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Meet The Board Monday

Director: Erin Schryer
posted on Jan 10

Kicking of the new year for Meet The Board Monday, we are talking with Erin Schryer today whom co-owns Kent & White with her husband.

1. Tell me a bit about yourself and your family. 

*I am married to my husband Brian, and we have a 5 year old called Nathan.

2. Have you always lived in New Brunswick?

*No, I’m an Army Brat, so I was born in Winnipeg. Then I lived in Baden-Baden, Germany and after moved to Oromocto, NB.  However, I’ve spent most of my life in Bathurst or Moncton.

3. What are some of your favorite pass-times? 

*In the summer we like to spend time on the water, boating. I like to be outside wandering anywhere and exploring.  In the winter, we enjoy snowshoeing.  Our son plays soccer and hockey, so that takes up a lot of time even at 5!  We also love to cook, host and entertain.

4.Other areas of interest? Participation in volunteer groups? Unusual endeavors currently or previously?

*I am a Director with the North Shore Regiment Association, and a member of the Wallace McCain Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leaders Program.

5. Your educational background?

*I have a Bachelor in Commerce from Mount Allison, and a Master of Business Administration from the Universite de Moncton.

6. How long have you been involved in the insurance industry? As a broker?

*I’ve been in the Insurance Industry for 4 years

7.How did you get into the insurance industry?

*My husband and I purchased his family brokerage from his father, Hugh.

8. What is your position?

*I am in charge of Business Development

9. Please give a brief summary of your time in the industry.

*After working mostly in Industrial and Oil & Gas Business Development positions for more than 10 years, I brought the experience over to Kent & White in 2018.   

10. What is your favorite part of being involved in the insurance industry?

*The people for sure.  There are some absolutely wonderful professionals in this industry, and a lot of people who really care.  I love that our industry does a lot of good.  We are there for people during so many different moments in their life, both the ups and the downs.  I can think of one client where we insured his first car, his first home, and then his engagement ring for his fiancé within a matter of a couple of years.  We get to be there for a lot of people’s special moments in life.  We’re also there to provide comfort and guidance during some extremely stressful times.

11. Your aspirations, plans for the future?

*Personally I would like to spend as much time as possible with the people I care about.

*Professionally, it’s about creating the best work environment imaginable for our team, and creating a positive impact for our clients and communities.

Thank you so much for joining us in our Chat with Erin. Next week we will be talking to Lori Thebeau from Huestis.