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Protecting families is the main reason Terry loves insurance and wealth planning through financial, estate and retirement analysis. After 36 years in the business, Terry knows that insurance and proper planning can make all the difference in the financial viability of a family. 

Besides her work as a Certified Financial Planner® and Trust and Estate Practitioner, her  practice encompasses life and group insurance, but her true passion and expertise is in the area of Living Benefits. Zavitz Insurance Inc. is one of the larger independent disability insurance providers in Canada.  Terry is a regular contributor to industry articles, speaks at various business events across the country and plays an active role in many industry associations, such as Advocis and CALU.

Terry gives countless hours of her time to the community. She just completed her role as the Chair of the Women’s Care Campaign with London Health Sciences Centre and his currently involved with the Planning Committee for the Women of Excellence Gala.   Past activities include her roles as Co-Chair of the 2017 Women of Excellence Gala through the YMCA of London, member of the Nominations and Governance Committee with CALU, Chair of the Board of Advocis as well as the London Health Sciences Foundation; member of the Board for London Health Sciences Foundation, member on the Board of Directors for London Health Sciences Centre, and committee member at St. Joseph’s Health Care, Merrymount, Orchestra London and various other local organizations.

Terry is the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the YMCA Women of Excellence Award for Business and Trade, the Hopwood Award, the Laudable Londoner Award for community service, the J.G Taylor Award for contribution to the industry, and recipient of an Honourary Diploma from Fanshawe College.

In 2014, Terry was inducted into the London Business Hall of Fame, honouring her dedication to her industry and community and named as one of the Top 50 Women of Influence in Canada’s Life Insurance Industry in The Insurance & Investment Journal.

In her free time, Terry and her husband Doug love outdoor adventures such as skiing, hiking, biking and diving. She has successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Machu Picchu in Peru, Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, and completed the West Coast Trail in Canada.  They have three grown children with wonderful spouses and two beautiful granddaughters.