about Our Team

Doug Laird

President, Edmonton

As president, Doug is responsible for keeping McLean & Shaw running at top-level performance. His love for sports reinforces the value of teamwork, an ingredient he feels is essential to helping get the best coverage and security for his commercial and personal insurance clients. He also has a wealth of experience on his side with more than 22 years of dedication to the insurance industry. Doug not only has a lot of practical experience in insurance on his side, he also has an impressive amount of education including a designation as Fellow Chartered Insurance professional, the industry’s greatest distinction.

It has been Doug’s climb up the ladder, working from the ground up that gives him a down-to-earth perspective. Regardless of the size of the policies or the business requiring McLean & Shaw’s services, Doug treats them all as people first. Knowing their needs, their interests and being able to relate on a one-on-one level, sparks his passion to deliver the best and ignites his determination to provide complete coverage at a competitive price.

With the connections he’s garnered internationally, including such top insurers as Aviva and Economical, Doug goes the extra mile to deliver the best packages possible. Doug is known in the industry as a savvy negotiator with an unrelenting desire to be the best.

He’s also dedicated to giving back to the community and industry. He has participated on MacEwan University’s Advisory Council for the Insurance and Risk Management Diploma Program, the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s local Advisory Council and Past President of the Insurance Institute of Northern Alberta.

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