ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: UIHC) (UPC Insurance or the Company), a property and casualty insurance holding company, announced that Judy Copechal, Chief Underwriting Officer at UPC Insurance, was named one of 2014’s Top 10 Women in Insurance Leadership by Insurance Networking News.
The Women in Insurance Leadership program honors extraordinary accomplishments of women professionals whose leadership and performance have redefined the insurance business and its application of technology.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for my work in the industry alongside so many other qualified ladies,” said Judy Copechal. “I have been fortunate to be surrounded by great mentors and other colleagues who contributed to my accomplishments.”
Copechal has more than 35 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry serving catastrophe-exposed markets for both personal and commercial lines. Her expertise includes underwriting, exposure management, reinsurance, product pricing, customer experience and leadership.
“We’re proud of Judy’s accomplishments and this well-deserved recognition as a leader in our industry,” said John Forney, President and Chief Executive Officer of UPC Insurance. “We look forward to celebrating with her and to moving forward on the implementation of many new underwriting initiatives in our existing and new states as we continue to execute our growth strategy.”
About UPC Insurance
Founded in 1999, UPC Insurance is an insurance holding company that sources, writes and services residential property and casualty insurance policies using a network of independent agents and a group of wholly owned insurance subsidiaries. United Property & Casualty Insurance Company, the primary operating subsidiary of UPC Insurance, writes and services property and casualty insurance in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Texas, and is licensed to write in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire and Virginia. From its headquarters in St. Petersburg, UPC Insurance's team of dedicated professionals manages a completely integrated insurance company, including sales, underwriting, customer service and claims.