SAC recognizes 2021 graduating class of ACSB designation program

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Surety Association of Canada (SAC) has recognized the 2021 graduating class of the Associateship of Canadian Surety Bonding (ACSB) designation program.

Graduates include:

Allison Anden, PLATFORM; Curtis Anderson, Travelers Insurance Company of Canada; Licelotte Carvajal Jimenez, Travelers Insurance Company of Canada; Yasser Chtaini, AVIVA Insurance Company of Canada; John Genilla, Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company; James Haggart, Liberty Mutual Canada; Emie Hoang, Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company; Gregory Lloyd, Intact Insurance; Nicole Lyoness, Gallagher; Gurpreet Mahil, Ferrari & Associates; Jean‐Michel Menard, MP2B Assurance; Shelly Mont, The Sovereign General Insurance Company; Thomas‐John Musselman, Travelers Insurance Company of Canada; Lillian Nieznalski, Liberty Mutual Canada; Torsten Palmer, Intact Insurance ‐ Surety; Frankie Porco, Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company; Khurram Rehman, Echelon Insurance;Tianna Shahmooradian, Chubb Insurance Company of Canada; Rochelle Tsai, Travelers Insurance Company of Canada; andEnid Tuli, Travelers Insurance Company of Canada

The graduates were recognized at SAC’s virtual AGM on Sept. 23.

“While we would have much preferred to have presented graduates with their certificates in person, on behalf of SAC’s Board of Directors and staff, we congratulate this year’s graduates on achieving their designation as Associate of Canadian Surety Bonding,” he said in statement last Wednesday.

The ACSB designation program aims to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of suretyship through a comprehensive review of surety bonds and related process and is intended for those who plan on embarking on a career in the surety industry. The program commenced in September 1998 and is currently offered in partnership with McMaster University Continuing Education.

Students who are enrolled in the ACSB designation program are required to complete four core courses, which include Principles of Suretyship, Contract Surety, Construction and Surety Law, and Introductory Financial Accounting, as well as two elective courses covering a wide range of business skills. All courses are offered through a distance/online learning platform.

Registration is now open for the Winter 2022 term which can be done through the McMaster University Continuing Education website: https://mcmastercce.ca/surety‐bonding. Note that students are required to submit a program application to SAC prior to registering for courses. More information about the ACSB designation program, including the program application form, can be found on the SAC website: https://www.suretycanada.com/SAC/Resources/A.C.S.B._Designation/SAC/Resources/ACSB‐Designation.aspx.

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