March 2010

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TMPAA March 2010 News and Information 


2010 Mid Year Meeting Registrations still available
Leadership: Taking Charge

Keynote Speaker - Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.)
The 2010 TMPAA Mid Year Meeting will continue the Association's tradition of offering the most intensive three days of program related issues in the industry.

In addition to the access provided to decision makers from over 50 Program Carriers, and networking with over 300 Program Administrators, this year's Mid Year
event will feature presentations regarding:

Target Markets Solutions for Program Administrator E&O
Utilizing On-line Marketing and Social Media to Drive Program Administrator Growth
Solutions for managing your Agency Human Resources / Benefits Responsibilities

Unlocking Program Profitability with Effective Claims Management
Best Practice Measures for Managing Your Agency E&O Exposures
Program Administrators as a Powerful Force for Social Change
Leadership and Ethics:  The Power to Succeed
Click Here    to view Workshop and Presentation Descriptions

Network with over 500 Program Leaders including Decision Makers from 50 + Program Markets!

 Industry Speaker
W. Marston (Marty) Becker
Chairman and CEO Max Capital Group

If you specialize in Program Business, Join US for “The Most Intensive Three Days of Program Related Issues You’ll Ever Experience".
Click Here     to access meeting information including  Agenda, Hotel Reservations,
Online Carrier Meeting Requests
and More
Register Today !

Key Sponsors

The Association would like to thank the current Key Sponsors for the 2010 Mid Year Meeting
Wilson Elser
The Hartford
York Programs
Breckenridge IS
Munich Re America
Hudson Insurance Company

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Mid Year Event.

Click Here to access the Sponsorship page of the TMPAA Website, or contact the Association staff to discuss.

Looking for CE Credits ?
The Association is providing a CE Credit Course at the Mid Year Meeting.  The "Leadership and Ethics" course is being filed in all 50 States for 2 credits.  Make arrangements to attend on Wednesday 4-14-10 at 10:00 AM.


Mid Year Meeting Hotel Reminder
The Association reserves a large block of rooms for the Mid Year Meeting.  As a result, we are responsible to pay for any rooms not used for the event.

Please contact the Association if you need to cancel a room reservation.  Any cancellations after 3-29-2010 will need to be paid for in full by the attendee unless we can refill from our wait list.

If you are seeking a room at the Renaissance Harborplace, please notify the Association  and request to be placed on the wait list.  We expect to move a number of people off this list and into the hotel.
The website has listed two  back up hotels within walking distance  of the Renaissance.
Click here  to review the Hotel Room Reservation instructions .  

Message from the President

TMPAA Members and Friends,

Considering this brutal winter, I'm sure that most of you are looking forward to enjoying a touch of spring in Baltimore at the Mid Year Meeting.

Of a more serious nature is our shared concern over the economic recovery, the political process, and the constantly changing global issues.
  All of these matters influence the insurance climate and the economic world of clients, and thus once again, we should all benefit from the open exchange of ideas and information for which TMPAA is known.


To provide strategies on leadership, we are privileged to have a former Joint Chief of Staff, National Security Advisor, and U.S. Secretary of State, General Colin Powell (Ret.) as our keynote speaker.


Addressing the state of the insurance industry will be W. Marston (Marty) Becker, newly announced President and CEO of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited, the new company created by the merger of Max Capital Group and Harbor Point.   As a veteran of our industry, and experienced in the program administrator segment, Marty is well-suited to the task.


Target Markets continues to look for new resources it can provide for its members.   Be sure to follow our progress on initiatives like Target University and the Leadership 2.0 (under 40) group.   Plan to attend the Marketing/Social Media, HR Outsourcing and E&O presentations, all designed to help you run a Best Practice Program Business Operation.


I hope that the 2010 TMPAA Mid Year Meeting is an informative, productive, and pleasant experience for all.   Look forward to seeing you there.


Thank you,


William Kronenberg

TMPAA President

   Looking for a Few Good Program Specialists

Have your Agency recognized as a best in class  program operation.

