Meet Our Team
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.
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.
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.
Reina joined Collis in Aug 2020 is pursuing an Insurance and Risk Management diploma in Bow Valley College, anticipating graduation in Winter 2021. She aims to receive her CIP designation in the same year and is ecstatic to join and grow with Collis Insurance. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management.
Reina has over 10 years of experience in delivering exceptional customer service in various industries and enjoyed every minute of it. She believes that putting integrity first is what makes her excel and take pride in everything she does and bows to continue to do so.
Reina is a foodie, loves the beach, a good cup of coffee but loves being a mom to her son the most.
Pati Alexander, CIP
Pati Graduated in 1995 from the General Insurance and Business Administration Diploma program at Mount Royal College/University and received CIP designation in 1996. She worked for an Insurance Company for 3 years and since then has worked in brokerages in various positions. Pati is not a licensed broker but certainly provides a lot of behind the scenes support for our clients.
Pati moved from Calgary to Creston, BC in 2006 and started working with Andrea in 2008.
In her free time Pati loves playing golf and kayaking in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter. She and her husband also enjoy spending time with family and friends at a cabin they recently built together.