Jim Cavanah, CPCU

Jim has been with Cavanah Associates since 1981 and has been President since 1998.  Jim is a graduate of the University of California in Berkeley, the past President of Hawaii CPCU chapter, current President of the Hawaii Independent Agents Association, and current President of the Alakea Corporate Tower Board of Directors.  Jim has over 34 years of commercial and personal insurance experience; as an insurance company underwriter, in sales, and as a manager.  Jim has lived in Hawaii since 1981 with his wife and three kids.

You can contact Jim at
(808) 356-1757 or email

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Bill Hart

Bill has been with Cavanah Associates since 2003 as part of the Auto Dealer Services Team. Bill worked for the Shelly Group in Honolulu in auto sales and finance. Specializing in auto aftermarket products such as vehicle service contracts, GAP, and paint and sealant products, Bill decided to move into a dealer rep role, providing these products via Cavanah Associates, Inc. to dealers on a wholesale basis. Bill currently resides in Mililani with his wife, Garnet.

You can contact Bill at
(808) 356-1760 or email

Pablo Rodriguez, CIC

Pablo joined Cavanah Associates in 1997 and is the Agency Operations Manager and part of our Sales team.  Pablo is a graduate of the University of Washington and carries a Certified Insurance Counselor designation.  Pablo has 25 years in the insurance industry, six of those as a claims adjuster.  Pablo has lived in Oahu for 23 years with his wife and two children.

 You can contact Pablo at
(808) 356-1751 or email

Linda Anderson

Linda became a member of the Cavanah Associates, Inc. Auto Dealer Services team in 2014. A graduate of San Diego State, Linda earned her B.A. in Sports Medicine. After college, Linda moved into the auto dealership business and worked throughout the stores. Working as the Finance Director for 3 different dealer groups, Linda provided onsite training, management roles, and leadership for her department. Her finance director’s skill set has led Linda to become an effective and dependable sales support for dealers in the Cavanah Associates network. Linda currently resides in Kailua.

You can contact Linda at
(808) 356-1773 or email

Chris Laniauskas

Chris Laniauskas has been with our sales team at Cavanah Associates since 2005.  Born in Hong Kong, Chris moved to Hawaii at the age of five and speaks Cantonese & Mandarin.  After graduating from Punahou School, Chris received his B.A. from the University of Southern California. Chris has 9 years of experience in the insurance industry and currently serves as the President of the Underwriters Association of Hawaii.

You can contact Chris at
808.356-1774 or email

Zach Kometani

Zach was brought on as an insurance agent at Cavanah Associates in 2016. Born and raised in Honolulu, HI and he graduated with the class of 2008 from Punahou School. Continuing his education he earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a focus in marketing, at the University of San Diego. After spending 3 years at USD Zach was picked in the 2011 Major League Baseball amateur draft by the San Diego Padres. While he was with the Padres Zach managed to finish up his last full year of schooling at USD and continued on to play 5 years of professional baseball prior to moving home and joining Cavanah Associates.

You can contact Zach at
(808) 356-1777 or email

Cavanah Associates, Inc.

1100 Alakea Street, Suite 2600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Phone: (808) 537.1970
Fax: (808) 537.4554
Business Hours: 8a–4:30p M-F

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