Person of the Year

The Person of the Year project originated in 1967 for the purpose of paying tribute to outstanding individuals for the exceptional dedication and tireless efforts in contributing towards the public's welfare. This initiative is not limited to a specific function or field, but the contribution of the recipient is seriously considered, whatever his or her field of action. CIBPA believes that this project is necessary to give evidence of public recognition to a meritorious person, as we know that self-devotion beyond the regular daily chores must be recognized by groups representing in part or as a whole the general public.

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Barry F. Lorenzetti is an entrepreneur, builder, and corporate leader in the insurance industry in Canada, and as his close friends can attest, he is also a discreet philanthropist and a man deeply aware of the importance of community service.

Under his leadership, BFL CANADA has become a Canadian powerhouse in the field of insurance. BFL CANADA has enjoyed extraordinary growth; so much so that Mr. Lorenzetti now oversees a firm of over 1,100 employees in 23 offices across the country. BFL CANADA is the largest Canadian employee-owned insurance brokerage company with over $2B in insurance premium volume and, as a partner in an international venture, Lockton Global LLP, is represented in over 140 countries worldwide.

Of utmost importance to Mr. Lorenzetti is the fact that after more than 30 years, BFL CANADA continues to be owned and operated by its own employees across Canada.

Mr. Lorenzetti has been heavily involved in community service and supporting charitable organizations for many years, as well as sitting on a range of boards. Some of the causes he has been involved with include the Butters Foundation raising funds for autistic children in Canada, YWCA Foundation, Arion Orchestre Baroque and the Québec Society for Disabled Children. More recently, he decided to carry out a project that is dear to his heart, which is creating a foundation to advance mental health in Canada: The Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation. In 2021, he also created the first-ever Women in Business Centre: the Barry F. Lorenzetti Centre for Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership, located at the John Molson School of Management at Concordia University, in Montreal.

For several years now, and in keeping with his lifelong love of hockey, he has also been involved with Hockey Canada and sits on the Board of the Hockey Canada Foundation. One of Mr. Lorenzetti’s favourite projects with the Foundation is the Dreams Come True Program in Quebec, in which he has participated both as an organizer and fundraiser. This program, that has been successful across Canada, promotes hockey to our youth.

He is a frequent speaker at various industry forums on insurance and other subjects in both Canada, the U.S., and was the recipient of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 International Business Leader of the Year Award.

Barry F. Lorenzetti is the proud father of three children – Maggie, Justin and Jenna – and it has always been important to him to instill in them the same sense of community his own upbringing impressed upon him.

CIBPA Montreal will be hosting a marquis event to present the award of Person of the Year to Barry F. Lorenzetti on Thursday April 21, 2022 at Maison Principale. The CIBPA (Montreal) Board of Directors, members and guests are excited to enjoy a special evening in a unique venue to honour Barry F. Lorenzetti.

 

CIBPA Person of the Year Recipients 1967-2021

 1  DRAPEAU, JEAN   1967
 2  GRONDIN, DR. PIERRE   1968
 3  BRONFMAN, CHARLES   1969
 4  SAULNIER, LUCIEN   1970
 5  BELIVEAU, JEAN   1971
 6  CARRIERE, MARC   1972
 7  CAMPO, ALFREDO F.   1973
 8  DONOLO, LOUIS   1973
 9  FRANCESCHINI, LEONARD   1973
10  STANCZWKOWSKI, CASIMIR G.   1973
11  DI ZAZZO, JEAN   1974
12  RIZZUTO, SEN. PIETRO   1977
13  BERGER, SAM   1978
14  MACEROLA, YVAN   1979
15  D’ERRICO, TOMMY   1981
16  VINCELLI, FRANK   1982
17  CIACCIA, JOHN   1983
18  MINICOZZI, ALFONSO   1984
19  DI BATTISTA, GIUSEPPE   1986
20  GRILLI, MARIO   1987
21  CACCIATORE, VINCENT   1988
22  TADDEO, DOMINIC   1989
23  GAGLIARDI, CAROLE   1990
24  D’ALESSANDRO, DOMENIC   1991
25  GIANNETTI, IRENE   1992
26  SAPUTO, JOEY   1993
27  GAGLIANO, ALFONSO   1994
28  BELLINI, DR. FRANCESCO   1995
29  BUSSANDRI, CLAUDIO   1997
30  FERRARO, DR. PASQUALE   1998
31  LISIO, CAMILIO   1999
32  ZACCARDELLI, GIULIANO   2000
33  DE ROSE, SILVIO   2001
34  BUFFONI, JEAN-FRANÇOIS   2002
35  GALLUCCIO, STEVE   2003
36  SCALIA, SAM   2004
37  CECERE, DR. RENZO   2005
38  MANCINI, GABY   2006
39  TREMBLAY, MARCEL   2007
40  FUMANTI, GIORGIA   2008
41  BIELLO, MAURO   2009
42  DI TEMPORA, NICHOLAS   2010
43  DE SANTIS, RITA Lc   2011
44  DE CAROLIS, MARIANO   2012
45  IMBRIGLIO, EMILIO   2013
46  BOMBARDIERI, IVANA   2014
47  MACIOCIA, DANNY   2015
48  GILARDINO, MIRKO   2016
49  ZEPPETELLI, JOHN   2017
50  LOFFREDA, TONY   2018
51  GUZZO, VINCENZO   2019
52  AGUSTIN, NALIE   2020
53 BARRY F. LORENZETTI   2021