Jewelers Mutual appoints new President and CEO

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company's Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Darwin Copeman, CPCU, as the company's new president and CEO.

Bringing more than 30 years of insurance experience to Jewelers Mutual, Copeman joined the company in May. Copeman previously served as president and CEO at Cameron Insurance Companies in Cameron, Missouri, where he worked for 10 years. Prior to that, Copeman served in executive positions at Great American Insurance Company and in various executive and management roles at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

"The Board of Directors at Jewelers Mutual is delighted to welcome Darwin to lead this company," said Patti Geolat, board chair and the company's interim president and CEO. "We followed a deliberate process to find the right individual and are confident that Jewelers Mutual will continue to grow and prosper under Darwin's leadership. His vast insurance knowledge and experience will be an asset to Jewelers Mutual and its customers."

Copeman recently received the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies' (NAMIC) service award and chairs that association's Property/Casualty Conference Board. As an active member of his community, Copeman serves on several local boards and councils. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Copeman has earned his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.

"I am excited to join Jewelers Mutual and be part of the rich heritage of protecting the jewelry industry," said Copeman. "I am impressed with Jewelers Mutual's strong financial position as well as their dedication and commitment to their customers. I can't wait to lead this talented team and continue the success they have enjoyed for nearly 100 years."
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