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Chief Operating Officer
"We have been organizing an orderly transition over many months as part of our strategic succession planning process," Uyeda said recently. "Jeff is an excellent leader and a very talented insurance professional who has been instrumental in FICOH's success over the past 11 years. I am confident he will continue to provide strong leadership for FICOH's future."
Uyeda started his insurance career with
"Allen has had a remarkable career, and no one can replace him," Shonka said. "He's steered FICOH through key chapters in its 102-year history, starting with his arrival shortly after Hurricane Iniki, when he helped the company rebuild and become stronger than before. He has earned the respect of our associates and the larger community with his drive, passion and integrity. I look forward to working with him over the next seven months to prepare for a seamless transition."
Shonka joined FICOH in 2002 as its chief financial officer. He became senior vice president, chief operating officer of FICOH in
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