Patrick Webb - 2006
Mr. Webb started out in 1966 with the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company. He rose through the ranks to become Surety Superintendent for Canada with responsibility for what was then the largest surety portfolio in the country. In 1989, Mr. Webb became National Vice President for Surety of the Guarantee Company of North America where he remained until 1994. It was that year that he came full circle and rejoined the United States Fidelity and Guaranty group, assuming control of its new Canadian operation, Northern Indemnity as President and CEO.
Mr Webb is known as a teacher and mentor and many in the industry learned the business from him. He also served on several surety committees of the Insurance Bureau of Canada and was Chair of the Ontario Regional Committee in 1987.
He officially retired in 1998, but later that same year, he accepted an offer from a former assistant and went to work at the predecessor firm to Aviva Surety. Almost 10 years later, he was still a part-time consultant for Aviva.
SAC President Steve Ness (right) expresses his sincere thanks to Patrick Webb for his dedication to the surety industry.