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TMCNet:  Target Markets Awards First CPL Designations

[November 12, 2012]

Target Markets Awards First CPL Designations

WILMINGTON, Del. --(Business Wire)--

The Target (News - Alert) Markets Program Administrator Association (TMPAA) announced today that it had awarded 9 of its members the first Certified Programs Leader (CPL) Designation during their 12th Annual Summit held October 29-31, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Recipients of the Designation completed and passed 12 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 further promote Best Practices in program administration, and recognize the specialized skill sets of Program Administrators," stated Jeremy Hitzig - TMPAA President. "The University was developed through the efforts of the TMPAA Board and committee of TMPAA members who served as advisors on course development."

CPL Designation recipients included Greg Thompson - THOMCO, Kim Ayala - Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Joseph Peloso, Penelope Thomas, Michael Bachman and Deborah Francis from Liberty International Underwriters, and Jeffrey Gauthier, Carolyn Miller, Julie Roberts from Great American Insurance Company.

Gre Thompson, Past President and University Dean discussed the merits of the CPL Designation, "The Association's Board is very excited to see the completion of our University culminating in awards for the first CPL Designations. The required university courses all deal with crucial aspects of successful program administration. The coursework is rigorous, but presented in a unique and engaging format by experts currently working in this industry segment. Our first 9 recipients demonstrated their mastery in these areas, and are also individuals who have a solid resume of work in programs. It was an honor to be associated with this effort and to award the designation to this group of Association Members."

Photograph of the 2012 Inaugural Class of CPL Designees is available on the Association website

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 and Distribution, Target Programs (online portal), Industry Studies and two annual Member Meetings.

Program Administrator / MGA's interested in learning more about the TMPAA, can visit the Association Website at or contact Ray Scotto - Executive Director - at (877) 347-5700 E-mail address:

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