Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The month of May is celebrated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a time to honor this community’s contributions and influence on American history, society, and culture. 

First observed in 1977 as a ten-day commemoration in May, it was extended to the full month in 1992. This year’s theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.”

Learn more about the experiences and stories of these communities through the following resources:

Online exhibits and collections >>

PBS collection of stories >>

How to celebrate >>

Lee Barther Joins International Bond & Marine Brokerage as Vice President of Operations

Plymouth, Minn., May 5, 2021 — Lee Barther has joined International Bond & Marine Brokerage, Ltd. (“IB&M”), a market-leading brokerage providing risk management solutions to the international trade industry, as Vice President of Operations. IB&M was acquired by Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions, a brand of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC), in September 2020. In this role, Barther will report to James Reiss, President of IB&M.

Said Reiss, “We’re thrilled to welcome Lee to the IB&M team. He’s an industry leader with deep insurance expertise which, combined with his proven operational leadership, enhances our ability to deliver superior services to our customers. I look forward to working closely with him.”

Barther brings more than 30 years of industry and senior leadership experience to his role, most recently serving as Co-President and Chief Claims Executive at a leading U.S. customs bond MGA. Barther will be based out of IB&M’s Hoboken, NJ office and may be reached at lee.barther@intlbondmarine.com.


To learn more about IB&M visit: intlbondmarine.com.

You’re invited to our “Healthcare-Management Liability Coverage 101” Webinar

Join us on Tuesday, May 11 at 11AM ET/10AM CT/9AM MT/8AM PT for a webinar with Intact Management Liability President Nelson Kefauver and SVP Kilauren McShea.

The 30-minute webinar will discuss D&O and EPL coverage for healthcare organizations.

We hope to see you there!

Register Today

A replay of the webinar will also be available and distributed after the event.

Intact Technology’s David Chavez quoted in Independent Agent magazine

As cybercrimes increase worldwide, many small businesses are unprepared to deal with any form of cyberattack. Every year, over 43% of online attacks are on small businesses and only 7% of those businesses are capable of defending or mitigating the cyber threat, according to a security survey carried out by Accenture, a professional services company.

The above is an excerpt from the latest article published by Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America titled “4 Ways Independent Agents Can Be Trusted Advisors on Cyber Insurance”.

David Chavez, solutions product manager, information technology at Intact Technology was quoted in the article that provides ways for agents to add value to a client relationship when selling a cyber policy.

You can read David’s quote and the complete article here.

Reminder: Scholarship Applications Due May 4

The 2021 scholarship due date is one week away! Eligibility includes high school seniors, as well as all undergraduates/students, up to age 25. Eight of the $3,000 awards will be available to children and/or grandchildren of Intact employees, while the remaining eight will be awarded to our producers’ children and/or grandchildren. The scholarships are for undergraduate study only.

Applying is easy—simply complete the online application by Tuesday, May 4. Please refer any questions to our scholarship program administrator, Scholarship America at 507.931.1682 or at intact@scholarshipamerica.org.

Final decisions will be announced in July for these one-time awards, which apply toward the 2020-2021 academic year. Congratulations and best of luck to all!