Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Keith Hartry hails from a multi-generation insurance family. Keith’s insurance career began part time in his father’s brokerage in Morden, Manitoba. Keith joined Wawanesa in the Prairie Region in 1988 as a Claims Adjuster in the Saskatoon Service Office.
Over the next several years, he held roles in claims and underwriting in Regina and Wawanesa, Manitoba. In 1995, Keith relocated to Winnipeg to join Wawanesa Executive Office as Underwriting Coordinator. Over the years, he assumed roles of increasing responsibility including Manager, Habitational & Farm Underwriting in 1999, Manager, Property Underwriting in 2005 and Manager, Property Products in 2008. In 2010, Keith was appointed as Vice President, Northern Alberta Region. In November 2014, he was appointed as Vice President, Regional Insurance Operations and was appointed into his current role of SVP and COO in November 2015.
Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Winnipeg. He holds the designation of fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) and in 2006 earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Athabasca University.