Meet Our Team

Andrea Collis, CIP

Andrea Collis, CIP

Owner, Collis Insurance Services Group Inc.

Andrea has been affectionately referred to by some of her clients and friends as the “Insurance Goddess”. As a Chartered Insurance Professional, she has specialized in business insurance for over 25 years.

She established her own brokerage in 2008 and has grown from there. Andrea loves that she and her team of experienced Insurance Brokers are servicing her clients daily in ways that help her to build customer relationships and maintain the highest standard of customer care. Together with her staff, the office now boasts combined business insurance experience of over 120 years, which allows them to help clients with every phase of their business insurance needs.

Andrea’s new clients come almost exclusively from referrals. The overriding comment from all who deal with Andrea is that she truly cares about them and their businesses.  She is prepared to go the extra mile because she knows from experience that an important factor in ensuring an ongoing business is the right insurance coverage. Collis Insurance Services Group helps clients with their Business Insurance needs throughout Alberta.

Andrea was nominated for the 2015 AWE Celebration of Achievement Award. The Celebration of Achievement Award pays tribute to exceptional entrepreneurs who have achieved recognizable success in Alberta. They are  visionary women and inspirational leaders, who make a significant impact on the economy and community, and who act as role models for women in business.

Laurel A. McAlpine, CAIB

Laurel A. McAlpine, CAIB

Personal and Commercial Account Manager

Laurel began her insurance career in 1982.  She has worked as both an underwriter with insurance companies, as well as a broker, working mainly on the personal lines side of things.  Laurel joined Collis Insurance in November 2018 and handles all of our Personal lines clients and works with small commercial clients as well.

Laurel obtained her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2008 and continues to learn to help clients as much as possible.

She strives to always help others and has volunteered at YMCA Sherriff King Home as well as the Calgary Dream Center.  In Laurel’s spare time she enjoys crafts, DIY projects, gardening and cooking.

Lisa MacDonald, CAIB

Lisa MacDonald, CAIB

Commercial Account Manager

Lisa began her career as an Underwriter in 1976. In 1979, she joined the brokerage force and has been a Broker ever since. She has worked on virtually all facets of commercial and personal insurance throughout her career. Lisa holds her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation, which she achieved in 1990.

She has been a Board Member of three local non-profit organizations over the past 15 years, and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer for the Food Bank in her area.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys calligraphy, gardening and reading.

Daniela De Orbe

Daniela De Orbe

Marketing Coordinator

Daniela first joined Collis Insurance as a Marketing Intern and has since lent her skills for content generation, website copywriting/design, and strategic marketing. She believes that relationships are the key to building a brand that thrives.

Having recently obtained her BBA she continues to learn, grow, and apply her knowledge to leave an everlasting impact.

Daniela’s hobbies include hiking, photography, and traveling.

Kim Nguyen

Kim Nguyen

Accounting and Office Administrator

Kim started her career in Administration and Accounting directly out of secondary school. Her skills are built through hands-on experiences with various companies in British Columbia.

Kim joined the Collis Insurance team shortly after re-locating to Calgary, Alberta. She is a very driven individual who loves to learn new skills.

She is a strong believer in continuous growth as this is a keystone in her personal and professional successes.

Kim enjoys reading, writing, and painting in her free time.

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