Target Markets Awards 20 CPL Designations

Wilmington, DE—The Target Markets Program Administrator Association (TMPAA) awarded 20 of its members the Certified Programs Leader (CPL) Designation during their 15th Annual Summit in Scottsdale, AZ last week.

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 also the overarching goal of the Association, which is to promote best practices in program administration,” stated Heidi Strommen, TMPAA President.  “The CPL Designation recognizes the specialized skill sets of program administrators. The fact that we now have almost 100 members with the designation speaks to its value.”

CPL Designation recipients included Kyle Berthold, Katherine Damon, Lorraine Gallagher, Lanie Galvan, Donella Held, Sandy Ryder and Katherine Vespia, of Distinguished Programs; Melinda R. Bockewitz, Scottsdale Insurance; Joseph Brizuela, Liberty International Underwriters; Daniel Czabaj, Glencar Underwriting Managers; John B. Cunningham, Beacon Aviation Insurance Services; David Daniels, NIF Group, Inc.; John W. Davis and James Kelley, Willis Programs; Rebecca Holt, Clear Risk Solutions; Phil Kelling, ARA Insurance; Angela Matthews, AmRisc, LLC; Jeff Moran, Keystone Program Group, LLC; Ethan Nadorlik, ACE Commercial Risk Services; and Victoria Webb, Markel.  

“My involvement with the University and the CPL Designation continues to be a great honor,” indicated Greg Thompson, TMPAA Past President and University Dean. “All of our CPL recipients demonstrated their mastery with the crucial aspects of successful program administration covered in the required coursework and have a solid resume of work in programs. I am proud to be associated with them all.”

The Target Markets Program Administrators Association is an organization dedicated to the unique challenges of insurance program administration. The TMPAA’s mission is to help Program Administrators conduct their business more efficiently, with greater proficiency and profitability. The organization provides its membership with an array of business and educational services including access to program carrier decision makers, Best Practice information and recognition, Target University, program marketing, Target Programs (online portal), Industry studies and two annual member meetings.  

The Association’s recent Summit was held in Scottsdale, AZ, October 26-28. The 2016 Mid-Year Meeting is scheduled for April 18-20 in Washington, DC with Keynote Speaker Ben Bernanke. 

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Back Row, left to right:  Daniel Czabaj, Kyle Berthold, David Daniels, Lorraine Gallagher, Lanie Galvan, Jeff Moran, Melinda Bockewitz

Front Row, left to right:  Greg Thompson, Donella Held, Katherine Damon, Katherine Vespia, James Kelley, Rebecca Holt, John Cunningham, Angela Matthews, Heidi Strommen