Robert Brotemarkle - Foster Parent Professionals

Robert Brotemarkle

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 1(800)841-5161
Fax: 1(814)269-4334

Robert A. Brotemarkle is the owner of Foster Parent Professionals, an insurance brokering and consulting firm that provides coverage, risk management services and specialized insurance consulting to foster parent organizations.

He has written liability related articles for national publications and consults regularly with executive directors of social service agencies as well as state insurance departments and state children’s service agencies to aid them in insurance procurement and risk management.

In addition to his role at Foster Parent Professionals, he owns two insurance agencies in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania area, providing coverage for personal auto and fire customers as well as local small business.

Robert has received the Agent of the Year award from the local chapter of the Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, as well as various awards from major property and casualty insurance companies.


  • More than 20 years experience providing insurance specifically focused on liability issues facing foster families; insuring more than 25,000 foster homes nationwide
  • Property and Casualty agent/broker for 34 years
  • Life and Health Agent for 34 years

Consulting Activities

  • Since 1986, Mr. Brotemarkle has provided foster parent liability consultation, including consulting for the following state agencies:
  • Maryland Department of Insurance
  • Virginia Insurance Department
  • Missouri Department of Social Services
  • Illinois Insurance Department
  • Nebraska Department of Insurance
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department

Education and Training 

University of Pittsburgh: 60 Credits iin Business Administration and Marketing, Advanced Accounting

Part one of the Life Underwriter’s Training Course

  • Part one of the Life Underwriter’s Training Course
  • Parts one through three of The American College’s Chartered Life Underwriter Series
  • Maintains twelve hours of annual continuing education in the field of Property and Casualty Insurance
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners Ethics Course

Membership and Associations