Davey Tree names Stapleton to board of directors

Charles Stapleton was formerly COO and executive vice president of what is now Encova Insurance.

January 7, 2020

KENT, Ohio – Charles D. Stapleton has been appointed to the board of directors of The Davey Tree Expert Company.

Stapleton is the former chief operating officer and executive vice president of Motorists Insurance Group (now Encova Insurance), a regional provider of auto, home, business and life insurance. Stapleton retired in 2018.

Davey’s President and CEO Pat Covey said that Stapleton’s past experience will serve him well on Davey’s board.

“Charlie has a great understanding of the operational aspect of running a company, and deep experience in the mergers and acquisitions arena,” Covey said. “He also has a true appreciation of the importance of valuing employees, and as an employee-owned company, I think his perspective will fit our culture well.”

Stapleton is a graduate of Bluffton University, where he received a bachelor's degree in education. He is a board member of BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company and serves on Encova’s affiliate boards. Stapleton previously served as a board member of Bluffton University and was President of the Central Ohio Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is a chartered property casualty underwriter and an associate in risk management, and he received the 2015 Professional Achievement Award from Bluffton University and the 2008 Presidential Citation from the Professional Insurance Agents Association.