Suzun Weeks-Pell Named Kupono Award Winner At First Insurance Company Of Hawaii (September 11, 2017)

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Jeff Shonka, CEO (left), and Suzun Weeks-Pell, facilities manager, courtesy of First Insurance Company of Hawaii



Monday, September 11, 2017



HONOLULU – Suzun Weeks-Pell of Waikiki has been named the second recipient of First Insurance Company of Hawaii’s (FICOH) Kupono Award. The quarterly award recognizes associates who demonstrate excellence in customer service to their external customers and co-workers as well as a commitment to FICOH’s core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence. Weeks-Pell is the facilities manager at FICOH.

In her nomination, Weeks-Pell was praised for her expert oversight of FICOH’s office refresh project involving the floor-to-ceiling renovation of FICOH’s interior space, including new floor plans, cubicles, offices and conference rooms. The Kupono awardee is chosen by an employee committee.

In presenting the award to Weeks-Pell, Jeff Shonka, First Insurance CEO, said, “Suzun has made a complex project that affects all of our employees look easy. She deals with challenges proactively and is tireless in her efforts on behalf of FICOH. She cares about our employees and does everything in her power to accommodate their workspace needs.”


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 $661.0 million, liabilities of $387.9 million, and policyholders’ surplus of $273.1 million as of December 31, 2016.

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.

First Insurance was honored to be named an Outstanding Corporation in 2016 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Aloha Chapter.

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

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