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August 10, 2018 - Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has named Chris Grabowksi as head of Middle Market Casualty, responsible for overseeing a team of middle market underwriters across North America and working with brokers and clients.

August 7, 2018 - Ironshore’s Construction Industry group, in conjunction with Ironshore Specialty Casualty, has enhanced its coverage for designers and contractors. The specialty program offers contractors pollution liability on an occurrence basis within its combination policy covering contractors liability, contractors pollution liability and pollution mitigation.

(Dayton, Ohio) August 7, 2018 –Norman-Spencer Agency Inc. (NSA) has announced its acquisition of American Insurance Professionals (AIP) business assets, a nationwide insurance broker based in Phoenix, AZ specializing in Title Agents errors and omissions.

Pasadena, Ca. – August 6, 2018 — Pioneer Programs Insurance Solutions, LLC, today named Michael Kwan as president of the insurance program administrator, a leader in insurance solutions for contractors.

August 2018

Summit Industry Speaker

Patrick G. Ryan
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Ryan Specialty Group

October 22  |  4:00pm

A widely respected entrepreneur and global insurance leader, Patrick G. Ryan formed Ryan Specialty Group, LLC (RSG) in 2010. RSG is an international holding company specializing in wholesale brokerage, insurance underwriting managers and other specialty services to brokers, agents and insurers. Prior to launching RSG, Mr. Ryan founded Aon Corporation and served as its Chairman and CEO for 41 years. See full bio.

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  TMPAA Charities Networking Golf

Sunday, October 21 at 1:00pm

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

Golf sponsorships also support TMPAA Charities. Consider sponsoring a golf hole. Contact Ray Scotto for more information. 

Main Tournament Sponsor:



Apply for a London Learning Experience

6th Annual Tysers Trophy to be
awarded at TMPAA Summit

Tysers, working with the TMPAA, is proud to sponsor the 6th Annual “Targeting Talent Trophy” which looks to provide a selected individual, from a Program Administrator member of the Association, the opportunity to travel to London for a 10 day educational assignment during the spring of 2019.

The selected applicant will leave London with a comprehensive understanding of how Program Business is transacted in the London market, spending time with the Tysers’ broking team and various Lloyd’s syndicates. There will be a focus on all aspects of transacting Program Business in London from client introduction through placement to accounting and claims. 

Click here for more information and application.


The Performance Experience

Past TMPAA speaker, retired Navy SEAL Coleman Ruiz, presents "The Performance Experience"– a 2-day executive training and education experience– in Annapolis, MD, September 20-21. 

A personal note to TMPAA members

Members receive a 20% discount on registration.



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



  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 the 9th Annual Charities Casino Night-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,



Service Provider Tours

In an effort to provide members with a clearer understanding of the services offered by our vendors, we are offering you an opportunity to participate in “Service Provider Tours” at the 18th Annual Summit. The Summit tours will take place in the Trade Show on Tuesday, October 23 and feature Outsourcing and Actuarial service providers.

Contact us today to participate in one, or both, tours - Actuarial at 2pm and Outsourcing at 3pm. 




Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. Houlihan Lokey’s Insurance Group combines its extensive industry relationships with its collective experience to offer a broad array of M&A, debt and equity capital markets, financial advisory, valuation, and financial restructuring services to the insurance industry. 

As a leading M&A advisor, we cover virtually every segment of the industry. Our comprehensive understanding of the industry’s financial, regulatory, and competitive dynamics helps us analyze a full range of strategic options, form mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures to capital raising and specialty transactions.

Contact: Arik Rashkes

We will spotlight your company on request. Please email us



The Challenge of Climate Change and CAT Events


There is little debate that the recent trend of weather events indicates that our global climate is changing, and no industry will experience greater impact by the long-term consequences posed by this phenomenon than insurance.  It is also true that the insurance industry could play a key role in managing climate risk and encourage that disaster resilient strategies be implemented.

In this podcast, BMS Senior Meteorologist Andrew Siffert, describes the current and future impact of climate change on the insurance industry and a panel of his BMS colleagues discuss how the (re)insurance market is reacting to the CAT events in 2017- i.e. market shifts, market impact, and capital market reaction.  
Listen now!

