Items filtered by date: November 2017

July 12, 2018 - Markel Corporation has announced changes to its executive leadership structure. Robert Cox will join the company in the newly created role of president and chief operating officer of insurance operations.

July 11, 2018 - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s subsidiary, Gallagher Bassett Services Inc., has acquired Pennington, N.J.-based WCD Group LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

July 11, 2018 - Alliant has hired Philip Dunn as senior vice president based in the company’s Wayne, Penn., office.

July 11, 2018  - Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has named Diane Link as head of Excess and Surplus (E&S) Casualty for North America.

July 10, 2018 - Tokio Marine Kiln has bought the remaining 51 percent share in Irvine, Calif.-based WNC Holdings.

July 10, 2018 - Alliant Insurance Services has acquired the Austin, Texas-based employee benefits and risk management consulting firm, CLS Partners. The Austin-based firm brings a team of more than 50 professionals to Alliant, bolstering the firm’s presence in the state and continuing its national expansion.

July 10, 2018 - Everest Insurance has appointed Chris Donlan to lead the Everest Insurance marketing & distribution efforts for the Southeast region. He will be based in the company’s Atlanta office.


July 2018


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 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

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


Main Tournament Sponsor:



Apply for a London Learning Experience

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.



Meet the TMPAA Advisory Board

The TMPAA is interested in having the Association’s Advisory Board populated with seasoned program administrators that can help formulate strategy supporting our goal of providing program business professionals with tangible resources, opportunities to transact business and network
with their peers. 
In order to maintain this level of expertise in the group, a pool of candidates is maintained by the Board Nomination Committee so positions can be filled when vacancies occur. 

Click hereto see our current Advisory Board Members.

Click here if you are interested in discussing Advisory Board Membership.



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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


Select your table today!



Print and Digital Marketing Opportunity

Reserve your space before July 30!

Rough Notes is once again dedicating a special section within their September issue exclusively to Target Markets members. Your participation in the 2018 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. 




Outline Insurance Services

Outline is Software built for the modern E&S Insurance Market.  Brokers can stop re-keying data-- simply upload your submission to Outline and let our powerful tools take it to the Underwriter. The Underwriter will receive the risk’s information augmented and validated against key data sources. Underwriters can quickly triage submissions by customizing their workspace based off of their underwriting appetite. Outline is working to increase efficiency for Specialty Brokers and Underwriters.

Contact: Tricia McQuown 

We will spotlight your company on request. Please email us





WTH is Blockchain?


In more and more conversations, folks are talking about blockchain. In the news, states are introducing blockchain bills for government data and regulatory services. Some experts have already declared that blockchain will be more important than the Internet to business. What does this all mean for Program Administrators? Where do you start? Should you be scared or excited? Begin to make sense of it and learn how to pursue your next steps in taking advantage of this increasingly proven technology and a business case that will become the new normal.  Listen now!


New Members


Program Administrators 


Deans & Homer
Tia McClure

Mitchell & Mitchell
Gary Mitchell

New Heights Insurance Solutions
Megan Rose

Watson Insurance Agency
Rob Watson


Service Provider


MFXchange US, Inc.
Jack Ramezzana Jr.


Member News

Validus Appoints Executive

Industry Experts Decode Emerging Insurance Trends at Instec Client Forum

Maureen Dyson to Lead Charity First Insurance Services

AIG names Chief Underwriting Officer for North American Property

AAIS Makes Several Key Leadership Appointments

Distinguished Programs Adds Expertise with Two New Hires

Pioneer Programs Hires Mary Wiseley to Lead Specialty Contractors Division

Thorn Valley Introduces New President, Mark Aussicker, and Insights Into 2018

Johnson & Johnson Launches Flood Program On Appulate

Specialty Underwriter, Orchid Underwriters, Expands Into Eight New States

AmTrust Names Chief Underwriting Officer

Read more stories and submit your news today!


July 5, 2018 - Brit Ltd. (Brit) has appointed Mark Richards as senior vice president, General Liability for Brit Global Specialty USA (BGSU). Based in Chicago, Richards will report to Doug Trainor, executive vice president, Casualty.

July 3, 2018 - Dallas-based Hotchkiss Insurance Programs, a privately held managing general insurance agency, is changing its name to Catapult Insurance Solutions. The name change reflects the organization’s expertise in launching and maintaining successful programs as well as its independent standing.

June 28, 2018 - Validus Specialty Underwriting Services Inc. has named Bob Eells to be senior vice president and chief operating officer of Validus Specialty, Western World Insurance Group and Crop Risk Services, the insurer said in a statement Thursday.