The upside of using Our People to Your Advantage is one of the defining benefits of employing HUB International TRANSPORTATION as your trusted insurance advisors. Our company’s founder Herb Osen always stressed the importance of Our People. He felt the key to great relationships is timely, exceptional and holistic service. Our sales and service staff have expertise managing full portfolios for our clients in all aspects of Transportation insurance. Our experience spans Fleet, Garage, Prorate, and Cargo to Property and Casualty and Bonding to specialized Transportation insurance.
Our People are equipped to deal with the latest trends and developments in Transportation and are committed to giving you the added value of Our Knowledge. Our experts work full time as Transportation specialists and do not sell or service any other line of insurance. Our expertise and proven track record in Transportation insurance dates back to 1956. Our Knowledge is relied upon by over 500 fleet operators and hundreds more owner/operators across British Columbia. Our involvement with the industry, including membership in both the BC Trucking Association and the Canadian Association of Fleet Supervisors for over 45 years, gives us the advantage of knowing the challenges that our clients face. We use that understanding to work with you to find the best possible solutions. Together, we will discuss alternatives based on risk appetite, budget and the characteristics of your business. As a true partner to your business, we will work with insurance underwriters and claims personnel to negotiate the best possible terms and conditions for you. It’s why we’re the largest supplier of insurance protecting the Transportation industry in BC and the leader in Transportation Insurance in Canada.
Your Transportation Insurance Team
Paula Manhas is Manager, Commercial Auto and Transportation for HUB International Insurance Brokers' Greater Vancouver region. Paula joined HUB International in 2016, and has over 24 years of insurance experience.
Paula's insurance career began at a large British Columbia insurance brokerage where she held a number of positions before becoming Brokerage Manager, responsible for the employees and operations of the company in the areas of auto, personal lines, and small commercial insruance. In 2013 she accepted the position of Interim Regional Manager for a large insurance and financial organization,b efore becoming a Branch Manager and Underwriter for the company. While in the role of Branch Manager, Paula was recognized for leading the branch as the company's top revenue office for four consecutive years, and received their Insurance Rising Star Award in 2014.
As Manager of HUB International's Commercial Auto and Transportation department, Paula is responsible for managing department staff and ensuring HUB's commercial fleet, proprate, and transportation accoutns and clients receive excellent coverage and service.
In addition to her extensive experience in the industry, Paula is also dedicated to her education. She is a Canadian Risk Manager (CRM), and a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP). She has facilitated and helped develop career development programs, has been a liaison with the Insurance Corportation of British Columbia (ICBC), and provided sales leadership coaching. Paula is also active in her community, having volutneered with Western Communities Foundation, Ishtar Transition House, and fundraising for Brookswood High School's bursary.
With her depth of knowledge and strong leadership skills, Paula is a trusted advisor to our clients, and a valuable member of HUB International.
Lisa Archibald is the Manager of Garage and Fleet Services for HUB International Insurance Brokers' Greater Vancouver operations. Lisa joined HUB International in 2006, bringing with her several years of experience as the Vice President of Auto Insurance at another brokerage.
Upon joining HUB International, she created our Auto Development Group in order to develop further auto insurance opportunities for the company. In 2008, she accepted the position of Branch Manager of our Brentwood location in Burnaby, taking on the additional Branch Manager role for our South Vancouver location in October 2012. As Branch Manager, Lisa was responsible for working with auto dealership partners and providing them with reliable service, in addition to the day‐to‐day duties of operating two branch locations.
Currently, Lisa manages a number of large vehicle fleets including lease portfolios, in addition to the management of several employees who also provide auto insurance and prorate services to numerous transportation and fleet clients.
Lisa Archibald has become an integral part of HUB International’s growing influence in the area of transportation insurance. In addition to her dedication to the job at hand, Lisa has also devoted much of her time to her insurance education, acquiring her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation.
Tia Chisholm is a Commercial Account Executive for HUB International Insurance Brokers. She carries over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry.
Prior to joining HUB International, Tia was with private companies before spending 28 years at the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC). During her time at ICBC, she worked as a Claims Adjuster, Customer Relations Officer and as a Commercial Account Representative in the Garage & Fleet Underwriting Department.
Tia is a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) with majors in Risk Management and Claims. She holds a Management diploma from Simon Fraser University and has received her Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation. She is a Past-President of the Insurance Institute of British Columbia and serves as an instructor in their night school program, teaching courses in Claims, Automobile Insurance and Commercial Auto Insurance. In recognition of her dedication, Tia received the Instructor of the Year award in 2000.
Tia is well respected in the insurance industry and is known for her professionalism, knowledge, expertise, service and commitment. Her experience and dedication ensure her value to both clients and her TRANSPORTATION team at HUB International Insurance Brokers.
Jodi Rae is an Account Executive with the TRANSPORTATION Practice at HUB International Insurance Brokers. She is based at our head office located in Burnaby, BC.
Jodi joined HUB International in 2002 and became an Auto Insurance Account Executive in 2004. She joined our TRANSPORTATION Practice as an Account Executive in 2008. With over 17 years of experience in the insurance industry—and 10 of those at HUB International—Jodi has become an expert in commercial auto and transportation. Her focus has been managing large trucking fleets, motor coach clients and moving companies.
Her dedication to continuing education has resulted in her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation. Jodi is also actively involved within the industry, having served on various BC Trucking Association committees.
Jodi’s client service is admired and respected by her peers and her clients, and she is dedicated to fully understanding her client’s needs.
Troy Cooke is a Senior Commercial Account Executive for HUB International Insurance Brokers, with over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.
Troy began his career in 1989, joining a large insurance brokerage in 1993 where he developed and trained employees in the use of marketing campaigns and extensive database management sytems in the area of Commercial Insurance.
Upon joining HUB International in 1995, Troy was integral in establishing our small busienss insurance department. Since then, Troy has worked with a number of mid- to large-size companies on their insurance portfolios and risk management practices. Troy specializes in the areas of Transportation and Fleet Insurance, as well as Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance.
In addition to his insurance responsibilities, Troy is actively involved in coaching numerous children's sports teams in the community, including baseball, girls softball, and boys soccer.
Troy's experience and dedication to innovation within the insurance industry, as well as his involvement in the communit, illustrate his dedication to service for both his clients as well as HUB International.