Leadership

Brown & Brown Pacific Insurance Services, Inc.

Malcolm Tajiri – President, Employee Benefits Division

Malcolm Tajiri is the senior vice president and leader of Brown & Brown Pacific Insurance’s Hawaii offices.  Recruited in 2006 to launch the employee benefits practice, Malcolm helped build the top firm in the islands.

Malcolm’s service responsibilities include strategic consultative design, carrier selection, claims resolution, eligibility and premium administration, and general overall maintenance of employee benefits programs.  He is also responsible for plan design, alternate funding, self-insurance analysis, utilization reporting and analysis, health and wellness promotion, new plan implementation, and general benefits for large employers.

Prior to SPI, Malcolm spent 14 years at Aon Consulting/Alexander & Alexander and held the title of vice president; he was also an assistant vice president at Johnson & Higgins from 1990-1992 and a technical associate at Mercer Employee Benefits Consulting from 1986-1989.  Malcolm earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Menlo College; he is a Hawaii Chapter Member of the National Association of Health Underwriters.

Dean Hirahara – President, Property & Casualty Division

Dean Hirahara is the senior vice president and leader of Brown & Brown Pacific Insurance’s Hawaii offices.  Dean was initially hired by SPI in April of 1999 to launch the account development department.

Over the years, Dean with his highly talented production team, grew the large commercial accounts division in construction, municipality, transportation, Japan business, and hospitality.  Additionally, Dean leads the Hawaii ocean marine insurance practice, which SPI initially expanded into through two key acquisitions.

Prior to SPI, he spent seven years at Aon Risk Services of Hawaii Inc. and held the title of vice president.  Dean earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.