September 2013

TMPAA Carrier
"Meet and Greet"

Unparalleled Access to Program Business Decision Makers

Plan to meet the 50+ program markets of the TMPAA

The "Carrier Meet and Greet" event is once again planned for this year's Summit, scheduled immediately following the general session on Tuesday, October 22 at 10:30am. This event  ensures program administrator attendees can connect with all participating carrier members. It has been referred to as the "speed dating" portion of the Summit, and is not designed for lengthy program submission discussions.  The Carrier Meeting hall will be available later on Tuesday for more detailed discussions of program opportunities. 


Meet your next Program Partner
at the TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament

Arrive early for the Summit and participate in the tournament -
October 21 at 7:30am

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.  Participants must also be registered to attend the 13th Annual Summit.

 Sponsors Needed

Hole In One Prize

Hole Sponsorships

Golf Balls

Golf Accessories Bag


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Click Here to access the Networking Golf Registration

Proceeds from our Tournament are the primary funding source for TMPAA Charities a 501C3 Organization.

Tournament sponsored by:


Announcing a New TMPAA Member Service:
Brand Refresh

For a total investment of $1,500, Target Programs Marketing Services (TPMS) will review, revise and rejuvenate your company's logo and tagline messaging strategy.

Click Here to view some recent logo/branding upgrades provided by TPMS to members of the TMPAA.

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News from our Members

Zurich North America Names Paul Mihulka as Head of New Programs

Cochrane & Company Combines Property, GL Coverage for Shooting Sports Program 

Gridiron Insurance Underwriters, Inc. Announces Release of New Inland Marine Pro E-Portal Product

Click here to read more stories.

Submit your news today!

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TMPAA Program Employment Bulletin Board

The TMPAA Employment Bulletin Board will show information submitted by member agencies/companies that detail positions they are seeking to fill. Individuals will have the ability to confidentially review a list of employment opportunities posted by members of the group. The Bulletin board is now open to non members seeking employment in the program industry segment. Professional program employment services are also available on the Bulletin Board page of the TMPAA website.

Click Here to see current postings or post a program employment need for your agency/company.

Market Finding Resource

Attending the Summit or connecting with a carrier to explore a potential business opportunity? The TMPAA Carrier Committee has developed the Program Executive Summary that provides sufficient information to allow carrier members to properly evaluate an initial submission for possible further consideration. Program Administrators are strongly encouraged to use this summary when engaging TMPAA carriers in these initial discussions.

Click Here to access the Program Executive Summary

13th Annual Summit

October 21-23
Westin Kierland Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

Register Today!


  • Achieving Success with New (start up) Program Proposals
  • 2013 TMPAA Program Business Study Results Presentation
  • Identifying and Developing Leaders in your Organization
  • Building a Successful Rate Monitoring Program
  • Capital Options| Succession Planning | Management Recapitalization
  • Creative Scenarios in Sharing Risk

Click Here for Workshop Descriptions

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Hotel Reservations

Carrier and Vendor Information Pages

Online Meeting Requests

Keynote Speaker:
Carly Fiorina

Industry Speaker:
Mike Foley
CEO Zurich North America

Key Meeting Sponsors
Wilson Elser
York Programs
Munich Re
The Hartford
Hudson Insurance
Scottsdale Insurance
Western Heritage
Lexington Insurance
Oak Street Funding
TRISTAR Risk Management
ReSource Pro
Breckenridge Insurance Group

Coming Soon to a
Phone Near You...

TMPAA Summit
Mobile App


Stay tuned for more details!

Need a new Corporate Photo?

Still using that photo with a full head of hair, the absence of wrinkles, holding your college diploma?  Help is on the way.

The TMPAA has made arrangements to have a professional photographer at the October Summit to take that corporate headshot you need for print, websites, LinkedIn, and all other media that requires your image.  The Association will email you the high resolution file following the event.

A two hour window will be available on Tuesday afternoon from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Interested parties will be assigned a time slot, so no more than a few minutes away from your business meetings will be required.

Photographs are $75 dollars, a portion of which will benefit TMPAA Charities. 

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Targeting Talent Trophy 

10 Day Educational Assignment in London

Sponsored by Tysers

Application Deadline - September 13

Tysers, working with the TMPAA, is proud to sponsor the "Targeting Talent Trophy" which looks to provide a selected individual, from a Program Administrator member of the Association, the opportunity to travel to London for a 10 day educational assignment during the spring of 2014.


The selected applicant will leave London with a comprehensive understanding of how Program Business is transacted in the London market, spending time with the Tysers' broking team and various Lloyd's syndicates. There will be a focus on all aspects of transacting Program Business in London from client introduction through placement to accounting and claims.


This educational assignment is targeting applicants with:


  • Minimum of 3 years experience with a Program Administrator
  • Potential future carrier relationship responsibilities
  • Interest in broadening their experience to include knowledge of the London Market 

Sponsorship will include flights to London, transfers and accommodation for the duration of the stay.

TMPAA members interested in this opportunity will need to complete the Targeting Talent Trophy Application and submit by September 13. Based on individual responses, the top 10 applications will be selected. From this group of 10, one application will be randomly selected as the 2013 Targeting Talent Trophy winner. The winner will be announced at the 13th Annual Summit in October.

Click Here to complete an application

4th Annual
TMPAA Charities Casino Night at the Summit
provided by



York Programs has once again teamed up with TMPAA Charities to bring back this popular format for Program Business Networking at the 13th Annual Summit to benefit the American Red Cross and TMPAA Charities.

The Westin Kierland Resort 

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
9:00pm until Midnight


New this year: Entertainment will be provided by a world class "illusionist"


Please plan to join the fun and networking while supporting these two charities.

New Members!

Program Administrators

Custom Harvest Insurance, Ltd.
Larry Minner
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(620) 259-6996

Russell Bond & Co., Inc.
Kurt Bingeman
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(716) 856-8220


Brown & Joseph, Ltd.
David Trout
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(847) 758-3000  

WeiserMazars LLP
Alex Unterkoefler
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(212) 375-6690  




"Getting Business Done"

One Thousand
Dollar Vendor Trade Show Challenge

The TMPAA has over 70 vendor partners that provide products and services for effective program administration and agency management. We would like to provide you with an incentive to explore these services and determine if they could bring value to your operation.

One of our vendors will be working with the Association staff for this incentive. No one will know the vendor identity. During the Summit, the 5th program administrator or carrier attendee who visits this vendor's trade show table and asks the contest question, "How can your product or service help me get business done" will win a One Thousand Dollar AMEX gift card from the TMPAA. We will not announce or inform the winner until the general session on Wednesday morning.

The more vendor services you learn about, the greater your chances of walking away with One Thousand Dollars, and potentially a valuable resource for your business.  

It's a win, win for everyone.

The "Getting Business Done" Trade Show Challenge is sponsored by:


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.