New Members


Program Administrators 

Mathison Insurance Partners, Inc.
Chris Mathison

Ponderosa Insurance Agency, LLC
Blake Johnson

Profound Specialty Programs
Jared Mitilier

Brian Thornton

Status Risk Underwriters, Inc.
Doug Gaudet

W. Brian Harrigan


Service Providers

Vickie Betancourt

Merlinos & Associates, Inc.
Mark Brannon


Member News

Midlands Management Enters Oklahoma Marijuana Insurance Market

Lockton to Administer Attorney Protective Lawyer Program in the East

Rivera Named CEO of Tokio Marine HCC

New NAS Cyber Product Targets High Net Worth Individuals

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Now Writing Accountants Professional Liability in Texas

QBE, AmWINS Launch E&O Coverage for Architects, Engineers, Design Businesses

Chicagoland’s Chatham Insurance Services Acquired by DOXA

Markel Corporation Announces Leadership Structure Changes

Gallagher Bassett Services Acquires New Jersey’s WCD Group

Read more stories and submit your news today!


TMPAA Members,

This is a one-of-a-kind event. Very important for me to note that this is NOT a boot camp. I’m bringing 7 PhD level specialists to teach each segment, with practical applications and tons of resources. This is a training and education event. Coincidentally, it’s also shaping up to be a killer network of attendees.

After working, operating, and practicing in this space for over 20 years I finally couldn’t take it anymore. No matter where I am or what I’m doing in business, life, etc. almost every conversation I have (if people are mildly interested in their overall performance) comes down to “how can I feel better, have more energy, balance my lifestyle so that I can perform my best in work and life in general.”

Companies and people spend an ungodly amount of money and time training and focusing on the tactics of their businesses. And they should! We need to. And we neglect or ignore - to an insane degree - the very “engine” of all performance: Us. The body and mind that drives all performance in the first place.

We all do it. I’m no exception. But we can do WAY better with some basic education and training on how our systems (physiology, cognition, rest, recovery) perform in general. And in what categories we can get outsized leverage.

The Performance Experience (TPE) is designed specifically for people like us, corporate and lifestyle athletes, in a certain stage of their career, and along a certain point in the arc of their lives. We’re not competing everyday in high school or college athletics. We’re not setting any land-speed records. We’re simply focused on our general health and wellness, and our performance in work and daily life. TPE on Sept 20/21 here in Annapolis will change the way you prepare and maintain your energy and physical wellness each day. It will change what you do with :20 minutes in the morning while in your hotel room while on travel.

In general, Day 1 will focus on Lifestyle Performance, Physical Performance, and Rest/Recovery/Injury prevention. Day 2 will cover Nutrition, Cognitive Performance, Stress Mitigation, and Sleep.

I’m psyched to have you join!

I’ve extended a 20% discount to all TMPAA members. Use discount code “TMPAA”.

The content and your access to resources during and after the event is incredible.

Get signed up here: Again, use code “TMPAA” to claim your discount. Your fee covers everything! All you have to do is get yourself here!

Reach out to me directly with questions, and I look forward to having you!

(m) (443) 462-8350

August 2, 2018 - American International Group Inc. announced that David H. McElroy will join the company as chief executive officer of Lexington Insurance Co. at a date to be determined.

August 1, 2018 - Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Andrew Oram vice president in its employee benefits group.

August 1, 2018 - Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program administrator, has added an exclusive new workers’ compensation insurance program with Accredited Surety & Casualty Co. Accredited recently expanded its insurance offerings to include workers’ compensation and selected Atlas as its exclusive program administrator nationwide.

August 1, 2018 - Beazley has launched a new consortium at Lloyd’s to bring increased capacity for wage & hour risks, expanding the choices available to U.S. organizations.

July 31, 2018 - Oklahoma City-based wholesale insurance broker and program manager, Midlands Management Corp., has introduced comprehensive coverage for the marijuana industry in Oklahoma.

July 31, 2018 - Lockton Affinity will be the exclusive administrator for Attorney Protective’s Professional Liability Insurance Program for attorneys in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.