"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams
Rocco D. Astuno, Jr.
Colorado State Secretary
3154 Routt St.
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-232-4760 tpacodiv@gmail.com
Donna Badgley
Finance and Compliance Administrator
2041 Exchange Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303
636-724-2227 support@tpahq.org
Marlene D. Beaver
Ohio State Secretary
6418 Melshore Dr.
Mentor, OH 44060
440-497-8426 tpaohdiv@gmail.com
Ronald H. Bedard
Rhode Island State Secretary
10 Laramee Ave.
West Warwick, RI 02893
401-821-9286 tparidiv@gmail.com

Ron chairs the State Executive Advisory Team (SEAT) Committee.

L. Bailey Bledsoe
Vice President and North Carolina State Secretary
2919 Baltic Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27406
336-378-1383 tpancdiv@gmail.com

Bailey Bledsoe is Vice President of the Board of Directors, as well as the State Secretary for North Carolina, and is assigned to the Minnesota, Illinois, and North Carolina Divisions. He serves as ex-officio on Convention Review Committee, Finance Committee, Fraternalist of the Year Committee, Membership Committee, TPA Merit Award Committee, and the Special Projects Committee.

Trent Bruce
California State Secretary
8645 Hervey St. Apt. 2
Los Angeles, CA 90034-2561
573-690-6566 tpacadiv.gmail.com

Trent currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also likes to travel and when seeing a new city he has to check out the local breweries. For over 5 years Trent has worked in the beer industry and currently works for Three Weavers Brewing Company in Inglewood, CA. When he isn’t working at the brewery he enjoys performing comedy, seeing live shows and spending quality time with loved ones. He graduated from Anderson University in 2012 with a BA in Marketing.

Dixie Burdett
Illinois State Secretary
418 Phil Gould Dr.
Hanna City, IL 61536
309-565-7778 tpaildiv@yahoo.com
Suzanne Bursh
Minnesota State Secretary
8048 Ithaca Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55311
763-533-1663 tpamndiv@gmail.com
Mark J. Cassis
Michigan State Secretary
236 Stevens St. SW.
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-677-1436 tpamidiv@gmail.com
Donald L. Duke
Iowa State Secretary
1030 Erickson Ln.
Burlington, IA 52601
319-752-7692 tpaiadiv@gmail.com
Boyce W. Hager
Kentucky State Secretary
P. O. Box 65
Cecilia, KY 42724
270-304-9350 tpakydiv@gmail.com

I have been a member of TPA for 50 years as of May 15, 2015. In my free time I enjoy going to play golf or taking trips to sight-see.

TPA is enriching and exciting because there are several programs that I like such as the Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired, CHAD program, DNA program & many others. I know that some of my $41.80 for annual dues goes to helping with these programs and that I am helping without physically being there and helping out.

TPA truly is a great organization, so many people from all different areas coming together to help each other out and improve their communities. I am proud to be a TPA member and will continue to do so in the future. I hope you find TPA to be as exciting and enriching as I do!

A. Daniel Harman
Tennessee State Secretary
205 Arch St.
Bristol, TN 37620
423-646-2360 tpatndiv@gmail.com
Charlene Minor Harman
Board of Directors
205 Arch St.
Bristol, TN 37620
423-878-0211 tntpacha@aol.com

Charlene serves on the TPA Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired and is assigned to the Tennessee and Ohio Divisions.

Douglas Johnson
Operations Manager
2041 Exchange Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303
636-724-2227 support@tpahq.org
Harrell G. Jory
Virginia State Secretary
P. O. Box 26
Suffolk, VA 23439
757-439-1932 tpavadivision@gmail.com
William Kern, Jr.
Board of Directors
185 North State Rd.
Branchdale, PA 17923
570-544-6358 branchdale1@verizon.net

William serves as the chair for the Fraternalist of the Year committee and also serves on the Membership Committee, Bylaws committee, and the New Product committee. He is in charge of the Communications Committee reports and assigned to the Indiana and Pennsylvania Divisions.

Julie Kupper
Texas State Secretary
1511 Ridgecrest Ave.
Odessa, TX 79763-2939
432-614-2426 tpatxdiv@gmail.com
Richard Martin
Board of Directors
819 Caldwell Rd.
Blacksburg, SC 29702-7528
864-554-3782 rlm0521@yahoo.com

Richard serves as chair of the New Products Committee, and also serves on the Finance committee, Convention Review committee, Bylaws committe, Special Products committee and the TPA Merit Award committee. He is in charge of the Communications Committee Reports. Richard is also the National Chaplain and is assigned to the South Carolina and Wisconsin Divisions.

