Exceeding Expectations

Since 1950 we have been in the business to pay claims. For four generations we have been treating people the way we would want to be treated.

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About
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Meet our Team

Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations through continuous contact with customers apprising them of developments in their insurance coverage realities.

Throughout our 68 year history we have had a solid representation of insurers.

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Douglas Van Helden

President

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (Geology) U.B.C.
  • M.B.A.(Finance and Marketing) St Mary’s University (Halifax) 1989
  • Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) of the Insurance Institute of Canada

Memberships:

  • Insurance Broker’s Association of Alberta
  • Associate of the Insurance Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Society of Petroleum Geology (CSPG) Geologists
  • Director at Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta

Work Experience:

  • Oil and Gas Geologist 1984 to 1989
  • Commercial Banking: Toronto-Dominion Bank 1989 to 1990
  • Van Helden Agencies Ltd.: 1990 to present

Insurance experience: since 1990

Oil & Gas Industry Experience: since 1984

dvanhelden@vanheldenagencies.com

Customer Service and Office Staff

Key Employees

daniel-van-helden

Daniel Van Helden B. Sc. – Account Executive
With Van Helden since 2018
Oil and Gas Underwriter, Chubb Insurance 2016-2018
Bachelor of Science (Geology) University of Alberta 2016
Memberships: Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists

danvanhelden@vanheldenagencies.com

debbie-taylor

Debbie Taylor CIP – Account Representative/Office Manager
With Van Helden since 1983
35 years of industry experience

dtaylor@vanheldenagencies.com

bruce-barton

Bruce Barton, CRM, CAIB – Account Executive
With Van Helden since 2017
28 years of industry experience

bbarton@vanheldenagencies.com

pamela-darko

Pam Darko, B.Sc., CIP – Account Executive
With Van Helden since 2014
10 years of industry experience

pdarko@vanheldenagencies.com

dori-montanini

Dori Montanini CIP, CAIB, – Account Executive
With Van Helden since 2007
29 years of industry experience

dmontanini@vanheldenagencies.com

lena-tityk

Lena Tityk, B.A, CRM, FCIP – Account Executive
With Van Helden since 2018
20 years of industry experience

ltityk@vanheldenagencies.com

sandra-harrison

Sandra Harrison – Customer Service Representative
With Van Helden since 1991
27 years of industry experience

sharrison@vanheldenagnecies.com

judy-macdonald

Judy MacDonald CIP – Account Executive
With Van Helden since 2016
40 years of industry experience

jmacdonald@vanheldenagencies.com

gamu-babalola

Gamu Babalola B.B.A . – Customer Service Representative
With Van Helden since 2014
7 years of industry experience

gbabalola@vanheldenagencies.com

cathy-leblanc

Cathy LeBlanc FCIP – Customer Service Representative
With Van Helden since 2018
40 years of industry experience

cleblanc@vanheldenagnecies.com

josie-petrillo

Josie Petrillo – Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
With Van Helden since 2011
7 years of industry experience

jpetrillo@vanheldenagencies.com

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