2015 ALTA TIPAC Awards

May 26, 2016

During its 2016 Federal Conference and Lobby Day, ALTA honored individuals and entities for their effort in helping to raise a record amount of donations in 2015 for the Title Industry Political Action Committee. TIPAC raised a record $476,000 in 2015.

“We could not have done this without the help of our outstanding TIPAC trustees who volunteer their time to raise money for TIPAC,” TIPAC Chair Bill Burding said. “We are proud to present these awards in honor of their commitment to making TIPAC stronger each and every year.” 

  • Top Underwriter Award: For the 10th year in a row, First American Title Insurance Co. raised the most money from their employees. Last year, the company raised $79,800 from 160 contributors at their company. So far this year, First American has raised over $88,524 from 156 contributors. John Hollenbeck accepted the award on behalf of First American. 
  • Top Agent Award: Peter Griffiths of Land Title Guarantee in Colorado. This award goes to the person who raised the most money from an agent in 2015. Last year, Griffiths raised $26,395 from 61 contributors at their company and an additional $4,045 from other companies in their state. 
  • Outstanding State Award: Marianne Mathieu of Fidelity National Title Group in New York. This award goes to the person who increased their state’s contribution totals the most in 2015. In 2014, Mathieu raised over $6,850, and nearly doubled that amount to $13,335 in 2015. 
  • Rookie of the Year: Rich Griffin of North American Title Insurance Co. in Arizona. As one of TIPAC’s newest trustees, Griffin helped Arizona raise $10,495 from 17 contributors last year. Additionally, Griffin helped persuade the Land Title Association of Arizona to contribute to TIPAC and his company to contribute soft dollars to TIPAC’s administrative fund.

Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or communications@alta.org.