June 2013

2013 Mid Year Meeting Wrap Up


The 2013 Mid Year Mid Year Meeting provided 600 Program Business Professionals with the opportunity to explore new business, network with industry experts and participate in educational seminars.

Click here for complete meeting information including workshops, event publications, photo albums and more.

Thank you to our
Key Meeting Sponsors

Wilson Elser
York Programs
Munich Re
Hudson Insurance
The Hartford
Lexington Insurance
Oak Street Funding
Scottsdale Insurance
Western Heritage
Breckenridge Ins Grp





The Association would like to acknowledge and congratulate three agencies recently recertified for the  TMPAA Best Practice Designation.







The Women's Networking lunch at the recent Mid Year Meeting was an enormous success with the assembled group providing their suggestions on how best to promote women in Program Business leadership positions and to play a larger role in the TMPAA.

The committee's advisory team will be meeting to develop these ideas into a strong mission and action plan for the Association's Women's Networking group. 

We want your ideas about how to use this opportunity and have created a forum on the Association's Linked In page to generate discussion. 


Connect with the WNG (Women’s Networking Group) Steering Committee:


Heidi Strommen, Chairperson – President, ProHost USA

Lisa Doherty – President and CEO, Business Risk Partners

Helen English – COO, Distinguished Programs

Karen Trudel – COO, GMI Insurance

Tracey Carragher – CEO, Breckenridge Insurance Group


Not already on Linked In? Join here.

Once you are signed up for Linked In, you can request to join the Target Markets Program Administrators Association group.  From there, you can take part in the new TM Women’s Networking Group.


Already on Linked In?  Click here to participate.


News from our Members

Trident, McGowan Cos. to Offer Public Entity Coverage in Pennsylvania

Skantharaja Named President of Tangram in Northern California

Quaker Special Risk Announces New Construction Manager Program

Click here to read more stories.

Submit your news today!

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Advisory Board

- Looking for a few good PAs -

The Nomination Committee of the TMPAA Advisory Board was established to maintain a pool of candidates that would be available to fill slots on the Board as they become available.

If you are interested in learning more about the requirements for Advisory Board membership, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.  

Click Here to see a list of our current Board Members.

Where Program Business Gets Done

13th Annual Summit

October 21-23

Westin Kierland Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

Registration Now


Our last Summit was attended by over 750 Program Professionals including 175 Program Agencies and 54 Carriers.

The TMPAA Summit clearly is "Where Program Business Gets Done" 

Keynote Speakers:
Carly Fiorina

Industry Speaker:
Mike Foley
CEO Zurich North America 

Key Meeting Sponsors
Wilson Elser
York Programs
Munich Re
Scottsdale Insurance
Western Heritage
Lexington Insurance
Breckenridge Insurance Group

Click Here for complete information.



Five CPL Designations Awarded at Mid Year

CPL Designation recipients included (left to right) Tina Brizuela, Liberty International Underwriters; Frank Noyes, Markel Programs; Dan Schoenfeld, Clarion Associates, Inc.; Brian Kenny and David Beighley, Zurich. 

Recipients of the CPL Designation completed and passed required Target University courses, and met program and industry experience expectations set out by the Association. “The mission of Target University and the CPL Designation is to further promote Best Practices in program administration, and recognize the specialized skill sets of Program Administrators,” stated David Springer, TMPAA President. “The University was developed through the efforts of the TMPAA Board and committee of TMPAA members who served as advisors on course development.”

Click here for more information.


  Dean Thompson
CPL Challenge

Complete all the requirements for your CPL Designation prior to the 13th Annual Summit (October 21-23) to receive $500 dollars from Greg Thompson, Target University Dean. All program administrator members of the TMPAA who complete the coursework and meet the CPL requirements are eligible.

Course package discount available.

Click here for more information.


Twitter: It's not just for following your favorite celebrity!


Want to be among the first to hear about everything TMPAA? Keep track of new members, resources for your business, meeting information and updates, member news and much more when you follow us on Twitter!


Not on Twitter? Sign up today!

Learn how to get started here.

TMPAA LinkedIn

Group Nears 700

Join us on Linked In! Click Here to participate in the Target Markets Program Administrators Group.



TMPAA Charities
Networking Golf

Arrive early for the Summit and participate in the TMPAA Charities Golf Tournament – October 21 at 7:30 AM.

Unlike other golf events, pairings in this tournament are made to maximize the networking opportunities between Carriers, Program Administrators and Vendors. The tournament is designed for golfers of all skill (or lack thereof) levels.  All participants must also be registered to attend the 13th Annual Summit.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a Golf Hole Sponsorship

Click Here to access the Networking Golf Registration

The proceeds from our Tournament is the primary funding source for TMPAA Charities. Tournament sponsored by:



2013 Program Business Study

Expect Your Survey Soon

The TMPAA and the research team at Advisen Ltd. are putting the finishing touches on the 2013 "State of Program Business" Study.  A committee of your Program peers and the Advisen team has developed the 2013 Study to track changes to this market segment, and explore other areas critical to program administration. The results will provide valuable tools to assist with your future program business planning.

As with previous studies, all individual responses will be kept confidential. The results of this study will be discussed at the 13th Annual Summit in Scottsdale, AZ (October 21-23).

Participants who complete the survey will have access to the full research report and be entered into a drawing to win one of several passes to the upcoming TMPAA Summit in October.

Special thanks to our Study Sponsors:



We received an increased number of agency submissions for the third annual TMPAA Marketing Campaign Award competition, co-sponsored by the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA). A panel of Program Administrators and insurance marketing professionals from the IMCA reviewed all entries, and the top three "Awards of Excellence" winners were chosen.

The winning member agencies were Venture Insurance Programs, K&B Underwriters and MiniCo Insurance Agency.

Click here for more on the winning campaigns.



1. Employment Forum: The Employment Bulletin Board is now available to applicants seeking employment from outside of the TMPAA. Click here to view the current employment postings.

2. Buyer's Marketplace: Reduced fees for posting information about your acquisition appetites. The TMPAA Buyer's Marketplace has been designed to assist Association members who are considering selling their agency or book of business and would like to confidentially review a list of potential buyers who are also members of the group.

3. News Release Service: Now available to all members in addition to the free services for Target Programs users. Our expanded service can provide more coverage and positioning beyond the basic announcement. Click here to see what we can offer your organization.

New Members!

Program Administrators

Besnard & Associates
Adam Besnard
(813) 287-1721
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Conway E&S
Jeffrey Conway
(724) 779-9700
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Reserve your

space today!

TMPAA Rough Notes

Special Print, Digital, and Video Marketing Opportunity

Here is a reminder of what Rough Notes will provide when members take part in the September TMPAA Supplement:

  • A full-page feature article about your company and a full page, four-color advertisement within the Target Markets Special Section for $5,000.
  • A full-page professionally written profile of your company to run opposite ad.  
  • 500 color reprints of your ad and article for $1 each.   
  • VIDEO - For an additional $3,000, Rough Notes Digital Services will produce an exceptionally high quality business video promoting your company. The video will significantly increase your audience and exposure.  

Click Here to view the 2012 TMPAA Supplement.

Click Here to see a Video sample

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot in the TMPAA Supplement.