E.L. is The Vice President of the Board, 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.
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.
Bailey Bledsoe is on 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.
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 and is on the Board of Directors.
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. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors.
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
Carlyle serves on the Board of Directors, he is the 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.