Meet Our Team

iStock_000025312078XSmallAt Stanhope Simpson, our people are our greatest resource.

We have an unwavering commitment to maintain and actively foster an industry-leading level of insurance and risk management education and training, and we are working hard to plan for the future to ensure the esteemed members of “The Old Guard” are succeeded by an energetic and engaged group of young insurance and surety professionals.

We are proud of our team and we invite you to get to know them.

Direct telephone number: (902) 454-7198 + extension

The Old Guard

 

Victor J. Stanhope, FCIP, CCIBPresident
Victor embarked on his career in the insurance industry over forty years ago.  From day one, he worked earnestly to build a reputation as this region’s leading construction insurance broker.

Victor founded Stanhope Insurance Ltd. in 1979 in the basement of his home in Rockingham, Halifax with a handful of construction clients and his wife, Donna, as his administrative assistant.  It wasn’t long before Stanhope Insurance – armed with two additional brokers, Paul Folk and Gary Pellerin – became known as the top construction brokerage in Nova Scotia.

Victor has since led the firm to achieve steady growth in the highly competitive commercial insurance market.  Although he started his career specifically focused on the construction industry himself, he has grown the brokerage (now known as Stanhope Simpson) to be what it is today – a leading insurance provider in Atlantic Canada for all varieties of commercial insurance.

In both the insurance and construction industries, Victor is known as a true leader and entrepreneur.  He is client-focused, is known as a tough negotiator, and he truly believes that his staff are the organization’s greatest asset.  This a reputation that he worked hard to build, and one in which his daughter, Victoria, and son in law, Steven, are working hard to carry forward.

Office:  (902) 454- 7198, extension 225
vstanhope@stanhopesimpson.com

 

Don McDermaid, CIBVice-President
Don joined Simpson-Hurst Ltd. in 1973 as an account manager in their commercial department.  Due to his high level of insurance expertise, hard work and perseverance, he became President of Simpson-Hurst in 1993.

Don and Victor decided to proceed with a business plan to operate Simpson-Hurst and Stanhope Insurance under one company, Stanhope Simpson, in 1998.  Don has an extensive background in all varieties of insurance including commercial, marine, aviation and other specialty and complex insurance products and solutions.  He also boasts highly specialized and expert knowledge of the seafood industry.

Outside of the office, Don is a huge curling fan and enjoys most sports including tennis, Nascar and football.  He enjoys travelling, spending time with his family and sailing radio-controlled yachts.

Office:  (902) 454- 7198, extension 237
dmcdermaid@stanhopesimpson.com

 

David Delahunt, BA, CIPShareholder
David joined the organization in 1985 and became a shareholder in 1995.  He has extensive experience servicing and managing a variety of commercial accounts.  David is a highly experienced insurance professional; with more than 28 years’ in the insurance industry, he has a proven track record for cultivating new business relationships, maintaining existing relationships, and providing quality customer service.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s University in 1980 and a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation in 1993.

Outside of the office, he enjoys playing golf at Ashburn Golf Club where he has been a member since 1970.  David is married to his lovely wife, Nancy, and has two children, Jane and Kevin, both attending University.

Office:  (902) 454- 7198, extension 236
ddelahunt@stanhopesimpson.com

 

Paul Folk, BA, MCICommercial Insurance Broker
Prior to pursuing a career in the general insurance industry, Paul enjoyed an extensive and successful career as Assistant Vice-President of a major Canadian financial corporation (United Dominion Investments Ltd.) where he assisted many Maritime contractors with their financial needs.

Paul embarked on his career in the insurance industry over twenty years ago when he joined Victor at Stanhope Insurance. This career change was serendipitous for Paul.  He stayed connected with his contracting clientele from his former position and was able to assist them with their various insurance and surety needs as a Commercial Insurance Broker at Stanhope Insurance.

