Palomar appoints Michelle Johnson as SVP People & Talent
La Jolla, CA (December 2, 2019) – Palomar Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates, including Palomar Specialty Insurance Company, a leading specialty property insurance carrier, (collectively “Palomar”) announced the appointment of Michelle Johnson as SVP, People and Talent. Mrs. Johnson will lead Palomar’s overall talent strategy efforts including but not limited to recruiting and retention, organizational development and human resources. As a key member of the senior leadership team, she will work closely with Palomar CEO, Mac Armstrong, and other members of Palomar team to attract and retain top talent, develop existing talent and further enhance the Company’s core values and culture.
Mrs. Johnson has spent over twenty years in human resources leadership positions, including senior management positions at Option One Mortgage an H&R Block subsidiary, AMN Healthcare and Panasonic Avionics Corporation.
In her various roles Michelle led the growth and transformation of business and human resources teams. This included consolidating multi-state teams, leading merger and acquisition integration, implementing human resource information systems, optimizing processes and improving the overall human resources experience.
“We are thrilled to welcome Michelle to the Palomar team. With a proven track record for successfully developing and executing talent initiatives and programs, Michelle will help Palomar grow and mature organizationally. She not only will help us attract new talent but also further develop our existing team. I know she will prove instrumental in our future success.” said Palomar CEO Mac Armstrong.
About Palomar Holdings, Inc.
Palomar Holdings, Inc. is the ultimate parent and insurance holding company of its operating subsidiaries, Palomar Specialty Insurance Company and Palomar Specialty Reinsurance Company Bermuda Ltd. Palomar is an innovative insurer that focuses on the provision of specialty property insurance for residential and commercial clients. Palomar’s underwriting and analytical acumen allow it to concentrate on certain markets that it believes are underserved by other insurance companies, such as the markets for earthquake, wind and flood insurance. Based in La Jolla, California, the company is an admitted carrier in 26 states. Palomar Specialty Insurance Company has an A.M. Best financial strength rating of “A-” (Excellent).