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June 7, 2018 - MDP Programs and National Trust Insurance Services, LLC, divisions of Maury, Donnelly & Parr, Inc., have formed a new strategic relationship with Great American Insurance Group’s Property & Inland Marine division.

June 6, 2018 - Ascinsure Specialty Risk LLC has hired Josie Urbanski as a business development manager.


June 2018

2018 Mid-Year Meeting In Review

More than 600 program business professionals converged on Baltimore for the 2018 TMPAA Mid-Year Meeting. Best-selling author, Michael Lewis engaged the audience with personal stories and insights from some of his 16 books, a Town Hall presentation discussed the importance of claims management, Vince Tizzio and Dr. Robert Hartwig relayed their unique industry knowledge, and several workshops addressed current and emerging trends in program business. 

View full meeting recap including workshop material, program book, photo gallery and more. 

Key Meeting Sponsors

Wilson Elser
Munich Re
York Programs
AIG Programs
Hudson Insurance
NetRate Systems
Breckenridge Insurance Group
Mystic Capital

Click here for all the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting sponsors.

7 Members Awarded CPL Designations

The TMPAA recently recognized seven members for attaining the Certified Programs Leader (CPL) Designation during the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting.

Recipients of the CPL Designation completed and passed required Target University courses, and met program and industry experience expectations set out by the Association.

The new CPL recipients are Jackie Bourret, Kyle Hyla, Scott Thatcher, Brett Dailey, Ben Goldberg, Carole Gravenese and Brian Sunderman.

Click here to read more.


Agencies Recognized for Best Practice Recertification

Four agencies were recognized for their Best Practice Recertification at the recent Mid-Year Meeting. Clarion Associates, US Assure, U.S. Risk and Venture Insurance Programs completed the recertification process required every three years to maintain the integrity of the Designation.

“Promoting excellence in Program Administration and enhancing the status of Program Business in the insurance industry is the mission of this Association,” stated Tony Campisi, TMPAA President and President of Glatfelter Insurance Group. “Once again we are proud to celebrate the achievements of our members who operate at the highest quality levels demonstrating expertise in all phases of Program Administration. Our Best Practice members exemplify this model.”

Click here to read more and view photos.



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



Print and Digital Marketing Opportunity


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. 




ValueMomentum provides MGAs, program administrators and carriers digital engagement & rating solution to digitize your insurance operations faster and rapidly launch & manage new products. We help to:

  • Accelerate your digital transition to engage agents/brokers, customers and employees
  • Rapidly enable rate-quote-issue and service for ISO, NCCI, AAIS & proprietary rates with out-of-the-box apps
  • Speed up your quote submission by enabling email-submission of
  • ACORD forms by your agents/brokers

Contact: Bob Ridinger | 908-938-9112 

We will spotlight your company on request. Please email us


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 Administrator Town Hall PODCAST

The critical impact of effective claim handling on the success of your business 



Whether you handle your claims in-house, use a TPA, or rely on your carrier's claims processing, managing this operation in an effective way can make or break your business. Hear from a panel of your program administrator peers about the pros and cons of how they have organized this process and the critical components of managing each step effectively.  Listen now!

New Members


Program Administrators 

Air Centurion Insurance
Services, Inc.
Jason Niemela

ICM Insurance Services, LLC
Drake Pruitt

Risico Insurance Services, Inc.
Steve Wigh


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. Candidates are also provided with the opportunity to serve on standing or ad hoc committees that address specific Association initiatives.

Click hereto see our current Advisory Board Members.

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


Member News

Specialty Program Acquires Assets of PPIB in California

SASSI Develops Partnership with NY Association of Salon & Spa Professionals

Worldwide Facilities Strengthens Western US Presence with Acquisition

Instec Underwriting Raises the Bar for Underwriting Automation Solutions

MDP Programs/National Trust Form New Strategic Relationship

Alliant Hires Charles as Senior Vice President in New York

NBIS in Atlanta Adds Nelson as Transportation Program Manager

TWFG in Texas Gets Capital Infusion for National Growth

Ascot to Acquire Greyhawk

Preferred Property Program Names Dow VP of Programs in New Jersey

Read more stories and submit your news today!



Sunday, October 21

1:00 p.m. TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament (dinner to follow)–Sponsored by Rough Notes


Monday, October 22

8:00 a.m. Networking Lounge Opens

8:30-10:30 a.m Continental Breakfast

11:00 a.m. Trade Show OpensSponsored by NetRate

12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch

2:00-3:00 p.m. Workshop: Building a High Performance Culture

4:00-5:00 p.m. INDUSTRY SPEAKER: Patrick G. Ryan, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Ryan Specialty GroupSponsored by AAIS

5:00–6:30 p.m. Welcome ReceptionSponsored by Hudson Insurance

PLEASE NOTE:  Off-site evening activities should not be scheduled prior to 7pm.


