August 28, 2015

Chris Uchida has joined La Jolla, California-based Palomar Specialty Insurance Company (“Palomar”) as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Uchida has 12 years of insurance industry experience at Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. (“Arrowhead”) where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Arrowhead, he was a Tax Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“Palomar is thrilled to have Chris Uchida on board as Senior Vice President of Operations. His experience in finance, operations and corporate development will be instrumental to Palomar’s growth as a primary catastrophe insurer,” said Palomar CEO Mac Armstrong.

Palomar Specialty Insurance Company ( is a catastrophe insurer that focuses on earthquake, hurricane and wind-exposed multi-peril homeowners business in catastrophe-exposed states including California, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Hawaii. The company is an admitted carrier in 17 states. Palomar has an A.M. Best financial strength rating of “A-” (Excellent).