2022 Alexander S. Melvin Award for Inspirational & Ethical Leadership in Financial Services Call for Nominations

TORONTO, January 17, 2022: The Alexander S. Melvin Leadership Award committee is seeking the nominations of leaders and professionals in the Canadian banking and insurance industries who serve as an example of the value of inspirational and ethical leadership.

Named for Alex Melvin, the well-known leader who co-founded CANNEX and passed away in 2015, the annual award recognizes leaders who embody his values and have made a significant contribution to the financial services industry. The winner is selected by an organizing committee of representatives from the Canadian financial services industry, trade associations, and Melvin’s family.

Terri Botosan, chief executive officer of HUB Financial Inc., one of Canada’s largest independent managing general agents, was chosen as the winner of the 2021 Alexander S. Melvin Award. Other past winners have included senior executives from both the banking and insurance industries.

“Recognizing inspiring, ethical leaders in the Canadian financial services is a powerful way to share stories that we hope will inspire future generations of leaders,” said Chris Cheesman, Director, Strategic Partnerships & Personal Lending, Manulife Bank, and a member of the award committee. “Alex was a mentor and example for others in the industry. The award highlights the value of his leadership traits to realizing long-term individual and organizational success.”

Nominations for the 2022 award, which is underwritten by CANNEX, will be accepted through April 1, 2022. Submissions for leaders and professionals in the banking and insurance industry are evaluated based on contributions to innovation, technology, entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative leadership and mentoring. For more information and to submit nominations visit the Alexander S. Melvin Leadership Award website.

The 2022 Alexander S. Melvin Leadership Award winner will be announced at the 2022 Term Deposit Conference on May 12 in Toronto. The annual conference will bring industry leaders together to discuss this key component of Canada’s financial industry. Fixed term deposits account for 40% of the total deposit balance in Canada.

About the Alexander S. Melvin Leadership Award

Since 2016, the Alexander S. Melvin Leadership Award has recognized individuals in the Canadian financial services industry who, through their inspirational and ethical leadership, have changed the industry for the better. Named after industry leader Alex Melvin, who passed away in 2015, the award is given to outstanding professionals who embody his inspirational and ethical leadership and who demonstrate a collaborative spirit and willingness to help others succeed.


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