Government Affairs Committee

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


  1. Recommend to the Board of Governors positions and involvement in federal and state governmental activities affecting the land title industry.

  2. Develop and implement strategy and tactics in accordance with the bylaws to facilitate legislative/regulatory objectives.

  3. Maintain a positive profile with allied organizations, working toward developing effective, cooperative relationships on legislative and regulatory initiatives of mutual interest to ALTA and the allied organizations.

  4. Analyze and monitor federal and state governmental activities that would have a substantial impact on the land title industry.

  5. Establish and maintain legislative and regulatory contacts at federal and state levels and coordinate such efforts with Association members.

  6. Assist in the organization and program content for federal, state and regional land title seminars.

  7. Provide speech content and articles to assist Association chair officers, affiliated state/regional association executives and others in describing legislative/regulatory proposals affecting the land title industry.


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Chair

Gregory M. Kosin

President
Greater Illinois Title Company
120 N La Salle St
Ste 900
Chicago, IL   60602-5007
Phone: 312-264-4714
Fax: 312-407-9241
E-mail: greg.kosin@gitc.com

Vice Chair

James C. Lamphere

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

Members

John T. Beard

Abstracter
Marshall County Abstract Co., LLC
Madill, OK

Mark Bennett CAE

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Zanesville, OH

John Benton

Government Relations
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL


Mark A. Bilbrey

President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Ron Blitenthal

1st V.P., Govt. Affairs Cnsl.
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Deborah Boyd

VP/Senior Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Palm Beach Gardens, FL


Justin Brashear

Attorney
Ironclad Title, LLC
Lake Charles, LA

Patrick Buell

Vice President
The Title Company
Fargo, ND

William Burding Jr., NTP

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


Charles C. Cain

Executive Vice President
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

Diane S. Calloway

President
Specialized Title Services, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Shonna S. Cardello CLTP, NTP

President
White Rose Settlement Services, Inc.
York, PA


Vincent G. Danzi

SVP, Senior Counsel
First Nationwide Title Agency, LLC
Uniondale, NY

Pamela P. Day

Owner
Day Title Services, LLC
Richmond, VA

Aaron Day

Dir. of Gov. Affairs & Counsel
Texas Land Title Association
Austin, TX


Cara L. Detring NTP

President
Preferred Land Title, LLC
Farmington, MO

Lisa A. DeWolf

SVP
Trident Land Transfer Company, LP
West Chester, PA

Diane Evans NTP

Vice President
Land Title Guarantee Co.
Denver, CO


Tim E. Evans NTP

President
Evans Title Agency, Inc.
Tipp City, OH

Andrea S. Ewan

Manager
Dearborn Title Insurance, Inc.
Lawrenceburg, IN

Alan B. Fields

Director of Underwriting
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Irvine, CA


Celia C. Flowers

Owner
Flowers Title Companies, LLC dba East Texas Title Companies
Tyler, TX

Alison K. Gareffa

Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company - Central Title Group Ops.
Minneapolis, MN

Sherwood P. Girion

Consultant
Fidelity National Title
Los Angeles, CA


Barbara Griest

President
Trident Land Transfer Company, LP
Devon, PA

Rachel E. Hable

VP
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Santa Ana, CA

Nick Hacker

President
North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co.
Bismarck, ND


George S. Haymans IV

Attorney/Settlement Agent
Haymans & Co., PLLC dba Mississippi Title Group, LLC
Oxford, MS

Dean G. Hoag Jr.

CEO
The Title Resource Network
West Des Moines, IA

Richard A. Hogan

VP & Chief Compliance Officer
Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Co.
Rocky Hill, CT


Danielle L. Kaiser NTP

Regional Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

Robin Kelsh

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Land Title Association
King of Prussia, PA

Timothy V. Kemp

Partner
Butler Snow, LLP
Washington, DC


Mark A. Ladd

VP-Regulatory & Industry Affairs
Simplifile, LC
Provo, UT

John T. LaJoie

VP - Senior Operations Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Tallahassee, FL

Nancy K. Landmark NTP

VP and Senior Title Counsel
Commercial Partners Title, LLC
Minneapolis, MN


Tara B. Lawrence

Director
Iowa Title Guaranty
Des Moines, IA

Randy M. Lee

Sr. V.P. Government Affairs
Stewart Title Guaranty Company - Company PAC (STEWPAC)
Houston, TX

