June 2019

2019 Mid-Year Meeting in Review

Over 600 program business professionals converged on Baltimore for the 2019 TMPAA Mid-Year Meeting. Daymond John from ABC-TV’s Shark Tank & Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship engaged the audience with his personal story of success, panel presentations discussed M&A in the industry and the future of risk, Inga Beale delivered the Industry Keynote and Women's Networking Group lunch presentation, while 2 ½ days of networking opportunities allowed attendees to connect with peers and get program business done.

View full meeting recap including workshop material, program book, photo gallery and more. 

Key Meeting Sponsors

Zurich  •  QBE
York Risk  •  Wilson Elser
Munich Re  •  Tysers
AIG Programs  •  Berkley 
Hudson Insurance  •  Allianz
Mystic Capital  •  BMS Re US
NetRate  •  Sedgwick
Breckenridge Insurance Group

Two Members Earn CPL Designation

Pictured: TMPAA President, Chris Pesce, with CPL Recipient, Andrew Don

The TMPAA recently recognized two members for attaining the Certified Programs Leader (CPL) Designation during the 2019 Mid-Year MeetingAndrew Don (Research Underwriters) and Steven Gabor (Berkley Program Specialists).

Recipients of the CPL Designation completed and passed required Target University courses, and met program and industry experience expectations set out by the Association.

Learn more about Target University.

GMI Insurance
Receives Best Practice Recertification

Pictured: Karen Trudel and Mark Trudel accept the Best Practice Recertification from TMPAA President, Chris Pesce (center)

GMI Insurance was recognized for Best Practice Recertification at the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting. To maintain the integrity of the TMPAA Best Practice Designation, a recertification is required every three years. 

Learn more about the Best Practice Designation.


Workshops & Presentations Recorded at the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting Now Available


19th Annual Summit

October 21-23 | Scottsdale, AZ

Create opportunities to grow and improve your business by attending the 19th Annual Summit. Expect access to over 60 program carriers including London Markets, premier service providers, reinsurance support, program development and distribution resources, and networking opportunities with 900+ program professionals. Make your Program Business Forward Thinking, Future Ready.

  Keynote Speaker: 
Nikki Haley
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Industry Speaker: Prem Watsa 
CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings 


We've Added
to Our Team

The TMPAA is happy to welcome a new member of our team (you may have met at the Mid-Year). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is responsible for assisting in marketing and membership efforts for the association. Prior to joining TMPAA, she worked as a private consultant specializing in small businesses. Her work has focused on web design, social media marketing, branding, and eCommerce. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University. Quick Tip: her name is pronounced “Mary”.  We will be tracking who remembers this fact when we get together again at the Summit. 


Print & Digital Marketing Opportunity 

Rough Notes is once again dedicating a special section within their September issue exclusively to Target Markets members. Your participation in the 2019 Target Markets Supplement includes:

  • Two full pages – a professionally written feature article and full page 4 color ad or a two-page ad spread
  • National exposure to the industry in both the print and digital versions of the industry’s largest and most read magazine, Rough Notes, print and online – all for $5,000

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your space today. 

Adaptive Risk Management Services

ARMSVision is the union of technology and 20+ years of loss control experience. It delivers a gold-standard inspection that is rapid, accurate, consistent and comprehensive – all at a reduced cost without sacrificing quality. We view loss control as an opportunity to proactively identify and mitigate losses while educating policyholders through informed recommendations and a discussion of industry specific best practices. The process is no longer “perfunctory,” it is educational and informative without being pedantic or tedious. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Contact:  Patrick C. Schneider
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2019 Program
Business Study

The 2019 State of Program Business survey will be sent to you on Tuesday, June 11 by our research partner Advisen to assure the confidentiality and anonymity of the responses. The TMPAA will receive Advisen's analysis and the responses to the survey without any individual identifying email addresses, respondent names, or company names. The results of this study will be discussed at the 19th Annual Summit.  


  • Program administrator members of the Association will receive one FREE e-ad distribution to 80,000+ retail agents about your program(s) following the completion of the study 
  • All participants receive a one year subscription to Advisen’s FPN Cyber Edition

Please Note:  Program administrators and carriers who participate in the study will have access to complete study results.  Non-participating members can purchase these results for $500.  The State of Program Business Executive Summary will be made available to all TMPAA members.

New Members

 Program Administrators

Insura Prime Insurance
Brokerage, Inc.
Pascal Burke
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MG Skinner & Associates Insurance Agency, Inc.
Ryan Skinner
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PMC Insurance Group
Bob Barton
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(781) 365-1600

Member News

Everest Insurance Adds Three Members to Its Professional Liability Group

Argo Pro Launches Private Company Management Liability Product

AmWINS acquires Atlantic Risk Specialists

Risk Placement Services Creates North Central Region Transportation Team

International Marine Underwriters Enhances Ocean Cargo Coverage

Specialty Lines Markets: Insuring Bars and Restaurants

Appalachian Underwriters Hires 3 to its Commercial Specialty Division

Instec Promotes Fagan to President of Operations

Glatfelter Updates and Expands Workers’ Compensation Product

Gallagher Buys Hospitality Broker, Program Manager

Zurich North America Names Winters Head of U.S. Commercial Insurance Sales

Mackinaw Underwriters, Inc. to Provide Liquor Liability Program via Appulate

The Hartford Secures Full Approval to Acquire Navigators Group

AmeriTrust Group, Inc. Carrier Subsidiaries Earn A- Rating Upgrade from AM Best 

Read more stories and submit your news today!