October 2011  -  SUMMIT EDITION

 Eleventh Annual Summit Checklist

Here are a few details to help maximize your time at the Summit:

Meet me under the TMPAA Banner – If you are coordinating meetings at the event, here is the best spot to connect.  Tell your business partners to meet in front of the Vaquero Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency under the TMPAA Banner.  A networking lounge and our registration table will all be available at that location.  Registration table will be open Monday at 9:00am.

Carrier Meet and Greet this event is scheduled immediately following the President George W. Bush General Session on Tuesday, October 25 at 10:30 am.  This event will ensure that Program Administrator attendees will be able to connect with all of our carrier members.  Think of it as program business speed dating!

Carrier Meetings – There are several hours of meeting opportunities with decision makers from our Carrier Partners on Tuesday from 1:00-5:00pm.  Onsite contact information for carriers will be available at the TMPAA registration desk.

Association Receptions – We have two evening Networking Receptions on Monday and Tuesday starting at 5:00pm.  Plan to attend both!

Workshops – Workshops are scheduled for Wednesday following the General Session.  No pre-registration is necessary. 

  • Understanding the Role of Reinsurance and Risk Models – Control Your Program Destiny
  • How to Make Carriers Compete for your Program Business
  • Financial Analysis for Insurance Professionals [CE Credit Course]


Click Here to see workshop descriptions. 

TMPAA Trade Show – Schedule a time to review the products from all our Association vendors.  Meetings with our vendors are scheduled at their trade show tables.  The vendor trade show opens at 1:00pm on Monday and remains open until Wednesday morning.
Click Here to view information pages on all our Vendors. 

General Sessions – Please plan to attend the General Sessions on Tuesday at 8:30am and Wednesday at 8:00am.  We will be providing a few important updates about our Association before turning the spotlight over to Keynote speakers, President George W. Bush on Tuesday and William R. Berkley on Wednesday.
TMPAA Charities "Packages from Home" – Support our troops by stopping at our table in the Vendor Trade Show.  Pack a box and write a letter of support to one of our service men and women serving in active duty areas of the world. 

Name Tags – We made it easy to locate Members, Carriers, Vendors and Non Member attendees by color coding the name tags. Carrier Partners are yellow, Vendor Partners are blue, Agency Members are white and Non Member attendees are red. 

Click Here for the meeting page of the TMPAA website. 

Key Meeting Sponsors 
  Wilson Elser
  York Programs 
  Argo Group 
The Hartford 
  Hudson Insurance 
  Munich Re 
  Berkley Underwriting Partners 
  Meadowbrook Insurance Group
  Breckenridge IS


Presentations/ Workshops
Please be sure to mark your calendar and attend the worshops developed for the 2011 Summit.

TMPAA Program Business Study Results Presentation


Mark E. Watson – CEO Argo Group

Jim Blinn – Advisen Ltd.


Understanding the Role of Reinsurance and Risk Models – Control Your Program Destiny


Brendan Roche – Recentis Intermediaries

Patrick Rastiello AonBenfield

How to Make Carriers Compete for your Program Business

Ken Robinette Bellingham Underwriters 

Financial Analysis for Insurance Professionals (CE Credit Course)


Rita Williams-Bogar 


Click Here for more information about the Summit Workshops.


TMPAA Social Media

‘Like’ the TMPAA? Show us on Facebook!

Check out our new page for the latest Association news and information.


Join the TMPAA on Linked In too!

Click Here to join the Target Markets Program Administrators Group.



New Services for TMPAA Members at the Eleventh Annual Summit

The TMPAA has partnered with two Association Vendors to bring you the following services for the Summit in Scottsdale this month.

MyAssist is a leading live-agent personal assistance and telematics service for individuals and companies.  They provide cost-effective, around the clock access to a team of experts in travel and reservations services, online research, emergency services and medical assistance.  MyAssist is powered by the world’s leading concierge, emergency travel and medical assistance infrastructure.

