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Tonya Blackmore, MBA | CEO

Tonya joined APEXA as CEO in 2015, to lead the organization from early stage start up through to launch.

Tonya’s experience in the Life Insurance and Reinsurance Industry spans over 16 years where she has held senior executive roles with both Pacific Life Re and Manulife Financial in the areas of IT and Operations. 

Joining APEXA’s start up environment was an easy transition since her role changed and expanded frequently throughout her career.  Being adaptable, learning quickly and looking for opportunity wherever she landed are valued skills acquired along the way.

Tonya’s business mantra is to hire driven people, give them lots of room to succeed and to always accept challenges that make her feel uncomfortable. “You’ll never know your boundaries if you don’t push them.”

Tonya holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

In her spare time, Tonya is an adventure seeker who enjoys mountain biking, hiking, sailing, and skiing.