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Pinnacol Assurance CEO Phil Kalin to Retire in 2022

October 6, 2021
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Company launches national search for replacement

DENVER, Oct. 6, 2021 — Phil Kalin, President and CEO of Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation insurer, will retire from that position as of March 31, 2022, after more than eight years with the company.

“Phil joined Pinnacol at a pivotal time,” said Pinnacol Board Chair Joe Hoff. “After a period of reputational crisis and lackluster performance, his steady and transparent leadership provided the stability we needed. Beyond that, his strategic and inspirational vision has energized the company. Under his guidance, Pinnacol has reached new heights: industry-leading satisfaction scores from policyholders, agents and injured workers; Denver Post Top Workplace awards for the last five years, including the #1 large business last year; launching Cake, an award-winning mobile-first platform for small businesses to purchase workers’ comp policies; creating one of the country’s top apprenticeship programs; recognition as one of Ward’s top 50 property and casualty insurers in the country four years running; rate reductions and general dividends for the past six years.”

“My time at Pinnacol has been the most rewarding of my career,” said Kalin. “It’s been an honor to lead a company of professionals who live their mission of delivering caring protection every single day. Together, we made a good company great, and I’m proud of what we have accomplished.”

Pinnacol’s board of directors has launched a national search for Kalin’s replacement.

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