CopperPoint Insurance Companies has appointed Missy Cittar as Assistant Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Hanold Associates’ Val Lopez, Katrina Maione and Ashley Schiele led the Phoenix, Arizona-based search.
As AVP, DEI, Missy will shape, design and operationalize an overall DEI strategy for CopperPoint. Missy will build upon the existing strategy shaped by the DE&I council and focus on creating meaningful and sustainable change. In this role, Missy will report to Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer & Enterprise Operations, Rachel Davis-Schultz, with a dotted line relationship to CEO Marc Schmittlein. Prior to joining CopperPoint, Missy served as Director, DEI POD (ERG) Programs at VMware.
CopperPoint Insurance Companies is a Specialty Insurance company with expertise in Workers’ Compensation and select property and casualty industries with severity-driven and complex exposures. The company was originally founded in 1925 as the State Compensation Fund. In 2010, it privatized to become a mutual insurance company, launching the CopperPoint brand. CopperPoint primarily works in the agriculture, construction, education, healthcare, hospitality, refuse and recycling manufacturing and restaurant industries. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, CopperPoint has a growing 21-state footprint that enables the company to meet the evolving needs of its agents, brokers and customers. The company’s more than 790 employees work out of 11 offices in ten states.