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December 11, 2017 - Atlas Insurance Management, a captive insurance management firm, has hired Gail Olsen as senior vice president – Finance & Compliance. Based in the firm’s Charlotte, N.C., office, Olsen brings to Atlas over 25 years of experience as a finance executive in a variety of industries.

December 11, 2017 - Lockton Affinity Lawyer has added CyberLock Lawyer to its portfolio of products for lawyers and firms with one to 19 attorneys.

December 7, 2012 - Distinguished LLC has just acquired American Hole ‘n One (AHNO), a provider of hole-in-one insurance and a golf events promoter.

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2017 — CNA and Aon Affinity are now offering enhanced professional insurance solutions for dentists and dental practices nationally.  Earlier this year, CNA and Aon Affinity announced this new partnership, which is available through the Aon Affinity Dentist’s Advantage program.

December 6, 2017 - Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has agreed to buy London-based loss adjuster and claims management firm Cunningham Lindsey Group Ltd., the firms announced on Wednesday.

December 5, 2017 - Maritime Program Group, Inc. of Westbrook, Conn., has promoted Alison Kelly to chief underwriting officer.

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Vero Beach, FL – November 30, 2017 – Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC (“Orchid”), a leading specialty underwriter of catastrophic coastal insurance, today formally announced the upcoming expansion of its commercial lines division in 2018 and the promotion of Bryan Schofield from VP of Commercial Lines to Senior Vice President of Commercial Lines.

ATLANTA, Ga., November 30, 2017—Breckenridge Insurance Group took top honors in the Insurance Business America (IBA) Awards for Best Wholesale Partner Specialized Practice in Commercial Property in its inaugural U.S. competition last night.

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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
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

KissickMPort "The Target Market conferences are always places where things get done.  People come to these meetings focused on accomplishing specific business goals, and the culture of the organization supports that philosophy at every level.  Whether you need to make someone’s acquaintance, put a deal together with the right parties, or solve a problem, the people you need to connect with are in the room and ready to connect and work with you."

Mark Kissick, President York Programs
Member since 2003

"I have a long association with Target Markets that includes perspectives from the carrier, program administrator and TMPAA Advisory Board.  The sum of these perspectives can be represented in one word: 'value'.  The interaction of program specialists on the carrier, program administrator and vendor segments is unparalleled in our industry.  The fall and spring meetings are topical and relevant to best business practices."

Jino Masone, COO Breckenridge Insurance Group
Oversees operations and growth opportunities of Blue River Underwriters with 9 programs in diverse segments including Fire Sprinkler Installers, Specialty Property, Outdoors, Workers Compensation, Contractors, Auto Dealers, Roofing, Smoke/Vape Shops and Landscaping and related providers.
Member since 2002

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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


CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2017) - Safebuilt Insurance Services, Inc. dba SIS Wholesale Insurance Services, a national commercial lines insurance program administrator, announces the launch of its new online Builders Risk program, now available in all 50 states and Washington D.C.

November 29, 2017 - Worldwide Facilities has been appointed by CBIC, an RLI Company, to offer its insurance program for design professionals.

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