Tuesday, October 23

7:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast–Sponsored by Great American Insurance Group

8:00 a.m. Networking Lounge Opens

8:00 a.m. Trade Show OpensSponsored by NetRate

8:30 a.m. General Session: Announcements/Best Practice Awards
               KEYNOTE SPEAKER  Jack Nicklaus
Sponsored by Zurich 

10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Carrier Networking Lounge OpenSponsored by Great American Insurance Group

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Lloyd's Open House 

12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch-Sponsored by Old Republic Specialty Insurance Underwriters

2:00 p.m. Service Provider Tour - Actuarial Services

3:00 p.m. Service Provider Tour - Outsourcing

4:00–5:00 p.m. Workshop: The Impact of Data on Program Submissions

5:00–6:30 p.m. Networking Reception-Sponsored by Sedgwick Claims Management

9:00–11:30 p.m 9th Annual Charities Casino Night–Presented by York Programs

PLEASE NOTE:  Off-site evening activities should not be scheduled prior to 7pm.


Wednesday, October 24

7:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast 

8:30–10:00 a.m. General Session: Announcements, CPL Awards, The Evolution of Program Distribution PRESENTATION 

10:30–11:30 a.m. Workshop: Launching a Lloyd’s Program

10:30–11:30 a.m. Workshop: Best Practice Guidelines for your Agency Self Audit

11:30 a.m. Box Lunch


A panel of program administrators discussed specific issues regarding the claims process at the recent Mid-Year Meeting. Listen to the recorded presentation today.

June 5, 2018 - AmWINS Program Underwriters, a managing general agent within Charlotte, North Carolina-based AmWINS Group Inc.’s underwriting division, said Monday it has formed a partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance Group in its Home Health Care and Medical Facilities Programs.

June 5, 2018 - Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Kelley Bernal as senior vice president and senior director of underwriting in its SIU a division.

June 5, 2018 -  Commercial insurer, CNA, is hosting a grand opening and key handover ceremony for CNA Center, its new, modern global headquarters located at 151 North Franklin Street in Chicago’s loop business district on June 5, 2018, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. CDT.

June 5, 2018 - NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc. (NBIS) has formed a new market partner relationship with Old Republic Specialty Insurance Underwriters.


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No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than the name Jack Nicklaus, and no single person has changed the face of the sport more than Jack Nicklaus – the player, the designer, the philanthropist, and the good-will ambassador.

Jack was named “Golfer of the Century” or “Golfer of the Millennium” by almost every major golf publication in the world. He was also named Individual Male Athlete of the Century by Sports Illustrated, and one of the 10 Greatest Athletes of the Century by ESPN.

In November 2005, the Golden Bear was honored by President Bush at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor given to any U.S. civilian. A few weeks later, he was unanimously named by GolfWorld Magazine as its Newsmaker of the Year 2005, punctuating a year in which he played his final British Open, his final Masters Tournament, and led the United States to a thrilling victory in The Presidents Cup.

In 2001, Jack was honored with the first-ever ESPY Lifetime Achievement Award, and he became the first golfer—and only the third athlete—to receive the Vince Lombardi Award of Excellence. In 2003, he was honored with the Muhammad Ali Sports Legend Award.

Jack’s competitive career spanned five decades, and his legend has been built with 118 professional tournament victories worldwide and a record 18 professional major-championship titles (six Masters, five PGA Championships, four U.S. Opens, three British Opens). He is one of only five golfers—Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, and Tiger Woods the others—who have won all four of golf’s modern majors, an achievement often referred to as the career “Grand Slam.” Jack remains the only player to have completed the career Grand Slam on both the regular and senior tours. His eight majors on the senior circuit, now called the Champions Tour, remains a record.

Jack is a five-time winner of the PGA Player of the Year Award, was the PGA Tour’s leading money-winner eight times and runner-up six times. He played on six Ryder Cup teams, captained two other Ryder Cup teams, and served as U.S. captain for the 1998, 2003, 2005, and 2007 Presidents Cup teams—going unbeaten in his final three captaincies.

The legacy Jack has left as a player can be rivaled only by the legacy he is leaving as a golf-course designer, businessman and philanthropist.

