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June 2017 


17th Annual Summit


Keynote Speaker
Captain Mark Kelly
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.

Become a TMPAA Best Practice Agency

A core element of the Association’s mission is to promote excellence in Program Administration. Visit the Best Practice page of the TMPAA website to watch a short video and learn how you can gain recognition as a best-in-class operation at the 17th Annual Summit.


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 2017 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.




Member News

K&K Insurance Gets a Day Named After It

80% Of All Independent Retail Agencies Now Use Appulate To Quote

Venture Programs Welcomes Diane Baker as Regional Underwriter

Liberty Mutual Completes Ironshore Acquisition; Will Use Ironshore Brand for U.S. Specialty Business

New York’s Brady Risk Management Names Harris to Brady Risk Program Managers


Read more stories and submit your news today!


The State of Program Business Study is Coming

Look for an email with a link to participate this month!

The objective of this research is to provide the program industry with data that documents trends in the size and dynamics of the program business market, along with valuable benchmarking information to assist with your future program business planning. Results will be available to TMPAA members and presented at the Summit in October. Survey responses are strictly confidential and viewable only to Advisen acting as a contractor for the Association. Our goal is 100% member participation.



 ProHost, Ascinsure Recognized for Best Practice Achievements

Target Markets awarded ProHost USA the Association’s Best Practice Designation at the Mid-Year Meeting in Arlington, VA in May. Ascinsure Specialty Risk was also recognized for completing their second Best Practice Recertification, required every three years to maintain the integrity of the Designation. Click here to read full story. 



Seven Awarded CPL Designations

Target Markets recognized seven members for attaining the Certified Programs Leader (CPL) Designation during the 2017 Mid-Year Meeting in Arlington, VA.

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

CPL Designation recipients included David Harnois, Poonam Kapoor, Kathleen Luther, Bonnie Muir, Joshua Cipri, Mark Steen and Moira Price.

Learn more about Target University and the CPL Designation.



Xceedance offers managed services and technology solutions to the insurance industry. Our services provide support across the insurance lifecycle, including:

  • Underwriting
  • Policy Service
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Actuarial Services
  • Analytics and Data Sciences
  • CAT Modeling
  • Reporting and Business
  • Intelligence

An industry-focused consultancy, Xceedance partners with insurance organizations and program managers to drive operations, enable process optimization, implement analytics, launch new products and enter new markets


Contact:  George Freimarck

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2017 Mid-Year Meeting


The 2017 Mid-Year Meeting provided attendees unique access to decision makers in program administration. More than 600 program business professionals attended the event that featured insights on specialization from author Malcolm Gladwell, a panel of program experts discussing cyber liability, and a Town Hall presentation on lessons learned and other program-related issues. 

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


Key Meeting Sponsors

  • Zurich
  • QBE
  • Wilson Elser
  • Munich Re
  • York Programs
  • Tysers
  • AIG Programs
  • Hudson Insurance
  • NetRate Systems
  • Breckenridge Insurance Group
  • BMS Re US
  • NARS
  • Mystic Capital
  • Berkley
  • Allianz

Click here for all the 2017 Mid-Year Meeting sponsors.



Meeting Videos

Check out the interviews conducted by AM Best TV at the Mid-Year Meeting. Access all the video clips here.



Packages from Home 


Thanks to all the attendees who assisted in the TMPAA Charities "Packages from Home" effort during the 2017 Mid-Year Meeting. One hundred care packages were delivered to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for injured service men and women headed to the facility. Special thanks to our "Packages from Home" staff, Tom Goehler, Kathy McCarron and Bill Kronenberg.




CNA Financial Corporation
Mary Schwartz

Protective Insurance Company
Jeff Hunt

Program Administrators

Ascendant Business Insurance Solutions, LLC
Annette Alvarez

Lovitt & Touche, Inc.
Charles Touche


Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P.
John Butler