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Shediac

The bustling little seaside town of Shediac is primarily known for its warm beach water and a certain giant lobster. But for us, it is also the birthplace of our company. 

It was back in 1948 when Shediac resident – Mr. Leo Vienneau – decided to setup shop and bring his brand of insurance to town.  It was a very different time, where $0.25 would get you a couple loaves of bread, and $15-20 bucks would get you a basic 6-month auto insurance policy!  These early humble beginnings would eventually lead to a tiny office stashed away in the back of an electronics store in downtown Shediac.

Fast forward to the mid-1970’s.  New ownership brought an invigorated energy, along with a new office location on the east end of Main Street.  The company really came into its own during the next couple of decades thanks to strong leadership and an ever-increasing number of and dedicated staff.

Our Shediac office remains our head office to this day, with over 30 passionate employees working from this location who still embody the old-school values of Service and Protection.

Over time, Vienneau Insurance would eventually expand its South-East NB footprint into Saint-Antoine, Bouctouche, and Dieppe.

A little Shediac Fun Fact (say that 5 times quickly!):  Wikipedia claims that the name of our popular local dialect “chiac” possibly comes from “Shediac”.  Not hard to imagine a Shediac-headquartered company adopting a chiac slogan like “Worry Pas”!

572 Main Street,
Shediac, NB,
E4P2H1

Phone: 506-533-7000
Fax: 506-532-8215

Team Shediac

Administration

Marc Leger, BBA, CAIB

President

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Marc is proud native Shediac-er (born and raised!) and a 2nd-generation insurance broker. He earned his Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from UNB and moved on to work as an Underwriter in training in 1999. He joined the family firm in 2000 and then completed his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation.

Marc has a long history of volunteering within his industry and his community.  He is the past President or Chairman of various organizations (IBANB, NB Young Broker Network, Shediac Rotary Club), and is always keen on participating in community events.

On the personal side, Marc is proud husband and father of two active children, and describes his second job as that of an “assistant coach”. Marc tries to keep fit by playing recreational ice and floor hockey, and loves kayaking and summer camping with his young family.

Irene Richard

Front Desk Receptionist

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Irene owns the friendly smiling face that greets you when you walk into our Shediac office. She is a recent addition to our team as of 2016, and her warm and engaging personality and easy sense of humour was an immediate hit with our staff.

Irene has a strong background in administrative work, and she has brought a professionalism and organizational skills that are essential in keeping our office running smoothly.

A native of Saint-Norbert, Irene is a transplant to the Shediac area since 2004. She might have just a teeny-tiny addiction to coffee… so bringing her a fresh “cup of Joe” might just get you a front-of-the-line pass at our Shediac office!

Marcel Leger

Comptroller

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Marcel joined the family business in 2003, shortly after earning a Business Diploma at NBCC Moncton.

Known as the “quiet, and behind the scenes” brother, he is a integral part of our team, taking care of a multitude of administrative and property maintenance responsibilities.

In his free time, Marcel enjoys spending time with his family and the great outdoors.

Christine LeBlanc

Account Administrator

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Christine is our newest addition to our processing department at our Shediac location.
She was born and raised in Cap-Pele and now resides in Scoudouc.
If you’re looking for Christine during non-business hours, you can find her vanning with her family and friends.

Sylvie Maillet

Account Administrator

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Sylvie joined our team in 2015 following years of experience in sales and customer service in other industries. She began her career with us as a receptionist in our Dieppe office, but has since settled into an account administrator role in our Shediac office.

Sylvie is known as an energetic colleague and easy conversationalist. Her energy level serves her well as a mother of two young boys who are the focus of her life outside work.  When not chasing her little guys around the house, she enjoys visiting with family and friends.

Claudette Landry

Account Administrator

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Although she is a newer addition to our team as of 2014, she has loads of experience in the realm of reception and admin, beginning with a College Degree Secretarial work.

In her spare time, Claudette enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends, especially around the holidays

Danie Savoie

Account Administrator

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Danie is “Miss Dependable” when it comes to supporting our Brokers. It doesn’t matter if there’s a blizzard outside, or she’s come down with the sniffles, you know you’ll find her at her desk getting the job done.

