State Legislative/Regulatory Action Committee

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

  1. Obtain information on a timely basis on state legislative and regulatory proposals affecting the land title industry.
  2. Develop a program regarding the efforts the Association should undertake in connection with a particular state proposal.
    • Summarize the proposal.
    • Summarize the views of title companies operating in the state and state/regional land title association.
    • Include a report on Association staff consultation with the state/regional land title affiliated association.
    • Propose a plan of action to the Government Affairs Committee (GAC).
  3. Implement the plan of action.
    • Each plan of action should be considered and developed by GAC and approved by the Board of Governors.
    • The GAC Chairman shall be kept advised of significant developments and activities.
  4. Describe the Association's efforts in connection with particular matters at the state level by memoranda to GAC and the Board of Governors.


Co Chair

Sylvia A. Smith-Turk

Division President
Stewart Title Company
Reno, NV

Elizabeth J Wysong Berg ITP, NTP

VP for Education and Training
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Vice Chair

Deborah S. Bailey Esq.

Managing Member
Bailey Helms Legal
Roswell, GA

Members

Robin Aberasturi ITP, NTP

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

Ellen C Albrecht NTP

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


Linda Alwood

Executive Director
Louisiana Land Title Association
Baton Rouge, LA

AnnMarie Arens

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


William Avant NTP

VP | Area Counsel
Chicago Title
Birmingham, AL

Paula J. Bachmeier NTP

SVP
The Title Team
Minot, ND


Mark Bennett CAE, IOM

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Columbus, OH

Deborah Boyd

CATIC Florida State Counsel
CATIC
Orlando, FL


Randall E Bradley

CEO
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Dan Buchanan

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


Patrick Buell

Vice President/Owner
The Title Company
Fargo, ND

Charles C Cain

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


David H Cox Esq.

Of Counsel
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

John P. Crowley

New Jersey State Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Parsippany, NJ


Marilyn C. Cunningham

VP, Mid-Atlantic Regional Underwriting Counsel
Doma Title Insurance, Inc.
Miami, FL

Patrick Daly

Title Resources Guaranty Company
Dallas, TX


Doug Danielson

VP, Underwriting Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Oak Brook, IL

Brian Danis

VP, Reinsurance Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA


Steven G. Day NTP

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

Aaron Day

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


Jeff DeGood

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

Michelle Ann Epley

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


Andrea S. Ewan

Manager
Dearborn Title Insurance, Inc.
Lawrenceburg, IN

Nancy Ferguson

VP/State Counsel
Chicago Title
Greensboro, NC


Kimberly Fields

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

Ashley Sadler Fischer

Regulatory Counsel
CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT


Ken Flint

VP, Director of Title Operations
Ascendant Title National, LLC


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


James L. Gosdin

Sr. VP, Chief UW Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX

Charles H. Gray

Vice President
Surety Land Title, Inc.
Mobile, AL


Nick Hacker

President/CEO
The Title Team
Bismarck, ND

Lindsay R. Hall Harrison

Underwriting Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Tampa, FL


Chad L. Hansen

COO
First National Title Insurance Company
Plano, TX

Dale Hardy

Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA


Warren Hill

Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Albuquerque, NM

Cheri Hipenbecker

General Counsel
Knight Barry Title, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI


Sean Holland

VP & Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Seattle, WA

John Holt ITP, NTP

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


Jefferson Howeth

General Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY

Christopher Hultzman

VP, Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA


Jane Ikegami

Vice President, Associate Regulatory Counsel
Old Republic Title Company
San Francisco, CA

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

Danielle L. Kaiser ITP, NTP

Deputy Chief Underwriting Counsel
Doma Title Insurance, Inc.
Carmel, IN


Robin Kelsh

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Land Title Association
King of Prussia, PA

Timothy V. Kemp

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


Melanie Kido

VP, MA State Counsel
CATIC
Waltham, MA

Brandon Kilberg

VP, Associate General Counsel
Radian Title Insurance Inc.
Independence, OH


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

Margery Q Lee

Vice President |General Counsel
Doma Insurance Agency, Inc.
Miami, FL


Jerry Lewallen

Chief Strategy Officer
eRecording Partners Network
Minneapolis, MN

Erica G Lybrand

Special Counsel
Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC
Columbia, SC


Michael Malone KTP, MTP, NTP, TPN

Vice President
Fidelity National Title Group
Wichita, KS

Dillon Malone

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


Sarah G. Maroon

Senior Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

John Masen

Amrock LLC
Detroit, MI


Martha K. McConnell NTP

Vice President and Senior State Counsel
Chicago Title
Columbia, SC

Lori McDonald

General Manager
Eastern Shore Title Company
Easton, MD


Mike Lee McGregor

Director Regulatory and Compliance
Stavvy
Boston, MA

Scott Merritt

Executive Director
Florida Land Title Association
Longwood, FL


Tina Merritt AHWD

CXO
Star Point Title, LLC dba True North Title
Blacksburg, VA

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


Meghan Noreen Pfanstiel AICP

Executive Director
Land Title Association of Colorado
Littleton, CO

Paul D Pruitt

Associate General Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Hewitt, TX


Patrick Quist

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

Penny Reed CMB

SVP
Wells Fargo
Minneapolis, MN


Elizabeth Reilly

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

Sheldon Rubin Esq.

Rubin & Eagan, APC
Los Angeles, CA


Katie Schmidt

Chief Regulatory Officer
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Shari Schneider

General Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Laguna Niguel, 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


R. Michael Smith

National Agency Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY

Maura A. Snabes CLTP, NTP

SVP, Corporate Counsel
Corporate Settlement Solutions
Charlevoix, MI


Chris H St. John KTP, NTP

President
Lawyers Title of Kansas, Inc.
Topeka, KS

John H. Stauffer

CEO
Title Midwest, Inc.
Fairway, KS


Kate Steineman

SVP - Business Execution Sr. Mgr
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Saint Louis Park, MN

Eric Swarthout

President
Thoroughbred Title Services
Rye Brook, NY


Michelle Taylor

Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Seattle, WA

Mary Thomas

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


Brian W. Thompson Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Jennifer Tierney

Regulatory Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX


Robert Treuber

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

Mickey Vandenberg

National Escrow Advisory Director
Doma Title of California, Inc.
Twin Peaks, CA


Marcy A. Wagner NTP, TPN

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

Robin D. Watts

Maine State Counsel, First American Title Insurance Company
First American Title Insurance Co
South Portland, ME


Richard H. Welshons

The Title Team and DCA Title
Hastings, MN

Robert J. Wineman

Exec.VP, Agency Division Manager
FNF Family of Companies
Livonia, MI


Gavin T Winter

Owner
Winter Title & Abstract Co.
Pipestone, MN

Staff

Elizabeth Blosser

Vice President of Government Affairs
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC