Denise Pavlov

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Denise has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry with an emphasis in Commercial and Personal lines Underwriting and Customer Service. As Chief Operating Officer, Denise oversees the company’s claims, human resources, marketing, products, program development, and underwriting. Denise joined Topa Insurance in 2018 as Chief Underwriting Officer after working as a consultant for the company. In the beginning of 2020, Denise assumed her current role as COO. She previously worked for Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance, GMAC Insurance, the California State Automobile Association and Western United Insurance Company. She’s held roles including senior vice president of operations, vice president of operations and chief underwriting officer.

Denise joined Topa Insurance because of their excellent reputation and high integrity in the wholesale market. She feels the insurance industry is an admirable profession because we help people protect what is important to them, and are there for them when an unfortunate situation happens. She has a passion for what she does and is glad to bring that passion to Topa Insurance.

On the weekends you'll find me... trying to improve my golf game or having an adventure with my grandchildren.

Favorite Travel Destination: Sydney, Australia

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