Growth and Diversification

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PURE’s Hawaii team joins some representatives from John H. Connors Insurance Agency for a photo. Front row: Brandi Willett, Account Manager at John H. Connors; Mariah Williams, Sales and Marketing Manager at PURE; Helen Noh, Risk Manager at PURE; Kari Yang, Personal Lines Account Manager at John H. Connors. Back Row: Robin Campaniano, Senior Advisor to PURE in Hawaii; Larry Busto, President of John H. Connors; Murray Hixson, Associate at John H. Connors; Bill Jenkins, Senior Vice President, Maui Office at John H. Connors; Jim McGuinness, Vice President at John H. Connors; Steve Thomas, Associate at John H. Connors.

In February 2014, we began accepting new members in Hawaii. This chain of islands presents a great opportunity for PURE, both for attracting new members and for helping existing members protect their secondary residences.

For many mainland-based insurance carriers, Hawaii has proved to be a challenging market, which has limited the options available to island residents. However, PURE has on-the-ground resources here, which we believe will help differentiate us.

“We have an opportunity to deliver the exceptional service PURE members throughout the country have been enjoying to this underserved market,” said Alex Strange, VP, Western States Regional Executive for PURE. “With our local team, we have already seen success and expect that if we stay true to our purpose, the future will be bright for us in Hawaii.”

PURE’s Hawaii team includes Helen Noh, providing risk management expertise before and after claims; Mariah Williams, helping to grow the membership; and Robin Campaniano, former Hawaii Insurance Commissioner, serving as Senior Advisor and helping to make sure our strategies are best suited for the local market. In addition, we have the support of several exceptional island-based brokers.


Among the enthusiastic brokers with whom we are delighted to partner is John H. Connors Insurance agency. With locations in Honolulu and Maui, John H. Connors and its team share in PURE’s commitment to providing exceptional service to our members. With over 36 years of history within Hawaii’s insurance market, they’ve been an important partner in building relationships and advocating for the best interests of our shared clients, and the high net worth community.