Laurie is a founding associate of Bell Financial Inc., and has been a specialist in employee benefits, group retirement and pension plans for over 25 years.
Upon graduating from Western University in 1983 with a degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies Laurie promptly joined London Life as a representative in the employee benefits division. She made steady progress through the ranks of London Life, and in 1992 she was appointed Regional Manager for the Central Ontario East region, where she remained until joining Bell Financial in early 1998. Laurie’s success is attributable to a number of things - most notably her range and depth of knowledge in the area of group benefits, and her commitment and dedication to providing outstanding service. Laurie obtained her Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1990 and continues to enroll in industry courses to further her knowledge and stay current amidst rapid changes.
She currently sits on the board of the Benefits Alliance Group which is comprised of 36 independent member firms with more than 175 advisors. Collectively we administer over 7,500 employee benefits plans with $1.15 billion of group insurance premium, and 1,500 group retirement plans and over $3.65 billion in retirement plan assets. They share benefit trends and insights, and leverage in-depth knowledge of the marketplace to provide their clients with the best solutions. They have also created specialized products and services available only through The Benefits Alliance Group.