A San Francisco Bay Area native with more than 35 years in the insurance industry, with 20 years spent on the brokerage side specializing in group benefits.
Laura established Afoa Insurance in 2010 to provide hands-on services to clients & has been running ever since! She prides herself on her firsthand approach and truly cares about her client partners.
"We take care of our clients as we do our own family" is one of her motto's which has proven her to be successful.
Laura has recently earned her Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation from the WHARTON SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA while continuing to pursue her Certified Employee Benefits Specialists (CEBS) designation.
Developing trusting relationships has been her key to success followed up with a consistent & dependable work habit.
She's a wife of 22 years & a mother to 3 children.
Laura spends some of her time outside of work sponsoring and participating in women's & co-ed softball leagues.
"Afoa Insurance has been an invaluable asset to our company for benefit management. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable, but they are also timely in their responses to questions and issues that come up. They understand small business owners, and with the level of attention you get , you feel like you are their only client!"
From Katie Strom @ETIC
"The team at Afoa Insurance is A+. My office has been with Afoa for a few years now and their knowledge, service & support has always been exceptional. They are always available to help with questions or problems, and they never make you feel like I am bothering them. Highly recommended."
From Benjamin T. @Winward International
"I have had the pleasure of having Laura as my insurance resource, liaison, fixer (when I flub up), and exposure manager for 5+ years and she's provided stellar service. She and her team are available when I have questions and with viable solutions. I have enjoyed the benefit of having the Afoa team as a part of my business. Highly recommend them."
From Makinya Ward CEO of Kids Konnect
"I have had the pleasure of working with Laura for a number of years now I would highly recommend Laura to anyone who is looking for an insurance broker who puts customer support and satisfaction as one of their primary objectives. Laura is both quick and efficient in getting the answers to questions and concerns. Her professionalism is based on her knowledge, experience and patience."
From Tracy Yoell, Controller @Core Security Solutions, Inc.
“We have worked with Laura at Afoa Insurance since 2010. We actually followed her from her previous employment as we trusted that she would maintain the high level of service which she has continued to do so. We, as well as our individual employees have been extremely pleased with her level of service and commitment to our company. She assists our employees from new hire to exit and for that we are grateful. She is consistent in responding and takes care of us any time we need.”
From Barbara Brown @MadeToOrder
"What a great group they made it so easy to understand and took all the stress out of the process. I have 25 employees and just didn't know where to start but they helped work with me for the right plan for my business. Can't thank your team enough."
From Dan Skivington @DNA design/build.com
"Afoa Insurance is the most personalized service you can find with a broker. They put the customer first and will search out the best and most affordable solutions with benefits for your company."
From Cori Hastings formerly @ETIC
"Our company has been dealing with Afoa Insurance for many years. Laura and Danielle make dealing with insurance a very pleasant experience. They both go above and beyond just providing insurance. They have worked with me a lot to make my job easier in dealing with insurance issues which I much appreciate."
From Richard C @Belmont Hardware