Training & Consulting Services

ITAC is committed to offering the highest quality of training to insurance professionals. Our technical, personal & professional development courses are designed to enhance your insurance career. ITAC has been successfully developing and delivering training programs to members of the insurance industry since 1994.

Our Training & Consulting Team

Suzanne (Suzy) Maclellan, FCIP, CRM, LLQP

Suzanne MacLellan
Suzanne owns and manages Insurance Training and Consulting (ITAC) Inc. She has been in the industry since 1983. Prior to joining ITAC in October of 1998, Suzanne was the Training Consultant for Royal & SunAlliance. Suzanne has her Associateship and Fellowship from the Insurance Institute of Canada, as well as a Certificate of Risk Management from the Society of Risk Managers. Suzanne also has her LLQP designation and is working towards her CFP.

In 2007, Suzanne acquired ownership of Founders Insurance Group Inc. She became the President/CEO in 2012.

Catherine (Cathy) Bermundo, B.Comm, AIT, CAIB, LLQP

Cathy BermundoCathy joined ITAC Inc. in 2006, assisting ITAC in developing online tools to enhance the learning experience of our students. Prior to joining ITAC, Cathy worked as a consultant in business and information technology for over six years. Since joining ITAC, Cathy has added the CAIB & LLQP insurance designations to her other credentials, including a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University, diploma in Early Childhood Education, diploma in Applied Information Technology and Digital Publishing.

In 2008, Cathy joined Founders Insurance Group Inc, first working in IT/Operations and onto personal service and currently holds a position in the commercial service department.

Sam Albanese, CLU, FLMI, CHFC, CFP, TEP

Sam AlbaneseSam entered the insurance industry in 1974, joining Montreal Life, advancing to Branch Manager in less than 2 years.  In 1979, he joined the ING Group of companies (Commercial Life, Halifax Life, NN Financial), and held numerous corporate positions.

In 1990, Sam started an MGA, called Albanese Financial Group Inc., becoming one of the largest MGA’s in Ontario and a national MGA, fully licensed in all provinces in 1997.

In 1999, ING Canada and Sam put together a 5-year succession plan, culminating in his total withdrawal from the MGA world in November 2004.

Sam joined Seneca College in 2005 with an idea of setting up courses for anyone wishing to enter the life and mutual fund industry.  This endeavour fulfilled Sam’s life long dream of providing excellent training for anyone who wished to become a financial planner.

Currently Sam is the Industry Director – Insurance and Wealth Management, having developed the Financial Service Practitioner program, Property and Casualty training program, HLLQP, mutual funds, RESP and many more financial courses.  Sam provides both online and on-site training to Atlantic Canadians through ITAC Inc.

Boardroom & Training Space & Related Equipment

Scott Maclellan runs the training and conference centre. Scott will assist you in creating the desired atmosphere for your function. For additional information on room rentals, as well as audio/visual equipment rentals, contact Scott at 902-468-8631 or