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1 (800) 221-9784 1 (613) 727-0424
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Meet the Bennett team

Experienced. Insightful. Smart.

Our Team

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At Bennett Insurance, we really know the insurance and benefits industry. In fact, each of our advisors has at least 15 years of industry experience to prove it. Get to know our team below.

Thom Bennett
President and Advisor

A leading entrepreneur in the Ottawa area since the mid-1970s, Thom has built Bennett Insurance into one of Ottawa’s most successful employee benefit agencies. Year after year, Thom has achieved Canada-wide recognition for his charismatic and highly effective management and sales style. He was awarded the title of Large Group Producer nine years in a row, and Small Group Producer five years in a row. He has also achieved “Life Member” status of the President’s Council for his long record of consistent integrity, professionalism, dedication to clients and to the financial services industry. In addition to his duties at Bennett Insurance, Thom keeps in close contact with the community. He has sat on the Boards of several local and national organizations, including VIA Rail, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa, the Ontario Lottery Corporation, and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Office: 613-727-0424 ext. 201
 Mobile: 613-850-5749 Fax: 613-727-6952
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Shane Bennett
Vice-President and Advisor

Shane joined the Bennett Insurance team in 2003, and today helms the business alongside his father Thom. For more than a decade-and-a-half, Shane has helped hundreds (if not thousands) of business and individual clients across Ottawa by balancing his thorough knowledge of benefit plan design with extensive experience in program implementation. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Shane holds his life insurance license and serves as an employee benefits consultant. He is active in the community, having volunteered to multiple organizations and served on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Congress Centre.

Office: 613-727-0424 ext. 202 Mobile: 613-222-5558 Fax: 613-727-6952
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Chris Lafrange
Account Executive

A sales executive with over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, working with Canada’s 3 largest insurance companies. Specializing in Employee benefit programs, Chris leverages his passion for networking into building long lasting business relationships. A strategic thinker and negotiator who provides creative solutions to both new prospective and existing clients. He is well versed in areas such as strategic planning, vendor marketing, due diligence and negotiations, plan design and implementation, employee communication and education as well as employee wellness. Chris’ background in competitive hockey and lacrosse along with his dedication to a healthy lifestyle is reflected in his work; he is determined to provide exceptional service in an honest, transparent, simplified way.

Office: 613-727-0424 ext. 203 Fax: 613-727-6952
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Janice Clost
Account Executive

Throughout her exceptional career in the insurance industry, Janice has worked closely with employee benefits clients, providing them outstanding service and solving administrative issues Prior to joining Bennett Insurance in 2003, Janice spent 17 years working in employee benefits with one of Canada’s leading insurance companies. She has the industry designation of Health Insurance Associate, which helps her navigate the complexities of group business.

Office: 613-727-0424 Fax: 613-727-6952
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Ashley Johnston
Account Executive

Ashley began her career in the insurance industry in 2005 with one of the industry’s largest insurance carriers. In this position, Ashley supported both individual life insurance advisors and policyholders throughout both the implementation phase of a life insurance policy, as well as with ongoing professional servicing.  In 2009 Ashley transitioned to working with an employee benefits consulting firm and assumed the responsibilities for managing the day-to-day servicing of corporate group benefit and retirement plans. In this position, Ashley was responsible for responding to client inquiries, meeting with policyholders to present experience and utilization reports and following up to ensure client queries and needs were efficiently managed. Ashley was also responsible for performing full market studies, analyses, plan implementations and education sessions for groups ranging in all sizes. Ashley joined Bennett Insurance Agency in 2016 and we are pleased and proud to have someone who is exceptionally well versed in all aspects of benefits and retirement administration with many years of client service experience. Her knowledge and her friendly personality are certainly a winning combination for all.

Office: 613-727-0424 ext. 208 Fax: 613-727-6952
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Jennifer Peterson
Benefits Analyst

Jennifer began her career in the insurance industry in 2002 and in 2006 took a position working for one of Canada’s leading insurance carriers in the employee benefits sector. With her expertise in group benefits, Jennifer is integral part of the team with her exceptional renewal and marketing analysis skills and her in-depth experience in all aspects of employee benefit management.

Office: 613-727-0424 ext. 206 Fax: 613-727-6952
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Amanda Tremblay
Office Assistant

Bringing with her over 25 years experience in the customer service industry, Amanda joined the Bennett Insurance team in 2018. With over 15 years of office experience, including various leadership roles, Amanda has a strong focus and commitment to customer service. She is excited to develop her knowledge in the ever changing landscape of Employee Benefits and to continue growing her professional skills. Her positive attitude, discretion and attention to detail compliment Bennett Insurance’s strong commitment to client service.

Office: 613-727-0424 ext. 207 Fax: 613-727-6952
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