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.
Recently, she served as the 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 6-member Board of Directors.
Previously Ms. Schumacher was the 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 USA.
Before joining Main Street, Ms. Schumacher owned and operated a full-service communications consulting company. The firm provided services in the fields of marketing and advertising, public relations, financial communications, consumer and issues research, media relations, employee communications, and 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 intranet site in the utility industry.