Valerie Hutsal | IBAM - Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba

Valerie Hutsal

Valerie Hutsal
Val began her insurance career working for her father at their family owned business Gill and Schmall Agencies in Neepawa. In 1981 Val starting working for a large insurance company in Winnipeg. Working in personal lines, commercial underwriting and marketing has given her the foundation to manage and own Dick Agencies in Brandon. Her husband and partner Greg Hutsal, who was President of IBAM in 1997, have been involved in the broker association for many years. The personal and professional relationships developed within the insurance company and brokerage workforce, has provided Val with the skills to become a director for IBAM.

Val obtained her Chartered Insurance Professional (previously AIIC) designation in 1995. Val is also Past President of the Insurance Women’s Association of Western Manitoba and a member of a 100 Women Who Care- Brandon Chapter.

Val & Greg have two daughters who were born in 1995 and 1997. Along with supporting Carmen & Alexa’s many sporting activities she has been busy managing Dick Agencies since the late 1990’s. Both Carmen and Alexa grew up living in an insurance environment and are now attending the Asper School of Business in Winnipeg with Carmen graduating in April 2018 majoring in accounting and international business and Alexa working on her third year of university. In her spare time, Val can be found relaxing at her cabin at Clear Lake, boating, golfing, fishing, curling, watching volleyball and hockey and planning their next family vacation