Darrel E. McDaniel
Kansas State Secretary
1512 E. Sunvale Terr.
Olathe, KS 66062
913-764-0486 tpaksdiv@gmail.com
Rollin ‘Bill’ Mills
South Carolina State Secretary
1417 Whippoorwill Dr.
West Columbia, SC 29169
803-791-4984 tpascdiv@gmail.com

I have been a member of TPA for 34 years. In my free time I love to travel, read books and watch sports on TV as well as spending time with my grandchildren.

I find TPA exciting and enriching because I am given the opportunity to serve others and meet new people.

TPA truly is a great organization, so many people from all different areas coming together to help each other out and improve their communities. I am proud to be a TPA member and will continue to do so in the future. I hope you find TPA to be as exciting and enriching as I do!

Alfred J. Moore, Jr.
Board of Directors
1917 Alvin St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601-5835
337-564-4672 alandjerry@suddenlink.net

Alfred J. Moore, Jr. of the Louisiana Division has been a TPA member for 34 years, since 1984. He has served as President of both the State and Post for 10 years. He has been a member of the 25 Writers Club, and attended all but three conventions since Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. He served as Sergeant of Arms at several national conventions and received the Outstanding Past and Present State President’s Award for 2017.

Mr. Moore retired in 2005. He was the owner/operator of an electrical company. After selling his company he continued to work selling insurance in the state of Louisiana. He has served as Athletic Director of Knights of Columbus, is a member of the Catholic faith, serves as a Eucharistic Minister, and volunteers weekly at Christus St. Patrick hospital.

Mr. Moore is a four-year graduate of the IBEW Trade School. He is involved in McNeese State Cowboy football, Knights of Columbus festivals, Thanksgiving Food Bank Chairman, and St. Patrick Convent Chapel Coordinator of Sunday duties and activities.

Mr. Moore has been married 40 years to his wife, Jerry and is a father to seven children. He enjoys golf, football, fishing, travel, and Sudoku puzzles.

Alfred Moore serves as chair of the Convention Review Committee, as well as serving on the Membership Committee and New Products Committee, and is assigned to the Kansas, Louisiana, and Texas Divisions

Caroline M. Niven
Wisconsin State Secretary
P. O. Box 248
Cleveland, WI 53015
920-629-1462 tpawidiv@gmail.com

I have been a member of TPA for 9 years. In my free time I love to read books, cross stitch and travel.

I find TPA exciting and enriching because of the people that I get to meet and the great Child Safety programs that TPA has to offer.

TPA truly is a great organization, so many people from all different areas coming together to help each other out and improve their communities. I am proud to be a TPA member and will continue to do so in the future. I hope you find TPA to be as exciting and enriching as I do!

Dennis O'Neil
Missouri State Secretary
1510 E Farm Road 80
Springfield, MO 65803
417-242-9141 tpamodivision@gmail.com

Retired engineer, married 46 years, a son and daughter, two grandsons, 2 grand daughters, one foster grandson soon to be adopted by son and his wife. In TPA over 30 years. Active in Cub and Boy Scouts and bicycle riding with Springfield Bike Club.  Born on the Fourth of July.

 

Linda Payseur
Board of Directors
3427 Driftwood Dr.
Gastonia, NC 28056-9324
704-860-4247 dlp@carolina.rr.com

Linda serves as chair of the Membership Committee, and also serves on the Fraternalist of the Year committee. She is in charge of the Safety Committee reports, and assigned to the Georgia, Iowa, and Nebraska Divisions.

E. L. Reed
Board of Directors
1801 Fairchild St.
Chillicothe, MO 64601
660-646-5602 elreed37@gmail.com

E.L. serves as chair of the Finance committee and serves on the Fraternalist of the Year committee as well as the TPA Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired. He is in charge of the Community Service committee reports and is assigned to the California, Maryland and Missouri Divisions.

D. Bruce Rockey
Nebraska State Secretary
P. O. Box 165
Hastings, NE 68902
402-461-4850 tpanediv@gmail.com

I joined TPA in 1986. In my free time I enjoy working in my yard and doing home maintenance and repairs for people.

I find TPA exciting and enriching because I get to meet new people and I enjoy the contacts with current members to assist them with payments, claims or just for TPA information in general.

I enjoy working on Community Service Activities and fund raising for the Scholarship Trust Fund and Child Safety projects with other Post members.

TPA truly is a great organization, so many people from all different areas coming together to help each other out and improve their communities. I am proud to be a TPA member and will

Carol Ruffner
Pennsylvania State Secretary
608 Pondside Lane
Lebanon, PA 17042-9479
717-821-5849 tpapadiv@gmail.com
Albert M. Shoemaker, Jr.
Chief Administrative Officer, Arizona, Florida, Utah, and Washington State Secretary
2041 Exchange Dr.
Saint Charles, MO 63303
636-724-2227 ashoemaker@tpahq.org

Albert M. Shoemaker, Jr. has been the Chief Administrative Officer of The Travelers Protective Association of America (TPA) since June 2012. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and serves on all committees in an ex-officio capacity. He serves as the State Secretary for the Arizona, Florida, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia divisions. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Homer T. Wilson Benevolent Fund. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired in an ex-officio capacity.

Before he began his employment at TPA he worked for the Missouri Department of Insurance for almost a decade serving in various positions, including Insurance Financial Analyst Specialist, Financial Analyst II, Financial Examination Coordinator, Assistant to the Director of the Division of Financial Regulation, and Assistant to the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs. Prior to that he worked in the private sector for Revenue Management Corporation serving in various positions, including Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Operations, Office Supervisor, Office Manager, and Client and Consumer Liaison on government contracts for the states of Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri.

Mr. Shoemaker has achieved the status of certified member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, certified Associate Credit Executive, was licensed and bonded as an insurance representative for accident and health, and successfully passed the Society of Financial Examiners AFE 3 Life and Health Insurance accounting test. In 2018, he achieved the credentials of Certified Nonprofit Executive (CNE), Certified Development Executive (CDE), and Certified Nonprofit Consultant (CNC) from the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives.

He has received numerous awards during his career, including: Excellence in Leadership Award; Top Performing Manager Award; Certificate of Appreciation from State of Missouri for exceptional performance with the Department of Social Services; recognition for obtaining the Number One ranked contractor (1/15) in the country on the Illinois Department of Public Aid call center/customer service contract; performance award from Missouri House of Representatives for exemplary performance on state contracts; Executive Award for exceptional fiscal results; Missouri House Resolution award for community service for raising nearly 1,000 pounds of food for the Mid-Missouri Food Bank and nearly 2,000 pounds the following year; and in 2004 Missouri Governor Bob Holden appointed the Missouri Commission on Patient Safety urging all Missouri healthcare organizations to adopt patient safety protocols or minimum standards where Mr. Shoemaker was recognized for his administrative support while working for the Missouri Department of Insurance.

He is active in the local community where he volunteers his time and he helped coordinate the first ever “Hear to Win” 5k Walk/Run in St. Charles that raised more than $4,000.00.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude from William Woods University with a 4.0 GPA where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and graduated from Columbia College with a 4.0 GPA where he received an Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration.

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Board of Directors
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Steven R. Sternberger
Indiana State Secretary
429 East Dupont Rd. #225
Ft. Wayne, IN 46825
260-415-0008 tpaindiv@gmail.com
Charles W. Strickland
Georgia State Secretary
P. O. Box 91267
East Point, GA 30364
404-754-3760 tpagadiv@gmail.com
Herbert V. Struder
Maryland State Secretary
602 Arlewood Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21228
410-744-8532 tpamddiv@gmail.com
Beverly Trahan
Louisiana State Secretary
P. O. Box 35
Avery Island, LA 70513
337-364-8851 tpaladivision@gmail.com
Jack J. Vanmanen
Board of Directors
2225 Radcliff Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-7725
616-243-3020 vanmanen59@gmail.com

Jack VanManen serves as chair for the Bylaws Committee, and serves on the TPA Merit Award Committee and Special Projects Committee. He is assigned to the Colorado, Rhode Island, and Michigan Divisions.

Ayanna Wadlington
Administrative Assistant
2041 Exchange Drive
Saint Charles, MO 63303
636-724-2227 awhitrock@tpahq.org
Wayne L. Wentworth
President
8301 W. Parks Rd.
St. Johns, MI 48879
517-719-5116 wayne@thewentworths.com

Wayne Wentworth serves as President of the Board of Directors, and serves as ex-officio on the following committees: Finance, Membership, Convention Review, Bylaws, New Product, TPA Merit Award, Special Projects Committee and Fraternalist of the Year.

Rodney Wiedemann
Oklahoma State Secretary
10715 N. Cimarron Rd.
Yukon, OK 73099-9802
405-250-1781 tpaokdiv@gmail.com
Carlyle R. Wimbish, Jr.
Board of Directors
PO Box 4
South Boston, VA 24592
434-572-6254 mrtech61@gmail.com

Carlyle serves as chair of the TPA Merit Award Committee, and serves on the Membership committee and Finance Committee. He is also chair of the Special Projects committee and is assigned to the Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Virginia Divisions.