Founded by Charles Shea and William Kennedy in 1912, Kennedy Insurance is one of the most well-established and trusted businesses in North Bay.

For more than 100 years we have operated as a proudly independent and locally-owned insurance broker with a focus on protecting everything you’ve built for your family and business.

As insurance brokers, Kennedy works one-on-one with you to understand what you need for your home, family, property or business. We then shop insurance coverage from a variety of insurance providers and compare the advantages of each in order to find the perfect match. No matter what type of insurance you need, our talented and service-oriented team is going to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Insurance is about long-term thinking. Our business is always looking for the most current insurance products in order to offer our customers future-forward coverage such as cyber liability, overland water protection and ridesharing insurance.

Kennedy Insurance is a full-service insurance broker with a focus on client satisfaction and personal service - no matter what your insurance needs, Kennedy can meet them.

Meet Our Team

Jamie Martyn


As President and Partner of Kennedy Insurance, Jamie Martyn is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the office. Outside of work he enjoys boating on the lake, spending time at the gym, and vacationing in the Caribbean.

Pat Goyette

Personal Insurance Manager

Now the Personal Insurance Manager, Pat Goyette has been a member of the Kennedy Insurance family since 1971, obtaining her insurance license in 1976. She loves interacting with customers and acting as the Manager to her department.

Peter Rooney


Peter is a board member of various local organizations including the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce and Near North Crime Stoppers.

Chris Bevan


Chris Bevan has been in the insurance industry for 9 years, working with both not-for-profit and private sector clients during his career. After moving to North Bay with his family, Chris became a licensed broker and earned CAID and CRM designations. Chris is a Partner of Kennedy Insurance.

Jake Lacourse

Group Health, Life and Disability Advisor

Born and raised in the North Bay Area, Jake Lacourse is the Group Health, Life, and Disability Advisor at Kennedy Insurance. Currently serving as a Director for the North Bay Military Family Resource Centre, he has served as the President of the Board of the Canadore College Alumni Association as well as the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce. Passionate about giving back to the community, he has also devoted time as an Advisor to the North Bay and Area Community Foundation and as Director of Operations for the 2015 Special Olympics of Ontario Winter Games.

Suzanne Turcotte

Personal Insurance Broker

Suzanne Turcotte serves as a Personal Insurance Broker – an industry she’s worked in for 32 years. Outside of the office, Suzanne enjoys time with her husband – the two are currently building a house together.

Jay Young

Personal Insurance Broker

With 16 years of insurance experience under his belt, Jay Young brings a vast amount of expertise to his role. The Huntsville native has been with Kennedy since moving to North Bay six years ago.

Tonya Campbell

Personal Insurance Broker

After moving to North Bay all the way from Yellowknife, Tonya Campbell has been with Kennedy since 2013. Tonya has been working in insurance for eight years, and recently gave birth to a baby boy. She loves spending time with her family.

Heidi Campbell

Personal Insurance Broker

Originally from Callander, Heidi Campbell has been a Personal Insurance Broker for over nine years, working with Kennedy since 2016. She is a self-professed dog lover with one of her own named Oakley.

Pete Granata

Personal Insurance Broker

Our latest addition to the Kennedy team, Peter Granata serves as a Personal Insurance Broker. Originally from Ottawa, Peter moved to North Bay for family, cottaging, and his love of the outdoors. When not in the office, you can find Peter catching fish on the Upper French River.

Donna McTiernan

Personal Insurance Broker

Donna recently joined the Kennedy team but has been in the industry for more than 20 years. She is an active member of the community serving on the Board of Packsac Smiles, Vice Chair of Chippewa Secondary School Council and Team Lead with Victim Services of Nipissing District. She has volunteered her time with many other local organizations, most recently with the 2018 women’s world curling event held in North Bay.

Pamela Fraser

Insurance Advisor - Life and Living Benefits

Pamela has been with Kennedy Insurance since 2016 as a Life Insurance Advisor. Pamela is happily married and has three lovely daughters and one son. Away from the business, she enjoys hunting, fishing and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Gilles Degagne

Personal Insurance Broker

Gilles has been in the customer service industry since 2004. Born and raised in North Bay, he completed his post-secondary studies at Nipissing University. Fluent in French, Gilles has held various positions during his career including Financial Services Officer and Customer Service Manager. Gilles relocated back to North Bay to be closer to his family and friends. When not in the office, you will find Gilles watching his nephew playing various sports at the local sporting venues.

Terri Haddow

Personal Insurance Broker

Terri has been in the insurance industry for 8 years and has recently joined Kennedy Insurance. In her spare time she enjoys camping, traveling and spending time with her family, friends and dog.