"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, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Utah, and Washington State Secretary
2041 Exchange Dr.
Saint Charles, MO 63303
636-724-2227 [email protected]

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, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, 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 TPA Hearing Trust 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. In 2019, he became a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

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.

Rocco D. Astuno, Jr.
Colorado State Secretary
3154 Routt St.
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-232-4760 [email protected]
Dixie Burdett
Illinois State Secretary
418 Phil Gould Dr.
Hanna City, IL 61536
309-657-3614 [email protected]
Steven R. Sternberger
Indiana State Secretary
13704 Hammerhill Way
Fort Wayne, IN 46845-9048
260-415-0008 [email protected]
Boyce W. Hager
Kentucky State Secretary
P. O. Box 65
Cecilia, KY 42724
270-304-9350 [email protected]

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!

Alfred J. Moore, Jr.
Board of Directors and Louisiana State Secretary
1917 Alvin St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601-5835
337-564-4672 [email protected]

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

Herbert V. Struder
Maryland State Secretary
602 Arlewood Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21228
410-744-8532 [email protected]
Mark J. Cassis
Michigan State Secretary
236 Stevens St. SW.
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-677-1436 [email protected]
Suzanne Bursh
Minnesota State Secretary
8048 Ithaca Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55311
763-533-1663 [email protected]
Paula Shoemaker
Missouri State Secretary
1417 Piper Street
Saint Peters, MO 63376
573-645-7047 [email protected]
David Steffen
Nebraska State Secretary
1630 N Grant Street
Fremont, NE 68025-3262
402-721-6220 [email protected]
L. Bailey Bledsoe
North Carolina State Secretary
2919 Baltic Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27406
336-378-1383 [email protected]

Bailey Bledsoe is the State Secretary for North Carolina.

Marlene D. Beaver
Ohio State Secretary
6418 Melshore Dr.
Mentor, OH 44060
440-497-8426 [email protected]
Robert 'Fred' Berry
Oklahoma State Secretary
12009 Wind Flower Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73120-8167
405-248-4338 [email protected]
Carol Ruffner
Pennsylvania State Secretary
608 Pondside Lane
Lebanon, PA 17042-9479
717-821-5849 [email protected]
Ronald H. Bedard
Rhode Island State Secretary
10 Laramee Ave.
West Warwick, RI 02893
401-821-9286 [email protected]

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

Rollin ‘Bill’ Mills
Board of Directors and South Carolina State Secretary
1417 Whippoorwill Dr.
West Columbia, SC 29169
803-351-7588 [email protected]

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 [email protected]
Julie Kupper
Board of Directors and Texas State Secretary
1511 Ridgecrest Ave.
Odessa, TX 79763-2939
432-425-2757 [email protected]
Harrell G. Jory
Virginia State Secretary
1228 Wilroy Road
Suffolk, VA 23434-2509
757-934-0061 [email protected]
Wayne Warnecke
Wisconsin State Secretary
1627 Black Walnut Trail
Sheboygan, WI 53081-5098
920-207-1804 [email protected]