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"Target Programs has been an effective marketing partner for ProHost for several years. The Target Programs website format makes it easy to update product information and keep the online content fresh. The rates offered by Target Programs in relation to the level of service provided make it an excellent buy for any program administrator that is looking to enhance its online marketing presence."

Thanks to the donations of our membership in 2011, TMPAA Charities was able to provide grants to four organizations submitted by a member of the Association:

  • St. Joseph's University Academy of Risk Management, Philadelphia, PA – $5,000
  • United Way Sage Community Scholar Program, Irvine, CA – $5,000
  • Communities in Schools, Jackson, FL – $4,000
  • ASCS Energy Park, Norwalk, CT – $4,000

TMPAA Charities also continues to support our U.S. Armed Services personnel with our "Packages from Home" initiative.

Click here to complete our "Request for Funding" application form if you would like to suggest an organization to support.

Ms. Strommen began her insurance career as a Policy Analyst at the Minnesota Department of Commerce in 1986. During her career at the Commerce Department she also served as Executive Director of the Minnesota Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association and the Minnesota PetroFund.

She joined ProHost USA, Inc. in 1990 as Vice President of Operations. ProHost is a national program administrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota specializing in restaurant insurance. In 1994, she joined the Board of Directors of ProHost and its parent company. In 2008, Ms. Strommen was named President of ProHost. She is a Charter Member of the Target Markets Program Administrators Association and was elected in 2011 to the TMPAA Board of Directors.

Ms. Strommen has authored articles about insuring restaurant exposures for various industry magazines including Risk & Insurance, Insurance Journal, Agent and Broker and Rough Notes. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Metropolitan State University.

John Colis is the President and CEO of Euclid Insurance Services, Inc. Euclid operates as a program administrator for specialty property casualty insurance programs as well as a general agency involved in the sales of various employee benefit products. In all cases, Euclid receives its business from insurance agencies and wholesale brokers. The firm does business in all fifty states and has 90 employees. Euclid was founded by Peter G. Colis in 1952 as a retail insurance agency. John joined his father after working in the reinsurance and program insurance business. Prior to joining Euclid, he spent time in London as a broker at Lloyds, at General Reinsurance Corporation and at Aon Risk Services. John is a two time graduate of Northwestern University having received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in 1979 and his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1983.

Chris is a principle shareholder and board of director for Gowrie Holdings, Inc. which primarily owns two entities; Maritime Program Group, a Program Administrator and Gowrie Group, a retail insurance brokerage.  Chris serves as President of Maritime Program Group and Executive Vice President and Secretary of Gowrie Group.  The combined entities employ in excess of 140 staff with revenues in excess of $20MM.

Chris began his insurance career as an intern for Maritime General Agency (MGA) in 1995 while studying for his Bachelor degree at Saint Joseph’s College in NY.  As a lifelong boater the marine insurance industry quickly took hold of Chris’s career interest and he dedicated his post-college efforts toward developing and expanding the MGA.  Chris took over as General Manager in 1997, moved the operations up to the current headquarters in Connecticut and now operates as President of the rebranded organization now known as Maritime Program Group.  Maritime Program Group (MPG) is a Program Administrator providing a full range of marine insurance products and underwriting services to its broker network throughout the Unites States. MPG specializes in protecting all types of marine-related assets across every category of marine risk; Recreational Marine, Inland Marine, and Ocean Marine. Through its Private Client Services the company serves the individual insurance needs of high net worth clients.

In 2003 Chris led the founding of a growing direct bill services company called Bill it Now.  Bill it Now provides direct bill services for Carriers, Captives, TPA’s and Program Administrators.  Under his guidance the company will grow to administer in excess of one billion in annual premiums by 2015.

Chris is an active member and serves on the Producer Council for the American Institute of Marine Underwriters.  Additionally he has served on the Executive Committee for the Independent Insurance Agents Association of CT, was Chairman of the Young Agents Committee for several years and teaches several continuing education classes about Marine Insurance throughout the country.

Glenn W. Clark, CPCU is the owner and president of Rockwood Programs, a specialized insurance agency based in Wilmington, DE. Rockwood serves as the administrator of several nationwide management liability programs, including P&C, Life Agents Errors & Omissions, Medical Malpractice, and other Professional Liability lines through a subsidiary named Fox Point Programs. Mr. Clark was the first employee of Rockwood when it was launched in July 1996. In 2001, Glenn and a small group of Program Administrators, Carriers and Vendor partners founded a new association called Target Markets.

From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Clark was President of Morefar Marketing, Inc, an AIG subsidiary which provides business insurance programs to affinity groups. From 1990-1993 Mr. Clark was President of UNAT Direct in Paris, an AIG subsidiary that markets insurance and financial services to consumers in a number of European countries. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Marketing and Administration at AIG Marketing, Inc.

Mr. Clark is a recognized expert in insurance product distribution and direct response marketing techniques. He has given numerous seminars and written articles for national trade publications. Mr. Clark has a BA degree from East Stroudsburg University. He earned his CPCU designation in 1983.

