Heritage Insurance Holdings, a property and casualty (P&C) re/insurance holding company, has named Tim Johns as the next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zephyr Insurance Company.
Johns will succeed Richard Toyama as head of Zephyr, which is a provider of residential hurricane re/insurance coverage in Hawaii.
Johns is already familiar with the Hawaiian market, having previously served as Chief Consumer Officer at the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), the largest health insurer in the region.
Bruce Lucas, Chairman of the Board and CEO at Heritage Insurance Holdings, commented: “Tim Johns brings extensive experience in both business and government, and his active involvement in the community and knowledge of Hawaii makes him the ideal person to lead Zephyr Insurance.
“I would like to thank Richard Toyama for his dedication and leadership. Richard has been in a leadership position with Zephyr for 15 years. I wish him the best in his retirement.
“One of Zephyr’s goals is to increase market share in Hawaii by helping to educate homeowners and residents understand the need to be protected, not if, but when the next hurricane hits the islands.”
Johns added: “I’m looking forward to working with the team at Zephyr to educate our community on the need for hurricane insurance and providing residents with protection of their most valuable asset – their homes.”
Johns’ career span various executive leadership positions, including President and CEO of the Bishop Museum, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Estate of Samuel Mills Damon, Vice President and General Counsel at AMFAC, and Director of Land Protection at The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii.
Additionally, Johns currently sits on the board of directors for Hawaiian Electric Company, Grove Farm Company, Kualoa Ranch, Bishop Museum, YMCA of Honolulu, Polynesian Voyaging Society, Oahu Economic Development Board, Consuelo Foundation, and Malama Maunalua.