Church Pension Group Announces Church Publishing Incorporated Leadership Transition

Mark Dazzo to Succeed Davis Perkins as Publisher on April 1, 2017

Church Pension Group
(CPG), a financial services
organization that serves the Episcopal Church, announced today that Mark
Dazzo, Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales of Church
Publishing Incorporated
(CPI) will succeed Davis Perkins as Senior
Vice President and Publisher of CPI effective April 1, 2017. Mr.
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. Mr. Dazzo will
report directly to Daniel
, 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 Mr. 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, Mr. 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

About Church Publishing Incorporated

Founded in 1918, Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI) 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. Learn more at

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. Learn more at


Church Pension Group
C. Curtis Ritter, 212-592-1816
Vice President
Head of Corporate Communications