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October 2017 - SUMMIT EDITION 
KEY MEETING SPONSORS:  Zurich  •  QBE  •  Wilson Elser  •  Munich Re  •  York Programs  •  Tysers  •  AIG Programs  •  Allianz
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Things to Remember
Maximize your time at the Summit


Registration table will open on Monday at 8:00am.


Meet me under the TMPAA banner – If you are coordinating meetings at the event, the best spot to connect is under the TMPAA banner near the registration table. The networking lounge will be nearby.

Trade Show – Schedule a time to review the products from exhibiting Association vendors. Meetings with vendors are generally scheduled at their trade show table. The show opens at 11:00am on Monday and remains open until the close of the Tuesday evening networking reception.

General Sessions – Plan to attend the General Sessions on Tuesday at 8:30am and Wednesday at 8am. We will be providing Association updates and presenting awards and designations before turning the spotlight over to Captain Mark Kelly on Tuesday and the InsurTech panel on Wednesday.

Lloyd's Open House Plan to attend the Lloyd's Open House following the General Session on Tuesday.

  • Representatives from 13 Lloyd’s Syndicates
  • Market finding assistance for all types of programs including small and start up programs
  • Information about the London Marketplace and becoming a coverholder

Representatives from Lloyd's America and Tysers will be present to support your inquiries.

Carrier Meetings – There are several hours of meeting opportunities with decision makers from our carrier partners on Tuesday from 10:30am to 5:00pm. Onsite contact information is available at the TMPAA registration desk or in "Documents" in the mobile app.

Workshops/Presentations are scheduled throughout the meeting. No pre-registration necessary. View the planned Summit workshops and presentations. 

Corporate Photos – The TMPAA has made arrangements to have a professional photographer at the Summit to take headshots for print media, websites, LinkedIn, and all other purposes that require your image. There is no charge for this opportunity thanks to the sponsorship by Live Oak Bank. The Association will email you a high resolution file following the event. Look for the sign near registration on Tuesday, October 17 from 1-3pm. No more than a few minutes away from your business meetings will be required.

Receptions – We have two evening Networking Receptions on Monday and Tuesday starting at 5:00pm. Plan to attend both!

TMPAA Charities "Packages from Home" – Support our troops by stopping at the table outside the Trade Show/Networking Lounge. Pack a box for service men and women on active duty around the world.

Name Tags – We made it easy to locate program administrators (white), carriers (yellow), vendors (blue) and member prospects (red) by color coding the name tags.


8th Annual Charities Casino Night

York Programs has again teamed up with TMPAA Charities for a unique networking event at the Summit. Join us for an exciting evening of casino games, with Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, a complimentary bar and more cash prizes than ever before. Guests are welcome and non-casino games are available if you choose not to "gamble."

All proceeds support York Cares and TMPAA Charities.

When:  Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9-11:30 PM
Where:  Northern Sky Terrace at the Westin Kierland Resort
Cost:  $20 donation ($200 in “play money” chips)
Lisa Arguello,



Attendees: Summit App Available Now! 


Far more than an electronic attendees list and agenda - the 17th Annual Summit app provides access to the following:

  • Carrier Search Portal Access
  • Vendor Information
  • Trade Show Map
  • Activity Feed
  • Agenda
  • Attendees
  • Speakers
  • Info Booth
  • Venue Details
  • And more…

Search the app store for TMPAA or click here to download it using your device. Full log in details will be provided to registered attendees. For assistance with the app, please contact Sarah Ayars.

Mobile App sponsored by:




New Association Resource

The human element accounts for the majority of all cyber breaches.  A small investment in employee training can have a big impact on your company’s cyber readiness.  However, studies show that less than half of all companies have a formal cyber security training program in place. 

Target Markets has partnered with Insure Learn to provide association members with a best-in-class, comprehensive online cyber security awareness training program for their employees.  The program course curriculum includes 11 focused, bite-sized courses that range from 5 to 10 minutes seat time. CyberSecure will be available on a per user subscription model and includes management reporting, cyber alerts, and ongoing course updates.  A Simulated Phishing Platform will be added as a future enhancement along with recurrent testing.

TM Cyber Secure will be available January 2018. If you are interested in scheduling a personal demo at the Summit in Scottsdale, click here.



Special Summit Presentations


Steven DeCarlo

CEO, AmWINS Group, Inc.

Monday, October 16 | 4:00pm

M. Steven DeCarlo has served as CEO of AmWINS Group, Inc. and a member of the AmWINS board of directors since December 2000. DeCarlo began his career with Crum & Forster and later joined The London Agency (today part of Chubb) as its CFO. DeCarlo was a founding partner of Royal Specialty Underwriting, serving as executive VP and CFO officer and later becoming senior VP of Royal & SunAlliance USA. In 2009, DeCarlo received Ernst & Young LLC's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year® award in the Carolinas for the financial services category.

The Accelerating Change of the Insurance Landscape  

General Session | Oct. 18 | 8:00am

With the changing landscape of the insurance industry fueled by new technology, additional capital and the reimaged approaches to the customer, what are the near-term and long-term impacts to Program Administrators. Our panelists will provide insights into the evolution of the customer experience, life cycle management, claims administration and the technology impact of the value proposition for customers and distributors. Read more...


Read about the Association in
Rough Notes

2017 Rough Notes Supplement







NARS is a third party administrator that has specialized in programs for 21 years. We offer clients a nationwide presence, a proprietary and fully customizable claim system, high staff experience levels and sophisticated reporting and analytics. As a privately held company wholly owned by our senior management, we have autonomy and control over day to day decisions. NARS handles claims across all lines of business and a variety of industries. Through our people, technology and protocols, we are committed to providing the best claims management available. 

Contact:  Jamie Bernardo
SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
(321) 441-1336 

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



Registration Still Open

Target Markets is celebrating 16 years focused on Program Administration. Create opportunities to grow and improve your business by attending the 17th Annual Summit. Expect access to 60 program carriers including London Markets, premier vendor services, reinsurance support, program development and distribution resources, and networking opportunities with 800+ program professionals. Discover the Power and Potential of your Program Business.


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Meeting Sponsors

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Still Time to Register —

Networking Golf Tournament

Sunday, October 15 at 1:00pm

Unlike other golf events, pairings in this tournament are made to maximize the networking opportunities between carriers, program administrators and vendors. The tournament is designed for golfers of all skill (or lack thereof) levels. Participants must also be registered to attend the Summit. Plan to arrive early and meet your next program partner!

Click here to access the Networking Golf Registration.

Proceeds are the primary funding source for TMPAA Charities.

Main Tournament Sponsor:



New Members



GuideOne Insurance
Rick Cullen

Program Administrators 

Benchmark Management Group, Inc.
Shawn Makowski

Inter Insurance Agency
Timothy Derham

Thorson Specialty Insurance Services, Inc.
Stephen Greenfield


Criterion Claims Solutions
Dona Anderson

Gramercy Risk Management
David Mocklow

Paradigm Management Services
Carol DiPietro 





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