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Pinnacol a finalist for board DE&I award

June 14, 2023
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DENVER — June 14, 2023 — Pinnacol Assurance, a leading provider of workers' compensation insurance, is thrilled to announce its selection as one of four finalists for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Award in the not-for-profit category. This honor recognizes Pinnacol's board of directors' unwavering commitment to fostering a more inclusive and diverse environment for Pinnacol and the state of Colorado.

Pinnacol Assurance is committed to advancing DE&I initiatives by implementing comprehensive organizational strategies that promote equity, representation, and belonging. From establishing diverse talent recruitment practices to fostering an inclusive culture, Pinnacol has been dedicated to its DE&I efforts since 2020. The organization recognizes that DE&I is an ongoing journey, and being named a finalist for the NACD DE&I Award signifies the progress made thus far.

The NACD DE&I Award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and achievements in advancing DE&I practices in their operations. Finalists are evaluated based on their commitment to DE&I principles, the impact of their initiatives, and their potential to serve as a model for others. Other notable finalists in the not-for-profit category include AARP and Etsy, Inc.

According to Mark D. Goodman, the board chair of Pinnacol Assurance, "A diverse board of directors is paramount to our community's success and Pinnacol's continued growth. We firmly believe that by embracing diverse perspectives and experiences, we can better serve our policyholders, employees, and stakeholders. While this nomination is an incredible honor, it reinforces that our work is far from over. We will continue championing DE&I efforts and strive for progress and inclusivity in everything we do."

Winners will be announced at the NACD DE&I Awards Gala, held during the 2023 NACD Summit, where industry leaders will gather to celebrate outstanding achievements in corporate governance and DE&I. 

Pinnacol Assurance is committed to providing Colorado employers comprehensive coverage and exceptional service. With a strong focus on safety, Pinnacol partners with businesses of all sizes to protect their employees and minimize workplace risks. As a not-for-profit mutual insurance company, Pinnacol is dedicated to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that reflects the communities it serves.

About Pinnacol

Pinnacol Assurance is Colorado's largest workers' compensation insurance carrier. We operate as a mutual insurance company, providing caring coverage for nearly 1 million workers in the state. We focus on saving our customers money through careful rate-setting, general dividends, and our award-winning safety programs. You can see our care for Colorado at work through our grantmaking, scholarships, volunteerism, and award-winning apprenticeship program and through our championing diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more at

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