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First Insurance Company of Hawaii Hires New Hr Manager, Assistant Vice President of Information Technology

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) welcomes to its team Lance Sasaki, Assistant Vice President of Information Technology Services, and Janis Kushimi, Human Resources Manager.


Steve Tabussi
Senior Vice President
First Insurance Co. of Hawaii
(808) 527-7695

Sasaki has more than 35 years of experience in the finance, insurance, and IT sectors. Most recently, Sasaki headed Practice Support at Aon Hewitt, a global leader in human capital consulting and outsourcing solutions in Hunt Valley, MD, where he led organizational improvement initiatives and designed customer relationship improvement strategies implemented throughout the company’s IT and business units. Sasaki has also held senior management positions at AIG Direct, Hewitt Associates, Trion Group, RewardsPlus of America, AIG Hawaii and Bank of Hawaii.

Kushimi is a human resources leader with more than 20 years of experience at major private and nonprofit organizations in Hawaii, including Aloha United Way, The Queen’s Medical Center, and Diagnostic Laboratory Services. Prior to joining First Insurance, she served as director of corporate human resources at The Queen’s Health Systems, where she helped standardize HR processes and seize shared opportunities across the system’s four affiliate companies.

“We are very excited to have Lance and Janis as part of our team,” said Allen Uyeda, First Insurance president and CEO. “Their broad breadth of professional experience and proven success in building inter-company relationships in their respective positions make them tremendous assets to First Insurance.”