February 2021

2021 Mid-Year Meeting

May 3-5 | Tampa, FL

______ Update ______

TMPAA Members and Friends,

As you are all painfully aware, our country’s situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic changes on a daily basis. The roll out of vaccines, therapeutics, and new variants continue to confound us all.

When making our decision months ago to proceed with an in-person meeting in Tampa this May, we were hoping to be in a much better position to offer a safe and valuable event. There remains, however, some significant questions about our ability to accomplish this.

In order to help you plan ahead, we are writing today to inform you that our decision about the Tampa meeting will be made on or before March 1st. Our intention is to make the meeting work if it can be done safely.

Should we not be able to meet in person, the TMPAA Team is developing a May Networking Week that will allow all members to connect for virtual meetings, much like the October Virtual Summit. Even with an in-person meeting, virtual meetings will be organized to accommodate members who are unable to attend.

Please bear with us as we attempt to accommodate the diverse opinions of our members and deliver the value you expect from membership in the TMPAA. Feel free to contact us with questions.

Thank you and stay safe.

Chris Pesce
TMPAA President
Director of Operations, One80 Intermediaries

Ray Scotto
TMPAA Executive Director
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Market Finding

These key resources are available to members year-round on the TMPAA website

Carrier Search Portal
Searchable database of 60+ TM Carrier profiles with program appetites - member login required

Online Meeting Request with Carrier Partner
Form to set up meetings

Program Carrier Checklist 
Items to consider when choosing a market for your program

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

Enroll in Target Programs and Reach More Agents

As a participant in Target Programs, available to program administrator members, you receive the following benefits for $2,500/year:

  • Full time Outlet Center listing on TargetPrograms.com
  • Distribution of three e-ads to our agent database
  • Instant email lead notifications from agents looking for coverage
  • Option to purchase additional custom e-ads at a discount
  • Complimentary distribution of two news releases per year about your people/products 

Looking to send more than three emails per year? Additional e-ad packages are available to our large agent database.


What sets us apart?

  • Options for different budgets and goals
  • No additional HTML ad development or set up fees
  • Post campaign reports including agent emails and states
  • Regional distribution capability
  • Personalized service and easy ad scheduling
  • Our commitment to the success of all TMPAA members  

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (302) 268-1011 for more information or to enroll. 

Smith & Wilkinson

Smith & Wilkinson’s Insurance Practice works as a talent acquisition partner serving the needs of the program business community and adjacent companies. With access to a broad, national network of exceptional people from across the insurance industry, we align talent strategy with your business goals.

Whether your organization is in need of skilled individual contributors, emerging leaders, seasoned business line leaders, or help with your C-suite succession plan, Smith & Wilkinson’s team provides exceptional service in delivering the most critical element of your business: its people. 

Contact: Ken Jordan,
Partner & Practice Director
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We will spotlight your company on request. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stay Connected!

Follow the TMPAA on Twitter for the latest news and announcements.


Join more than 1,100 members in the Target Markets Linked In group.

Program Employment Bulletin Board

Are you looking to fill a position at your agency/company? The Program Employment Bulletin Board is accessible to all TMPAA website visitors, promoted broadly in the industry, and made available to universities with Insurance and Risk Management programs. Here are some current postings:

  • Director of Insurance Services and Education
  • Insurance Programs Underwriter
  • Business Development Leader
  • Claims Adjuster - General Liability
  • Occupational Accident
  • Underwriting Director
  • Manager of Claims
  • Comptroller
  • Head of Casualty Programs
  • Underwriting Assistant

Add your opportunity today!

Program Employment Bulletin Board

Review Your
Member Profile

Maintaining an accurate business profile on the TMPAA website is a key element for successful networking and business development among members. These profiles are especially important in a time when face-to-face meetings are limited or not possible.

Please review your current profile in the member section of the TMPAA website and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need assistance making updates.  

New Members

Program Administrators
  • AFH Holdings, LLC
  • NALICO General Agency, Inc.

View additional information on Program Administrator members (sign in required).

Service Providers
  • OneShield Software
  • Risk Control Technologies, Inc.
  • Semsee

View additional information on Service Provider members.

Member News

NEMT Insurance Launches Paratransit Insurance Program on Instec System

One80 Expands Capabilities to include Lender-Placed Insurance Solutions and Insurance Tracking Services

NFP Acquires Michigan’s Colburn Risk Holdings

New Cowbell Cyber Partner Program Connects Insureds with Risk Management Services

Chubb Appoints Leigh Anne Sherman Division President of ESIS, Inc.

Member Insurance Announces Corporate Name Change to American Hardware & Lumber Insurance

Iowa’s CGA Insurance Services Launches Managing General Underwriter Program

Read more stories and submit your news today!