Pierre Lemoyne - 2017
Pierre Lemoyne started his surety career with Guardian Insurance (now Intact) in 1968 and will celebrate 50 years in the business in 2018. Following his time with Guardian Insurance, Mr. Lemoyne spent 11 years as a broker in the Montreal area. From 2003 until 2015, he served as Surety Manager for L’Unique General Insurance before departing to open a Quebec surety operation for RSA Insurance.
During his career, Mr. Lemoyne has worked as an underwriter, broker, claims adjuster and surety manager and in every position he’s held, he’s brought his trademark, even-tempered confidence that has served him and the industry so well. His strong commitment to the betterment of the industry has been inspirational to his colleagues and the younger underwriters that he’s mentored along the way.
Mr. Lemoyne has been involved with the Surety Association of Canada since it started in 1992. He served as Chair of the Quebec Regional Committee for 11 years; our longest serving chair ever. During his tenure as Quebec Chair, he was SAC’s point man for all of the Association’s major battles in Quebec, representing the industry with owners, governments and the construction industry. His calm demeanour, and knowledge of the surety industry and the Quebec marketplace, earned him the respect of both internal and external stakeholders. Mr. Lemoyne was truly the “face” of the Surety Association of Canada for more than a decade in Quebec.
In addition to his work in Quebec, Mr. Lemoyne served on the SAC Board of Directors from 2006 to 2015. He also served as Chair of the Board of Directors in 2008-2009. In recognition his efforts, Mr. Lemoyne received the President’s Award for outstanding volunteer service in 2011. Mr. Lemoyne is the first person to receive both the President’s Award and the Steward of Suretyship.
In a provincial marketplace usually seen as the most challenging, competitive and aggressive in the country, Mr. Lemoyne continues to be a shining example of dignity, quiet confidence and class – a true gentleman.
Mike George, Nicolas Gagnon and Steve Ness congratulate Pierre Lemoyne (third from left). Mr. Lemoyne is the first person in the Association’s history to have received both the President’s Award (2011) and Steward of Suretyship. It was fitting that Mr. Lemoyne was recognized at SAC’s 25th anniversary gala dinner on September 28, 2017.