Best Practices Executive Committee

The purpose and scope of work of this committee is to:

  1. Review, from time to time, the ALTA Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices.

  2. Recommend revisions to the Best Practices to keep them responsive to the needs of the industry and its customers.

  3. Develop tools and guidance to assist the industry in complying with the Best Practices.

  4. Confer with representatives of lenders, real estate agents, consumers, and regulators.


John M. Hollenbeck NTP

Executive Vice President
First American Title Insurance Company
1 First American Way
Santa Ana, CA   92707-5913
Phone: 800-854-3643
Fax: 714-800-3355


Patrick H. Beall

Group President
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX

J. Herschel Beard

Marshall County Abstract Co., LLC
Madill, OK

Jonathan W. Biggs JD

Vice President
Investors Title Insurance Co.
Chapel Hill, NC

Cynthia D. Blair NTP

Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC
Columbia, SC

Jeffery J. Bluhm

Executive Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Randall E. Bradley

Executive Vice President
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Diane Evans NTP

Vice President
Land Title Guarantee Co.
Denver, CO

Craig Haskins

Knight Barry Title, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

James C. Lamphere

VP, Title and Escrow
HomeServices of America, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Erika Meinhardt

President, Agency Operations
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Mary O'Donnell

Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Maitland, FL

Donald A. O'Neill

EVP & Chief Compliance Officer
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

Edward Oddo

Vice President
First American Title Insurance Co (Corporate Title Division)
Santa Ana, CA

Frank Pellegrini

Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Oak Park, IL

Nicole Plath

Fortune Title Agency, Inc.
Roseland, NJ

Henry L. Shulruff

Senior Vice President
Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Chicago, IL

David Townsend NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Co.
Columbia, MO

Richard H. Welshons

DCA Title
Hastings, MN


Steve Gottheim

Senior Counsel
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x230
Fax: 202-223-5843

Ashley Sadler

Associate Legislative and Regulatory Counsel
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x239
Fax: 202-223-5843

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