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First Insurance Company of Hawaii Announces Two Promotions


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

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Board of Directors has elected Todd Takayama senior vice president of Commercial Underwriting and Marie Weite vice president of Claims.

Takayama joined FICOH’s Commercial Underwriting department in 2010 and was promoted to assistant vice president in 2011 and to vice president of Personal Lines in 2013. He has been vice president of Commercial Underwriting since 2014. His professional background includes more than 25 years of industry experience in Hawaii and California.

Weite started at FICOH in 2000 as a senior adjuster following 20 years of claims experience in Hawaii’s local insurance industry. In 2014, she was promoted to manager of Claims. She was promoted to assistant vice president of Claims in 2015. She succeeds Isaac Kosasa, who retired earlier this month.

“FICOH has already benefited a great deal from Todd and Marie’s effective leadership, technical expertise and passion. I’m confident their contributions to FICOH’s long-term success will continue to grow in their expanded leadership roles,” said Jeff Shonka, FICOH president and CEO.

Both Todd Takayama and Marie Weite’s promotions take effect July 1, 2019.


About First Insurance Company of Hawaii

Founded in 1911, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. is the oldest and largest property and casualty insurer domiciled in Hawaii, with assets of $667.8 million, liabilities of $387.6 million, and policyholders’ surplus of $280.1 million as of December 31, 2018.

First Insurance, a member of the Tokio Marine North America (TMNA) group of companies, enjoys an “A+” rating from A.M. Best Co.

Proud of its broadly experienced, service-oriented staff, First Insurance employs more than 350 insurance professionals and distributes its products through 26 independent general agencies. First Insurance was named 2018 Kupuna Advocate of the Year by Hawaii Meals on Wheels (HMOW) for its exemplary support of HMOW and other organizations that serve seniors. It was also awarded the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Gold Achievement for 2018.

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