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March 13, 2017 Categories: News


EDMONTON, Alberta – The Board of Directors of Peace Hills Insurance (Peace Hills) would like to announce the official start date of Kathy Boychuk, CPA, CMA as President & CEO, effective Monday, March 13, 2017. Boychuk’s replacement as Chief Financial Officer, Ajay Tellis, CPA (CA), CPA (Illinois), CIP, will also commence his new role effective the same date.

“I am excited to take on this new challenge, while also introducing a fresh new perspective to our executive team with the addition of Ajay Tellis, who was the former CFO at CAA Insurance Company,” said Boychuk of the upcoming changes. “Luckily, stepping into this new position has been made easier by the tremendous support that I’ve received from our staff, brokers and reinsurers.”

Boychuk has been with Peace Hills for the past 24 years, serving the last eight as Chief Financial Officer. She has been working closely with current President and CEO, Diane Brickner, to ensure a smooth and orderly transition into her new role.

Tellis joins Peace Hills with an extensive background in both insurance and finance. He has held previous positions with Ernst & Young and KPMG, before making his way to CAA and working his way through the Finance department from Controller to Chief Financial Officer.

About Peace Hills Insurance

Peace Hills Insurance is a licensed, general insurance company, which has been insuring Western Canadians since 1982. Committed to exceptional claims service, PHI is dedicated to providing courteous and efficient service. Peace Hills employs over 200 staff who serve over 478 broker offices across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon Territory.