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The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Chooses Tripepi Smith

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The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (Authority) has selected Tripepi Smith  to provide a variety of communication, business development and advisory services to the joint powers authority. The Authority is the leading risk pool agency in California with innovative training programs, a well-regarded conference series and nearly 120 member agencies. Risk management costs have become a growing cost-center for public agencies in California, and the Authority has been evolving services and training programs to meet their member needs.California JPIA logo

Led by Director of Operations Katherine Griffiths, with aid from Graphic Designer Kjerstin Nichter and Business Analysts Saara Lampwalla and Skylar Hunter, the engagement calls on Team Tripepi Smith for visioning and execution of content creation, social media co-management, newsletter distribution, photography, videography, graphic design and content calendar planning for the Authority.

Additionally, Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith and Director Mike Egan play a large role on the account, advising Authority leadership on business development prospects, relations and strategies.

“Our 117 member agencies rely on the Authority for top-notch risk management programs and services. We take this responsibility seriously, which is why we asked Tripepi Smith to support and strengthen our team’s efforts,” said Authority Chief Executive Officer Jon Shull. “The Authority is a member-driven organization–our focus lies in nourishing our members’ understanding of risk management best practices and listening to their evolving needs. This can only be achieved through consistent, continuous education. As a recognized leader in local government for outreach and communications, Tripepi Smith has become a true partner to the Authority in this pursuit.”

The partnership took off after the Authority enlisted Tripepi Smith to create its 40th Anniversary Book, which honors the organization’s long-standing commitment to protecting its member agencies, their employees and the communities they serve.

“I had long admired the work of the Authority and respect the leadership team and elected board that drives their success. When Jon and I started talking about how we could work together, I viewed it as a true milestone in the progress of Tripepi Smith that we had such a marque client calling on us for aid,” said Ryder. “The Authority team is focused, thoughtful and approaches every decision with a focus on how it benefits its member agencies. Our team loves the work and is honored to call the Authority a client.”

About the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Providing innovative risk management solutions for its public agency partners for more than 40 years, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) is one of the largest municipal self-insurance pools in the state, with more than 100 member cities and other governmental agencies who actively participate in shaping an organization that provides important coverage for their operations. The California JPIA provides innovative risk management solutions through a comprehensive portfolio of programs and services, including liability, workers’ compensation, pollution, property, and earthquake coverage, as well as risk management training and loss control services.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm located in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm also provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of Culver City, City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Tracy, City of Cupertino, City of Duarte, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Santa Ana, City of Paramount, City of Huntington Beach, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of Yuba City, Industry Business Council, NHA Advisors, Cal Choice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Rowland Water District, Valley Water Company, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, League of California Cities, Institute for Local Government, Renne Public Law Group, Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.

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