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October 9, 2018 - Specialty insurer QBE North America has promoted Toria Lessman to senior vice president, head of Transactional Liability, and Stacey Meade to senior vice president, head of Financial Institutions.


October 2018 - MEETING EDITION
KEY MEETING SPONSORS:   Zurich  •  QBE  •  Wilson Elser  •  Munich Re  •  York Programs  •  Tysers  •  AIG Programs  •  Allianz
Hudson Insurance  •  NetRate Systems  •  Mystic Capital  •  Berkley  •  BMS Re US  •  Sedgwick  •  Breckenridge Insurance Group
  Things to Remember for the Summit

Registration table will open on Monday at 8:00am.

Meet me under the TMPAA banner – If you are coordinating meetings at the event, the best spot to connect is under the TMPAA banner near the registration table. The networking lounge will be nearby. 

Trade Show – Schedule a time to review the products from exhibiting Association service providers. Meetings with service providers are generally scheduled at their trade show table. The show opens at 11:00am on Monday and remains open until the close of the Tuesday evening networking reception. 

Service Provider Tours – Learn more about our Actuarial and Outsourcing providers during a tour in the trade show on Tuesday. Actuarial Services at 2pm, Outsourcing at 3pm. Meet at the trade show entrance for one or both tours!

General Sessions – Plan to attend the General Sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30am. We will be providing Association updates and presenting awards and designations before turning the spotlight over to Jack Nicklaus on Tuesday and the Program Distribution panel on Wednesday.


Lloyd's Open House – Plan to attend the Lloyd's Open House following the General Session on Tuesday.

  • Representatives from 14 Lloyd’s Syndicates
  • Market finding assistance for all types of programs including small and start up programs
  • Information about the London Marketplace and becoming a coverholder
  • Representatives from Lloyd's America and Tysers will be present to support your inquiries. 

Carrier Meetings – There are several hours of meeting opportunities with decision makers from our carrier partners on Tuesday from 10:30am to 5:00pm. Onsite contact information is available at the TMPAA registration desk or in "Documents" in the mobile app. 

Workshops/Presentations are scheduled throughout the meeting. No pre-registration necessary. View the planned Summit workshops and presentations

Corporate Photos – Time to update your photo? Do it at the Summit! A professional photographer will be available to take headshots near registration on Tuesday, October 23 from 1-3pm. No more than a few minutes away from your business meetings will be required. There is no charge for this opportunity thanks to the sponsorship by Live Oak Bank. A high resolution file will be emailed following the event. 

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

TMPAA Charities "Packages from Home" – Support our troops by stopping at the table outside the Trade Show/Networking Lounge. Pack a box for service men and women on active duty around the world. 

Name Tags – We made it easy to locate program administrators (white), carriers (yellow), vendors (blue) and member prospects (red) by color coding the name tags. 


9th Annual Charities Casino Night


York Programs has again teamed up with TMPAA Charities for a unique networking event at the Summit. Join us for an exciting evening of casino games with Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, a complimentary bar, and cash prizes! Guests are welcome and non-casino games are available if you choose not to "gamble." All proceeds support York Cares and TMPAA Charities.


When:  October 23, 9-11:30 PM 
Where:  Northern Sky Terrace at the Westin Kierland Resort 
Cost:  $20 donation ($200 in “play money” chips)
RSVP:  Lisa Arguello,


____ Still Time to Register ____

Program business professionals are meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, October 22-24. Position yourself to grow and improve your business by attending the 18th Annual Summit, providing access to 60+ program carriers, elite service providers, the London Markets, reinsurance support, program development and distribution resources and a myriad of networking opportunities.

Keynote Speaker: Jack Nicklaus




Download the
Summit Mobile App

ATTENDEES: Download now!

Username: meeting registration email
Password: tmpaa18

NOTE: To set a custom password, select "First time user? Create a password."

For users with the app already installed on your device, click the app icon to open. Update the app, if prompted. You will select "18th Annual TMPAA Summit" under upcoming events and use the above login. 

Be sure to check your attendee information, include any additional details, and add a photo in "My Profile" at the bottom of the menu.

Information you can access includes: 

  • Attendees
  • Agenda
  • Carrier Search
  • Service Providers
  • Speakers
  • And much more… 

NEED HELP? Contact Sarah Ayars at or 302-268-1011.

Mobile App sponsored by



  TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament 



Sunday, October 21 at 1:00pm

Spaces still available!

Unlike other golf events, pairings in this tournament are made to maximize the networking opportunities among carriers, program administrators and service providers. Participants must also be registered to attend the Summit. 

