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November 2016


850 Attendees Strong: 16th Annual Summit Concludes in AZ

The 2016 Summit broke Association attendance records with over 850 program business professionals participating. The themes of Leadership and Excellence were discussed by keynote speakers Peyton Manning and retired Navy SEAL Coleman Ruiz. The Insurance Information Institute's new President and CEO, Sean Kevelighan also spoke to the group about important industry trends. The Summit provided attendees unique access to decision makers in this growing industry segment. Once again, the event lived up to its billing, Where Program Business Gets Done.

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 60+ Participate in Charities Golf Tournament


Pictured from the winning group: Sean Pomeroy, Matt Beard and Marty Haws with Eric Hall from Rough Notes. Not pictured: Art Seifert

The annual tournament is held on Sunday before the official start of the Summit. The annual golf outing is the main fundraiser for TMPAA Charities.

Packages from Home: Supporting our Troops


The TMPAA would like to thank everyone who participated in the "Packages from Home" effort. With the help of Summit attendees, and funding from TMPAA Charities, 150 care packages were assembled for our active duty military serving abroad.


Navy SEAL Reading
and Resources


Retired Navy SEAL Coleman Ruiz recently spoke to attendees at the 16th Annual Summit about attaining functional excellence, maintaining mental and physical toughness, advancing team dynamics and developing a Warrior Mindset. He provided an extensive list of reading and resources during his presentation.

View his top picks here.


Three Agencies Earn Best Practice Honors

The TMPAA awarded Business Risk Partners, Euclid Program Managers and Innovative Coverage Concepts the Association’s Best Practice Designation at the 16th Annual Summit.

Heidi Strommen, TMPAA President and President of ProHost USA stated, “The 2016 Summit theme of Expect Excellence is a perfect backdrop to celebrate the achievements of our members who function at the highest levels demonstrating expertise in all phases of Program Administration. We are pleased to recognize Business Risk Partners, Euclid Program Managers and Innovative Coverage Concepts as our newest Best Practice Designation recipients.

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Target University Awards CPL Designations

Pictured: Greg Thompson, Target University Dean, Tom Doherty and Carol Frey, CPL recipients and Heidi Strommen, TMPAA President

The TMPAA recognized seven members for attaining the Certified Programs Leader (CPL) Designation during the 16th Annual Summit.

CPL Designation recipients included Patrick Nelson, Arrowhead General Insurance Agency; Anthony Rodriguez, Distinguished Programs; Lynda Martir, Ironshore; Kim Boldi, Ironshore; Joseph Girardi, Ironshore; Thomas Doherty, NIP Programs and Carol Frey, Great American Insurance Company.

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Tysers Trophy Awarded


Pictured: Leah Karcher accepts the Tysers Trophy from Richard Hodge at the Summit 

Leah Karcher of Worldwide Facilities, LLC was recognized as the Tysers Trophy recipient, earning a 10-day educational experience in London next year. Leah is the fourth person to receive this award.


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Key Meeting Sponsors



York Programs

Wilson Elser

Munich Re


AIG Programs

Hudson Insurance


EZ Shield

Mystic Capital

W. R. Berkley
Insurance Group



NetRate Systems

  Insurance Group

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Save the Date!


May 15-17
Arlington, VA

Keynote Speaker: Malcolm



New Members


Program Administrators

Brady Risk Management
Sean Brady

Paul Hohlbein

Next Wave Insurance Services, LLC
Jeff Ward


SCM Insurance Services
Scott Goodreau



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