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CEO & General Manager Announcement
Sandra van Raalten, MA CIP

The board of Mennonite Mutual is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra van Raalten as the CEO & General Manager of Mennonite Mutual Insurance Co. (Alberta) Ltd. (MMI) and its subsidiary company, Mennonite Insurance Agency Ltd., effective Monday, January 14, 2019.

Sandra comes to MMI with a wealth of insurance and leadership experience. She was most recently employed by Wawanesa Insurance as Alberta Region Claims Manager, Bodily Injury. Her past employment includes project leadership and claims management with Allstate Insurance, claims adjusting for ICBC and Music and Programming Director at Kamloops Alliance Church.

Sandra’s education includes a master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Management, (Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC), a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and English (University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK), a Diploma in Pastoral and Missions (Nipawin Bible Institute, Nipawin, SK) and the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada.

The board also wants to thank Ken Ritchie, FCIP, for over twelve years of leadership to MMI as its General Manager and CEO. Following a time of transition with Sandra, Ken will enter retirement on April 30, 2019.

We are excited about Sandra’s arrival and look forward to continuing our current path as an innovative, growing company. Please join us in welcoming Sandra to MMI.

Kevin Neufeldt, P.Eng,
Board Chairman

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