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July 2011  

 11th Annual
TMPAA Summit
The TMPAA is proud to be presenting
President George W. Bush
as our 11th Annual TMPAA Summit Keynote Speaker

- and -

William R Berkley
Chairman and CEO of
W.R. Berkley Corporation

Meeting Attendees can expect:
  • Meeting Opportunities - Decision Makers from 57 Program Markets
  • Program Specific Education
  • Product Distribution Opportunities
  • Best Practice Designation Opportunities
  • Marketing Information and Assistance
  • Vendor Trade Show and Product Demos
  • Networking with over 700 Program Business Professionals

Click Here for complete Summit information.

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

Contact us to develop a package that both promotes your company as a leader in Program Business and supports the TMPAA

Click Here to view the available sponsorships.

   Welcome New Members 

Please take a few minutes to learn more about new TMPAA members

Program Administrators:

Breed’s Hill Insurance Agency
Keith Schwab
(856) 979-5061

Citadel Insurance Services, LC
Anthony Eardley
(801) 610-2700

Coastal Agents Alliance, LLC
Tim Byrne
(609) 390-1651

HUB International Midwest
Michael Ahlert
(312) 279-4649

PAL Insurance Brokers
Bob Morrison
(403) 560-4903

PMC Insurance Group
David Malloy
(781) 449-7744

Trust Risk Management Services
Jason Bennett
(240) 238-5845

TWFG General Agency
Gordy Bunch
(281) 466-1123

USI Affinity
Douglas Kreitzberg
(610) 537-1301


iCentric Insurance Solutions
Mary Sbaschnig
(646) 641-9807

Raymond James & Associates
Gig Palmer
(212) 672-6831

Rockville Risk Management Associates
Edward Quinn
(516) 536-2700

Specialty Claims Management
Richard Bascio
(201) 291-5600

The Kingstree Group
Anne Rivers
(610) 291-0600


 Network with TMPAA Members on Linked In


Click Here to join the Target Markets Program Administrators Group





 "State of the Industry" Program Business Study

Have you completed your Survey? 

The objective of the research is to provide the industry with information that documents the size, dynamics and trends in the program business market. Target Markets Member information will be key to the success of this research. 
 Click Here to request your online survey.
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. is sponsoring the Program Business Study.
For additional information about this study, contact the TMPAA at (877) 347-5700.

Special Print, Digital & Video Marketing Opportunity

Deadline July 15!

 2011 TMPAA Rough Notes Special Section

Rough Notes is dedicating a special supplement within their September 2011 issue exclusively to Target Markets.  Our previous eight supplements were a tremendous success.

Here's what you get:

  • A full-page feature article and full page, four-color ad within the Target Markets Special Section for $4,500.
  • A full-page professionally written profile of your company to run opposite ad.  
  • 500 color reprints for $1 each.   
  • FREE EXPANDED EXPOSURE - Your feature is now seen by an additional 25,000 monthly readers of the online magazine.
  • NEW ENHANCEMENT - For an additional $2,000, Rough Notes Digital Services will produce an exceptionally high quality business video promoting your company.  It will have a professional actor, green screen enhancements and editing all chosen by you.  A “QR” code will be added to your advertisement so that your video will be instantly uploadable to your smart phone or tablet.

Contact us today:

Ray Scotto, TMPAA
(302) 765-6048

Eric Hall, Rough Notes
(800) 428-4384

New opportunity for TMPAA Members



Target Programs Marketing Services (TPMS)



In an effort to further enhance membership value, TPMS has been established to provide a variety of marketing services to TMPAA members seeking assistance in upgrading their program marketing initiatives and resources.



TPMS has been constructed to assist TMPAA members who may not have the overall resources (staff, financial capacity, external vendor, etc) to develop a comprehensive marketing plan and



Service packages are flexible and, in most cases, can be customized to an individual PA/MGA’s specific marketing needs.  Services can include: 

  • Website design/ upgrade
  • Marketing plan / budgeting
  • Brand development
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Media strategy
  • Creative/graphic design
  • Online marketing
  • Social media strategies
Click Here to learn more about this new service.


Email Us to start a conversation about how we can help your program business operation.


Program Market 

Analysis for

TMPAA Members


The TMPAA has partnered with ALIRT Research to make its analytical work available to interested Target Market members on a deeply discounted basis.  ALIRT and TMPAA will create a Target Markets Carrier Report that provides, on a quarterly basis, ALIRT Analyses on each of the Target Market carriers.  The report will include: 

  • A proprietary Flagging Screen along with bullet point reviews on all Target Market carriers that raise 6 or more ALIRT flags in any quarter
  • Historical rating trends from the four major rating agencies
  • Summary of all ALIRT Ratings for the Target Markets carrier peer group (alphabetical and sorted high to low)
  • Two page ALIRT Analysis for each of the Target Market carrier peer companies.
  • Full access to ALIRT Research to discuss carrier financial profiles.   

View a sample Alirt Research Report   


Contact Us to have ALIRT Research respond to you about this service.

 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 our Membership Coordinator, Monica Elischer for more information.

Open for Business

Welcome to Target University

The Mission of Target University is to further promote Best Practices in program administration, enhance the status of Program Business in the insurance industry and recognize the specialized skill set of Program Specialists.

Five courses are currently available with 4 additional courses expected to come online this Summer.  All 12 courses will be available in 2011. 

Members of the TMPAA will have access to courses at the reduced fee of $50 dollars.  Non members will pay the full course fee of $150 dollars. 

Before you start the process of registering and taking courses, please review the information at the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions

University Courses and Sponsors

Requirements for the CPL Designation

Click here for the Target University home page to register and take University Courses.


Course Sponsors:







 Have your Agency Recognized as a Best in Class Operation at the 11th Annual Summit in Scottsdale this October


Click Here to view the Best Practice Award Presentation at the Mid Year Meeting


Click Here  to access the TMPAA Best Practice Designation Overview
View all TMPAA Best Practice Agencies
Click Here for testimonials from TMPAA Best Practice Program Administrators. 

For additional information about the TMPAA Best Practice Designation, contact Ray Scotto, Executive Director, at (877) 347-5700.


Member Articles

Quiet Revolution: How Non-Admitted Insurance Placement and Regulation in the U.S. Will Fundamentally Change on July 21, 2011


Louie Castoria - Wilson Elser

Click Here to view this article
Is there a New Profit Center hiding in your Program Business Operation?
Dave Gebhardt  -  COST Financial
Click Here to view this article.

Have you seen
this logo?

If you are a TMPAA Member, it
should be on your website

Contact us and request a logo file.

Target Markets Program Administrators Association • 4001 Miller Road Wilmington, DE 19802
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