Church Mutual® names chief people officer

Church Mutual® names chief people officer Church Mutual® names chief people officer

July 9, 20213 min read

MERRILL, Wis. – Pamela Stampen has been named chief people officer of Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a stock insurer)1, reporting to Rich Poirier, president and CEO.


Stampen’s role will encompass all the essential elements of recruitment and retention – learning and development, organizational development, human resources, diversity and inclusion – and the leaders of each function will report directly to her.


“Speaking on behalf of the entire management team and board of directors, we look forward to her contributions to our successful future,” said Rich Poirier, president and CEO. “Her vision and expertise will enable us to continue benefiting from the outstanding leaders already in place, while ensuring people-related functions are aligned and moving forward strategically.”


Stampen is a results-driven leader with more than 15 years of human resource leadership experience and more than 10 years of operational leadership experience. Most recently, she served as chief people officer for Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC), a nationwide administrator of tax-advantaged health benefit plans. She also spent 22 years at American Family Insurance in various roles, including vice president of Human Resources.


“Church Mutual is known for exceptional customer care, financial stability, growth and innovation. When you align these attributes with its inspired purpose of ‘Protecting the Greater Good and elevating the human condition,’ it is a winning combination,” Stampen said. “I am excited to be part of the Church Mutual team and look forward to making a difference to our company, customers and employees now and into the future.”


Stampen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in organizational development and interpersonal communication. In addition, she earned a Master of Science in business – quantitative analysis and a Master of Business Administration – human resources, both from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.



About Church Mutual
Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I., founded in 1897, offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities, senior living facilities, secular and non-secular camps and conference centers, and nonprofit and human services organizations throughout the United States. Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and liability insurance, including multi-peril, workers' compensation and commercial auto insurance. In addition to insurance, Church Mutual provides a spectrum of value-added solutions that benefit its customers. Church Mutual holds the following honors:

• A.M. Best Company "A" (excellent) rating
• Wisconsin 75 Top Private Company by Deloitte US, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
• Wisconsin 75 Distinguished Performer: Innovation by Deloitte US 2019
• 2021 Gallup Culture Transformation Award recipient
• 2020 Women and Diversity Award recipient from the American Property Casualty Insurance Association
• Futuremakers Partner by Wisconsin Technical College System
• Celent Model Insurer for innovation and emerging technologies
• Award in Innovation for entrepreneurialism and innovation by National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
• 2018-2019 Employer of the Year by Northcentral Technical College

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1Church Mutual is a stock insurer whose policyholders are members of the parent mutual holding company formed on 1/1/20. S.I. = a stock insurer.



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