Jack was named GolfWorld’s Architect of the Year in 1993, and in 1999, Golf Digest named him the world’s leading active designer. In February 2005, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America recognized Jack with its highest honor, The Old Tom Morris Award. In 2001, he was named recipient of both the Donald Ross Award (American Society of Golf Course Architects) and the Donald Rossi Award (Golf Course Builders Association of America), and was honored with the International Network of Golf’s Achievement in Golf Course Design Award for 2000-2001.

Jack has been involved in the design of close to 290 courses open for play worldwide, and his thriving business, Nicklaus Design, has over 365 courses open for play around the world. Nicklaus Design courses are represented in 34 countries, 39 states, and no fewer than 90 have hosted a combined total of over 650 professional tournaments or significant national amateur championships. At least 65 Nicklaus Design courses have appeared in various national and international Top-100 lists. The firm currently has projects under construction or under development in 34 different countries—16 in which Nicklaus Design has never been involved.

Since 1962, Jack has added the moniker of “businessman” to his lengthy résumé. He is chairman of the privately held Nicklaus Companies. For a record six consecutive years (2004-09), Golf Inc. magazine ranked Jack “The Most Powerful Person in Golf,” due to his impact on various aspects of the industry through his course design work, marketing and licensing business, his ambassadorial role in promoting and growing the game worldwide, and his involvement on a national and global level with various charitable causes. He was also named “Golf Development Newsmaker of the Year” for 2005 by Golf Inc., and the Robb Report once named Jack the “Leading Power Player” in the golf market. Jack was also the “Global Ambassador,” along with women’s golf legend Annika Sorenstam, for golf’s unified campaign to gain inclusion into the Olympic Games, a goal realized Oct. 9, 2009, when the International Olympic Committee voted to add golf to the 2016 Olympic Program. 

In October 2010, Jack became the first American inducted into the Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame on the same night Nicklaus Design was named Golf Course Architect of the Year in Asia Pacific for the third straight year and fourth time in eight years. In just over a four-week period ending in May 2008, Jack received three Lifetime Achievement Awards in three different countries, as he was honored by the China Golf Association, then received the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, and, finally, was presented the KPMG Golf Business Forum’s Lifetime Achievement Award on May 13 in Dublin, Ireland, before close to 350 industry leaders and developers representing more than 30 countries. 

In January 2008, Jack was recognized for his global impact through design as well as his philanthropic efforts at home, when he was presented with The Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. With its Woodrow Wilson Awards, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars recognizes leaders in business and public service from around the world and across the political spectrum. The Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship is given to executives who exemplify a commitment to the common good—beyond the bottom line—and who demonstrate that private firms should be stellar citizens in their own neighborhoods, as well as in the world.

Jack and his wife Barbara have a long history of involvement in numerous charitable activities, from junior golf to children’s hospitals to several scholarship foundations. Jack and Barbara are the guiding light for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, which supports numerous pediatric health-care services in South Florida, as well as nationally, and has raised $20 million in just over six years. In October 2010, Jack and Barbara were inducted into the Ambassador David M. Walter International Pediatric Hall of Fame.

On the golf side, Jack is a national chair of The First Tee program’s “More Than A Game” capital campaign. Because of their contributions to golf and to community, Barbara and Jack were honored twice in 2007—the first being The Boys Scouts of America Distinguished Citizens Award, and then the Francis Ouimet Lifelong Contributions to Golf Award, which drew close to 2,200 people to Boston to set a record for a sports function in New England. 

Residing in North Palm Beach, Fla., since 1965 and in the same home they have lived since 1970, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus are parents to five children and grandparents to 22.

Sponsored by:




TMPAA sponsorship and promotional opportunities will identify yourself as a leader in the program arena.  We can tailor your sponsorship to match any budget and marketing strategy with our onsite, online, and print options.  Certain sponsorships include recognition in print and on the TMPAA website, extending your investment both before the meeting and long afterwards.  Act quickly as the sponsorships are exclusive and sell out quickly.  You can customize your own opportunity and tell us how we can make your sponsorship experience with the TMPAA a success.

  • Create, develop, and enhance credibility – Sponsorship builds trust and establishes rapport with your partners and prospective partners.  Sponsorship allows you to differentiate your business with a captive audience.

  • Highly targeted marketing investment – Attendees at the TMPAA Summit all have one thing in common, they are all dedicated to program business.

  • Leveraged lead generation – Leverage your enhanced positioning at TMPAA events with current partners and earn recommendations and introductions to their connections as well.

  • Extended exposure – Promotion before, during and after the event to the largest database of program business professionals in the insurance industry

  • Brand awareness – Logo placement increases brand awareness.  Being recognized as a Summit sponsor communicates value and support among all TMPAA members and meeting attendees.