Mr. Seifert has been in the insurance industry for more than 30 years, starting as an underwriter with the Reliance Insurance Company in 1979. Mr. Seifert has also served as the Vice President for a retail insurance agency and built a specialty insurance consulting practice in 1989, Professional Insurance Purchase. In 1994 he founded and was President and CEO of Lighthouse Underwriters, which he subsequently sold in 2006 to US Risk based in Dallas, Texas. Following the sale, he moved to Dallas and spent four years as President of US Risk Underwriters and CUO of US Risk Group. Art moved to Bunker Hill Underwriters Agency in 2009 to be CEO. Currently Art is President of Glatfelter Program Managers in York, PA.

A graduate of Colgate University with a concentration in Philosophy, Art has earned the CPCU, CIC and RPLU designations. Art has been published in Rough Notes, Agent and Brokers, National Underwriter, Assisted Living Today, Inventor's Digest, The Washington Journal and other publications. He is a current Director of the Target Markets Program Administrators Association and has also served as its President.

Greg Thompson, CPCU, ARM, CPL graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a liberal arts degree in 1973 and obtained an MBA at the University of Virginia's Darden School in 1975. Greg served on the faculty of the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France for several years before joining Marsh & McLennan in New York in their Multi-national Services Division. In 1979, Greg and his father, Roy Thompson, jointly founded Thompson Insurance Enterprises, Inc. (THOMCO) headquartered in Atlanta.

Over a period of 30+ years, Greg built THOMCO from a fledgling wholesale insurance operation to a Program Administrator writing $170,000,000 in annual premium involving over 15 national programs. Greg is also a former President and current Board member of the TMPAA, as well as Dean of Target University.

On January 1, 2012, THOMCO was sold to the Markel Insurance Company and in November, 2012, Greg was promoted to President of Markel Specialty. Effective April 2015, Greg has moved on to a part-time position with Markel as Senior Managing Executive focused on Program business.

Greg has earned the CPCU, ARM and CPL designations and has been the author of numerous articles in a variety of industry publications including Agent and Broker, Rough Notes, National Underwriter and Insurance Journal.

David Springer has been President of NIP Programs, a national leader in Program Administration, since 2005. Since taking over NIP Programs, Mr. Springer has driven, through growth and discipline, the business into a world class program administrator. With a focus on developing leading edge business processes that are scalable to support growth, Mr. Springer has made dramatic improvements in efficiency and the service that NIP Programs provides to all of its customers, from carriers to brokers to insureds. Over that time, NIP Programs has also grown its program offerings from one active program to twelve, with several more in development.

The high standards of his operation were recognized in 2007 when NIP Programs was awarded the prestigious Best Practices Designation from the Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA). Evaluation for TMPAA's Best Practices Designation involves a rigorous and complete third party review of the business operations of nominees, and recognizes those that are best of breed operations.

Mr. Springer's insurance career spans over 20 years. Prior to joining NIP Programs he held senior executive positions with profit and loss responsibility at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., Prudential Insurance Company and Small Business Underwriters, Inc. Mr. Springer has a long track record of profitability managing property, casualty and benefit insurance underwriting operations. Earlier in his Prudential Insurance Company career he was an operations and systems consultant. Mr. Springer is a member of several industry associations and was elected in 2007 to the Board of Directors of the Target Markets Program Administrators Association. Mr. Springer graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in Arts & Science.

The Distinguished Programs Group ("DP"), is a New York-based program administrator specializing in the real estate industry. DP's operating units include ReSource Pro, a back-office support and remote staffing operation in Qingdao, China and Saranac Insurance Company, a Barbados-based captive.

Mr. Hitzig began his insurance career in 1995 as a principal at Capital Risk Strategies where he focused on emerging risk transfer tools including catastrophe bonds and other blended capital markets/insurance products. He joined DP in 1997 and held a number of executive positions before being named CEO in 2006.

In addition to being a director of DP, he is a member of the board of Target Markets and Accord Financial Corp. (2005-08), a publicly traded financial services company. DP is a founding member of Target Markets and a recipient of the Best Practices designation. In 2007, Inc. Magazine named DP as one of America's Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies and the IAOP and Fortune Magazine recognized ReSource Pro as a "rising star" and one of the Top 100 Global Outsourcing Companies.

Mr. Hitzig is a graduate of McGill University and received his MBA from Columbia Business School in New York. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designations. He has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2006.

Sarah Ayars is responsible for carrying out Target Programs initiatives including electronic marketing, Outlet Center design, website demonstrations and member support. Sarah joined the Target Markets staff in June 2010. Previously, she was Communications Coordinator for Performance Marketing where she implemented marketing strategies for clients in a wide range of industries. She has a bachelor's degree in Advertising/Public Relations from The Pennsylvania State University.

Prior to becoming a member of the Target Markets team, Monica worked the health and life arena through Aflac, and provided internet sales marketing at She has held multiple positions in administration/sales throughout her career. Monica is currently responsible for enhancing the Association's Program Administrator membership base. She holds a bachelor degree in Marketing/Public Relations from Syracuse University.