CopperPoint Announces Recipients of 2018 President's Awards, Key Contributor Awards and Special Achievement Awards

PHOENIX, Arizona – CopperPoint Insurance Companies announced 15 outstanding employees were recognized for a 2018 CopperPoint achievement award.

“Talent is our most important asset and we want to ensure that we recognize, reward and invest in outstanding employees,” said Marc Schmittlein, President & CEO of CopperPoint Insurance Companies. “The collective talent recognized in this year’s company awards program played a big part in CopperPoint’s success in 2018.” 

“We delivered on all our strategic initiatives, enabling us to realize our vision of being a top-tier regional insurance company, and growing to a six-state footprint,” Schmittlein continued. “These awards are a very special way for us to recognize and thank these employees for their extraordinary dedication to the company and for bringing our mission, vision and values to life.”

The President's Award Winners
The President's Award is CopperPoint’s highest level of recognition. The four recipients of this award have demonstrated strong leadership and accountability in leading initiatives that have had a significant impact to the company.

Bobbie Fox, AVP Associate General Counsel
Jeff Devin, Application Development Manager
Don Esparza, Director of Business Development & Distribution
Kurt Kawasaki, Program Manager II

Key Contributor Award Winners
The Key Contributor Awards were awarded to seven recipients who went well beyond the scope of their roles to achieve an accomplishment that had a significant impact on a CopperPoint division. 

Eddie Chavez, Senior Desktop Support Technician
Stephanie Flores, AVP Marketing & Go to Market Strategy
Seth Collins, Database Manager
Hema Tatineni, Principal Program Manager 
Karin Pastell, Accounting Manager 
Percy Spencer, Claims Relationship Manager
Jaime Jimenez, Loss Control Manager

Special Achievement Awards Winners
These awards were given to four individuals who provided technical or functional expertise to a team to achieve a business need.  Their accomplishment required effort beyond their normal job scope and had a significant impact on a work team or project.  

Linda McCuistion, Senior Claims Adjuster
Michael Weinberg, Claims Adjuster
Susan Lebo, Senior Business Center Representative
Becky Bening, Underwriter Specialist

About CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Founded in 1925, CopperPoint Insurance Companies ( is a leading provider of workers’ compensation and commercial insurance solutions. With an expanded line of insurance products and a growing six state footprint in the southwestern US, CopperPoint embodies stability and sustainability for policyholders in AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, and UT. It has $4 billion in assets, a policyholder surplus of nearly $1.5 billion and no debt.
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Holding Company is the corporate parent of Arizona based CopperPoint Insurance Companies, California based Pacific Compensation Insurance Company, and other CopperPoint insurance entities. All companies are rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best.


Jennifer Johnston