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September 19, 2018 - Wholesale insurance services firm, Midlands Management Corp., headquartered in Oklahoma City, appointed Mark Sullivan as leader of its Transportation team. He is based in Dallas.

September 19, 2018 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Allianz have announced that the insurer will join the Worldwide Olympic Partner Program in 2021.

National wholesale insurance broker and managing general agent Worldwide Facilities has announced a proposed acquisition of Texas-based McClelland and Hine/McClelland & Hine Trucking Underwriters (MHI), an MGA and broker. The companies plan on completing the transaction within the coming 30 days.

New Jersey, USA, 18 September, 2018: USA-based specialist managing general agent (MGA) Zodiac Insurance Services, Inc. (Zodiac) today announces that independent Lloyd’s broker AFL Insurance Brokers Ltd (AFL) has acquired a majority stake in Zodiac for an undisclosed sum.

September 12, 2018 - XL Catlin’s insurance operations have announced the launch of insurance products designed to provide coverage to companies in the media and entertainment industry.

Rooms reserved for Target Markets members in the Westin Kierland Resort (event hotel) may be sold out. Click here to check availability.

If interested, you may add your name to our "wait list" at the Westin. We are frequently able to move attendees into the room block from this list. Email Susanne Braconnier, Director of Convention Services, with your arrival and departure dates. You will receive a confirmation email that you are on the wait list.

Please Note: For the Westin Kierland, two night fee required for room cancellation received after October 5. Call (480) 624-1000 to check on your reservation at the Westin.


Other Area Hotels

Hampton Inn and Suites
16620 N Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Less than one mile from our event and has a shuttle to the Westin Kierland. Call (480) 348-9280.

The Sleep Inn
16630 N Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Less than one mile from our event and has a shuttle to the Westin Kierland.
Call (602) 320-9378 for reservations.

Marriott Courtyard/Springhill Suites Combo
Call (480) 419-3468 or (480) 538-2412 for reservations.


Nearest Resort Hotels

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(800) 344-4758

JW Marriot Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(800) 582-2169



September 2018

Summit Workshops & Presentations

Click the calendar icons to add to your Summit schedule.

_____ MONDAY _____

  Building a High Performance Culture
Industry Speaker: Patrick G. Ryan

_____ TUESDAY _____

Lloyd's Open House 
The Impact of Data on Program Submissions

_____ WEDNESDAY _____

The Evolution of Program Distribution 
Launching a Lloyd’s Program 
Best Practice Guidelines for your Agency Self-Audit 

View full workshop details



Apply for a London Learning Experience

DEADLINE: September 21

6th Annual Tysers Trophy to be
awarded at TMPAA Summit

Tysers, working with the TMPAA, is proud to sponsor the 6th Annual “Targeting Talent Trophy” which looks to provide a selected individual, from a Program Administrator member of the Association, the opportunity to travel to London for a 10 day educational assignment during the spring of 2019.

The selected applicant will leave London with a comprehensive understanding of how Program Business is transacted in the London market, spending time with the Tysers’ broking team and various Lloyd’s syndicates. There will be a focus on all aspects of transacting Program Business in London from client introduction through placement to accounting and claims. 

Click here for more information and application.



  TMPAA Charities Networking Golf Tournament 

Sunday, October 21 at 1:00pm

Unlike other golf events, pairings in this tournament are made to maximize the networking opportunities among carriers, program administrators and service providers. Participants must also be registered to attend the Summit. 

Click here to access the Networking Golf Registration.  

Proceeds are the primary funding source for TMPAA Charities.

Golf sponsorships also support TMPAA Charities. Consider sponsoring a golf hole. Contact Ray Scotto for more information. 

Main Tournament Sponsor:



9th 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 cash prizes! Guests are welcome and non-casino games are available if you choose not to "gamble." All proceeds support York Cares and TMPAA Charities.


When:  October 23, 9-11:30 PM 
Where:  Northern Sky Terrace at the Westin Kierland Resort 
Cost:  $20 donation ($200 in “play money” chips)
RSVP:  Lisa Arguello,



Program business professionals are meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, October 22-24. Position yourself to grow and improve your business by attending the 18th Annual Summit, providing access to 60+ program carriers, elite service providers, the London Markets, reinsurance support, program development and distribution resources and a myriad of networking opportunities.

