Mark Dazzo to succeed Davis Perkins as Church Publishing’s publisher

[Church Pension Group press release] The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, announced March 8 that Mark Dazzo, vice president, global marketing and sales of Church Publishing Inc. will succeed Davis Perkins as senior vice president and publisher of CPI effective April 1.

Perkins, who will retire on March 31, has been instrumental in guiding CPI through numerous organizational transitions over the past 10 years. CPI serves as the publisher of official worship materials, books, music, and digital ministry resources for the Episcopal Church. Dazzo will report directly to Daniel Kasle, chief financial officer and treasurer of CPG.

“We are fortunate that Mark, a member of the CPI leadership team, will be stepping in to fill this role,” said Kasle. “He is extremely talented, and his appointment will ensure a seamless transition as we continue to focus on growing the business, improving operational efficiencies, and meeting the publishing needs of the Episcopal Church. I also want to thank Davis for his dedication and important contributions to CPI over the past 10 years. We wish him the very best in his retirement.”

In his current role, Dazzo is responsible for developing and implementing a marketing and sales strategy for CPI’s product lines, including advertising, promotion, sales, and global distribution. Prior to this, he was vice president of marketing at Pearson@School/Pearson Education and served as director of marketing and market development at Random House, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York, Albany, and an MBA in Marketing from Baruch College.

About Church Publishing Inc.
Founded in 1918, Church Publishing Inc. is the publisher of official worship materials, books, music, and digital ministry resources for the Episcopal Church and is also a multi-faceted publisher and supplier to the broader ecumenical marketplace.

About The Church Pension Fund
The Church Pension Fund is an independent financial services organization that
serves the Episcopal Church. With approximately $12 billion in assets, CPF and
its affiliated companies, collectively the Church Pension Group (CPG),
provide retirement, health, and life insurance benefits to clergy and lay employees
of the Episcopal Church. CPG also offers property and casualty insurance as well
as book and music publishing, including the official worship materials of the
Episcopal Church.

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