ALTA® Elects Board of Governors

October 13, 2001

Washington, DC The American Land Title Association, (ALTA) installed new Officers and a Board of Governors at its Annual Convention in California, October 13. ALTA, headquartered in Washington, DC, is the association representing title insurance companies and their agents nationwide.

The newly elected officers are:


Frank P. Willey
Vice Chairman
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Santa Barbara, CA


Stanley B. Friedlander
Continental Title Agency Corp.
Cleveland, OH


Mark Winter
Sr. V.P., & Dir. National International Operations
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Washington, DC

Chair, Finance Committee:

Michael F. Wille
The Title Company, Inc.
La Crosse, WI

Chair, Title Insurance Underwriters Section

Charles J. Kovaleski
Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc.
Orlando, FL

Chair, Abstracters & Title Insurance Agents Section:

Mark A. Bilbrey
Warranty Title and Abstract, Inc.
El Reno, OK

The remaining elected Governors are:

Gary L. Kermott,
President & C.O.O
First American Title Insurance Company
Santa Ana, CA

Gregory M. Kosin
Greater Illinois Title Company
Chicago, IL

Kenneth Lingenfelter
President & CEO
Metropolitan Title Company
Howell, MI

Rande K. Yeager
Executive Vice President and C.O.O.
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Minneapolis, MN

Cara L. Detring
President, Preferred Land Title Company
Farmington, MO
(ALTA Immediate Past- President)

The eleven-member Board of Governors is responsible for creating association policy; overseeing the financial health of the association; overseeing the work of 33 committees; and ensuring the overall welfare of the association.

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