Barry K. Peters - 2007

Mr. Peters spent more than 30 years in the surety industry including 28 years with Aon Reed Stenhouse (and its numerous predecessor firms) in Edmonton.  For 20 years of his career, he was the manager of the surety department of the Aon’s Edmonton office where he served until his retirement in 2003.

Throughout his career Mr. Peters gave freely of his time, as a consultant working with government and quasi-government bodies, as an advocate working with numerous construction and surety associations and as a teacher helping young people to learn the surety trade.

He is a past chair of the Advisory Board of the Construction Engineering Management Program at the University of Alberta and a past vice-chair of the Joint Standards Directorate of the Alberta Ministry of Labour.

Mr. Peters worked diligently with trade associations across the industry to ensure a more surety-friendly environment in Alberta and across Canada.  He was a charter member of the Surety Association of Canada’s Western Committee on which he served for seven years. Prior to SAC’s formation, he served on the Western Surety Committee of the Insurance Bureau of Canada.  He is also a past director of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers in the United States.  On the construction side, Mr. Peters is a past director of the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association and a former surety consultant for the Alberta Construction Association.

He was a teacher and mentor as well, having served as a surety lecturer with the Department of Engineering at the University of Alberta, Grant McEwan Community College and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.  He was also the instructor for the surety bonds course in the CIP program.

André Giasson (left) presents Barry Peters with his 2007 Steward of Suretyship Award.