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

AnnMarie Arens

RVP, Agency Div.
First American Title Insurance Co
Maple Grove, MN

Nicole Booth

EVP, Public Affairs
Boston, MA

James L. Breaux

Lewis Title Company, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Jessie Bullis

BBS Notary Services
Silverado, CA

Bill Burding NTP

EVP/General Counsel
Orange Coast Title Company
Santa Ana, CA

Timothy F. Cain

Managing Member
Access Title Agency, LLC
Raleigh, NC

Charles C Cain

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

Ronald L Cunningham

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

Randle P. DeFoor

National Agency Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Jeff DeGood

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

Ruth A. Dillingham NTP

Dillingham Law LLC
Barnstable, MA

Michelle Ann Epley

SVP, Regulatory Compliance
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

Maria Ferrara

Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA

Charles H. Gray

Vice President
Surety Land Title, Inc.
Mobile, AL

Nick Hacker

The Title Team
Bismarck, ND

Kristin M. Horne

Flagship Title
Land O Lakes, FL

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

David J Penque

VP of Business Development
Action Title Research
Glen Rock, NJ

Maureen Pfaff NTP, WTP

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

Deborah L Scott NTP, TPN

Commercial Title Manager
Nebraska Title Company
Omaha, NE

Kara Lynn Stachel J.D.

Stachel Law Planning, PLLC
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Brian W. Thompson Esq.

Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Brian Tormey NTP

VP, NY State Manager of First American Direct Division
TitleVest Agency, LLC
New York, NY

Raoul Villegas

Marketing Rep
Del Sol Title Company
El Paso, TX

John A. Voso Jr., NTP

John Voso, Jr.
Sagamore Hills, OH

Richard H. Welshons

The Title Team and DCA Title
Hastings, MN

Ken Wingert

Director Government Relations
Zillow Closing Services, LLC
Washington, DC


Leah Shimp Vass

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