2013 Mid Year Meeting Wrap Up
The 2013 Mid Year Mid Year Meeting provided 600 Program Business Professionals with the opportunity to explore new business, network with industry experts and participate in educational seminars.
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The Association would like to acknowledge and congratulate three agencies recently recertified for the TMPAA Best Practice Designation.
The Women's Networking lunch at the recent Mid Year Meeting was an enormous success with the assembled group providing their suggestions on how best to promote women in Program Business leadership positions and to play a larger role in the TMPAA.
The committee's advisory team will be meeting to develop these ideas into a strong mission and action plan for the Association's Women's Networking group.
We want your ideas about how to use this opportunity and have created a forum on the Association's Linked In page to generate discussion.
Connect with the WNG (Women’s Networking Group) Steering Committee:
Heidi Strommen, Chairperson – President, ProHost USA
Lisa Doherty – President and CEO, Business Risk Partners
Helen English – COO, Distinguished Programs
Karen Trudel – COO, GMI Insurance
Tracey Carragher – CEO, Breckenridge Insurance Group
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Once you are signed up for Linked In, you can request to join the Target Markets Program Administrators Association group. From there, you can take part in the new TM Women’s Networking Group.
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News from our Members
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- Looking for a few good PAs -
The Nomination Committee of the TMPAA Advisory Board was established to maintain a pool of candidates that would be available to fill slots on the Board as they become available.
Where Program Business Gets Done
13th Annual Summit
Westin Kierland Resort
Our last Summit was attended by over 750 Program Professionals including 175 Program Agencies and 54 Carriers.
The TMPAA Summit clearly is "Where Program Business Gets Done"
Key Meeting Sponsors
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Five CPL Designations Awarded at Mid Year
CPL Designation recipients included (left to right) Tina Brizuela, Liberty International Underwriters; Frank Noyes, Markel Programs; Dan Schoenfeld, Clarion Associates, Inc.; Brian Kenny and David Beighley, Zurich.
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 mission of Target University and the CPL Designation is to further promote Best Practices in program administration, and recognize the specialized skill sets of Program Administrators,” stated David Springer, TMPAA President. “The University was developed through the efforts of the TMPAA Board and committee of TMPAA members who served as advisors on course development.”
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Complete all the requirements for your CPL Designation prior to the 13th Annual Summit (October 21-23) to receive $500 dollars from Greg Thompson, Target University Dean. All program administrator members of the TMPAA who complete the coursework and meet the CPL requirements are eligible.
Course package discount available.
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Group Nears 700
Join us on Linked In! Click Here to participate in the Target Markets Program Administrators Group.
TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament
Arrive early for the Summit and participate in the TMPAA Charities Golf Tournament – October 21 at 7:30 AM.
2013 Program Business Study
Expect Your Survey Soon
The TMPAA and the research team at Advisen Ltd. are putting the finishing touches on the 2013 "State of Program Business" Study. A committee of your Program peers and the Advisen team has developed the 2013 Study to track changes to this market segment, and explore other areas critical to program administration. The results will provide valuable tools to assist with your future program business planning.
As with previous studies, all individual responses will be kept confidential. The results of this study will be discussed at the 13th Annual Summit in Scottsdale, AZ (October 21-23).
Participants who complete the survey will have access to the full research report and be entered into a drawing to win one of several passes to the upcoming TMPAA Summit in October.
Special thanks to our Study Sponsors:
We received an increased number of agency submissions for the third annual TMPAA Marketing Campaign Award competition, co-sponsored by the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA). A panel of Program Administrators and insurance marketing professionals from the IMCA reviewed all entries, and the top three "Awards of Excellence" winners were chosen.
The winning member agencies were Venture Insurance Programs, K&B Underwriters and MiniCo Insurance Agency.
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2. Buyer's Marketplace: Reduced fees for posting information about your acquisition appetites. The TMPAA Buyer's Marketplace has been designed to assist Association members who are considering selling their agency or book of business and would like to confidentially review a list of potential buyers who are also members of the group.
3. News Release Service: Now available to all members in addition to the free services for Target Programs users. Our expanded service can provide more coverage and positioning beyond the basic announcement. Click here to see what we can offer your organization.
TMPAA Rough Notes
Here is a reminder of what Rough Notes will provide when members take part in the September TMPAA Supplement:
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Contact Us to reserve your spot in the TMPAA Supplement.