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First Insurance Co. of Hawaii Promotes Kim Ebanez to Assistant Vice President


Kaela Wasnich, Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist
First Insurance Co. of Hawaii
(808) 527-7388

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has announced the promotion of Kim Ebanez to assistant vice president, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

During Ebanez’s 41-year career at FICOH, she has held positions in various departments including underwriting, premium audit and loss control, before becoming Underwriting Support manager in 2008. In 2016, she was one of only 13 employees worldwide recognized as a Good Company Award recipient by Tokio Marine, FICOH’s parent company.

In welcoming her to the officer team, Jeff Shonka, FICOH CEO said, “Kim has consistently held herself to a high customer service standard and challenged the units she’s worked with. She embodies FICOH’s sales culture core strategy by reliably getting the job done while making the protection of FICOH’s excellent reputation her core concern.”

About First Insurance Company of Hawaii
Founded on August 11, 1911, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. is the oldest and largest property and casualty insurer domiciled in Hawaii, with assets of $666.1 million, liabilities of $380.0 million, and policyholders’ surplus of $286.1 million as of September 30, 2017.

First Insurance, a member of the Tokio Marine North America (TMNA) group of companies, enjoys an “A+” rating from A.M. Best Co. and has been named to the Ward’s 50 list of top-performing property and casualty insurance companies for nine consecutive years. Proud of its broadly experienced, service-oriented staff, First Insurance employs more than 300 insurance professionals and distributes its products through 28 independent general agencies.

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