Danie earned a Diploma in “Techniques de Gestion Bilingue” from NBCC Dieppe and then joined our team in 2010 as part of our processing department.

Danie enjoys going hiking, reading and spending time with her family and friends in her spare time.

Josée Léger

Executive Assistant

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Josée Léger is our Executive Assistant and newest Vienneau family member, joining us in November, 2018.  Born and raised in St-Edouard-de-Kent, she still resides in Kent County with her young family.  She has extensive admin; management & accounting experience having worked in the public service & construction fields. 

In her spare time, Josee loves to travel – Vegas is her soft spot, shopping but her favorite thing is being a soccer mom, but mostly a loving mom with all the baby talk, kissing them good night, seeing them smile and watch them grow up.   All of it possible with the support of her loving partner Sebastien.

Paul Cormier

Director of Automation

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Paul is our in-house Information Technology professional, and has been working with us since 2012.  Curious by nature, Paul is known in our office as a fellow who has built up well-rounded base of knowledge on various topics.  He is adept in digital marketing, and – along with his Audio/Video skills – has been instrumental in helping us become a digital leader in our field. You can credit Paul with the transformation of our famous “Worry Pas” radio ads into catchy YouTube videos!

In his spare time, Paul is a dedicated husband who lends his many skills to his local church on Sundays.  You may also catch him banging out a mean beat on his drums!

Danika Gabel

Telephone Receptionist

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Danika, our friendly telephone receptionist, joined our team in 2017. Born and raised in Shediac where she currently resides with her young son, Danika graduated from NBCC in 2012 with a degree in Office Administration. In addition to her passion for animals, she is very creative and enjoys spending time with her family. In the summer, she loves to spend time boating and gardening.

Camille LeBlanc

Staff Accountant

Camille is a CPA with over 45 years of accounting experience operating his own practice.  He was been a constant reliable advisor to our company throughout this time, and now occupies an office within our Shediac head office, providing us with on-site guidance and expertise.

Camille resides in beautiful Cocagne, with his wife of 50 years: Adrienne.  He is known as someone who is very community focused, having dedicated countless hours and years to the administration of his beloved town and to minor hockey in the area, amongst others.

In his down time, you will likely find Camille either in a local hockey rink (Go Kent Koyotes!) or in front of his TV watching his long-time favourite pro team (Go Hawks!).

Jean-Claude Leger

Senior Advisor & Director

Our company’s longest-tenured President and CEO, Jean-Claude purchased Vienneau Insurance way back in 1973.  His hard work and leadership through the decades was integral in growing the company from a small 3-person “mom and pop” shop in the early 70s, to what is today the largest insurance brokerage based out of South-East NB.  Although he has passed the company down to the next generation, he remains a highly valued advisor who can often be found at the office to this day.

Jean-Claude is a native of the quaint village of Saint-Antoine, but has resided in Shediac since taking ownership of Vienneau Insurance over 45 years ago.  He has been extremely involved in the community over the years, having attained the rank of president with numerous regional and provincial organizations.

Jean-Claude still resides in Shediac with his wife of nearly 45 years: Judy.  He enjoys escaping to his “winter home” in Florida for a portion of the year, and values time spent with his 3 adult children and 4 grand-children when back in the country!

Personal Insurance Team

Adèle Cormier, CAIB

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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Don’t bring a coffee… she doesn’t need it! Our highest-energy employee works (and sometimes talks) in hyper-drive!

But Adèle has been much more than just a bundle of speed since joining our team back in 2004. She’s also a fast learner, having previously earned a Diploma in Tourism and Travel from “La Cité Collégiale”, and then her CAIB designation in 2010.

In her spare time, Adèle enjoys travel, and spending time with her family and friends.

Amanda Poirier-Savoie, CAIB

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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Don’t be fooled by Amanda’s quiet – almost shy – demeanor. She is a fierce fighter for her client’s best interests. Amanda is also a sharp cookie, obtaining a Diploma in Bilingual Business Management at the CCNB Dieppe, and later her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in short order after joining us in 2012.

Amanda is another one of our passionate hockey moms in her spare time, and also enjoys family camping.

