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July 2018


TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament

Sunday, October 21 at 1:00pm

Unlike other golf events, pairings in this tournament are made to maximize the networking opportunities between carriers, program administrators and vendors. The tournament is designed for golfers of all skill (or lack thereof) levels. Participants must also be registered to attend the Summit. Plan to arrive early and meet your next program partner! 

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.



Meet the TMPAA Advisory Board

The TMPAA is interested in having the Association’s Advisory Board populated with seasoned program administrators that can help formulate strategy supporting our goal of providing program business professionals with tangible resources, opportunities to transact business and network
with their peers. 
In order to maintain this level of expertise in the group, a pool of candidates is maintained by the Board Nomination Committee so positions can be filled when vacancies occur. 

Click hereto see our current Advisory Board Members.

Click here if you are interested in discussing Advisory Board Membership.



Connect with us!

Follow the TMPAA on Twitter for the latest Association news and announcements. 

Join more than 1,000 members in the Target Markets LinkedIn group.



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


Select your table today!



Print and Digital Marketing Opportunity

Reserve your space before July 30!

Rough Notes is once again dedicating a special section within their September issue exclusively to Target Markets members. Your participation in the 2018 Target Markets Supplement includes:

  • Two full pages – a professionally written feature article and full page 4 color ad or a two-page ad spread
  • National exposure to the industry in both the print and digital versions of the industry’s largest and most read magazine, Rough Notes, print and online – all for $5,000

Contact Rough Notes to reserve your space today. 




Outline Insurance Services

Outline is Software built for the modern E&S Insurance Market.  Brokers can stop re-keying data-- simply upload your submission to Outline and let our powerful tools take it to the Underwriter. The Underwriter will receive the risk’s information augmented and validated against key data sources. Underwriters can quickly triage submissions by customizing their workspace based off of their underwriting appetite. Outline is working to increase efficiency for Specialty Brokers and Underwriters.

Contact: Tricia McQuown 

We will spotlight your company on request. Please email us





WTH is Blockchain?


In more and more conversations, folks are talking about blockchain. In the news, states are introducing blockchain bills for government data and regulatory services. Some experts have already declared that blockchain will be more important than the Internet to business. What does this all mean for Program Administrators? Where do you start? Should you be scared or excited? Begin to make sense of it and learn how to pursue your next steps in taking advantage of this increasingly proven technology and a business case that will become the new normal.  Listen now!


New Members


Program Administrators 


Deans & Homer
Tia McClure

Mitchell & Mitchell
Gary Mitchell

New Heights Insurance Solutions
Megan Rose

Watson Insurance Agency
Rob Watson


Service Provider


MFXchange US, Inc.
Jack Ramezzana Jr.


Member News

Validus Appoints Executive

Industry Experts Decode Emerging Insurance Trends at Instec Client Forum

Maureen Dyson to Lead Charity First Insurance Services

AIG names Chief Underwriting Officer for North American Property

AAIS Makes Several Key Leadership Appointments

Distinguished Programs Adds Expertise with Two New Hires

Pioneer Programs Hires Mary Wiseley to Lead Specialty Contractors Division

Thorn Valley Introduces New President, Mark Aussicker, and Insights Into 2018

Johnson & Johnson Launches Flood Program On Appulate

Specialty Underwriter, Orchid Underwriters, Expands Into Eight New States

AmTrust Names Chief Underwriting Officer

Read more stories and submit your news today!


July 5, 2018 - Brit Ltd. (Brit) has appointed Mark Richards as senior vice president, General Liability for Brit Global Specialty USA (BGSU). Based in Chicago, Richards will report to Doug Trainor, executive vice president, Casualty.

July 3, 2018 - Dallas-based Hotchkiss Insurance Programs, a privately held managing general insurance agency, is changing its name to Catapult Insurance Solutions. The name change reflects the organization’s expertise in launching and maintaining successful programs as well as its independent standing.

June 28, 2018 - Validus Specialty Underwriting Services Inc. has named Bob Eells to be senior vice president and chief operating officer of Validus Specialty, Western World Insurance Group and Crop Risk Services, the insurer said in a statement Thursday.

Naperville, IL – June 27, 2018 – Instec, the market leader in insurance software for commercial program and specialty writers, held its inaugural Client Forum in Chicago last week. The event featured topics ranging from capital markets to the mindset of the entrepreneur.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 13, 2018 – Charity First announced recently that Maureen Dyson has been promoted to Area Executive Vice President and will lead all aspects of company operations, including program growth and direction, product offerings, marketing, and staff development.

June 26, 2018 - American International Group (AIG) has announced the appointment of Jamie Miller as North America Property chief underwriting officer for general insurance. Miller will report to Tom Bolt, chief underwriting officer for general insurance, and Lex Baugh, CEO of North America General Insurance.

June 26, 2018 - The American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) has made a number of appointments to its management team.

TMPAA 2018 Exhibitor Showcase diagram

1  Merlinos & Associates 32  
2  Patra Corporation 33  
3  Cox and Smith Risk Management 34  CoreLogic
4  Lloyd's  35  Rough Notes
5  Tysers 36  Western Litigation, Inc.
6  York Programs 37  AAIS
    38  Criterion Claim Solutions of Omaha, Inc.
8  Input 1, LLC 39  Virtual MGA Ltd Co
9  Insure Learn 40  Supportive Insurance Services
10  Vertibrands Marketing 41  FIRST Insurance Funding
11  MFXchange US Inc. 42  Epic Premier
12  Gallagher Bassett 43  TRISTAR Insurance Group
13  North American Risk Services 44  ReSource Pro
14  Martin & Company 45  Live Oak Bank
15  InsCipher 46  Mazars USA LLP
16  Verisk Insurance Solutions 47  ValueMomentum
17   48  Vantage Agora
18   49  Insurance Data Processing, Inc. (IDP)
19  Broadspire 50  Oak Street Funding
20  Actuarial Advantage 51  I-Engineering, Inc.
21    52  Bill It Now
22   53  NetRate Systems
23  XDimensional Technologies 54  Appulate, Inc.
24  Perr & Knight 55  Blue Goose
25  Vertafore 56  TriFit Business Development
26  Counterpoint Software 57  VRC Insurance Systems
27  Instec 58  
28   National Partners PFco, LLC 59  
29   Wilson Elser 60  ePayPolicy
30    61  
31   National Safety & Risk Inc. 62  

June 25, 2018 - NEW YORK, June 25, 2018 – Distinguished Programs, a national insurance program manager, today announces it has further expanded the company’s program management expertise with the hiring of Maryann Prestia and Mary Genevich.

June 22, 2018 - AmTrust Financial Services Inc. announced Thursday that shareholders have approved its plan to be taken private by two New York families and a private-equity firm.