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Meet the Team
John McClelland
Partner, BA, RIBO, CAIB

John is a driven partner and insurance leader. He started his career in commercial insurance and also learned personal insurance early on. He built his knowledge of brokerage management over the years with hands-on experience and through achieving industry designations. These include the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) and Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario (RIBO) Unrestricted Management designation.

John’s professional mission is to improve the customer experience for insurance. To that end, he has worked on innovation and technology projects such as launching Canada’s first on-demand insurance platform, miCtrl. In 2019 he was accepted the prestigious Lloyd’s Lab insurtech incubator at Lloyd’s of London.

John became an owner of the brokerage in 2021 and partners with his father, Al McClelland. This transition officially began the 3rd generation of the family business, a distinctive move as the industry faces a wave of increasing consolidations and insurer owned brokerages.

In his personal life, John is an avid outdoorsman, photographer, and marathon runner.
Allen McClelland
Partner, RIBO

Al is the senior partner of our brokerage. He has extensive experience in representing independent businesses and high net worth individuals. With over 40 years’ experience he is a respected member of our industry and community with a reputation for personal service, trust and “customer first” attitude.

Al has served on several community boards, industry advisory boards. He has served as chair of the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame, Director at the Brampton Golf Club, Trustee at St. Bartholomew’s United Church, and a Member of the Brampton Salvation Army Advisory Board. He continues to be an active supporter of amateur sports, a former player, coach, and ongoing supporter of the Brampton Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) and the Brampton Excelsior Lacrosse Club.

A long time Brampton resident who enjoys a game of golf, curling, cycling and time at the cottage with family and friends.
Jodi Sparks
Personal Insurance Manager, RIBO, CAIB

Jodi has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and has extensive knowledge of personal insurance. She started her career at a large insurance company and progressed to becoming an insurance agent and underwriter. After eight years, she moved to an insurance brokerage and worked for 12 years as a broker. She started at McClelland Insurance in 2017 as personal insurance manager, responsible for the day-to-day operations of our personal insurance team.

Jodi has her Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario (RIBO) certificate and obtained her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) in 2010. Her insurance learning continues so that she can provide expertise and knowledge, bringing security and comfort with her personal service to clients.

Jodi loves to travel and experience new things.
Jennifer McGuire
Commercial Insurance Broker, RIBO, CAIB

Jen began her career in the insurance industry in 1994 at the claims department of Allstate Insurance. She immediately loved the world of insurance and moved to a large brokerage as a commercial assistant taking care of clients’ business insurance needs.

She obtained her Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario (RIBO) certification soon after and has been a broker since, specializing in the commercial insurance needs of her clients. Over the years, she obtained her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation and continues to hone her knowledge to be able to continue to provide her clients with insurance advice and expertise.

Jen is an avid runner, having participated in over 13 half marathons and one full marathon. She loves to walk, work out, garden and interior decoration.
Nilab Hemad
Commercial Associate, CRM

Nilab started her insurance career as a commercial lines underwriter at Economical Insurance and worked at other large insurance companies. She joined McClelland Insurance in 2024, bringing six years of experience in the industry, with focus on property & casualty, auto, garage, errors and omissions and directors and officers lines of business.

Nilab graduated with a degree in health science and obtained her Certified Risk Management (CRM) certificate through McMaster University’s Continuing Education Program. She is also working on her Certified Insurance Professional (CIP).

Nilab enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with her Siberian husky.
Kelly Beal
Personal Insurance Broker, RIBO

Kelly began her insurance career at McClelland Insurance 26 years ago as a commercial broker. After a few years, she moved to our personal insurance division where she has thrived and grew to be a professional advisor providing her clients with the expert and highly personal service that she is so well-known for. Aside from home and auto insurance, Kelly focuses on taking care of the complex insurance needs of our high net worth clients. She is valued for her significant contribution to the history, growth and stability of the team and the brokerage.

Kelly obtained her Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario (RIBO) certification in 1998 and keeps her knowledge up to date so that she continues to provide her clients with expert personal service.

She enjoys playing hockey as well as coaching kids, gardening, cycling and spending time with family and friends.
Lia Burgess
Personal Insurance Broker, RIBO

Lia began her career in a large insurance brokerage as a receptionist in 2006 and shortly thereafter obtained her Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario (RIBO) certification. She then worked as a personal insurance broker before joining McClelland Insurance in 2021.

She has more than 18 years’ experience providing her clients with advice and exceptional service to ensure that they have the coverage they need. Lia is also working on her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation and supplements her knowledge to ensure that she continues to provide the expert advice that she is known for.

Lia enjoys spending time with family and travelling.
Suzanne Lang
Personal Insurance Broker, RIBO, CAIB

Suzanne began her career in insurance in 1995 and has always worked at a brokerage, specializing in personal insurance. She has her Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario (RIBO) certification and obtained her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2006.

She joined McClelland Insurance in 2016, taking care of customers’ home and auto insurance needs with the highest quality of personalized service. With almost 30 years’ experience in the industry, Suzanne brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the brokerage and her clients.

Suzanne enjoys running, yoga and travelling.
Kerri-Ann Pollard
Personal Insurance Broker, RIBO

Kerri-Ann started her career in insurance as a licensed personal lines associate with The Co-operators in 2000. She then obtained her Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario (RIBO) certification in 2017 while working at TD Insurance Company. She joined McClelland Insurance in 2023 as a personal insurance broker where she continues to build relationships with her clients.

She completed the Microcomputer Analysis course and obtained her diploma from Centennial College.

Keeri-Ann enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and spending time with family.

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