Keynote Speaker: Jack Nicklaus




Service Provider Tours

Learn more about TMPAA service provider members at the 18th Annual Summit. Service Provider Tours will take place on Tuesday, October 23 and feature Outsourcing and Actuarial service providers.

Actuarial Services - 2:00pm

  • Actuarial Advantage, Inc.
  • Martin & Company
  • Merlinos & Associates, Inc.
  • MFXchange US, Inc.
  • Perr & Knight

Outsourcing - 3:00pm

  • Bill It Now
  • Cox & Smith
  • Patra Corporation
  • ReSource Pro
  • Supportive Insurance Services
  • Vantage Agora

Contact us today to participate in one, or both, tours. Tours begin inside main entrance to Trade Show. 



  Past Women's Networking Group Lunch Speaker to Visit Summit 

Michelle LeClair will be attending the Summit and signing copies of her new book, Perfectly Clear. Look for more information and location details at the meeting.



IVANS Insurance Solutions

Strengthen agency 
relationships with IVANS

A top factor for agents when selecting new Program Administrators is ease of doing business. IVANS enables you to automate the exchange of policy information directly from your system into agencies’ management systems via eDocs and Messages. This type of download provides agents with fast and easy access to critical client information, including Dec pages, cancellation notices, reinstatements, and payment information. Better support your agency partners with eDocs and Messages.

Contact:  Jimmy Squires

We will spotlight your company on request. Please email us 


New Members


Accredited Surety and Casualty Company
Todd M. Campbell

Dale Syndicate Services Limited
Tom Phillipson
+44 2033071442

MS Amlin
Richard Ohlson
020 7746 1800

Program Administrators 

American Hole ‘n One
Mark Kissick

Gate Eleven Solutions, Inc.
Eric D. Reininger

Insurance Specialty Group, LLC
Bruce Harrell

International Transportation & Marine Agency, Inc.
Johan Slabbert

Murray Securus
Patrick Dixon

Harris Tsangaris 

Proper Insurance Services LLC
Mike Zimmerman

SpecialtyComp Insurance Solutions
Jay Chase



Member News

Connecticut’s Business Risk Partners Appoints Lacey as Principal Underwriter

Markel Specialty Names Bobbie Condell as Director of Program Underwriting

Brownyard Group Launches New User-Friendly Website

Athens Administrators Acquires San Antonio’s 1-2-1 Claims

Frank Winston Crum Insurance Selects Instec for Underwriting, Policy, and Billing Systems

Arch Insurance Names Valerie Turpin EVP and Head of U.S. Property

Atlas General Insurance Services Launches Workers’ Compensation Program for the Cannabis Industry

Trinity Underwriting Managers Adds Kirchen as Underwriter in Georgia Office

Arch Insurance promotes Mark Lange to EVP, Strategy and Distribution for Arch Insurance North America

Argo Names Duncan to Lead U.S. Specialty Programs

AAIS Collaborates with IBM to Transform Insurance Regulatory Reporting Using Blockchain

Tangram Insurance Services Featured in ‘Top Insurance Workplaces’ Report

Eleven Associates Earn New Designations at Glatfelter Insurance Group

Read more stories and submit your news today!


September 7, 2018 - Business Risk Partners (BRP), a Windsor, Conn.-based specialty insurance program administrator, has appointed Brad Lacey as a principal underwriter focused on management and professional liability products.

September 7, 2018 – Markel Specialty, a division of Markel Corporation, announced today that Bobbie Condell has joined Markel Programs as Director of Program Underwriting.

Bay Shore, N.Y.—September 6, 2018—Brownyard Group, a program administrator providing specialized insurance coverage for select industries, today announced the launch of their revamped website designed to improve user experience and information flow.

September 5, 2018 - Athens Administrators, a provider of third-party claims administration services, has acquired San Antonio, Texas-based 1-2-1 Claims Inc.

Naperville, IL – September 5, 2018 – Instec, the market leader in insurance software for commercial program and specialty writers, announced today that Frank Winston Crum Insurance (FWCI), through its MGA FrankCrum General Agency, has selected Instec’s cloud-based Instec Underwriting, Instec Policy, and Instec Billing systems.