Wilmington, DE (October 28, 2013)—The Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) awarded 28 of its members the Certified Programs Leader (CPL) Designation during their 13th Annual Summit in Scottsdale, AZ last week.
Recipients of the CPL Designation completed and passed required Target University courses, and met program and industry experience expectations set out by the Association. “The mission of Target University and the CPL Designation is to promote best practices in program administration, and recognize the specialized skill sets of program administrators,” stated David Springer, TMPAA President. “We are very happy that the Designation has been embraced by our members. The large number of CPLs awarded at our Summit speaks to its value.”
CPL Designation recipients included Debra Anglin, Markel; Domenic Antinucci, Liberty International Underwriters; Eric Arthur and Katie Stephens, Fulcrum Programs; Adam Besnard, Besnard & Associates Insurance; Sim Bridges, Chuck Bushong and Faye Leto, Coastal Insurance Underwriters; Jeremy Bryant, Allegiant Programs Group; Bonnie Coverstone, Brieanna Leaken and Jeremiah O'Donovan, O'Donovan & Associates, Inc.; Susan DeCarlo, James Flynn, Erin McBride, Brian Parks and Michael Thabet, Distinguished Programs Group; Laura Gaffney, Liberty Mutual Commercial Insurance Programs; Christopher Fell, K & B Underwriters; Jim O'Connell, B&B Programs; Michael Oliver, Axis Insurance; Dan Rieden, Platinum Program Managers & Ins. Services; John Solari, Glatfelter Insurance Group; Heidi Strommen, ProHost USA; Lisa Tancioco, Blue River Underwriters; William Thompson, National Specialty Underwriters; Alek Turko, 5 Star Specialty Programs and Steve Zastrow, ARA Insurance.
“My involvement with the University and the CPL Designation continues to be a great honor,” indicated Greg Thompson, TMPAA Past President and University Dean. “All of our CPL recipients demonstrated their mastery in crucial aspects of successful program administration and have a solid resume of work in programs. I am proud to be associated with them all.”
The Target Markets Program Administrators Association is an organization dedicated to the unique challenges of insurance program administration. The TMPAA’s mission is to help Program Administrators conduct their business more efficiently, with greater proficiency and profitability. The organization provides its membership with an array of business and educational services including access to program carrier decision makers, Best Practice information and recognition, Target University, program marketing, Target Programs (online portal), Industry studies and two annual member meetings.
The Association’s recent Summit was held in Scottsdale, AZ, October 21-23. The 2014 Mid Year Meeting is scheduled for May 12-14 in Baltimore, MD.