Congressional Liaisons Committee

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

  1. Acknowledge and promote the political influence those working in the title industry have as voters, volunteers, job creators and leaders in their communities.
  2. Encourage title professionals to play a direct role in educating Members of Congress about issues important to the industry.
  3. Identify a national network of title professionals willing to leverage personal relationships with federal elected officials and their staff for the benefit of the title industry.
  4. Conduct training and provide materials on how to effectively communicate ALTA's legislative priorities with lawmakers.
  5. Create opportunities for individuals to interact in-person with Members of Congress.


Sylvia A. Smith-Turk

Division President
Stewart Title Company
Reno, NV

Vice Chair

Frank McGovern Esq., CLTP

VP, Northeast Regional Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Springfield, PA


Robin Aberasturi ITP, NTP

SVP Corp Escrow Svcs/Compliance
Alliance Title & Escrow, LLC
Boise, ID

Cecelia Adams

RSI Title, LLC
Rockville, MD

AnnMarie Arens

Midwest Regional Sales Manager
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co.
Overland Park, KS

Michael D Behrens

Managing Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

James L. Breaux

Lewis Title Company, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Patrick Buell

Vice President/Owner
The Title Company
Fargo, ND

Jessie Bullis

BBS Notary Services
Silverado, CA

Charles C Cain

SVP-National Agency Division
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Timothy F. Cain

Managing Member
Access Title Agency, LLC
Raleigh, NC

Ronald L Cunningham

Title Research Specialist at The Etica Group
Ronald L. Cunningham
Indianapolis, IN

Jeff DeGood

National Agency Division Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

Ruth A. Dillingham NTP

Dillingham Law LLC
Barnstable, MA

Charles H. Gray

Vice President
Surety Land Title, Inc.
Mobile, AL

Nick Hacker

The Title Team
Bismarck, ND

Dale Hardy

Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA

Mark A. Ladd

VP-Regulatory & Industry Affairs
Provo, UT

Marianne Mathieu NTP

VP/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Jeffrey F McEvoy

Attorney / Managing Member
Home Surety Title and Escrow, LLC
Memphis, TN

Patricia A Moser

Alachua Title Services, LLC
Alachua, FL

Maureen Pfaff NTP, WTP

President / CEO
Olympic Peninsula Title Co.
Port Angeles, WA

John Rochford

Community Title Company, LLC
Nashville, TN

Deborah L Scott NTP, TPN

Commercial Title Manager
Nebraska Title Company
Omaha, NE

Dillon Shea

Managing Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Omaha, NE

Kara Lynn Stachel Esq.

Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Company
Santa Ana, CA

John A. Voso Jr., NTP

John Voso, Jr.
Sagamore Hills, OH

Richard H. Welshons

The Title Team and DCA Title
Hastings, MN

Robert Wuerfel

Lighthouse Title Agency - Thornapple River, LLC
Holland, MI


Leah Shimp Vass

Director of Grassroots & Political Affairs
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC

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