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About TPA

WHAT IS tpa?

Travelers Protective Association

TPA has a rich history of helping communities through travel safety issues, child safety programs and various community service projects. These activities are supported through the volunteer efforts of our members as well as through joint participation of other organizations.

Before becoming TPA, and beginning in 1882, a small group of traveling men happened to meet in a Chicago hotel and struck up a conversation about the issues that confronted the traveling salesmen. Recognizing the importance of cooperation to solve their issues, these men go on to invite other salesmen and formed “The Traveling Men’s Club” which would go on to become “The Traveler’s Protective Association of the United States”. It was in 1890 that several members decided to add accident insurance to their offerings. By 1934, eligibility for membership broadened to include all persons who qualified as preferred risks, not just salesmen and managers. In 1993, for the first time, women could join TPA.

In addition to providing exclusive insurance and other benefits to now over 12,000 members, TPA provides programming through 116 posts across the nation. These post locations promote the betterment of families and communities through child safety initiatives, community service projects and personal development opportunities.

As a volunteer driven organization, TPA allows our members to direct and prioritize the goals and programs of TPA. TPA is governed by a Board of Directors and meets quarterly in locations around the country, while individual posts (chapters) host meetings and events monthly.

TPA consists of Divisions (States), each composted of Posts (chapters) in various cities, with National Headquarters in St. Charles, Missouri.

The Association is licensed in 29 states with 151 Posts in the principal cities of these states. Over 17,000 people have been members for 25 years or longer, and over 1,500 are 50-year members.

Our members enjoy not only peace of mind with supplemental insurance but also the satisfaction of giving back to their communities. Join our family of travelers and changemakers today.

Discover the perks of TPA membership today. Plus, your membership supports vital initiatives like our child safety programs and hearing health awareness. Join us and be part of something meaningful.

LEADERSHIP

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Robert Brown
South Carolina State Secretary
Robert-Schapp
Robert L. Schapp, Jr.
Chief Administrative Officer, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, Utah, Washington and West Virginia State Secretary
John-C
John Chmielewski
Board of Directors
Ed-M
Ed Miller
Board of Directors
Dennis-ONeil-Missouri
Dennis O'Neil
Missouri State Secretary
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Tom Gatti
Marketing
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Wayne Warnecke
Wisconsin State Secretary
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Brad Cunningham
Board of Directors
Dean-Costello
Dean Costello
Board of Directors
Kay-Aycock-picture
Kay Aycock
Board of Directors
Thomas-E.-Tom-Davis
Thomas E. 'Tom' Davis
Board of Directors
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Raj Singh
Physician
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Joel Lederman
President
Julie-Kupper-Texas-1
Julie Kupper
Vice President and Texas State Secretary
AlMooreJr
Alfred J. Moore, Jr.
Board of Directors and Louisiana State Secretary
Carol-Ruffner
Carol Ruffner
Pennsylvania State Secretary
Donna-Badgley
Donna Badgley
Finance and Compliance Administrator
Doug-Johnson
Douglas Johnson
Operations Manager
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Vacant
Administrative Assistant
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A. Daniel Harman
Tennessee State Secretary
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Position Open
Virginia State Secretary
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Rollin ‘Bill’ Mills
Board of Directors
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Ronald H. Bedard
Rhode Island State Secretary
Fred-Berry
Robert 'Fred' Berry
Oklahoma State Secretary
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L. Bailey Bledsoe
North Carolina State Secretary
David-Steffen
David Steffen
Nebraska State Secretary
Mark-Cassis
Mark J. Cassis
Michigan State Secretary
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Position Open
Maryland State Secretary
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Boyce W. Hager
Kentucky State Secretary
Steve-Sternberger-Indiana-e1460577488565
Steven R. Sternberger
Indiana State Secretary
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Dixie Burdett
Illinois State Secretary
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Rocco D. Astuno, Jr.
Colorado State Secretary
Robert-Schapp
Robert L. Schapp, Jr.
Chief Administrative Officer, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, Utah, Washington and West Virginia State Secretary
John-C
John Chmielewski
Board of Directors
Ed-M
Ed Miller
Board of Directors
tom-gatti
Tom Gatti
Marketing
Brad-Cunningham-picture-scaled
Brad Cunningham
Board of Directors
Dean-Costello
Dean Costello
Board of Directors
Kay-Aycock-picture
Kay Aycock
Board of Directors
Thomas-E.-Tom-Davis
Thomas E. 'Tom' Davis
Board of Directors
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Raj Singh
Physician
Joel-Lederman-2
Joel Lederman
President
Julie-Kupper-Texas-1
Julie Kupper
Vice President and Texas State Secretary
AlMooreJr
Alfred J. Moore, Jr.
Board of Directors and Louisiana State Secretary
Donna-Badgley
Donna Badgley
Finance and Compliance Administrator
Doug-Johnson
Douglas Johnson
Operations Manager
team_default
Vacant
Administrative Assistant
Bill-Mills-South-Carolina-e1460577278511
Rollin ‘Bill’ Mills
Board of Directors
Robert-Brown
Robert Brown
South Carolina State Secretary
Robert-Schapp
Robert L. Schapp, Jr.
Chief Administrative Officer, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, Utah, Washington and West Virginia State Secretary
Dennis-ONeil-Missouri
Dennis O'Neil
Missouri State Secretary
Wayne-Warnecke-2
Wayne Warnecke
Wisconsin State Secretary
Julie-Kupper-Texas-1
Julie Kupper
Vice President and Texas State Secretary
AlMooreJr
Alfred J. Moore, Jr.
Board of Directors and Louisiana State Secretary
Carol-Ruffner
Carol Ruffner
Pennsylvania State Secretary
A.-Daniel-Harman-Tennessee-2
A. Daniel Harman
Tennessee State Secretary
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Position Open
Virginia State Secretary
Ron-Bedard-Rhode-Island-e1460577471364
Ronald H. Bedard
Rhode Island State Secretary
Fred-Berry
Robert 'Fred' Berry
Oklahoma State Secretary
L.-Bailey-Bledsoe-North-Carolina-2
L. Bailey Bledsoe
North Carolina State Secretary
David-Steffen
David Steffen
Nebraska State Secretary
Mark-Cassis
Mark J. Cassis
Michigan State Secretary
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Position Open
Maryland State Secretary
Boyce-Hager-Kentucky-e1460577343343
Boyce W. Hager
Kentucky State Secretary
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Steven R. Sternberger
Indiana State Secretary
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Dixie Burdett
Illinois State Secretary
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Rocco D. Astuno, Jr.
Colorado State Secretary
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Malina & Her Mom
Recipient of Scholarship Grant

“We’re really grateful for the grant program that was able to help us get the hearing aids for Malina. Without that help there would have been the stress of debt or not being able to provide for her to get those hearing aids.

Her hearing aids and the technology that is connected to them has really helped her to be able to navigate the world we’re in and we’re just grateful for the support and the option and the availability of a grant that could help us in this time of our need. “

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Cole
Recipient of Scholarship Grant

“I’m going to regular school and I get to play sports with my friends… Thank you again for helping me do the things most 10 year olds take for granted.”

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Lily
Recipient of Scholarship Grant

“I received my first scholarship from TPA at the end of my second year [at Central Institute for the Deaf]. This was such a blessing for me and my family. It helped cover the cost of tuition… Thank you so much for the generosity and kindness. My family can’t thank you enough. “