Skip to content Skip to footer site map

Michael Stramaglia

Michael Stramaglia

Co-Interim President and CEO

Michael took on the role of Co-Interim President and CEO in July 2017. He continues to serve as a member of the Foresters Board – a role he has held since 2013. In his role as Board member, Michael Chairs the Risk and Investment Committee and serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee...

Read more

Sonia Baxendale

Sonia Baxendale

Co-Interim President and CEO

Sonia took on the role of Co-Interim President and CEO in July 2017. She continues to serve as a member of the Foresters Board – a role she has held since 2012. In her role as Board member, Sonia Chairs the Human Capital & Governance Committee and serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee.

Read more

Andrew Aidie

Andrew Adie

Global Chief Risk Officer

Andrew Adie is Global Chief Risk Officer for Foresters™. He has been responsible for enterprise-wide risk programs since February 2016. Andrew works closely with the executive leadership team to ensure all key initiatives employ risk-based decision making...

Read more

euan allison

Euan Allison

Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom

Euan Allison has been leading the U.K. business for Foresters Financial™ since February 2008. In this role, Euan leads a team of 145 Field Staff and 165 Head Office staff, serving over 1.3 million Foresters members in the U.K...

Read more

Cheryl Neal

Cheryl Neal

Global Chief Strategy, Marketing and Innovation Officer

Cheryl Neal was appointed Global Chief Strategy, Marketing and Innovation Officer in June 2017. In this role, she is also responsible for overseeing best-in-class technology strategies and execution as well as global digital and direct-to-consumer initiatives...

Read more

Suanne Nielsen

Suanne Nielsen

Global Chief Administration Officer and Corporate Secretary

With more than twenty years’ experience at Foresters™, Suanne Nielsen serves as Global Chief Administration Officer and Corporate Secretary. Suanne oversees Human Resources, Legal, Compliance and Membership across Foresters...

Read more

Knut Olsen

Knut Olson

President, North American Life Insurance and Annuity

Knut Olson joined Foresters™ in January 2017 as President, North American Life Insurance and Annuity. In this role, he oversees Foresters U.S. and Canadian Distribution for life insurance, annuities and investment products, Insurance Operations, Product Development and Management and Foresters Equity Services...

Read more

Paul Reaburn

Paul Reaburn

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Reaburn is Chief Financial Officer for Foresters™ where he has accountability for financial and actuarial functions and mergers and acquisitions across the enterprise...

Read more

Clark Wagner

Clark Wagner

President, Foresters Investment Management Company and Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Financial

Clark Wagner was appointed President, Foresters Investment Management Company and Chief Investment Officer, Foresters™ in 2016. He leads the U.S. investment, research and strategy, and fund accounting teams and oversees management of more than $15 billion in assets...

Read more

Rene Zanin

René Zanin

Global Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

René Zanin is Global Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Foresters™. He oversees legal and compliance services enterprise-wide including all aspects of insurance law, litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate commercial and employment law...

Read more

At Foresters, strong corporate governance helps us protect our members and the funds they invest with our organization. Our Board of Directors - elected every four years – is responsible for the business and fraternal affairs of Foresters. The Board oversees the strategic direction and management of our organization, and ensures that processes are in place to ensure the integrity and transparency of our financial reporting and that we conduct our affairs in compliance with laws and regulations. Our current Board of Directors was elected in 2017.


At Foresters, strong corporate governance helps us protect our members and the funds they invest with our organization. Our Board of Directors - elected every four years – is responsible for the business and fraternal affairs of Foresters. The Board oversees the strategic direction and management of our organization, and ensures that processes are in place to ensure the integrity and transparency of our financial reporting and that we conduct our affairs in compliance with laws and regulations. Our current Board of Directors was elected in 2013.

Robert E. (Bob) Lamoureux

Robert E. (Bob) Lamoureux

Chair of the Board, Human Capital and Governance Committee, Fraternal Committee

During his 35-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bob served as auditor for a wide range of private and public companies and developed a keen interest in corporate governance. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Royal Group Technologies...

Read more

Christopher Stranahan

Christopher J. (Chris) Stranahan

International Fraternal President, Chair - Human Capital and Governance Committee, Fraternal Committee

Christopher spent 37 years in a variety of roles at Nestle USA, before becoming the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited. His association with Foresters began in 1985 and he has held various Branch and Regional Council positions...

Read more

Kathy Bardswick

Katherine A. (Kathy) Bardswick

Audit and Compliance Committee, Human Capital and Governance Committee, Fraternal Committee

Following a career that spanned nearly four decades with The Co-operators Group Ltd., Kathy stepped down from her role as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2016. She began her career at Co-operators as an underwriting supervisor, rising through the ranks of management to executive leadership roles...

