Mountain West Agency Services serves CopperPoint Insurance Companies safest and best policyholders through a network of services and products. We facilitate access to CopperPoint’s workers compensation products and services.

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What we do

Mountain West Agency Services is here to serve CopperPoint customers through a network of services and products.

Our mission

Mountain West creates strategic opportunities to support CopperPoint and to increase its parent company’s presence in Arizona and other Western states. We offer products, services and programs to CopperPoint’s safest and best customers, with an aim to protect, solidify and grow CopperPoint’s relationships with association partners and policyholders.

Our leadership

Scott ShaderScott L. Shader
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

In his capacity as COO, Scott Shader is responsible for core business operations in support of strategic initiatives and corporate growth plans. He has extensive experience in commercial lines insurance, including expertise in analysis, building and running businesses with P&L responsibility, product underwriting and oversight of technology. His insurance background spans more than 30 years. Prior to joining CopperPoint, Shader was executive vice president at Endurance Express; he also oversaw contract binding at Endurance Insurance. Before that, Shader was executive vice president at Axis Express Solutions, as well as Axis Capital. Prior to Axis, Shader was with the Hanover Insurance Group where he served as president, Small Commercial; chief operations officer, Commercial Lines; and vice president, Small Commercial and Business Development. He also held executive leadership positions with The Willis Group; St. Paul Travelers Companies; and Hartford Financial Services and Insurance Group, where he helped develop “pay-as-you-go” workers comp as a new product. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, and graduated summa cum laude from State University New York (SUNY) in Oswego, N.Y.

Armando GrijalvaArmando Grijalva
Agency Service Representative

Armando is a native of Arizona and a graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He began his insurance career with CopperPoint in 2000, specializing in underwriting and loss control consulting and primarily working with large premium accounts and business associations in the Phoenix area. Armando joined Mountain West Agency Services in November 2010.

Justin LawsonJustin Lawson

Justin Lawson is happy to respond to Mountain West customers’ requests about billing and accounting as soon as possible. He originally joined CopperPoint’s Finance Division as an accountant in September 2014 after graduating from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Justin, who enjoys running with his dog when he’s not working, said he welcomes calls if you have any questions: “I am glad to help whenever I can.”