Today, Paul has earned a reputation as one of the leading construction insurance brokers in Nova Scotia.  His in-depth knowledge of the construction and contracting industry allows him to provide exceptional service to his clients.  Many of Paul’s commercial clients are long-standing due to his expertise in this industry, but he also welcomes the challenge of assisting new clients with their insurance and surety needs.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 226
pfolk@stanhopesimpson.com

 

Gary Pellerin, BBACommercial Insurance Broker
Similar to Paul, prior to embarking on his career in the insurance industry, Gary enjoyed a successful career in industrial financing where he assisted many New Brunswick and Nova Scotia contractors with their financial needs.

In 1989, Gary joined Stanhope Insurance and started his career as a Commercial Insurance Broker.  Today, Gary enjoys a hard-earned reputation for being a leader in commercial insurance in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  He is fully bilingual; an asset that has proven to be integral to his success at the firm.  Gary’s area of expertise is the construction, development and realty industries.

Outside of the office, Gary enjoys spending time with his family and visiting his cottage in Larry’s River as often as he can.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 227
gpellerin@stanhopesimpson.com

 

Pauline Bell, CIPCommercial Account Manager
Pauline began her career in the insurance industry in 1979 at Canadian General Insurance.  She joined Stanhope Insurance in 1988 and later earned her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation in 1992.

Pauline works closely with Victor managing his commercial accounts – many of which are in the construction and contracting industry.  She prides herself on her client-first approach.  Outside of the office, Pauline enjoys kettlebells, cycling, knitting, sewing and reading.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 224
pbell@stanhopesimpson.com

Our Commercial & Surety Team

 

Victoria L. Stanhope, MBA, FCIP, CRMVP Stanhope Insurance & Commercial Insurance Broker

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Victoria does not fit the traditional mold of a commercial insurance broker, let alone one who specializes in the construction and development industry.

Victoria began her career at Stanhope Simpson in 2003 (part-time) while completing her undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s University of which she earned summa cum laude distinction.  Next, Victoria built on her part-time experience at the firm by working at RSA (Royal & SunAlliance) for a six-month term during which she focused most of her time underwriting construction industry accounts.  This first-hand experience on the underwriting side of the insurance industry later proved to be invaluable for Victoria.

In 2008, Victoria completed the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) program of which she completed all ten courses in record pace and earned the following awards upon graduation; Top Broker Graduate (Canada), 1st Runner-up Overall CIP Graduate (Canada) and Best Results in CIP (Nova Scotia).

Victoria has been full-time at Stanhope Simpson since 2007 during which she has completed the part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Saint Mary’s University, Canadian Risk Management (CRM) program via the University of Toronto, and most recently, the Fellowship CIP program.

Lucky for Victoria, she shares her father, Victor’s, innate passion for the construction industry – which means that she enjoys every minute of her challenging and dynamic role at the firm.  As Vice-President of Stanhope Insurance, Victoria is integral to the management of the brokerage.  Although she relishes her emerging leadership role, her true passion lies in the construction and development industry of which most of her clients belong.  Victoria is proud of the portfolio of esteemed clients that she manages and is always looking forward to the next opportunity to prove her specialized expertise in this industry to a new customer.

Victoria is extensively involved in the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS), is Chair of the OpenHeartOpen (Nova Scotia’s annual golf tournament in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation), and most recently, accepted an invitation to join The Great Big Dig for the IWK Committee.  Outside of the office, Victoria can be found cheering on her favorite basketball and baseball teams, enjoying Halifax’s exceptional fine dining offerings, traveling, and she is a member of Ashburn Golf Club.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 239
victoria@stanhopesimpson.com

Steven Bates, BBA, FCIP, CAIB, CRM
Steven Bates, BBA, FCIP, CAIB, CRMDirector of Sales, Internal Technical Consultant & Commercial Insurance Broker
Prior to joining Stanhope Simpson, Steven received his undergraduate business degree from Mount St. Vincent University where he attended classes full-time while managing the day to day responsibilities of owning and operating a forestry contracting business.  Since joining the firm in 2004, Steven has worked hard to develop and grow a portfolio of complex commercial insurance and surety accounts.  Steven’s experience of being a business owner in the contracting industry – and operating heavy machinery and tractor trailers first-hand – sets him apart from most brokers as it allows him to better understand and connect with his clients.

