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Mutual of Enumclaw Hires General Counsel

by Michael Cousins | Oct 13, 2014
Mutual of Enumclaw recently named Athan M. Shinas as General Counsel. Mr. Shinas brings over 12 years of insurance industry experience to his role as chief counsel for legal and governmental affairs for the company.

Prior to joining Mutual of Enumclaw, Mr. Shinas was Managing Counsel in the Office of the Chief Legal Officer at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. While at Nationwide he provided property and casualty insurance legal advice throughout the company, and managed the company’s legislative and regulatory agenda in its western region. From 2001 to 2008, Athan served as Special Counsel and Counsel for Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs at the New York State Department of Insurance. 

About Mutual of Enumclaw
Founded in 1898 in Enumclaw, Washington as Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company, Mutual of Enumclaw has grown into a major carrier with more than $340 million in written premiums. Mutual of Enumclaw products are distributed exclusively by a network of local independent insurance agents located throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. In 2013 Mutual of Enumclaw’s local claims service was ranked #1 in the industry for prompt and fair claims handling in a national survey of independent insurance agents. For the third year in a row, the company was recognized in June 2014 for being one of the top 100 places to work in Washington State.