Tyler Tokioka has been appointed chairman of the board for Island Insurance Company, Ltd. Hawai‘i’s largest locally owned property and casualty insurance carrier. He succeeds Colbert Matsumoto, who will continue to serve as a board member.
Tokioka, whose grandfather, Masayuki Tokioka, founded the company in 1939, has been with Island Insurance since 1999. He has held various leadership roles, including president of Island Insurance Foundation.
“During his career, Tyler has worked in every major department of the company and now has the most comprehensive perspective of its business and operations. That background has prepared him to be uniquely qualified for this key leadership and governance role with Island Insurance,” said Matsumoto in a press release.
Tokioka earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration at Pacific Lutheran University and a master’s in business administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He holds a professional designation as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and is also a director of the CPCU Society of Hawaii Chapter. Tokioka serves on several nonprofit boards including the Oahu Economic Development Board, Teach for America – Hawaii Region, Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i and ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue.