"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams
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.

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.

Rocco D. Astuno, Jr.
Colorado State Secretary
3154 Routt St.
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-232-4760 tpacodiv@gmail.com
Charles W. Strickland
Georgia State Secretary
P. O. Box 91267
East Point, GA 30364
404-754-3760 tpagadiv@gmail.com
Dixie Burdett
Illinois State Secretary
418 Phil Gould Dr.
Hanna City, IL 61536
309-565-7778 tpaildiv@yahoo.com
Steven R. Sternberger
Indiana State Secretary
429 East Dupont Rd. #225
Ft. Wayne, IN 46825
260-415-0008 tpaindiv@gmail.com
Donald L. Duke
Iowa State Secretary
1030 Erickson Ln.
Burlington, IA 52601
319-752-7692 tpaiadiv@gmail.com
Darrel E. McDaniel
Kansas State Secretary
1512 E. Sunvale Terr.
Olathe, KS 66062
913-764-0486 tpaksdiv@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!

Beverly Trahan
Louisiana State Secretary
P. O. Box 35
Avery Island, LA 70513
337-364-8851 tpaladivision@gmail.com
Herbert V. Struder
Maryland State Secretary
602 Arlewood Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21228
410-744-8532 tpamddiv@gmail.com
Mark J. Cassis
Michigan State Secretary
236 Stevens St. SW.
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-677-1436 tpamidiv@gmail.com
Suzanne Bursh
Minnesota State Secretary
8048 Ithaca Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55311
763-533-1663 tpamndiv@gmail.com
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.

 

David Steffen
Nebraska State Secretary
1630 N Grant Street
Fremont, NE 68025-3262
402-721-6221 tpanediv@gmail.com
L. Bailey Bledsoe
Board of Directors and North Carolina State Secretary
2919 Baltic Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27406
336-378-1383 ncdivtpa@gmail.com

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.

Marlene D. Beaver
Ohio State Secretary
6418 Melshore Dr.
Mentor, OH 44060
440-497-8426 tpaohdiv@gmail.com
Rodney Wiedemann
Oklahoma State Secretary
10715 N. Cimarron Rd.
Yukon, OK 73099-9802
405-250-1781 tpaokdiv@gmail.com
Carol Ruffner
Pennsylvania State Secretary
608 Pondside Lane
Lebanon, PA 17042-9479
717-821-5849 tpapadiv@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.

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!

A. Daniel Harman
Tennessee State Secretary
205 Arch St.
Bristol, TN 37620
423-646-2360 tpatndiv@gmail.com
Julie Kupper
Texas State Secretary
1511 Ridgecrest Ave.
Odessa, TX 79763-2939
432-614-2426 tpatxdiv@gmail.com
Harrell G. Jory
Virginia State Secretary
P. O. Box 26
Suffolk, VA 23439
757-439-1932 tpavadivision@gmail.com
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!