Steven is responsible for managing the commercial sales team at Stanhope Simpson.  He is also the brokerage’s Internal Technical Consultant due to his exceptional technical expertise in specialty coverages such as Professional Liability, Directors & Officers Liability and Environmental Liability.  Steven also has his own commercial portfolio at the firm which he continues to actively grow.

Steven is involved with the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS), the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE), and is a member of the Halifax Club.  Aside from the office, Steven spends most of his time with his family and working on completing a “seemingly never-ending” list of home renovation projects.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 229   Mobile: (902) 237-5426
sbates@stanhopesimpson.com

Amanda Belanger, BA, CIP
Amanda Belanger, BA, CIPCommercial Account Manager & Surety Assistant
Amanda completed her Bachelor of Arts in Honors Psychology from Saint Mary’s University in 2002 and continued her studies at the Culinary Institute of Canada in pastry arts of which she graduated in 2006.  After a brief time as a pastry chef in Ontario, she moved home to Nova Scotia and pursued a career in the insurance industry by joining Stanhope Simpson’s commercial team in 2008.

In 2010, Amanda graduated with her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation for which she was recognized with an award for the highest results in Atlantic Canada for the Business of Insurance course.  Although Amanda has only been with Stanhope Simpson since 2008, she has quickly established herself as a key member of the commercial team.  She is a versatile Commercial Account Manager working closely with both Steven Bates and Victoria Stanhope.  She also assists Tara Rye with surety bonding and is often involved with special projects at the firm.

Amanda values her faith and her family.  In her spare time, she can be found volunteering with various community outreach programs and events with her husband and son.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 250
abelanger@stanhopesimpson.com

Brett MacInnis, BComm, CIP
Brett MacInnis, BComm, CIPCommercial & Personal Insurance Broker
Brett joined Stanhope Simpson’s commercial team in 2009.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University (2009) and a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation (2012).  He is currently enrolled in the Fellowship CIP program to further develop his risk management skills.  In Brett’s current role at Stanhope Simpson, he is working hard to develop his portfolio of both commercial and personal clientele.

Brett is originally from Whycocomagh, Cape Breton and moved to Halifax to pursue his post-secondary education and professional career but enjoys visiting his hometown as much as he can.  Outside of the office, he enjoys golf and playing hockey and softball in various recreational leagues in the city.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 254
bmacinnis@stanhopesimpson.com

 

Chuck Prince, FCIPCommercial Insurance Broker
Chuck is a Commercial Insurance Broker at Stanhope Simpson and has been with the firm since 1998.  Prior to then, he spent over 20 years working for insurance companies on the underwriting side of the industry, holding various positions including underwriter, risk inspector, marketing representative and commercial manager.  Chuck holds his Fellowship CIP (FCIP) designation and throughout his career has acquired a broad range of in-depth technical knowledge of commercial insurance.  He is a very versatile commercial broker and prides himself on his ability to effectively market and manage all lines of commercial accounts.

Chuck operates out of his satellite (home) office located in Lower Coverdale, New Brunswick.  Outside of the office, Chuck enjoys gardening, fishing and photography, and has taken some remarkable photographs of wildlife.

Office:  (506) 386-6540
ca_prince@live.ca

 

Debbie Brush, CIP
Debbie Brush, CIPCommercial Account Manager
Debbie joined Stanhope Simpson in 1994.  She started her career in the insurance industry in 1980 and worked with various brokerages throughout Halifax before settling in at Stanhope Simpson.  She received her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation in 2001.  Debbie works closely with David Delahunt and services a broad book of commercial business where she has cultivated long-term relationships with her clients.  Outside of the office, Debbie enjoys the outdoors and home improvements.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 234
dbrush@stanhopesimpson.com

Donald K. McDermaid, BComm, CIP
Donald K. McDermaid, BComm, CIPCommercial Account Manager
Donald began his career at Stanhope Simpson over 10 years ago.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University (2001) and a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation (2005).  He is currently enrolled in the Fellowship CIP program with an expected graduation date of Spring 2015.  Donald manages a broad range of commercial insurance accounts encompassing the realty, construction and seafood industries, and beyond.  He prides himself on providing a superior customer experience and building great relationships along the way.

