Chairman of the Board
Judy Schumacher is an award-winning Fortune 500 executive in the fields of communications, public relations, advertising and board governance. A longtime Arizona resident, she has worked for some of the state's most prestigious firms.
Currently, she is Vice President of Corporate Communications & Governing Board Services for CopperPoint Insurance Companies, Arizona's largest workers' compensation insurance carrier. She is responsible for internal and external communications, advertising and community relations as well as governing services for the company's Board of Directors.
Most recently, Ms. Schumacher was Vice President of Marketing for Main Street Restaurant Group, a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. She was responsible for the marketing, advertising and communications programs associated with 57 T.G.I. Friday's restaurants and 3 proprietary brands located across the U.S.
Before joining Main Street, Ms. Schumacher owned and successfully operated a full-service communications consulting company. The firm provided services in the areas of marketing and advertising, public relations, financial communications, consumer and issues research, media relations, employee communications, mock jury focus group analysis.
Prior to Schumacher Communications, Inc., Ms. Schumacher held the position of Director of Corporate Communications for Arizona Public Service Company. As such, she was responsible for company-wide communications, managing a staff of 50 and an annual budget of $13 million. Her leadership in issues management, consumer brand repositioning and employee relations garnered such awards as a First Place Telly Award for her deregulation television ad campaign and a Top Ten Award from Andersen Consulting for the best website and intra-net site in the utility industry.
Prior to joining Arizona Public Service Company, Ms. Schumacher was Director of Communications and Investor Media Relations with Tosco Marketing Company/Circle K, from 1987 through 1996. In addition to serving as the national corporate spokesperson she was responsible for Circle K’s public relations, community relations and employee communications serving 23,000 employees in 28 states.