Complimentary concierge service is available to all Target Market Members attending the Eleventh Annual TMPAA Summit.  These services include:

  • Assistance with travel emergencies
  • Last minute arrangements
  • Baggage locate and retrieval
  • Local transport
  • Conference Information
  • Restaurant referral and reservation
  • Local events /nightlife
  • Directory assistance
  • Directions
  • Medical assistance 

Access MyAssist today at

877 692-7747 (877 MyAssist)

Use promo code

“Target Markets 11”


MyAssist staff will also be available
at the Summit.



TMPAA Meeting App for iPhone and Driod Users


Our partners at Rough Notes have created a TMPAA Summit application that will help you navigate the Eleventh Annual Summit and stay in contact with attendees at the event.  

The app will be available the week of October 17th.  Registered attendees will be emailed directly with a notice of the app, along with ID’s , passwords, and a hot link to download the application.

With Rough Notes Mobile your phone will display;  

  • A complete meeting agenda
  • Map of the hotel
  • Name, time and location of all events, presentations and workshops
  • Immediate email/phone access to all attendees at the event
  • A QR code reader quickly reference web-related content like videos and specific pages

The TMPAA and Rough Notes hope that this quick access to meeting information will allow you to maximize your time at the event.



Please take a few minutes to review and welcome these new association members that have come on board since the September Newsletter.


Program Administrators


Edgewater Holdings, Ltd

Kevin Ribble

(214) 676-8662




Seacoast Brokers, LLC

Debra Berney

(843) 338-7396  




Aon Affinity

Aaron DiCaprio

(215) 293-1191




The Compass Group

Gary Dittman

(312) 286-0786






Afco Direct

Craig Cheney

(281) 804-7888





John Pergande

(817) 704-2240





Jim Mendyke

(715) 254-7175




SJA Insurance Agency, LLC

Scott Palladino

(704) 759-2111




 Still not a member of the TMPAA?

We Want You!
Contact us today to explore new membership incentives and fully participate in the Association dedicated to Program Business

Click here for the TMPAA Membership page.

Contact Monica Elischer, Membership Coordinator, for more information.


Get your Photo
with President
George W. Bush


Support TMPAA Charities

TMPAA Charities will be raffling off the chance to have your photo taken with President George W Bush.  For a donation of $20 you will be entered into the drawing.  The winner will be chosen at the conclusion of the Welcome reception on Monday night.  You will find raffle tickes at the following locations:

TMPAA Registration Table

Golf Tournament Registration Tables

Monday Night Reception

Please support TMPAA Charities with your participation.




Still Room for you at
TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament

The proceeds from our networking Golf Tournament is the primary funding source for TMPAA Charities. 

Unlike other golf events, pairings in this tournament are made to maximize the networking opportunities between Carriers, Program Administrators and Vendors.  Our Tournaments have all been tremendous successes.

Plan to arrive early and enjoy this networking opportunity.  Our Tournament is designed for golfers of all skill (or lack there of) levels.
This year's Tournament will be played at the event hotel.
Click Here to request a Golf Hole Sponsorship

Click Here to access the Networking Golf Registration
All participants must also be registered to attend the Eleventh Annual Summit.


The TMPAA Charities Board has chosen to once again work with a local Phoenix Area group that supports our active military men and women.

TMPAA Charities will be purchasing the contents of 150 packages that our group will pack, secure in boxes, and then ship to our service men and women around the world.

Please plan to take a few minutes out of your three days at our Summit to stop by our trade show table to either pack a box for shipping, or write a note to a Service person who will be receiving the package.

Let us know if you have a family member to whom we can direct one of our packages.

Thank you.




Request for Proposals
The Charitable arm of the TMPAA is organized  to give members a greater voice in deciding what organizations our funds will support. 

The TMPAA Charities Board is now accepting funding applications submitted by TMPAA members to choose our beneficiaries. 

Funding requests must fall into two areas:

1) Education 
2) Business Incubation
Click Here for more information about TMPAA Charities and funding your favorite charity.


 2nd Annual
TMPAA Charities Casino Night
provided by


York Programs has once again teamed up with TMPAA Charities to bring back this popular format for Program Business Networking at the 11th Annual Summit to benefit the American Red Cross and TMPAA Charities.

Hyatt Regency Resort,

Target Markets Conference,

Scottsdale, AZ


Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

9:00pm until Midnight

Lisa Arguello -


Click Here for more information.











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