Central Region & Canada Team



Lisa Hennessy
Vice President - Central Region & Canada

Lisa Hennessy is the Vice President of Avalon’s Central Region and is responsible for overseeing the region’s sales and account management functions.  She also manages Avalon’s Canadian operations which are conducted through Avalon Risk Management (Canada) Inc. Lisa has worked for Avalon for over 15 years and has held several management positions which have contributed to her well-rounded resume of experience.


Lisa’s prior roles include supervising Avalon’s Centralized Bond Unit where she worked directly with clients and CBP to process US Customs bonds and she also supervised Avalon’s Managing General Agent (MGA) unit where she managed the underwriting team for Avalon’s Combined Transit Liability and Property and Casualty programs. She was then promoted to Regional Vice President for Avalon’s Midwest territory before assuming her current position as Vice President of the Central Region. Lisa also obtained her Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) license when Canadian Transportation business and Canadian Customs Bonds were added to her realm of responsibility. 


Lisa joined the Chicago Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarder Association Board of Directors as a non-voting member in 2018. Lisa is involved in various industry related trade associations including the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, International Air Cargo Association of Chicago, Detroit Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, Transportation Intermediary Association and Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association.


In her free time, Lisa like to spend time with family and friends, preferably outside in warm weather! She is a huge sports fan and enthusiastic supporter of Chicago sports teams.