Marilyn Horrick is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MSA Research and Northwind Professional Institute. In this role, Ms. Horrick is accountable for enterprise-wide operations, strategy execution, marketing, and sales and growth initiatives for both companies across all brands and channels.
An experienced business strategist with deep operational knowledge, Ms. Horrick is an accomplished leader in the property and casualty insurance sector with over 26 years’ industry experience. Most recently the National VP of The Guarantee Company of North America’s Guarantee Gold line, she had overall responsibility for the division’s P&L, underwriting, strategic pricing, product innovation, risk management including flood, wildfire and earthquake strategies, operations and compliance, broker relations, marketing, and technology solutions.
Prior to joining The Guarantee, Ms. Horrick held positions of increasing seniority at Zurich Insurance and Chubb Insurance Company of Canada where she was responsible for national strategic initiatives, product development and communications for the company’s Personal Lines division.
An advocate of the insurance industry’s brand and innovations, Ms. Horrick has represented the industry’s interests on the IBC Personal Lines Standing Committee, ICLR Advisory Group and has been an active participant in various industry forums and panels.
Ms. Horrick is a graduate of Concordia University with a BA in Communications. She is active in her community having held positions on various not-for-profit boards and associations. Ms. Horrick is currently Board Co-Chair on the WICC Ontario Board (Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade).