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Colleen Elmquist Celebrates 20 Years With PayneWest Insurance

Colleen started working in the insurance industry in 1996 and joined PayneWest Insurance in 1997. She started as the receptionist and quickly moved into business insurance three months later. She has earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation and participates in many continuing education classes to keep up with the ever-changing world of insurance.

In Colleen’s free time, she enjoys the outdoors with her husband whether it’s downhill skiing in the winter, whitewater rafting in the summer or working in their yard and garden during the spring and summer.

PayneWest is beyond grateful for our committed colleagues and we are glad to have Colleen as a part of the PayneWest family. Congratulations, Colleen, on your 20-year anniversary; we look forward to many more.

 You can contact Colleen Elmquist at (406) 268-2003 or by email at Find all of us at

PayneWest Insurance is the Northwest’s premier insurance agency. Operating independently since 1921, PayneWest Insurance provides business and personal insurance, employee benefits and surety. Today, PayneWest is ranked in the top 50 U.S. Brokers by Business Insurance in 2016. Driven by their commitment to serve their clients, colleagues and communities, they have 30 offices throughout Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. PayneWest employs nearly 700 insurance professionals including teams that specialize in highly-complex market niches such as agriculture, construction, hospitality, banking, medical malpractice and resource development.


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