KEY MEETING SPONSORS:  Zurich  •  QBE  •  Wilson Elser  •  Munich Re  •  York Programs  •  Tysers  •  AIG Programs  •  Hudson
NetRate Systems  •  Breckenridge Insurance Group  •  BMS Re US  •  NARS  •  Mystic Capital  •  Berkley  •  Allianz 


Things to Remember for the Mid-Year


Registration table will open on Monday at 8:00am.

Networking Lounge – Tables for meetings will be available in the Grand Ballroom on Monday and many places throughout the conference space all three days.

Trade Show – Schedule a time to review the products from exhibiting Association vendors. Meetings with vendors are generally scheduled at their trade show table. The show opens at 11:00am on Monday and remains open until the close of the Tuesday evening networking

General Sessions
– Plan to attend the General Sessions on Tuesday at 8:30am and Wednesday at 8am. We will be providing Association updates and presenting awards and designations before turning the spotlight over to Malcolm Gladwell on Tuesday and the TMPAA Cyber Panel on Wednesday.

Carrier Meetings – There are several hours of meeting opportunities with decision makers from our carrier partners on Tuesday from 10:30am to 5:00pm. Onsite contact information is available at the TMPAA registration desk or in "Documents" in the mobile app during the event.

Workshops/Presentations are scheduled throughout the meeting. No pre-registration necessary.

Corporate Photos – A professional photographer will be available near the TMPAA registration table on Tuesday, May 16 from 1-3pm to take headshots for all purposes that require your image. There is no charge for this opportunity thanks to the sponsorship by Live Oak Bank. The Association will email you a high resolution file following the event. No more than a few minutes away from your meetings will be required.

Receptions – We have two evening Networking Receptions on Monday and Tuesday starting at 5:00pm. Plan to attend both!

TMPAA Charities "Packages from Home"
– Support our troops by stopping at the table outside the Trade Show. Pack a box for service men and women coming home to Walter Reed Hospital.

Name Tags – We made it easy to locate program administrators (white), carriers (yellow), vendors (blue) and member prospects (red) by color coding the name tags.




Member News 


Arrowhead’s Ambulance Program Expands Under Its Bellingham Underwriters Division

Innovative Coverage Concepts Launches Admitted Umbrella Insurance Offering For Restaurants

York Names Walsh Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer

Breckenridge Insurance Services Welcomes Property Investor and Real Estate Owned Expert Thomas Elder, AU, ASLI to Team

Venture Expands SUITELIFE Hotel & Resort Program Through Old Republic

Pioneer Expands Miscellaneous E&O Division with 2 Pennsylvania Appointments

ValueMomentum’s Insurance IT Services Profiled in New Novarica Market Navigator

Connecticut’s Business Risk Partners Hires Stein and Rathore

All Risks Launches Commercial Earthquake Program

Worldwide Facilities Floats New Product for Autonomous Car Industry


Transitioning Program Carriers (PDF)

Evaluating Program Carriers (PDF)

Read more stories and submit your news today!



  Attendees: Download the Meeting App Today


Far more than an electronic attendees list and agenda - the 16th Annual Summit app provides access to the following:
  • Carrier Search Portal Access
  • Vendor Information
  • Trade Show Map
  • Activity Feed
  • Agenda
  • Attendees
  • Speakers
  • Info Booth
  • Venue Details
  • And more…

Search the app store for TMPAA or click here to download using your device. Full log in details have been provided to registered attendees. For assistance with the app, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 Don't Miss These Mid-Year Workshops


Monday, May 15 • 2:30pm

Leading Multigenerational Teams in Organizations

Monday, May 15 • 4:00pm

Program Administrator Town Hall - Lessons Learned II: Moving a Program

Tuesday, May 16 • 10:30am

Leveraging LinkedIn for Business Development

Wednesday, May 17 • 10:00am

9 Essential Elements for Transitioning your Program to a New Market

Selecting the Right Technology Partner

Wednesday, May 17 • 11:00am

Add Video to Your Marketing… How to Get Started

View all Mid-Year workshops and presentations.




Special Mid-Year Presentation

Assessing Cyber Coverage in Program Business

Wednesday, May 17
8:00am  •  General Session

Cybersecurity continues to dominate headlines with new breaches being discovered in a wide variety of businesses. Correctly identifying the cyber risks in a book of business and offering adequate coverage to mitigate potential losses has become a growing challenge for program administrators.

The TMPAA Cyber Panel will address the overall state of cyber coverage, the market's appetite for providing this coverage, policy form differences, emerging cyber threats, and more. 

Attend this presentation to educate yourself on this rapidly changing coverage and begin to identify the best solution to protect your insureds against their specific cyber exposures.



Decision Research Corporation


Decision Research Corporation (DRC) is a trusted provider of enterprise policy administration solutions for the P&C insurance industry. Our premiere product is GameChanger® Suite, a fully integrated, flexible and highly configurable policy administration system for personal, commercial, and specialty lines. Stay ahead of your competition with GameChanger to:

  • Gain operational efficiencies for easy growth
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GameChanger can be deployed in the cloud, minimizing infrastructure investment. Our solutions are in production at small startups to clients with premium in excess of $5 billion. Discover what DRC can do for you.

Contact:  Rob Whitton,
VP of Business Development

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2017 Mid-Year Meeting



May 15-17  •  Arlington, VA

Position yourself to grow and improve your business by attending the 2017 Mid-Year Meeting, providing access to 60+ program carriers, vendor services, the London Markets, reinsurance support, program development and distribution resources and networking opportunities with more than 700 program professionals.


Keynote Speaker
Malcolm Gladwell

Sponsored by
York Programs & Wilson Elser



Meeting Sponsors

Click here for all the 2017 Mid-Year Meeting sponsors.




Resource Reminder: Carrier Search Portal

The Carrier Search Portal (CSP) allows you to search for markets using specific program characteristics and quickly identify your most likely program partners. A market profile is available for every carrier member of Target Markets. Access the CSP here.

Additional market-finding resources:

Online Meeting Request with Carrier Partner [form to set up meetings at the Mid-Year]

Program Carrier Checklist [items to consider when choosing a market]

Program Executive Summary [baseline information required to start the market-finding discussion]

Reinsurance Support [assistance with challenging program placements and alternative risk transfer]

London Markets [access to Lloyd’s focusing on startups, new business ideas, and unique opportunities]



Program Administrators

Risk Partners, Inc.
Rob Bartholomew
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609-714-7760, ext. 14820

Waldorf Risk Solutions, Inc.
William Waldorf
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Click Capital
Craig Hayashi
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JZ Partners
Rhett Madison
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Profiles in Programs


Kim Ayala, President/ CEO – Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc.

Member since 2001


“As a long-time member and one of the first to earn the Certified Programs Leader designation, I’ve enjoyed many benefits of the Association from education to developing relationships with carrier partners, program administrators and vendors. Target Markets continues to be highly valuable to LCIS.”

Learn more about the people that make up Target Markets.