Read more

Sonia Baxendale

Sonia A. Baxendale

Chair - Audit and Compliance Committee, Human Capital and Governance Committee

Sonia has served as a Foresters Board member since 2012. She Chairs the Human Capital & Governance Committee and serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee. In addition to her role on the Board, Sonia took on the role of Co-Interim President and CEO in July 2017...

Read more

James M. (Jim) Bowden

James M. (Jim) Bowden

Risk and Investment Committee, Fraternal Committee

Jim Bowden started his 40-year working career in 1967 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting with a Minor in Business Administration. After 15 years with the Internal Revenue Service as an agent excise tax specialist...

Read more

Jim Boyle

James R. (Jim) Boyle

Audit and Compliance Committee, Risk and Investment Committee

Jim is a seasoned insurance senior executive who began his career as an accountant/auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, followed by roles with North American Security Life Insurance Company as Mutual Fund Accounting Executive and Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Administrative Officer for Security Life’s North American Funds...

Read more

Mike Edge

Michael C. (Mike) Edge

Audit and Compliance Committee, Fraternal Committee

Mike is a self-employed vehicle distribution sub-contractor, specializing in inspecting, collecting and delivering vehicles through Vale Vehicle Movements of Bromsgrove UK, a fleet and vehicle movement and management service...

Read more

Dan Fortin

Daniel J. (Dan) Fortin

Risk and Investment Committee, Fraternal Committee

Dan is the former president of IBM Canada with more than 35 years of experience in the technology industry, and 15 years of leadership globally. As president, until his retirement in 2014, he guided IBM in helping Canadian organizations transform their businesses...

Read more

Richard Hennick

Richard P. Hennick

International Fraternal Vice President, Human Capital and Governance Committee, Fraternal Committee

Richard is a licensed and certified Service Technician Manager with American Opti-Net Inc., a telecommunication infrastructure organization. He has been employed with American Opti-Net for 29 years...

Read more

Frank N.C. Lochan

Frank N.C. Lochan

Audit and Compliance Committee, Risk and Investment Committee

Frank has over 25 years' experience in the life and property and casualty industries at the investor level. He had a 30-year career with Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (formerly Brascan Limited), holding a variety of executive positions in corporate planning...

Read more

Martha E. Marcon

Martha E. Marcon

Chair - Human Capital and Governance Committee, Audit and Compliance Committee

Martha was a partner in the Los Angeles office of KPMG until her retirement in 2006 after 31 years of service. She spent over eight years with the firm's top technical resource partner on accounting and financial reporting...

Read more

Michael P. Stramaglia

Michael P. Stramaglia

Chair - Audit and Compliance Committee, Risk and Investment Committee

Michael has been a member of the Foresters Board since 2013. He Chairs the Risk and Investment Committee and serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee. In addition to his role on the Board, Michael took on the role of Co-Interim President and CEO in July 2017...

Read more

Wendy Watson

Wendy A. Watson

Audit and Compliance Committee, Human Capital and Governance Committee

Wendy has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, retiring in 2009 from State Street as Executive Vice President, Global Services where she led the company’s initiative to advance all aspects of cost leadership worldwide...

Read more

Rob Wight

Robert W. (Rob) Wight

Audit and Compliance Committee, Fraternal Committee

Rob was employed as a Maintenance Mechanic with O-I Canada for 38 years before retiring in 2006. His extensive volunteer experience with Foresters includes positions in both the Branch and Regional President.

Read more

Board committees

Four standing Committees support our Board of Directors in its stewardship of Foresters Financial. From time to time, ad hoc or temporary committees are formed such as the Nominating Committee and the Constitution Committee, which are constituted in advance of each International Assembly, or are a committee to manage a special project, or acquisition. The Board can form other committees on a standing or ad hoc basis as necessary in order to fulfill its stewardship responsibilities.

The primary accountabilities for each of the Board committees are described below:

Audit and Compliance Committee
Martha E. Marcon, Chair
Katherine A. (Kathy) Bardswick
James R. (Jim) Boyle
Michael C. Edge
Frank N.C. Lochan
Wendy A. Watson
Robert W. (Rob) Wight

Human Capital and Governance Committee
Robert (Bob) E. Lamoureux, Chair
Sonia A. Baxendale
Katherine A. (Kathy) Bardswick
Richard P. Hennick
Martha E. Marcon
Christopher J. (Chris) Stranahan
Wendy A. Watson

Fraternal Committee
Christopher J. (Chris) Stranahan, Chair
Katherine A. (Kathy) Bardswick
James M. (Jim) Bowden
Michael C. (Mike) Edge
Daniel J. (Dan) Fortin
Richard P. Hennick
Robert (Bob) E. Lamoureux
Robert W. (Rob) Wight

Risk and Investment Committee
Frank N.C. Lochan, Chair
James M. (Jim) Bowden
James R. (Jim) Boyle
Daniel J. (Dan) Fortin
 

 
 

Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society) and its subsidiaries.

412580 CAN/US/UK (08/17)

 
Ready to take the next step? Get a quote.