’s memory.
The award was created and named for Dale Rempel, who served as IBAC’s president from 2011 to 2012. In addition to being a successful insurance broker, Dale was also a passionate believer in broker professional development. It is in honour of Dale’s commitment to the advancement and promotion of broker education that this award is presented each year, to an individual who has made a significant difference in the professional development of insurance brokers. Rodney Hancock stands out amongst those nominated this year, as such an individual.
In presenting Mr. Hancock for consideration as a potential recipient of the Dale Rempel Award of Excellence, his nominators and supporting referees speak highly of his ongoing pursuit and passion for professional development, and his open sharing of his love of education with others. Mr. Hancock leads by example with his own educational achievements including his PhD in Psychology and the CCIB designation. He has supported both provincial and national education initiatives such as IBAC’s CAIB and CPIB programs, and he has been a CAIB instructor for more than 20 years. He also volunteers his time and expertise as an IBAC course reviewer. Most recently, Mr. Hancock served on the committee that was responsible for finding a university post-graduate program for insurance brokers. In his committee member capacity, he was instrumental in selecting Laurentian University’s online MBA program, and he participated in the negotiations with Laurentian to secure an agreement enabling brokers to earn advanced standing credit for CAIB and CPIB, in pursuit of an MBA degree through Laurentian University. Mr. Hancock continues to serve on the Laurentian University Degree Programs Committee and the IBAC Professional Development Executive.