WILMINGTON, Del., July 2, 2011 — President George W. Bush will address the Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) at its 11th Annual Summit this October in Scottsdale, AZ.

“We are tremendously excited to have President Bush coming to speak to our Association,” stated Jeremy Hitzig, TMPAA President.  “This President presided over some of the most challenging situations the United States has faced in its history.  Insights President Bush can share about leadership in difficult times will provide value that has direct application for the business leaders and entrepreneurs in our group.”

The keynote address by President Bush is sponsored by Zurich North America Commercial’s Programs and Direct Markets business unit, which is one of the largest writers of program insurance in the U.S., and a TMPAA insurance carrier member. “Programs continue to be a core business at Zurich,” said Craig Fundum, president of Programs and Direct Markets. “Target Markets’ role in promoting and improving program business is closely aligned with our own strategy in this segment of the insurance industry. Zurich is very excited to continue its strong support of Target Markets by helping to bring President George W. Bush to this important event.”

In addition to President Bush’s presentation, the TMPAA also plans to provide the results of its comprehensive program business study and have industry speaker, William R. Berkley, Chairman and CEO of W.R. Berkley Corporation, address the group about current industry trends and projections.

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 Annual Summit with keynote speaker, George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States and Founder, George W. Bush Foundation, and industry speaker, William R. Berkley is scheduled for October 24-26 in Scottsdale, AZ. ________________________________________

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: