Mark L. Joos Joins CopperPoint as Chief Financial Officer

PHOENIX, Arizona - CopperPoint Insurance Companies, a leader in workers compensation insurance, announces it has named Mark L. Joos its chief financial officer.

Joos will be responsible for overseeing the Finance Division, including Finance, Accounting and Investments for CopperPoint, an A- "Excellent" A.M. Best-rated company with $1.3 billion in surplus and more than $3.6 billion in assets with no debt.

"Mark brings a deep understanding of insurance industry corporate finance. His expertise in insurance industry best practices, along with knowledge in setting financial priorities for anticipated growth will be a strong addition," said Marc Schmittlein, President & CEO of CopperPoint Insurance Companies.

"I'm happy to be part of a longstanding community-focused company," said CFO Joos. "It's an exciting time to be here, executing growth and operational initiatives."

Joos has more than 25 years of industry experience, most recently serving as the senior vice president and CFO for GuideOne Insurance, where he oversaw capital management, managed rating agency relationships and executed strategic initiatives. He began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the firm's Insurance Industry Practice. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arizona State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Joos also earned a Master in Business Administration degree at the University of Chicago in 2001.

About CopperPoint Insurance Companies

As a leading provider of workers' compensation insurance since 1925, CopperPoint provides coverage to more than 12,500 businesses. In addition, the company also offers other business insurance products including property and casualty coverage. It has $1.2 billion in surplus and more than $3.5 billion in assets with no debt. Based in Phoenix, CopperPoint Insurance Companies include CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiaries: CopperPoint American Insurance Company, CopperPoint Casualty Insurance Company, CopperPoint General Insurance Company, CopperPoint Indemnity Insurance Company, CopperPoint National Insurance Company, CopperPoint Premier Insurance Company, CopperPoint Western Insurance Company, MountainPoint Insurance Company and Mountain- West Agency Services.

As a leading advocate of workplace safety, CopperPoint is proactive in building a culture of safety and keeping workers compensation insurance rates affordable. For more information, visit copperpoint.com.

Contact: Judy Schumacher, Vice President
Corporate Communications & Governing Board Services
602.631.2045  |  jschumacher@copperpoint.com


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