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Who We Are

Our People

Meet our team of group benefits and pension experts. At MacLellan & Moffatt Group Consultants (MMGC), our experienced staff will take the time to understand your business’ unique needs and provide the support and tools you’ll need to manage your new plan.

Mark Denholm, BA, Hons

Benefits Consultant, Partner

Since MacLellan & Moffatt Group Consultants’ inception, Mark has been providing benefit and pension solutions to Atlantic Canadian companies. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Mark obtained an honours degree in Financial Services before immigrating to Nova Scotia. Mark participates in advisory councils with major insurance carriers and strives to provide objective advice and sustainable value to his clients. Today, Mark resides in Truro with his wife Meaghan and their two boys, Rory and Finley.

Garfield I. Moffatt CFP, CLU

Benefits Consultant, Partner

“Gar” is an investment funds advisor with Assante Financial Management Ltd. He joined the financial planning community over 16 years ago and has specialised in areas including corporate insurance, retirement income planning, and income replacement planning. Through participation in industry associations like The Financial Advisors Association of Canada (ADVOCIS) and the Assante President’s Advisory Council, he strives to learn and apply lessons from industry leaders across the country.

Patty McDonald

Benefits Consultant, Partner

Patty brings over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry to MMGC. Before joining us in 2013, she spent five years with a major national insurance company and 15 years with a regional independent benefits consulting firm. With an emphasis on client service, Patty’s dedicated to adding value to clients by establishing long-lasting relationships. Outside of the office, Patty plays an active role in her community as a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Sharon Hogg

Benefits Consultant

Sharon is a former owner and president of Benefits Experts, and previously enjoyed a 24-year career at Halifax-based Maritime Life Assurance where she specialised in accounting, pension, individual underwriting and most recently, group underwriting. A Halifax native, Sharon now lives in Wellington, Nova Scotia with her husband, Stewart.

Angela Smith, BBA

Group Benefits Coordinator

Angela has been with our parent company, MacLellan & Moffatt Financial, for over 15 years and is both life and mutual fund licensed. Angela transitioned into group consulting in 2012 when she began assisting with client reporting, renewal preparation, new contracting, and group-related inquiries. Her experience, dedication, and work ethic make a valuable addition to the MMGC team.

Christine Lardner

Group Benefits Coordinator

Previously a Sales and Service Coordinator at Benefits Experts, Christine brings over 30 years of client service and sales experience and six years of insurance industry experience to MMGC. A Nova Scotia native, Christine lives in Dartmouth with her husband Mark. She loves to spend time with her family and feels fortunate to have her two children and grandchildren living nearby.

Chris M. Leblanc, BSc., CEBS

Benefits Consultant

Chris has been advising clients and advisors alike on employee benefits and corporate retirement programs since 2002. He’s spent most of his 23-year career working for the largest insurer in Atlantic Canada and one of Canada’s largest insurers. In addition to being a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, Chris also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Allison University. In his spare time, Chris volunteers as a hockey and golf coach, and lives in Moncton with his wife Ruth Ann and their two boys, Alex and Ryan.

Connor Morrison

Group Benefits Associate

As a Group Benefits Associate, Connor’s roll at MMGC is to provide enhanced support services to our group clients. Born and raised in the Halifax area, Connor attended Acadia University in the Annapolis Valley where he played hockey at the junior level.