Executive Team
    Jodi Rich President and CEO

    Jodi Rich is a Chartered Insurance Professional who has worked in the mutual system since 2002. She started her insurance career in underwriting, moved into the role of Chief Financial Officer, and in 2013 became President and CEO. She joined Howard Mutual in 2017 and is the first President and CEO of Salus Mutual.

    Read More

    Brian Downie Chief Integration Officer

    Brian began his career at West Elgin Mutual in 1991 as Accountant and eventually rose to President and CEO, a capacity in which he served for 26 years prior to the amalgamation of West Elgin Mutual and Howard Mutual. He is a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional and holds a Canadian Risk Management designation.

    Read More

    Steve Dilts Chief Financial Officer

    Steve Dilts, CPA, CMA, began his career in the insurance industry in 1990. He has spent over three decades in a variety of executive and management roles in finance and operations, working in almost every vertical in the insurance and wealth management industries.

    Read More

    Jeremy Derksen Chief Compliance Officer

    Jeremy began his career in the automotive industry and acted as sales manager for a local car dealership before starting his career in the mutual system. He joined Howard Mutual in 2021 as an agent. He has an education in law and criminology from Niagara College and the University of Windsor.

    Read More

    Anna Micka Chief Human Resources Officer

    Anna Micka is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with over ten years of experience in human resources and a degree in psychology. Anna is a strategic and innovative human resources leader who drives performance, growth, and engagement of employees and has a proven track record of delivering results, cultivating relationships, and fostering a culture of collaboration and respect in various industries.

    Read More

    Heather Pettit Chief Operating Officer

    Heather Pettit, CIP, CRM, began her career in the insurance industry in 1995. She has obtained both her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designations and has held senior leadership roles for one of Canada’s largest national insurers.

    Read More

    Need home insurance? Find an agent to talk about how we can give you peace of mind about your home.

    Find an Agent