Outside of the office, Donald can be found throwing stones at the curling rink.  In fact, he was a proud member of Team Nova Scotia at the 2012 Brier.  Donald is a big sports fan – especially of football, golf, and tennis.  He also enjoys spending time with his family, particularly when gathered around the barbecue.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 246
dkmcdermaid@stanhopesimpson.com

Lindsay Letourneau, BA, CIP
Lindsay Letourneau, BA, CIPCommercial Account Manager & Surety Assistant
Prior to joining Stanhope Simpson in 2010, Lindsay worked in the banking industry while concurrently completing her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Carleton University.  Shortly after completing her degree in 2010, Lindsay and her husband moved to Nova Scotia to further their careers and appreciate the beautiful East coast.

Lindsay is set to graduate with her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada in November 2013.  She began her career at Stanhope Simpson as an assistant to the commercial team but worked hard to quickly develop into and earn a Commercial Account Manager position (working closely with Victoria Stanhope).  As well, Lindsay is a valued member of the surety team at the firm. Lindsay prides herself on her versatility, her ability to prioritize and manage a multitude of diverse tasks, and she strives to develop meaningful and positive working relationships with her clients and colleagues.  Outside of the office, she is an enthusiastic Toronto Blue Jays fan and enjoys an active lifestyle including hiking, camping, and yoga.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 244
lletourneau@stanhopesimpson.com

Paula Shubley, CIP
Paula Shubley, CIPCommercial Account Manager
Paula joined Stanhope Simpson’s commercial team in 1992.  She obtained her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation in 2001.  In her current role, Paula manages a diverse portfolio of commercial insurance accounts.

Developing long-term relationships with her clients comes naturally to Paula due to her consistently professional, courteous and efficient service.  Her years in the industry have culminated in a wealth of insurance knowledge and she is often sought out by her colleagues to consult on complex commercial insurance accounts.  Paula enjoys cooking, walking and spending time with friends and family.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 223
pshubley@stanhopesimpson.com

Scott Peach, BComm
Scott Peach, BCommCommercial & Personal Insurance Broker
Scott is the newest member of the commercial team, joining Stanhope Simpson in February 2013.  He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University in 2007 and is currently working towards his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.  Scott brings with him extensive experience in customer service, having worked in the banking industry with TD Canada Trust for nine years, including five years in sales and one year in management.  He has had the opportunity to participate in a variety of sales training courses, workshops and seminars that has allowed for a broad resource base on which to build his insurance career.  Scott looks forward to building lasting relationships with customers at Stanhope Simpson.  He is currently working hard to develop his portfolio of commercial clients.

On the personal side, Scott is an avid sports fan with a special affinity for the Chicago Bears.  He enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and friends, and rarely turns down the opportunity to swing a golf club, hockey stick or tennis racket.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 243
speach@stanhopesimpson.com

Shawna Naismith, BA, BBA, FCIP, CRM
Shawna Naismith, BA, BBA, FCIP, CRMCommercial Account Manager
Originally from Antigonish, Shawna obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from St. FX University.  After working briefly in the banking industry, she joined Stanhope Simpson’s commercial team in 2001 as a Commercial Account Manager working closely with Gary Pellerin.  She has since achieved her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Fellowship CIP designations from the Insurance Institute of Canada, as well as her Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation.

