Where Program Business Gets Done

November 2022


22nd Annual Summit Success




The 22nd Annual TMPAA Summit drew nearly 1,300 attendees to Scottsdale, AZ making it the largest event to date. Networking and program business deal-making opportunities–undoubtedly the hallmark of this annual meeting–were abundant. Headline speakers David Howden, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, and Ron Insana shared insights on the insurance industry, business, leadership, and the economy. Other sessions included M&A and valuation outlook for program business, using equity vehicles to attract/retain employees, and the potential industry impact of the midterm election results.

THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS | Accelerant • AIG • Alacrity Solutions • Allianz • Ascot Group • AXIS Insurance • Berkley • BMS Re • Breckenridge Group • CNA • Fortegra • Great American • Guy Carpenter • Hudson Insurance • IAT Insurance • Insurity • Liberty Mutual • Martin & Company • Munich Re • NARS • Old Republic • Patra • QBE • RPS Signature Programs • Sedgwick • Skyward Specialty • Starwind • TheBest Claims Solutions • Transverse Insurance • Tysers • Wilson Elser • Xceedance • XDimensional Technologies • Zurich    See all Summit sponsors


Attendee List Solicitation Policy

Forging business connections is critical to the success of the TMPAA and our members. Our goal is to create an environment that allows members the opportunity to inform others of their specific solution or product. With more than 150 Service Provider members, many in the Association have expressed concerns about the volume of email messages in advance of our events. To address these concerns, the Advisory Board has recommended a strategy and policy for communicating with potential business partners in the group. Members can expect full details soon.

Recorded Sessions Available Now

Presentations approved to be shared from the Summit are listed here.

Eight CPL Designations Awarded at Summit

Larisa Featherstone, Frank A. Feldman, Julie Gibbs, Tom Kiessling, Brendan F. Mahoney, Marisa Tranghese, AJ Upton, and Kent Watson were recognized for completing Target University and meeting program and industry experience expectations set out by the Association.


ARA Earns Best Practice Award

ARA Insurance was recognized at the 22nd Annual Summit for attaining their Best Practice Recertification, required every three years to maintain the integrity of the designation. Successful Best Practice candidates are recognized by program business professionals as a "best in class" operation.


Strong TMPAA Charities Support 

The annual “Packages from Home” initiative at the Summit was an overwhelming success. With attendee help and volunteers from TheBest Claims Solutions, all boxes were packed in one day! In addition, the TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament had a record number of participants and $1,300 in additional cash donations were received via golf mulligans and the "Magic" Johnson photo raffle.

Save the Date: 2023 Mid-Year Meeting

The TMPAA will return to Boston for the 2023 Mid-Year Meeting, May 1-3 at the Westin Boston Seaport. Note: We will not have information about meeting space, suites, or Trade Show tables until AFTER general meeting registration opens. Look for more information via email at that time. 

Registration opens January 3!



Member Features


Program Administrator Members

  • Adroit General Agency
  • South Shore Insurance Underwriters
  • Vivint Insurance Services, LLC*

*Program Administrator Incubator

Service Provider Member

  • Appulate

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Specialty Program Group Purchases MGA-Wholesale Brokerage

Johnson & Johnson Acquires Book of Business from Insurance House

CRC Group Announces Starwind Specialty Insurance As New Brand For Specialty Programs Division

Nexus Underwriting Taps Leader for New Specialty Casualty Business

Guy Carpenter Announces GC Access Appointments and Expansion of Capabilities

One80 Forms New Partnership

Risk Placement Services Names Russell Duffey Leader of RPS Signature Programs

White Paper: AI – Be the disrupter vs the disrupted

White Paper: Early Recognition of Behavioral Health Needs

White Paper: 2022 U.S. Workers' Compensation Market Outlook


Other Program News

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