Target Markets Awards CPL Designations

Wilmington, DE — The Target Markets Program Administrator Association (TMPAA) announced today that it awarded five of its members the Certified Programs Leader (CPL) Designation during their 2013 TMPAA Mid Year Meeting in Baltimore 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 further promote Best Practices in program administration, and recognize the specialized skill sets of Program Administrators,” stated David Springer, 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 Dan Schoenfeld, Clarion Associates, Inc.; Tina Brizuela, Liberty International Underwriters; Frank Noyes, Markel Programs; Brian Kenny and David Beighley, Zurich.

“The required university courses all deal with crucial aspects of successful program administration,” indicated Greg Thompson, TMPAA Past President and University Dean. “The coursework is rigorous, but presented in a unique and engaging format by experts currently working in this industry segment. All of our CPL Designation recipients demonstrated their mastery in these areas, and are also individuals who have a solid resume of work in programs. It is always an honor to be associated with this effort and to see the designation awarded to our Association Members.”

A photograph of the Spring 2013 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.

The Association’s recent Mid Year Meeting was held in Baltimore, MD, May 6-9. Complete details of this event are now on the TMPAA website. The 13th Annual TMPAA Summit is scheduled for October 21-23 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Program Administrators / MGA’s interested in learning more about the TMPAA and the CPL Designation can visit the Association website at, or contact Ray Scotto, Executive Director, at (877) 347-5700 or

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