Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Gerald A. Hooper, F.C.A.
The Economical Insurance Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald A. Hooper as Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Hooper has been a member of Economicalís board since 1999, was appointed Vice-Chairman in 2003, and served as Chairman of the Pension Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee.
He is Executive Vice President of Schneider Foods, and is a member of the Merger Leadership Council overseeing the merger of Schneider Foods with Maple Leaf Foods.
Mr. Hooper is a chartered accountant and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 2003. He is a former senior partner with a national firm of chartered accountants, and serves on a number of non-profit organization boards and committees.
The Economical Insurance Group is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $1.7 billion in premium volume and $3.3 billion in assets. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, this Canadian-owned and operated company services customersí needs through branches and service offices across the country.
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