Shawna is a true pleasure to work with.  She’s always smiling and has one of the best senses of humor at the firm.  Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 242
snaismith@tanhopesimpson.com

Shirley Gould, CAIB, CIP
Shirley Gould, CAIB, CIPCommercial Executive Assistant to Don McDermaid
Shirley joined Stanhope Simpson’s commercial team in 1987.  She earned her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2004 and Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation in 2006.  Shirley has extensive experience servicing commercial accounts and prides herself on consistently delivering prompt, professional and friendly service.  Outside of the office, Shirley enjoys the outdoors, photography and spending time with her family.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 233
sgould@stanhopesimpson.com

Tara Rye, BComm, FCIP
Tara Rye, BComm, FCIPSurety Administration Team Leader & Commercial Account Manager
Tara joined Stanhope Simpson 1995 after completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree (with a major in Accounting) from Saint Mary’s University.  She completed her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) degree in 2000, quickly followed by her Fellowship CIP in 2002.  At that time, Tara served on the Board of Directors for the Insurance Institute of Nova Scotia as Inter-Industry Liaison (for four years).  In this role, she worked hard to develop and increase the Institute’s membership.

Tara’s role at Stanhope Simpson encompasses the management of both commercial insurance and surety bonding accounts; however, her true passion and area of specialization is, without a doubt, surety bonding.  By working hard since 1995 to develop an industry-leading level of expertise in this field, Tara has earned a reputation as one of the leading surety administrators in the country.

Tara is Leader of the firm’s surety administration team.  In this role, she works closely with our clients’ lead broker at Stanhope Simpson to coordinate, place and administer surety bonding programs that are tailored to meet their unique needs.  She prides herself on delivering exceptional customer service and is often affectionately referred to as “the bond girl” by many of her clients.

Outside of the office, Tara enjoys traveling, music, camping, skiing and watching football.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 230
trye@stanhopesimpson.com

Wendy Forhan, BComm, CIP, CAIB
Wendy Forhan, BComm, CIP, CAIBCommercial Account Manager
Wendy embarked on her insurance career in 1992.  She earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University (1992),  the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation (with honors) in 2005 and the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation (with honors) in 2008.  She was also recognized by the Insurance Institute  of Canada with the Atlantic Vice Chair Award (2006) for highest results in Atlantic Canada for the Insurance Against Liability Part 1 course.

Wendy joined Stanhope Simpson in 2004 as a member of the personal lines team, during which she managed the department for a short time, before joining the commercial team in 2008.  Today, Wendy is Paul Folk’s Commercial Account Manager.  She has extensive experience servicing construction and contracting accounts and prides herself on her exceptional attention to detail.

Inside of the office, Wendy is known for her infectiously upbeat personality.  Victoria would add, “Wendy is an absolute pleasure to work with.  She adds a lot to our organizational culture at Stanhope Simpson – her cheerful attitude and wicked sense of humor make our office that much brighter.”  

Outside of the office, Wendy enjoys gardening, home renovation projects and working out at the gym.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 248
wforhan@stanhopesimpson.com

Our Personal Lines (Home & Auto) Team
Mark Howard, BComm, CIP
Mark Howard, BComm, CIPPersonal Lines Manager
When Mark joined the personal lines team at Stanhope Simpson in 2007, he hit the ground running.  Since walking through the doors of the brokerage, Mark quickly established himself as a key member of the organization.

In his current position, Mark manages the personal lines team and is Director of the CANS and Municipal/Dexter group insurance programs.  He also manages complex personal insurance programs for many of our high-net-worth clients.  Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University (2004) and is currently challenging the Fellowship Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) program.

Mark has a love for all things sports and never passes on an opportunity to hit a golf ball, which is a little less frequent after becoming a first-time father in 2012.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 251
mhoward@stanhopesimpson.com

Denise Russell
Denise RussellPersonal Insurance Broker
Denise has been in the insurance industry since 1987.  She joined Stanhope Simpson in 1997 as a Personal Insurance Broker.  Today, she manages a broad book of personal lines business.  Her clients truly adore her for her outgoing and upbeat personality – a personality that makes it easy for her to develop long-term relationships with many of her customers.  Denise’s technical personal insurance knowledge is exceptional.  She is often asked by her colleagues to consult on complex home and automobile insurance matters.

