Atlas Insurance Magazine Atlas Insurance Risk & Business Summer 2018 | Page 28


Sharilyn Tanaka

To Lead AOAO Sales

As Atlas Insurance ’ s new AOAO sales leader , I am thrilled to introduce myself . I have been in the insurance business for the past 15 years , first with GEICO , helping clients with both auto and homeowners ’ policies . In 2008 , I took a position with Atlas as a personal lines agent , where I have enjoyed building trusting relationships with hundreds of Atlas customers and businesses .

Now , a decade later , I am working with AOAO clients — primarily townhouse and condominium complex managers and directors . AOAO policies are often complex and difficult to understand ; my goal is to act as a resource to help educate you and ensure that your insurance coverage is up-to-date and adequate to cover your needs .
When it comes to multi-unit complexes , a lot can go wrong which is why we work as a team . One of our clients experienced severe slip and fall claims . Together with our risk control unit , I went to inspect the property to try and identify any hazards that were contributing to the slip and fall claims . After a careful review of their claims , we determined most of the slip and fall claims occurred in the driveway . We worked on a plan , in partnership with the community association , to use plants and signs which guided residents to walk on the sidewalk instead of the driveway . The planters not only added a pop of color to the area , but also reduced slip and fall claims .
We consider our commitment , as your agency , to help you the property manager and board navigate through the complexities of insurance . Our goal is to be transparent and proactive with our recommendations . Our risk client consulting group consistently reviews compliancy and exposure , before they turn into exorbitant premium increases or loss in coverage .
One thing I have learned while working here at Atlas is that we operate a lot like a family . We all have our individual strengths and we work together to achieve a common goal — to protect our clients ’ assets and put their minds at ease ! We have individuals on staff who are experts in construction , surety , employee benefits , hospitality , personal lines , risk control , claims and other areas . I know I can turn to them at any time to help find the best solution for our clients . I am truly humbled to be included among the best .
I would love to the opportunity to meet all of you involved with AOAO ’ s over the next several months . Please make an appointment to stop by ! I can be reached at stanaka @ atlasinsurance . com or ( 808 ) 628-5320 . I look forward to earning your confidence and trust . +