Louise Canter has more than thirty-five years of experience in the insurance industry as a Commercial Property & Casualty producer. She has been with USI, formerly Patterson//Smith Associates, for over thirty years. Louise was a principal with Patterson//Smith Associates, on their Board of Directors, and a member of their Management Committee. Over the years, she has developed a large commercial book of accounts primarily in the areas of property management, non-profit associations, high tech firms, and social service agencies. Her expertise includes Directors & Officers, Errors & Omissions, and Cyber Liability policies, as well as Professional Liability for complex accounts. In 2003-04, Canter served as national President of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. This culminated more than 25 years of volunteer work within the association, on a local, state, and national level. She has chaired the Southern Agents Conference, the Southern Agents International Conference in Athens, Greece, and served as President, then as State National Director, for the Metropolitan Washington Association of Independent Insurance Agents. She has been awarded the Metropolitan Washingtons Agent of the Year Award and received a Presidential Citation from the Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. In addition, she has served on the board of the DC Chapter of CPCU. She currently serves as Secretary of the Metropolitan Washington Service Corporation and is also a member of the Finance/Fundraising Committee for the DC Chapter of CPCU 2012 Convention Committee. Canter holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Risk Management degrees. She is a graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, NY with a B.A. in History. She is a life-long resident of Bethesda, Maryland, where she resides with her husband, Bob. They have two grown sons, Christopher and Matthew. Her hobbies include renovating old houses, golf, and travel.
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