Brad Brydges

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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Brad Brydges is an energetic young up-and-comer in our organization, with personality galore!  He grew up in Shediac River, and never strayed to far from home, residing in the Shediac area still today.  Brad studied Business at Mount Allison University before beginning his career in the insurance industry. He continues to study today, as he successfully obtained his insurance license in 2018, and hopes to obtain his CAIB insurance designation within the next year or so. 

Brad is sometimes referred to as our office “frat boy”, keeping everyone laughing!  During his spare time, you will find Brad either on the ball field, on the ice officiating, hanging out with friends & family, and he is currently training to qualify for the World Long Drive Competition (yes, golf). 

Christine Smiley

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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Aptly named, Christine Smiley has a tendency to brighten the days of those whose path she crosses. A graduate of CCNB Dieppe in “Techniques de Gestion de Bureau Bilingue”. She joined us in April 2012 as Administrative Assistant and moved on to Broker role in short order. She is working towards completing her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation.

When at home, Christine enjoys exploring the great outdoors on ATV, and spending time with her family and friends.

Claire Boudreau

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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Claire has been brightening her clients’ and colleagues’ days with her upbeat sense of humor since she started her insurance career with back in 1990.

She is a knowledgeable and respected leader within our organization, and she leads by example. She’ll defend her clients to the end when they are right, but is also not afraid to “tell it like it is” if she encounters someone trying to play the system.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking up a storm!

Elise Maillet

Home & Auto Advisor: New Quotes

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Get out of her way, because Elise is going to get it done! An Insurance Claims Adjuster in her previous life, Elise decided to bring her insurance knowledge and customer service skills over to the Insurance Broker side when she joined us in 2016.

A native of Grande-Digue, Elise is a South-East NB gal through and through. This extends to her down-home way of explaining complex insurance coverages to her clients.

Elise is a mother of two adorable young girls, which keep her and her husband Chris plenty busy while away from work.

Hélène Carroll

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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Hélène Carroll has been a consummate professional and client-favorite since joining our team back in 1980. She grew up in Baie-Saint-Anne, NB (and still has the accent to prove it! ;). Hélène is a Business Administration program graduate at CCNB.

An experience leader withing our organization, Hélène’s focus on superior customer service has created for her a following of intensely loyal clients.

Isabelle Roy

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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Funny gal Isabelle joined us July 2018 and is one of our up and coming insurance brokers.  If her name sounds familiar, you might have heard her morning radio show “Snooze Café with Isabelle Roy at CKUM”. Born and raised in Bathurst, she now resides in the charming village of Saint-Antoine with her young family.  During the winter months you will surely find her on the hiking trails and during the summer in her kayak or cheering on her kid’s soccer games.  She loves to watch movies, spend time with her children and boyfriend.

Krissy Cormier

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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Krissy Cormier started her insurance career in 2007 after she completed a Diploma in Finance at the CCNB Dieppe. She gained great deal of experience during those years. Her journey started with us in 2013 as a Senior Account Executive and has now completed her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation. Krissy enjoys shopping, traveling and keeping fit.

Michelle LeBlanc

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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Michelle LeBlanc is one of our bright young stars, joining us fresh out of college in 2018.  She’s from – and still lives in – the quaint community of Saint-Andre-Leblanc. Michelle is a graduate of CCNB Dieppe’s campus in the Financial Planning program and is now working towards the completion of her CAIB professional insurance designation.  In the office she is playfully also known as “Beatrice”, or “Bee” for short.  Michelle is a poster-child for college coop work term success, having first joined us as a 6-week intern before we decided we weren’t about to let this one hit the open job market!

During the day you will find her very energetic, but in the evening she loves to unwind at home and spend time with friends & family and watch her favorite shows on Netflix.  In her spare time, Bee loves to shop – then shop some more – and play softball. She also fancies herself our office food connoisseur!

Mireille Carroll

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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Mireille is our soft-spoken yet upbeat new addition to our team since September 2016. A native “Quebecoise”, she has been calling NB home since 2004.

Mireille is a seasoned customer service professional, having worked in the call centre world for the better part of a decade, including managerial roles. She is one smart cookie, having quickly grasped complex insurance terminology and translating that into an insurance license in record time!

When away from the office, Mireille enjoys spending time with her young son, as well as watching movies, and keeping in shape with Zumba classes.