 GOLD - Sponsorship selections totaling $10,000+

Gold Sponsorship includes:
  TMPAA Website home page Key Sponsor List; Main meeting page Key Sponsor list with website link; Company Logo and website link on Meeting Sponsor page; Meeting e-ads with website link; TMPAA Newsletter Key Sponsor list with website link; Attendees list emails Key Sponsor list; Company logo in two “Thank You” ads (Program Book and Rough Notes Magazine); Feature in General Session slide shows (2) and signage in conference area at meeting; Mobile meeting app sponsor feature company logo and website link.

Metrics for Gold Sponsors

Assumptions:  For the past two years, TMPAA has averaged 700 registered attendees per national meeting.  Both meetings are 6-month evolutions providing visibility 4 months prior and 2 months after for Gold sponsors.  Annual TMPAA website traffic exceeds 50,000 visits.  Based on average monthly visits, each national meeting is supported by 50% of annual site traffic.

Garner OVER 140,000 IMPRESSIONS for your organization!

 SILVER - Sponsorship selections totaling $5,000-$9,999


Silver Sponsorship includes:  Company website link on Meeting Sponsor page; Company name in two “Thank You” ads (Program Book and Rough Notes Magazine); Feature in General Session slide shows (2) and signage in conference area at meeting; Mobile meeting app sponsor feature company website link.  


 BRONZE - Sponsorship selections totaling $2,500-$4,999


Bronze sponsorship includes:  Company name on Meeting Sponsor Page; Company name in two “Thank You” ads (Program Book and Rough Notes Magazine); Feature in General Session slide shows (2) and signage in conference area at meeting; Mobile meeting app sponsor feature listing.  



The total dollar amount of the specific item(s) that you choose to sponsor designates the “level” of sponsorship.

Meeting Publication Advertising

The program book and attendee list is combined into ONE PUBLICATION distributed to all attendees (800+ program professionals).  Following the meeting, the book will be posted on the TMPAA website (minus attendee contacts).

Outside back cover 4 Color Ad $7,000
Inside back cover 4 Color Ad $5,000
Inside front cover 4 Color Ad $5,000
Full page 4 Color Ad - interior $2,000
Interior "Program Book Sponsors" Logo Page - Color Logo $950



Electronic Marketing Sponsor–Company name included in all electronic marketing (automatic Gold sponsorship)
Branded Electronic Attendee List—minimum of 5 distributions $5,000
Networking Lounge—Full Meeting $5,000
Trade Show Sponsor–branding on event-related signage, inclusion on the agenda and in program book
Mobile Meeting App $6,500
A/V Logo Sponsor–Company logo displayed on General Session slides Tues. & Wed 
Program Power Station $5,000
Professional Headshot Sponsor $3,000
White Paper–Placed on TMPAA website and in meeting mobile app for attendees
 WiFi Sponsor $3,000


Hotel Room & Meeting Binder

Meeting Portfolio Sponsor (limited to 4 logos) $5,000
Meeting Pen Sponsor (logo on metal pens)   $5,000
Hotel Room Door Hangers–Monday $5,000
Hotel Room Door Hangers–Tuesday   $5,000
In Room Delivery–Inclusion of promo item or pamphlet in a bag to be delivered to attendees in hotel, minimum of 3 sponsors $1,500


Business Meetings & Workshops

All sponsored meetings and workshops include branding on event-related signage, mention in Program Book and online agenda.

Workshop–Monday (if available) $3,000
Carrier Networking Lounge–Tuesday $3,000
Workshop–Tuesday (if available) $3,000
Industry Speaker–Wednesday  $5,000
Workshops–Wednesday (if available) $3,000


Networking Events

All sponsored networking events include branding on event-related signage, mention in Program Book and online agenda.

Continental Breakfast—Monday $3,000
Networking Lunch—Monday   $3,000
Afternoon Break Station—Monday  $2,500
Evening Welcome Reception—Monday  $12,000
Networking Breakfast—Tuesday  $3,000
Morning Break Station—Tuesday  $2,500
Networking Lunch—Tuesday 
Afternoon Break Station —Tuesday  $2,500
Evening Networking Reception—Tuesday   $12,000
Networking Breakfast—Wednesday  $3,000
Box Lunch—Wednesday $3,000


TMPAA Charities Golf Sponsorships

Individual Hole Sponsor $500
Hole Events—2 Closest to Pin, 2 Longest Drive $750
Hole-In-One Event $1,500

Additional sponsorship opportunities may become available prior to the meeting. Please call (302) 268-1010 to discuss. Thank you.