Robert (Bob) McClellan - 2006

Mr. McClellan joined the Bonding Department of Dominion Insurance Corporation in 1957.  In 1965, he moved to Harry Price, Hilborn Insurance Limited, an insurance agency with a special emphasis on construction.  HPH merged with Marsh & McLennan in 1971.  Mr. McClellan was appointed Assistant Vice President of Marsh & McLennan and Manager of the Toronto Surety Department in 1972 and promoted to full Vice President in 1978 where he remained until his retirement in 1997.

Mr. McClellan was instrumental in launching the Surety Division of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) which was a first for broker involvement in IBC committees.  He served as Chair of the Ontario Committee for several years.  In 1981, he arranged what was at the time, the largest bond ever written in Canada.

Among the many volunteer positions Mr. McClellan has held during his 40-year surety career:

  • Treasurer of the Toronto Construction Association.
  • Chairman of the 1971 Canadian Construction Association annual convention.
  • Served on the Boards of Directors of CCA, TCA and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.

Mr. McClellan also assumed volunteer roles in a number of community groups including the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of Canada, King Bay Chaplaincy and local churches.

Long-time SAC volunteer Sheila Thompson presents her father, Bob McClellan, with the Steward of Suretyship Award.