ALTA Installs New President, Board of Governors

October 18, 2022

ALTA installed Jack Rattikin III as president as well as its Board of Governors for the 2022-2023 year, during ALTA ONE in San Diego. Rattikin is a third generation ALTA president, following his father’s presidency in 1984-1985 and his grandfather’s presidency in 1939-1940.

“I am humbled to follow in both my father’s and grandfather’s footsteps in taking on the role of ALTA president,” said Rattikin, president and CEO of Rattikin Title Company in Fort Worth, Texas. “As a young man, I knew it was an important position. However, during my time on the ALTA Board of Governors, I’ve realized exactly how much of my father’s and grandfather’s heart and soul went into their time as president. The ALTA presidency gives me the opportunity to collaborate with more than 6,500 of ALTA member companies and thousands of my title insurance industry colleagues and peers who are dedicated to helping their communities grow. I am honored to represent the profession that generations of my family have given their lives to, and I look forward to accomplishing great things with the Board of Governors, staff and membership in the year ahead.”

ALTA’s 2022-2023 strategic priorities include helping members:

  • Optimize their businesses in a changing market
  • Leverage modern payment systems, including digital funds transfers and currencies
  • Promote homeownership opportunities
  • Navigate the regulatory environment

“In the coming year, ALTA will enhance relationships with state and federal regulatory agencies and policymakers to better advocate for public policies on multiple issues, such as expanding homeownership affordability and protecting against predatory practices undermining homeownership opportunities,” Rattikin said. “We also will provide education and training to help our members plan for a changing economic environment and promote resources to help them run their businesses efficiently.”

Rattikin is a past president of the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) and received the TLTA Title Man of the Year award in 2005.

“Jack is one of our most valuable leaders in the title insurance industry and at ALTA,” said ALTA CEO Diane Tomb. “His knowledge gained from more than 30 years as a title professional and his time as a board member for both ALTA and the Texas Land Title Association—not to mention he literally grew up talking about title insurance at the dinner table—have positioned him perfectly for the ALTA presidency. His decades of hands-on experience will help him lead ALTA members through a changing economic landscape. Additionally, his ability to cultivate relationships across vertical and horizontal markets will be especially important as ALTA works to enhance connections with state and federal regulatory agencies and policymakers.”

Members of ALTA’s 2022-2023 Board of Governors include:

  • President: Jack Rattikin III, Rattikin Title Co.
  • President-elect: Don Kennedy, First American Title Insurance Co.
  • Treasurer: Tara Smith, Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
  • Chair of Finance Committee: Quinn H. Stufflebeam, Title Financial Corp.
  • Agents Section Chair: Richard H. Welshons, DCA Title
  • Agents Section Rep: Craig Haskins, Knight Barry Title Inc.
  • Agents Section Rep: Lisa M. Steele, Mother Lode Holding Co.
  • Underwriters Section Chair: David Townsend MTP, NTP, Agents National Title Insurance Co.
  • Underwriters Section Rep: Joe Grealish, FNF Family of Cos.
  • Underwriters Section Rep: Scott T. Chandler CTIS, NTP, Westcor Land Title Insurance Co.
  • Immediate Past President: Daniel M. Wold, Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.

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