AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ present the Most Admired Companies program each year with the goal of recognizing organizations that excel in these six key areas: Customer opinion; diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovation; leadership excellence; social responsibility; and workplace culture. One of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2021 is CopperPoint Insurance Companies.

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With hundreds of nominations representing the most innovative, impactful and successful companies in Arizona, being one of Most Admired Companies of 2021 shows that these companies truly represent the best in Arizona business. The Most Admired Companies for 2021 will be honored at an awards dinner Oct. 7, 2021, at Pointe Hilton Resort Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix. Title sponsors for the Most Admired Companies awards are WaFd Bank and Taylor Morrison. For sponsorship information, email For information about the event honoring the Most Admired Companies, email or click here. will be spotlighting one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies each day leading up to the awards dinner.

CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Most Admired Company: 2017, 2019-2021

Top Arizona executive: Marc Schmittlein, president and CEO

What it does: Provides workers’ compensation and commercial insurance solutions.

Company profile: CopperPoint is defining a new standard in workers’ compensation and commercial insurance coverage by placing the people it serves at the heart of everything it does. Founded in 1925, CopperPoint Insurance Companies is a western-based super regional commercial insurance company and a leading provider of workers’ compensation and commercial insurance solutions. With a comprehensive offering of insurance products, risk management and lossc ontrol services, CopperPoint is committed to meeting the evolving needs of its agents, brokers, and customers across a growing 10-state western footprint.

Admirable trait: While working through the pandemic, several philanthropic campaigns were launched to support the health and wellness of Copperpoint’s employees. One of those campaigns was the American Heart Association “Virtual Heart Walk” which also raised $25,000 to support the charity. These benefits have contributed to CopperPoint being named one of the Healthiest Companies in America by Interactive Health for six consecutive years. CopperPoint has also been recognized as a Healthiest Place to Work.