Recognizing the expertise of program specialists and acknowledging the Administrators who run successful program operations will not only continue to promote excellence in this industry segment, but also provide important information for program markets as they seek partners with whom to do business.

Click Here to access the TMPAA Best Practice Designation Overview

View all TMPAA Best Practice Agencies
Click Here for testimonials from TMPAA Best Practice Program Administrators
2010 - 2012 TMPAA Meeting Schedule Now Available

Get these events on your long range calendars now.

Click Here for the Calendar of Events page of the Association website.




Leadership 2.0
Set for Mid Year
TMPAA Under 40 Group Combines Program Business Networking and Education for Participants
The TMPAA Leadership 2.0 Group’s next event is scheduled for Monday April 12, 2010 at the Association's Mid Year Meeting in Baltimore.

The presentation, “Developing Your Idea Into a Profitable Program” will be provided by TMPAA Board Member, David Springer, President of NIP Programs.

Leadership 2.0 Attendees are also invited to a private breakfast with Industry speaker Marty Becker (CEO Max Capital Group/Altera Capital Holdings) on Wednesday morning.

Please be sure to have your future senior managers, principals,  and program division heads attend this Mid Year event and participate in the development of the Leadership 2.0 Group.
Contact Us  to reserve your spot for the Leadership 2.0 Presentation at the Mid year Meeting.

Membership is
Job # 1

TMPAA Membership Coordinator
Now Part of the TEAM

The TMPAA has set a goal to have 300 Program Administrator Members in 2011.  To ensure that we meet this goal, the Association has hired Monica Elischer as the TMPAA Membership Coordinator.

Prior to becoming a member of the Target Markets Team, Monica  worked the health and life arena through Aflac , and provided  internet sales marketing at   She has  held multiple positions in  administration/sales throughout her career.  Monica is  currently responsible for enhancing the Association’s  Program Administrator  membership base.  She holds a bachelor degree in Marketing/Public Relations from Syracuse University .

We will be looking for all current members to help with this task by providing us with Program Administrator referrals.  Current members are our best ambassadors to inform prospects about the resources and potential of this Association dedicated to the unique challanges of Program Administration.
You can expect to hear from our Membership Coordinator soon.
Referrals can be made by contacting the association or completing a referral form  for this purpose.

  2010 TMPAA / Rough Notes Supplement

  Only Target Markets members can take
       advantage of this opportunity
Rough Notes is dedicating a special supplement within their September 2010 issue exclusively to Target Markets and Target Markets Members.  Our Previous Six Supplements were a tremendous success.  Last year's supplement was over  150 pages!!
The Offer is as follows: 

A full-page feature about your company and a full page, four-color advertisement within the Target Markets Special Section for $4,500.  
A full page professionally written profile of your company to run opposite your ad.
500 color reprints of your ad and article for $1 each.   

Significant bonus distribution at many industry events.

The deal is worth repeating: $4,500 for a two-page spread in Rough Notes magazine, a significant discount off the usual full-page rate, plus a page of professionally written editorial about your business, and a significant bonus distribution visibility; and i f you choose to use it as such, a collateral marketing piece of 500 reprints for $500.
E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested in this opportunity, or contact Eric Hall, VP Advertising Rough Notes, at 800-428-4384, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

 Welcome New Members

Please take a minute to review our newest members of the Association. Additional details for our Carriers and Vendors can be found on the Carrier / Vendor Information Page of the TM website.

New Carrier Member:

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Jack Russell

(202) 775-0906

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CBIP Management, Inc.

Thomas Mulligan

(732) 933-9200

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Cornerstone Underwriting Partners

Michael Nejman

(630) 577-1496

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B&W Press

Paul Beegan

(978) 352-6100

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Oasis Outsourcing

Sean Grant

(770) 804-8433

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Perr & Knight, Inc.

Dean Ferdico

(201) 963-1550

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Supportive Insurance Services, LLC

Jeff Brinkmann

(317) 257-5734

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One, Inc.

Tim Tyannikov

(916) 503-4777

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Vantage Agora Inc.

Sudhir Achar

(440) 391-3141

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