A.P. Reid Insurance Stores Limited

A.P. Reid Insurance Stores Limited

December 01, 2010 14:52 ET

Aileen Reid One of Canada's Most Powerful Women

Founder of Dartmouth-based A.P. Reid Insurance Stores celebrates night in Toronto by winning one award, finalist for another

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2010) - Aileen Reid was honored twice on Monday night for her many achievements in the insurance industry and years of success as CEO of A.P. Reid Insurance Stores. She was announced as a recipient of the prestigious Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award and was a national finalist for the PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.

The two accolades cap off a remarkable career for Reid, who has grown the insurance brokerage she began in her home back in 1980 into a network of client service centres throughout Atlantic Canada with thousands of clients across the country. Reid was succeeded as CEO of A.P. Reid by her son Jamie in July as part of their multi-year succession plan that will see Aileen take a less active, semi-retirement role within the company.

"To be considered among the best of the best on a national level may have been a moment I never dreamed of or even hoped for," says Aileen. "But when I think of the hard work and commitment to excellence brought to work each and every day by everyone at A.P. Reid, I am grateful that they felt we earned this recognition."

Reid was one of a select group of elite women who visited Toronto on November 29th, for two separate galas celebrating Canada's most successful and respected female leaders.

The Women's Executive Network hosted their 8th annual Top 100 gala, which honors Canadian women who are proven achievers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Her inclusion in the 2010 list marks the second time Reid has been recognized by WXN as one of Canada's most powerful women.

The 18th annual RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards were also held on Monday, recognizing female entrepreneurs from across the country who make increasing contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. Reid was one of three finalists for the PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, representing Eastern Canada.

About A.P. Reid Insurance Stores:

When Aileen Reid started A.P. Reid Insurance Stores on July 27, 1980 her goal was to operate a small independent insurance brokerage. As A.P. Reid celebrates its 30th Anniversary it has more than a dozen client service centers across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and is the only Atlantic Canadian independent brokerage with clients in every province and territory in Canada.

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