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

James C. Lamphere

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

Vice Chair

Nick Hacker

President/CEO
The Title Team
Bismarck, ND

Members

Cecelia Adams

Owner/President
RSI Title, LLC
Rockville, MD

Ellen C Albrecht NTP

VP & Regional Underwriting Director
First American Title Insurance Company
Omaha, NE


John T Beard

Abstractor
Marshall County Abstract Co., LLC
Madill, OK

Mark Bennett CAE, IOM

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Columbus, OH


Cynthia Durham Blair NTP

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

Ron Blitenthal

SVP, Chief Regulatory Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


John C. Bommarito

General Counsel
ATA National Title Group, LLC
Farmington Hills, MI

Deborah Boyd

CATIC Florida State Counsel
CATIC
Orlando, FL


Patrick Buell

Vice President/Owner
The Title Company
Fargo, ND

Lori Bullard NTP, WTP

Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Co
Seattle, WA


Charles C Cain

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

Shonna Stock Cardello CLTP, NTP

President
White Rose Settlement Services, Inc.
York, PA


John P. Crowley

New Jersey State Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Parsippany, NJ

Vincent G Danzi

Vice President of Operations
The Security Title Guarantee Corp. of Baltimore
Floral Park, NY


Aaron Day

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

Steven G. Day NTP

President - National Agency Operations
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Jeff DeGood

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

Maria Deligiorgis

Director of National Expansion & General Counsel
UT Citywide, LLC
McLean, VA


Colin Doherty

Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. - New Jersey Regional Office
Shrewsbury, NJ

Michelle Ann Epley

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


Andrea S. Ewan

Manager
Dearborn Title Insurance, Inc.
Lawrenceburg, IN

Kimberly Fields

Upper Midwest Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO


Celia C. Flowers

Owner
East Texas Title Company
Tyler, TX

Ryan Galer

Legal Counsel
Charter Title & Escrow Services, Inc.
Omaha, NE


Wendy S. Gibbons Esq.

VP/ Sr Counsel,Corporate Legal
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Valerie Grandin

EVP & Chief Underwriting Counsel
Doma Title Insurance, Inc.
Miami, FL


Michele Green Esq.

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

John Hall

VP Region Manager
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Maitland, FL


Dale Hardy

Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA

Richard A. Hogan

VP & Chief Compliance Officer
CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT


John Holt ITP, NTP

VP and Claims Counsel
Old Republic National Title Ins. Co.
Eagle, ID

Philip S. Janny CLTP, NTP

Title Agent
Plunkett & Graver, PC
Allentown, PA


Dione Joseph J.D., NTP, OLTP

National Commercial Underwriter
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Chicago, IL

Robin Kelsh

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Land Title Association
King of Prussia, PA


Timothy V. Kemp

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Washington, DC

Mark A. Ladd

VP-Regulatory & Industry Affairs
MERS/ICE
Provo, UT


John T. LaJoie

VP - Senior Operations Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Tallahassee, FL

Randy M. Lee

Sr. V.P. Government Affairs
Randy Lee Public Affairs
Austin, TX


Dillon Malone

Director
Iowa Title Guaranty, A Division of Iowa Finance Authority
Des Moines, IA

John Masen

Amrock LLC
Detroit, MI


Kelly McCarel

VP, Agency Operations
Doma Title Insurance, Inc.
Miami, FL

Lori McDonald

General Manager
Eastern Shore Title Company
Easton, MD


Jeffrey F McEvoy

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

Mike Lee McGregor

Director Regulatory and Compliance
Stavvy
Boston, MA


Daniel D. Mennenoh ITP, NTP

Midwest Regional Agency Rep
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co.
Overland Park, KS

Scott Merritt

Executive Director
Florida Land Title Association
Longwood, FL


Leslie A. Midgley CAE

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

Tom Morgan

Senior Industry Relations Representative
Qualia
Rockport, MA


Melissa Murphy

EVP, Chief Legal and Gen. Counse
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

SVP, Deputy General Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

Lee Offir

Title Resources Guaranty Company
Sunrise, FL


Michael O'Neal

Vice President-Corp Underwriting
First American Title Insurance Co
Washington, DC

Donald A. O'Neill

Deputy General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR


Craig Page

EVP & Counsel
California Land Title Association
Sacramento, CA

Frank Pellegrini

President
Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Oak Park, IL


Patrick Quist

VP/Director-IL Gov't Relations
Chicago Title
Rolling Meadows, IL

Matthew D. Reass NTP

EVP, Strategic Partner Relationships
RynohLive
Virginia Beach, VA


Danielle R. Reed Sparks

Product Manager
First American SMS
Santa Ana, CA

Elizabeth Reilly

VP Senior Privacy Counsel
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL


Jody K. Rogow

Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Amrock Title Insurance Company
Detroit, MI

Alma Rushing NTP

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


Mary Schuster

Chief Product Officer
RamQuest, Inc.
Galena, IL

Elyce Schweitzer

Regulatory Compliance Officer/VP
Alliant National Title Insurance
Oviedo, FL


Deborah L Scott NTP, TPN

Commercial Title Manager
Nebraska Title Company
Omaha, NE

Robert J Sewell III

Pres. of State/Ops.
Title Financial Corporation
Missoula, MT


Margaret Sklenar

Co-Owner
Metropolitan Title of Indiana, LLC
Mishawaka, IN

R. Michael Smith

National Agency Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY


Sylvia A. Smith-Turk

Division President
Stewart Title Company
Reno, NV

Kara Lynn Stachel J.D.

Partner/Attorney
Stachel Law Planning, PLLC
Fort Lauderdale, FL


John H. Stauffer

CEO
Title Midwest, Inc.
Fairway, KS

Amy Tankersley

AVP, Director, Education & Industry Relations
Doma Title Insurance, Inc.
Maumee, OH


James Thanasules

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

Mary Thomas

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


Nicole Timpanaro

CEO/Owner
Fortune Title Agency, Inc.
Roseland, NJ

Marcy A. Wagner NTP, TPN

KS & NE Sales Representative
First American Title Insurance Company
Omaha, NE


Richard H. Welshons

The Title Team and DCA Title
Hastings, MN

Steven H. Winkler

EVP/Chief Underwriting Counsel
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR


Staff

Emily Tryon

Senior Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC