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March 2016

2016 Mid-Year Meeting Next Month



Position yourself to grow and improve your business by attending the 2016 Mid-Year Meeting, providing access to 60+ program carriers, vendor services, the London Markets, reinsurance support, program development and distribution resources and networking opportunities with more than 700 program professionals.

Keynote Speaker:

This presentation will be moderated by Rick Taketa, President & CEO, York Risk Services Group, Inc.


  • Networking with hundreds of program professionals is one of the many benefits of Target Markets events. Please be sure to schedule your off-site evening events no earlier than 7pm so that we can all make full use of the Association receptions on Monday and Tuesday that run from 5 to 6:30pm. Thank you.

  • The TMPAA block in the event hotel expires on March 18. Make your reservation now!

View full meeting information including agenda, trade show registration, hotel reservation access and more. 


Mid-Year Meeting

Monday, April 18

  • Alternative Capital Markets in Program Business
  • Program Administrator Town Hall Meeting: Lessons Learned

Tuesday, April 19

  • Future State of the MGA and Program Business: Adapting, Embracing, and Positioning for Change
  • Vocal Empowerment for Women in Leadership
  • Impress for Success – Revisiting the Market Finding Process
Wednesday, April 20

  • The Cloud and What It Means to You
  • To Compete or Not to Compete – Drafting and Enforcing Effective Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secret Protections
  • Maximizing the Power of LinkedIn for your Business
  • Considerations/Contracts for Dealing with your Producer

Click here for more information on workshops/presentations planned for the Mid-Year Meeting.


  Get the Mid-Year Mobile App Later this Month!

The app is designed with all the tools you need to get business done! See the agenda, contact attendees, locate workshops and presentations, view Trade Show exhibitors, access the NEW carrier search portal, view and save vendor information, take notes, send us feedback and much more...

If you are registered to attend the Mid-Year Meeting, you will get an app download email in the coming weeks with more information.

Mobile App sponsored by:



 Annual Lunch Set for Mid-Year Meeting

Dr. Laura Sicola is this year's special guest for the Women's Networking Group lunch to be held at the upcoming Mid-Year Meeting.

Vocal Empowerment
for Women in Leadership

Dr. Laura Sicola

You have the title, you have the expertise, but does your communication style – especially your vocal delivery – make you sound like a leader? Whether you are giving a formal presentation, facilitating a meeting, or holding a 1:1 conversation, you need the skills and confidence to know that you can deliver the right message in the right way to get the buy-in you need for the results you want. In this interactive session, Dr. Laura Sicola shares four pitfalls that sabotage your leadership voice. Join us to discover how they impact "the 3Cs" of vocal executive presence: Command the room, Connect with the audience and Close the deal. RSVP today!


Women's Networking Lunch sponsored by:


Member News

DUAL Commercial Launches New Online Cyber Program

Breckenridge Insurance Group Announces Formation of New Company Specializing in Transactional Liability Insurance

San Antonio-Based Quirk Group Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Venture Insurance Programs Acquires Tidal Solutions

All Risks, Ltd. Introduces New Accident & Health Division

Gridiron Insurance Releases Nationwide Small Business Program Platform

ProHost USA adds Employment Practices Liability to National Restaurant Insurance Program

U.S. Risk Hires Guadagno as EVP of Binding Operations in New York

NetRate Systems Delivers Nationwide, Multi-line Policy Issuance Within a Tight Deadline 

New Empire Group Announces New Professional Liability Program for Property Managers and Real Estate Professionals 

Read more stories and submit your news today! 


The Target Markets staff dedicates this newsletter to a good friend of the Association who passed away last month. Rex Beaton had worked for Target Markets as an independent contractor for all of its 15 year history, but functioned as, and was considered to be, part of our organization. As an art director and jack-of-all-trades, Rex was involved in the production of all of our event materials, forms, documents, postcards, posters, awards and much more. Rex was a master with Photoshop and made many an Association member look much better than the photos submitted to us for marketing purposes. He was always the first person to inquire about the feedback from our members following an event, and took great pride in the work he did for us. Rex provided a great deal of his time and advice for free, and was instrumental in sharing his knowledge and files to us as we began to take on this work in-house. He made sure he left Target Markets in good shape. Rex touched many people in his 79 years in the same way he impacted the Association staff. He was a good friend who will be greatly


New Members


Hallmark Financial Services, Inc.
Chris Jones

Program Administrators

Cove Program Underwriters
Alan Lambert
+44 203 037 8058

White Oak Underwriting Agency
Guillaume Bonnissent
+44 207 816 7159

InterWeb Insurance, LLC
Michelle Conover

Windward Specialty
Nathan Warde


Actuarial Advantages, Inc.
Kyle Mrotek

West Point Underwriters
Marc Codispoti

In an effort to bring greater efficiency to the market-finding process for Association members, Target Markets has launched the Carrier Search Portal (CSP). We are excited to provide this resource for our members and believe it should be a significant help as we get closer to our Mid-Year Meeting in April.

Use this link to access the CSP. You can also find the CSP from the Target Markets home page in the Member List menu. It replaces the former carrier list and information pages. Since this is only available to Target Markets members, you will need to sign in to access as you normally do to view member lists and details. Please contact us if you do not know your log in.


Merger & Acquisition Services

Merger & Acquisition Services is a boutique investment bank focused solely on the Insurance Industry. M&A provides concierge-level services, assisting firms with their corporate development and acquisition/ divestiture objectives.

Our services include: M&A Transactions, Agency Financing, Capital Raising, Valuation Services, Program Business, Renewal Rights, Fronting and Reinsurance.

CALL US at 212-750-0630 for a confidential consultation.

*Investment banking services and securities transactions are provided through and completed by Merger & Acquisition Capital Services, LLC, a broker-dealer registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and member of FINRA and SIPC.

We will spotlight your company on request. Please contact Monica at 

3411 Silverside Rd., Baynard Building, Suite 100, Wilmington, DE 19810