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The Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA)
3411 Silverside Road
Baynard Building, Suite 100
Wilmington, DE 19810

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Toll Free: 877-347-5700
Fax: 877-892-4437

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"Target Programs has been an effective marketing partner for ProHost for several years. The Target Programs website format makes it easy to update product information and keep the online content fresh. The rates offered by Target Programs in relation to the level of service provided make it an excellent buy for any program administrator that is looking to enhance its online marketing presence."

Thanks to the donations of our membership in 2011, TMPAA Charities was able to provide grants to four organizations submitted by a member of the Association:

  • St. Joseph's University Academy of Risk Management, Philadelphia, PA – $5,000
  • United Way Sage Community Scholar Program, Irvine, CA – $5,000
  • Communities in Schools, Jackson, FL – $4,000
  • ASCS Energy Park, Norwalk, CT – $4,000

TMPAA Charities also continues to support our U.S. Armed Services personnel with our "Packages from Home" initiative.

Click here to complete our "Request for Funding" application form if you would like to suggest an organization to support.

Holly Jurek is Vice President of Sales for York Programs, a division of York Risk Services Group. As an insurance risk solution sales professional, she is responsible for providing claims administration and risk control services tailored to the market and profitability needs of insurance carriers, managing general agents, and program administrators.

Holly joined York in 2004, and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry selling claim administration for national third party claims administrators. In addition, her experience includes various claims positions at a major insurance carrier including adjuster, claim account manager and claim manager.

York Risk Services Group is a leading provider of insurance services including claims management, managed care, specialized loss adjusting, alternative risk programs, pool administration and risk management solutions to clients in specific market segments in the United States and, increasingly, across the globe. York Programs is the market leader in programs claims handling, providing solutions to 50+ approved carriers and over 100 leading MGAs/PAs.

Holly graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree from DePaul University and holds an Associate in Claims designation from the Insurance Institute of America.

Ms. Strommen began her insurance career as a Policy Analyst at the Minnesota Department of Commerce in 1986. During her career at the Commerce Department she also served as Executive Director of the Minnesota Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association and the Minnesota PetroFund.

She joined ProHost USA, Inc. in 1990 as Vice President of Operations. ProHost is a national program administrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota specializing in restaurant insurance. In 1994, she joined the Board of Directors of ProHost and its parent company. In 2008, Ms. Strommen was named President of ProHost. She is a Charter Member of the Target Markets Program Administrators Association and was elected in 2011 to the TMPAA Board of Directors.

Ms. Strommen has authored articles about insuring restaurant exposures for various industry magazines including Risk & Insurance, Insurance Journal, Agent and Broker and Rough Notes. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Metropolitan State University.

John Colis is the President and CEO of Euclid Insurance Services, Inc. Euclid operates as a program administrator for specialty property casualty insurance programs as well as a general agency involved in the sales of various employee benefit products. In all cases, Euclid receives its business from insurance agencies and wholesale brokers. The firm does business in all fifty states and has 90 employees. Euclid was founded by Peter G. Colis in 1952 as a retail insurance agency. John joined his father after working in the reinsurance and program insurance business. Prior to joining Euclid, he spent time in London as a broker at Lloyds, at General Reinsurance Corporation and at Aon Risk Services. John is a two time graduate of Northwestern University having received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in 1979 and his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1983.

Chris is a principle shareholder and board of director for Gowrie Holdings, Inc. which primarily owns two entities; Maritime Program Group, a Program Administrator and Gowrie Group, a retail insurance brokerage.  Chris serves as President of Maritime Program Group and Executive Vice President and Secretary of Gowrie Group.  The combined entities employ in excess of 140 staff with revenues in excess of $20MM.

Chris began his insurance career as an intern for Maritime General Agency (MGA) in 1995 while studying for his Bachelor degree at Saint Joseph’s College in NY.  As a lifelong boater the marine insurance industry quickly took hold of Chris’s career interest and he dedicated his post-college efforts toward developing and expanding the MGA.  Chris took over as General Manager in 1997, moved the operations up to the current headquarters in Connecticut and now operates as President of the rebranded organization now known as Maritime Program Group.  Maritime Program Group (MPG) is a Program Administrator providing a full range of marine insurance products and underwriting services to its broker network throughout the Unites States. MPG specializes in protecting all types of marine-related assets across every category of marine risk; Recreational Marine, Inland Marine, and Ocean Marine. Through its Private Client Services the company serves the individual insurance needs of high net worth clients.

In 2003 Chris led the founding of a growing direct bill services company called Bill it Now.  Bill it Now provides direct bill services for Carriers, Captives, TPA’s and Program Administrators.  Under his guidance the company will grow to administer in excess of one billion in annual premiums by 2015.

Chris is an active member and serves on the Producer Council for the American Institute of Marine Underwriters.  Additionally he has served on the Executive Committee for the Independent Insurance Agents Association of CT, was Chairman of the Young Agents Committee for several years and teaches several continuing education classes about Marine Insurance throughout the country.

Glenn W. Clark, CPCU is the owner and president of Rockwood Programs, a specialized insurance agency based in Wilmington, DE. Rockwood serves as the administrator of several nationwide management liability programs, including P&C, Life Agents Errors & Omissions, Medical Malpractice, and other Professional Liability lines through a subsidiary named Fox Point Programs. Mr. Clark was the first employee of Rockwood when it was launched in July 1996. In 2001, Glenn and a small group of Program Administrators, Carriers and Vendor partners founded a new association called Target Markets.

From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Clark was President of Morefar Marketing, Inc, an AIG subsidiary which provides business insurance programs to affinity groups. From 1990-1993 Mr. Clark was President of UNAT Direct in Paris, an AIG subsidiary that markets insurance and financial services to consumers in a number of European countries. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Marketing and Administration at AIG Marketing, Inc.

Mr. Clark is a recognized expert in insurance product distribution and direct response marketing techniques. He has given numerous seminars and written articles for national trade publications. Mr. Clark has a BA degree from East Stroudsburg University. He earned his CPCU designation in 1983.