Cynthia Martin

VP
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Santa Ana, CA


Marianne Mathieu NTP

VP Natl Agency Account Manager
Fidelity National Title Group
New York, NY

Jeffrey F. McEvoy

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

Frank McGovern Esq., CLTP

VP, NE Underwriting Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Springfield, PA


Daniel D. Mennenoh ITP, NTP

President
H.B. Wilkinson Title Company, Inc.
Galena, IL

Scott Merritt

Executive Director
Florida Land Title Association
St Pete Beach, FL

Leslie A. Midgley CAE

Executive Vice President & CEO
Texas Land Title Association
Austin, TX


Melissa Murphy

General Counsel
Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC - Orlando
Orlando, FL

S. Madeleine Nagy

Executive Director
Title Insurance Rate Service Association
New York, NY

James O. Nelson II

Deputy General Counsel
First American Title Insurance Company
Santa Ana, CA


Craig Page

EVP & Counsel
California Land Title Association
Sacramento, CA

Donald E. Partington

Executive Vice President
Fidelity National Title
Irvine, CA

Tim L. Pearson NTP

First VP, National Sales & Ops
Orange Coast Title Company - Builder/Commercial Division
Ontario, CA


Frank Pellegrini

President
Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Oak Park, IL

Maureen Pfaff

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

Brian Pitman

President
Independence Title Company
Austin, TX


Denise Potts

President
Kootenai County Title Company, Inc.
Coeur D Alene, ID

Jack Rattikin III

Pres & Chief Executive Officer
Rattikin Title Company
Fort Worth, TX

Richard M. Reass

CEO/Founder
Segin Systems, Inc.
Virginia Beach, VA


Penny Reed CMB

SVP
Wells Fargo
Shoreview, MN

Caleb Reppert

VP, Strategic Relations
First American Title Insurance Co (Corporate Title Division)
Washington, DC

William J. Richardson

Office Manager
Liberty Title Agency, Inc. dba Zing Title Agency
Delray Beach, FL


Thomas D. Richardson

General Counsel
Liberty Title Agency, Inc. - Ann Arbor Main
Ann Arbor, MI

Landon Roberts

Attorney
Ironclad Title, LLC
Lake Charles, LA

John F. Robichaux NTP

Manager
Ironclad Title, LLC
Lake Charles, LA


Warren Robinson

Claims Center Director
First American Title Insurance Co (Corporate Title Division)
Englewood, CO

Jody Rogow

Deputy General Counsel
Title Source, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Bill Ronhaar

President
Whatcom Land Title Company, Inc.
Bellingham, WA


Alma Rushing NTP

Vice Pres of Escrow Operations
Orange Coast Title Company
Santa Ana, CA

Matt Sager

First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Scottsdale, AZ

Brent Scheer CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO


Katie Schmidt

Chief Regulatory Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Mary Schuster

Chief Product Officer
RamQuest, Inc.
Plano, TX

Deborah L. Scott NTP

Commercial Underwriter
TitleCore National, LLC
Omaha, NE


Sylvia A. Smith

President
Western Title Company, LLC - Main/Kietzke Branch
Reno, NV

John H. Stauffer Jr.

CEO
Title Midwest, Inc.
Topeka, KS

Lisa M. Steele

Executive Vice President
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA


Marx Sterbcow

Managing Attorney
Sterbcow Law Group, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Shelley Stewart NTP

President
Southern Title Holding Company, LLC
Daytona Beach, FL

Eric Swarthout

President
Thoroughbred Title Services,
Rye Brook, NY


Amy Tankersley

Manager, Education & Research
North American Title Insurance Company
Middleburg Heights, OH

Justin Tanner

SE Region Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Bartlett, TN

James Thanasules

SVP & Chief NY State Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY


Mary Thomas

VP/Regulatory Compliance Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX

David Townsend NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO

Robert Treuber

Executive Director
New York State Land Title Association
New York, NY


Marcy A. Wagner NTP

Title Manager
TitleCore National, LLC
Omaha, NE

James S. Watson

Partner/attorney
Foreman Watson Land Title, LLC
Owensboro, KY

Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
Hastings, MN


Kirk G. Willison

Premium Title Services, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Daniel M. Wold

General Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company - Central Title Group Ops.
Minneapolis, MN

Leslie Wyatt

Dir. of Regulatory Compliance
SoftPro
Raleigh, NC


Elizabeth J. Wysong Berg ITP, NTP

NE Region Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Indianapolis, IN

Board Representative

Cynthia D. Blair NTP

Attorney/Member
Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC
Columbia, SC

Staff

Justin B. Ailes

Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x215
Fax: 202-223-5843
E-mail: jailes@alta.org

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