Natalie Leger

Home & Auto Advisor: New Quotes

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Natalie has been passionately protecting our clients since 1999, when she joined the family firm.

Known as a truly empathetic soul by colleagues and clients alike, she has the knowledge to back up her excellent listening skills having completed her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2015.

When not at work, Natalie enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs and traveling.

Tanya McFadden, CAIB

Home & Auto Advisor: New Quotes

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Tanya has proven to be a very well-rounded team member with an unwavering dedication to customer service. She joined our team in 2011 as a Personal Lines Broker; following over 10 years of experience in Customer Service, Accounts Receivable and as Communications Manager. She earned a Diploma in Office Administration from Oulton College.

Tanya obtained her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, reading and spending time with her family.

Véronique Robichaud

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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By all accounts, Veronique is a ray of sunshine who brightens the day of her colleagues and clients alike. She applies her positivity to her job, and always looks for a way to make the day better for her clients.

Although “Véro” is quite new to our industry as of August 2016, she has proven to be a quick learner having studied for and passed her insurance licensing course within a matter of just a few months!

In her home life, Véronique is all about spending time with her young daughter. She also enjoys squeezing in the occasional ATV adventure with her man.

Zoe Savoie

Home & Auto Insurance Advisor

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Zoe has been described as a “true individual” with an easy and infectious laugh. Extremely bright and well rounded in terms of her interests and life experiences, she brought with her a wealth of sales and customer service upon joining our team back in 2015.

In her spare time, Zoe enjoys theater, art and painting.

Commercial Insurance Team

Carry-Ann Boucher

Commercial Account Administrator

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A consummate professional with an eye for detail, Carry-Ann is known as an eager and helpful team player within our office.

Carry-Ann brings an array of educational experience, including a Civil Engineering Tech Diploma from NBCC. She intends to continue her education with us, and obtain her Insurance Brokers license sometime in 2017.

Carry-Ann is a doting mother to a young son, and they share a passion for the great outdoors.

Christina Walton, CAIB

Commercial Insurance Advisor

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Christina has yet to back down from a challenge, or fail when tested. She proved to us that it is possible to fast-track an employee into a commercial insurance role if that person has the right skills and attitude.

Extremely bright, Christina earned a Diploma in Administration at the CCNB Dieppe in 2006, and completed her CAIB courses in 2013.

In her spare time she loves cooking, walking and spending time with her son.

Joël Després

Commercial Insurance Advisor

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Joel brings a hands-on and technical know-how to our office environment. He joined us in 2016 after a number of years of working in blue-collar trade roles in machining and machinery service and repair shops. This background and knowledge has served him well in serving our more industrial commercial clients.

A born-and-bred native of Scoudouc, Joël is a well-rounded modern day guy who is as comfortable in a hunting vest as he is dancing up a storm at a staff party. He is the proud father of a baby girl.

Meagan Allain

Commercial Account Administrator

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This little ray of sunshine is also one of our newest Vienneau family member, joining us in December 2018.  Meagan was born and raised in Shediac, where she still resides with her young family.  Being new to the insurance industry, she’s already a valuable team member as one of our Commercial Account Administrator.  Meagan loves to spend time with her two young daughters and fiancé.  In the summer, you will find them at one of the local campgrounds or splashing around in their family pool.

 

Nicole Gallant, CAIB

Commercial Insurance Advisor

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Nicole is a true client favorite. Having joined us in 2008 as Administrative Assistant, we quickly realized her vibrant personality was wasted if we didn’t get her into a client service role ASAP!

She quickly learned the ropes to becoming a Personal Lines Broker before being launched into her current role as a Commercial Lines Broker in 2011.

Nicole obtained her (CAIB) designation in 2013. She enjoys working out and cook during her spare time.

Suzanne Vautour

Home & Auto Advisor for Commercial Clients

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Suzanne is often described as a genuine “people-pleaser” who goes that extra mile to serve her clients. These attributes – along with her extensive knowledge – made her the perfect choice to take care of the home and auto needs of our Commercial Clients.

Working in insurance since 2004, she joined our team in 2014 following the acquisition of Beauséjour Gaudet Insurance.

In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys the great outdoors, walking her dogs and camping.