Even while Pinnacol Assurance is being criticized for its lavish spending habits and lawmakers are calling for its leaders to resign, the insurance carrier continues to send its employees to an expensive French culinary school in Denver, 9Wants to Know has learned.
More than 100 of Pinnacol’s employees have learned to cook at Mise en Place, at a cost of more than $10,000, in the last year.
Separately, Senate President Brandon Shaffer is calling for the resignation of Pinnacol CEO Ken Ross and board members who traveled in 2010 on an expensive retreat to Pebble Beach, Calif.
We wrote last May that Ross’ “erratic behavior” — which included the infamous 7News video of Ross shoving the TV station’s reporter, Tony Kovaleski — left us to wonder whether he should keep his job. The evidence is now conclusive. It’s time for Ross to step down