Click here to access the Networking Golf Registration.  

Proceeds are the primary funding source for TMPAA Charities.

Main Tournament Sponsor:



Women's Networking Group Speaker to Visit Summit

Michelle LeClair, who spoke at the 2017 Women’s Networking lunch, will be attending the Summit with 50 copies of her new book, Perfectly Clear. Look for Michelle at 3PM on Monday near the TM Registration Table for a signed copy of her book.



Mutual Boiler Re

A member of the FM Global Group, Mutual Boiler Re is a premier provider of equipment breakdown product offerings. We partner with preeminent insurance companies across North America, providing high-performance products, innovative services and advanced loss prevention engineering that enable them to provide superior coverage and develop new business opportunities. We succeed by remaining true to our core values of advocacy, flexibility and competitiveness. 
For more information visit

Contact:  Greg Poorvin

We will spotlight your company on request. Please email us



New Members


CUNA Mutual Group
Jay Isaacson

Program Administrators 

Bridger Insurance Services
Christopher Ruyak

CIS Insurance Services, LLC
Patrick McManamon

Insurance Strategies
Consulting LLC
Brad Feld

Kevin O’Connor

Next Generation Insurance Group dba GradGuard
John Fees

Prime Underwriters LLC dba PrimeRisks
Joe Tipton

Turner Surety & Insurance Brokers (TSIB)
Joseph Beitz 

Service Providers 

Cornell Capital
Emily Pollack

ReAlign Capital Strategies
Doug Goode

Sica Fletcher, LLC
Matthew Beizer



Read about the Association in
Rough Notes 


Click here to view the 2018 TMPAA Rough Notes Supplement. 



Member News

Hagerty Promotes Champagne to COO

Zurich Updates Cyber Insurance Policy, Includes More Coverages

Alliant Acquires Zande Group in Illinois

Worldwide Facilities acquires Boston-based MGA, Draco Insurance Solutions

Sompo International Launches Global Risk Control Services

Frenkel & Company Hires Ferber as a Principal in New York

New Munich Re Cyber Reinsurance Product Designed for Small, Mid-Sized Businesses

Everest Insurance Names Presidents of Risk Management Group, Specialty Underwriters

Worldwide Facilities, Petro Guardian Offer Oil, Gas Lightning Risk Program

MGIS Named in Business Insurance's Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance

Majesco Appoints Elster as CEO; Mehta Becomes Chairman

Swiss Re appoints Andreas Berger as Head of Corporate Solutions Business

AXIS Insurance, DUAL North America Partner on Multi-Product Environmental Risk Program

AIG to Acquire Program Manager Glatfelter Insurance Group

___ New White Paper ___

Acquire and Grow: Financing for Insurance Businesses (PDF)

Read more stories and submit your news today!

October 8, 2018 - Heath Ritenour, CEO of the Insurance Office of America (IOA), follows a direct, simple philosophy when it comes to treating producers and serving insureds: “We are determined to take the greed out of the business and replace it with long term, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients,” he says.

Pasadena, Ca. – October 4, 2018 — Pioneer Programs Insurance Solutions, LLC, announced new exclusive partnerships with leading home warranty companies HMI, Inc. and FrontLine Response, LLC to provide superior warranty service and support to policyholders of its flagship program Contractors’ Choice.

October 3, 2018 - Traverse City, Michigan-based Hagerty has promoted Collette “Coco” Champagne, chief operating officer.

October 2, 2018 - Everest Insurance has named Larry Collura director of marketing and distribution for the West region.

October 3, 2018 - Zurich Insurance has launched Zurich Cyber Insurance Policy with an updated form designed to help businesses protect themselves from cybersecurity risks. The new form replaces Zurich’s Security & Privacy policy and brings together coverages previously available only through endorsements.

October 3, 2018 - Alliant Insurance Services has acquired the property/casualty insurance services firm, Zande Group, based in Des Plaines, Illinois.

October 2, 2018 - National wholesale insurance broker and managing general agent (MGA) Worldwide Facilities is on the acquisition trail. Today the firm announced its fifth deal of the year, purchasing the assets of Draco Insurance Solutions (Draco), a Boston-based program manager, specializing in the public transportation sector.

October 2, 2018 - Sompo International, a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, has announced the launch of a global risk control services function within its insurance business. The team will work under the leadership of Victor Sordillo, vice president of risk control, to deliver advanced risk management programs and more traditional loss-control tools, the company said.

September 28, 2018 - Frenkel & Company, an EPIC Company, has hired Joseph Ferber as a principal in New York.