Meet Our Team

Bob Kimball

Bob Kimball

Owner/President

CIP, CCIB, CAIB, AIPC, BSC

Bob started in September 7, 1982. He received his CIP (Chartered Insurance Professional), and CCIB (Canadian Certified Insurance Broker) designations in 1988. He completed his CAIB (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker) degree in 1989. This was followed in 2010 by the AIPC (Associate Insurance Production Canada) degree, for which he is also an instructor. Bob is past president of the New Brunswick Insurance Brokers Association, the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (2005-2006), the Rotary Club of Sussex, the Sussex Downtown Business Association, Sussex Regional Crime Stoppers and was Vice President of the Sussex Fish and Game Association. He enjoys going out to his camp when he can. Bob has three children plus five grandchildren all in the Sussex area that he enjoys spending time with. Bob has a great team working with him and would encourage you to contact them so they may take care of your insurance needs.

Theresa Kimball

Theresa Kimball

Vice - President

CIP

Theresa started working in the insurance industry in 1984. She has worked for both the Insurance Company and as a Broker. She moved to Sussex in 1991 and joined the Pearson Insurance office. In 2001 she received her Charted Insurance Professional Degree. (CIP). She is past president of the New Brunswick Crime-stoppers Association and Past President of The Insurance Brokers Association of New Brunswick. Theresa, her husband Bob and son Robert all work in the Pearson Insurance office. Theresa enjoys the time spent with her children, their spouses and her five grandchildren. She enjoys music, gardening and reading.

Robert Kimball

Robert Kimball

Commercial Producer

AIPC, CAIB, CRM

Robert started in the insurance industry in 2005. He is a licensed broker and specializes in Commercial Business Insurance. His background includes working at a national Canadian owned insurance company employed as an underwriter for both commercial and personal lines of insurance. Robert started at Pearson Insurance in the fall of 2008 and has since obtained three nationally recognized designations along with the honor of being the Insurance Brokers' Association of New Brunswick highest scoring commercial student in the province in 2009. Robert would be please to assist you with reviewing your policy and providing you with a proposal on your business insurance.

Cindy Ostrom

Cindy Ostrom

Commercial Account Manager

CAIB

Cindy started with our team in January 2013. She is a licensed commercial insurance broker who holds a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker degree. She enjoys hearing from clients and taking care of the wide variety of insurance needs for all of her/our clients and she welcomes new clients as well. Cindy lives in the Sussex with her husband and her son and has many relatives in this area.

Cindy Church

Cindy Church

Personal Lines Account Manager, A - G, N - R

Licensed Broker

Cindy started with our team in April 2014. She became a licensed insurance broker in June 2014. Since then she has been taking her insurance courses and progressing very well through them. She is married and has three children, and keeps busy with her children as all are very active in sports. Cindy deals in personal insurance for our clients. She looks forward to helping clients with their insurance needs. She enjoys her position and is always willing to help. If Cindy does not know the answer, you can bet she will get it for you and let you know.

Rachel Riedel

Rachel Riedel

Personal Lines Account Manager, H - M, S - Z

Licensed Broker

Rachel joined our team in April 2014. She became licensed in June 2014. She brings to our team lots of experience working in an office environment and although she is new to the insurance profession, she has family who work in the industry. She lives in the Sussex area and is married with two children. Rachel spends lots of time with her family and is very fond of fishing! She is enjoying very much helping her clients with their insurance needs and looks forward to hearing from them.

Carolyn Ritchie

Carolyn Ritchie

Technical Service Representative

Carolyn is a Technical Service Representative for the Pearson Insurance office. Although Carolyn is fairly new to the insurance part of the operation, she was the Manager of Pearson Travel for over 20 years. Carolyn works with the many different insurance company computer systems and is responsible for much of the electronic data that goes on day to day. Carolyn lives in the Sussex area, is married and has two children.

Melanie McNamara

Melanie McNamara

Operations Manager

CAIB

Melanie started at Pearson Insurance in June 1996 as a summer student and has been with us ever since. She started as receptionist and has worked her way up to Operations Manager. She is a licensed insurance broker with her CAIB designation. She graduated in 2014 with honors and as the Top Graduating CAIB student in the Province of New Brunswick. Mel handles all of our computer programming and procedures that keep our office running smooth. She is married has one daughter, has a keen interest in music and enjoys reading.