Denise is a valued and long-standing member of the Nova Scotia Insurance Women’s Association and is Chair of their Public Relations, Publicity and Website  Committee.  She also volunteers annually for Operation Red Nose and the Cancer Crusade Walk-a-Thon. Outside of the office, you will find Denise spending time with her family and friends, and cheering on the Mooseheads as she is one of their biggest supporters.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 231
drussell@stanhopesimpson.com

Heidi Bardsley
Heidi BardsleyPersonal Insurance Broker
Heidi joined Stanhope Simpson’s personal lines team in 2012 after a chance encounter at the Brier with other Stanhope Simpson curling fans.  She is currently working towards her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation with plans to graduate in 2014.

As a Personal Insurance Broker at the firm, Heidi manages all forms of personal insurance – doing so with an easy going, client-first approach that her clients value.  Heidi is a proud mom, she loves yoga, spending time with her family and watching the Toronto Blue Jays.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 245
hbardsley@stanhopesimpson.com

Heather McDermaid
Heather McDermaidReceptionist
Heather earned her office administration certificate from the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)  in 2010.  Through NSCC, she was also awarded the Arthritis Society Award of Recognition for exceptional hard work and perseverance.  She joined Stanhope Simpson in 2012 as the firm’s receptionist.

Heather prides herself on her outgoing personality and excellent customer service skills – attributes that make her “a natural” at her job.  She is currently working towards her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family – in particular, hanging out with her seven year old daughter.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 232
hmcdermaid@stanhopesimpson.com

Melissa Edwards, BA, CAIB, CIP
Melissa Edwards, BA, CAIB, CIPPersonal Insurance Broker
Melissa joined Stanhope Simpson as a receptionist in 2004 and quickly proved herself to be a valuable member of the organization due to her exceptional customer service, work ethic and attention to detail.  Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with an advanced major in psychology from Dalhousie University (2002).  She earned her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2007, of which she earned honors distinction, and later earned her CIP designation in 2009.

Presently, Melissa is a Personal Insurance Broker at Stanhope Simpson.  She is responsible for servicing a broad variety of personal insurance accounts that range from straight-forward tenant’s policies to multifaceted personal insurance programs. She prides herself on her knack for explaining complex insurance coverages to her clients in a way that they can easily comprehend.

Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys live music, watching football on Sundays, and spending time with her family and friends.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 221
medwards@stanhopesimpson.com

Our Internal Support Team

 

Gerald Ward, CIPController & IT Coordinator
Gerald joined the Stanhope Simpson’s Internal Support Team in 2002.  Prior to then, he held several positions that primarily focused around insurance and accounting-related functions.  He has completed accounting programs at both NSCC and Saint Mary’s University, and in 2008 he successfully completed his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.

As Controller at Stanhope Simpson, Gerald is chiefly responsible for the management of all major accounting functions of the company.  This includes managing the general ledger, accounts receivables and payables, budgeting, and various other accounting-related responsibilities.  More recently, Gerald has taken on the additional role of Information Technology Coordinator where he oversees the day to day development and maintenance of IT systems within the office and serves as the main point of contact with software suppliers and external IT providers.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 235
gward@stanhopesimpson.com

 

 

Donna StanhopeAccounting Clerk
Donna was integral to the development and success of Stanhope Insurance when Victor started the business in the basement of their home in Rockingham, Halifax.  Donna was there every step of the way as the company grew to what it is today.  Presently, Donna enjoys working part-time at the brokerage assisting with the administration of payroll and other accounting responsibilities.  She is very proud of the family business and is particularly proud that her daughter, Victoria, and son in law, Steven, are working hard to ensure its continued success.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 241
dstanhope@stanhopesimpson.com

 

 

 

Peggy McDermaid
Peggy McDermaidAccounting Clerk
Peggy joined Simpson-Hurst Ltd. in 1994 to assist her husband, Don McDermaid, with various accounting functions integral to the smooth operation of the firm.  Today, at Stanhope Simpson, she is responsible for assisting with the administration of payroll, accounts payable, and other accounting-related functions.  Outside of the office, Peggy enjoys traveling, bowling, watching curling and spending time with her family.  She is very proud to see her son, Donald, and daughter, Heather, working hard at the brokerage.

Office:  (902) 454-7198, extension 240
pmcdermaid@stanhopesimpson.com