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“As a long-time member and one of the first to earn the Certified Programs Leader designation, I’ve enjoyed many benefits of the Association from education to developing relationships with carrier partners, program administrators and vendors. Target Markets continues to be highly valuable to LCIS.”

Kim Ayala, President/CEO – Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc.
Managing landscape contractor programs since 1989
Member since 2001

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Heidi Strommen 4369 WEBSIZE profiles “I have enjoyed 15 years of building strategic partnerships which have played an integral role in our company’s program administration success. Helping program specialists build those key partnerships and make those connections is a core value of the Association.”

Heidi Strommen, President ProHost USA
Manages 5 programs in the Restaurant Industry.
Member since 2002
“I am continuously impressed by Target Markets’ ingenuity and utilization of technology that enable program administrators to efficiently find qualified markets for their programs.”

Chris Pesce, President Maritime Program Group
Manages 9 programs in the Recreational, Ocean and Inland Marine space, as well as High-Net Worth Personal Lines
Member since 2005
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CampisiTPort “My long affiliation with Target Markets and service on the Advisory Board has provided great benefits for both me and Glatfelter Insurance Group. The Association’s history focusing on program specialists has resulted in the development of a unique organization providing key resources for those in this growing industry segment.”

Tony Campisi, President/CEO Glatfelter Insurance Group
Manages 8 programs in multiple segments including Emergency Services, Public Entity, Hospice/Home Health Care, Senior Living and Religious Institutions.
Member since 2005
“Target Markets has been highly valuable to our firm as we have grown our business.  It has provided us with a wonderful portal into the program market place, allowing us to develop many relationships with carriers and other program partners.  I believe the group has also contributed to the growing prominence of program business in general, providing as it does a professional venue for collaboration between administrators and insurance company partners.”

John Colis, President Euclid Program Managers
Manages 7 programs in the Professional Liability and Transactional Insurance space.
Member since 2011

Mike Goff Ascinsure BW WEB "As a founding member, and a 'TMPAA Best Practice Designation' recipient, Ascinsure Specialty Risk highly values our involvement with Target Markets. Target Markets has been integral over the years in helping us build meaningful relationships within the industry. These relationships have led to great impacts on our business. For program specialists like us, Target Markets is a great resource."

Mike Goff, Senior Vice President – Ascinsure Specialty Risk
Manages specialty programs focusing on the Crane (all-lines), Scaffold (all-lines), Rental Equipment Dealers, and Inland Marine industries
Member since 2002

"Target Markets is simply the best way to stay on top of the nuances of the insurance program marketplace. At [TMPAA] meetings we are able to see numerous markets to gauge their appetites and get a general sense of trends in the program space. Some of our most successful programs have had their genesis at carrier meetings that were held at [TMPAA] events. Target Markets has also been a way for AmWINS Program Underwriters to see how other program administrators operate their businesses and some of these interactions have absolutely made us better at what we do. As a charter member of the Association, we have seen how the program space has expanded in the last two decades and our success has been enhanced by attending meetings and being able to access the Association’s library of program specific material."

Ben Francavilla, President – AmWINS Program Underwriters
Oversees 35 insurance programs in a variety of niche industries
Member since 2001

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“I began attending Target Markets 7 years ago and have developed business and personal relationships that were instrumental in the growth of AmRisc since that time.  I joined the Advisory Board to help other program administrators benefit from this Association as we have.” 

Scott Hanson, Chief Capacity Officer AmRisc, LLC
Manages commercial risks exposed to CAT perils
Member since 2008

“Our relationship with Target Markets, including my tenure on the board have opened countless doors over the last 15 years for Venture. With underwriting authority from three major U.S. carriers - all Target Market members - it must be said that the organization’s resources and contacts focused on access for program specialists have been indispensable contributors to Venture’s growth and success in the marketplace.”

Philip Harvey, President Venture Insurance Programs
Manages 3 programs in the country club, hospitality and commercial marine space.

Member since 2003

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 Dan Schoenfeld

"Since 2001 we have taken advantage of advancement offered from TMPAA. I solidified my education through Target University, achieving the Certified Program Leadership designation (CPL) as well as confirming Clarion is among the best in the business with the Best Practice designation. If you specialize, this is the place to be."

Dan Schoenfeld, CEO Clarion Associates, Inc.
25 years of Musical Instrument Insurance
Member since 2001


"The relationships with insurance leaders and service providers that I have made through Target Markets have defined and fostered the success of my career in program insurance. The Target University Courses I passed to earn the Certified Programs Leader designation have been the most useful learning experiences, and the meetings are without equal for connecting with other program professionals. For me, Target Markets is the place where program opportunities become reality."

Jim O’Connell, Principal & Director – MMA Programs, a division of Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC
Manages 4 programs serving Life Science, Tech, Attorneys, Financial Firms, Doctors, New Car Dealerships, Precision Machinery, and Masonic Organizations
Member since 2002

Tom Gillingham 

"A TMPAA membership is without a doubt one of the most sound investments any Program Administrator can make. Participation in the Association provides unequaled access to the relationships, resources and educational tools that are critical to operating a successful Program Administrator. Target Markets truly is where program business gets done."

Thomas A. Gillingham, Owner and CEO EverGuard Insurance Services
Manages programs for Restaurants, Bars and Taverns
Member since 2009


"Distinguished Programs became an early member of Target Markets and has been a dedicated attendee at every Association meeting for more than a decade.  In addition to the unparalleled access to insurance company decision-makers, we’ve benefited greatly from the peer-to-peer networking and educational opportunities the TMPAA provides.  It is simply unrivalled in terms of delivering value to program administrators."

Jeremy R. Hitzig, Chief Executive Officer – Distinguished Programs Holdings LLC
Manages 17 programs for commercial & residential real estate, hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants and cultural institutions
Member since 2003

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“Target Markets is the most efficient platform for us to make and keep key relationships with a number of program carriers and other program managers. All of our current carrier relationships exist because of introductions at Association meetings.”

Ken Robinette, President – Bellingham Underwriters, Inc.
Manages 5 programs in multiple segments that include Forest Products, Transportation, Ambulance, Auto and Motor Truck Cargo.
Member since 2007

“Business Risk Partners has benefited greatly from its longstanding relationship with Target Markets from connecting with peer groups through annual gatherings to staying abreast of industry trends and best practices for program administrators. It’s a terrific organization to work with and we recommend it highly.”

Lisa Doherty, President Business Risk Partners
Manages 5 programs focused on Professional, Management (D&O, EPLI, Fiduciary and Crime) and Cyber Liability