ALTA® Elects Board of Governors

October 28, 2003

Washington, DC – The American Land Title Association, (ALTA) installed new Officers and a Board of Governors at its Annual Convention in Phoenix, October 25. ALTA, headquartered in Washington, DC, is the association representing title insurance companies and their agents nationwide.

The newly elected ALTA Officers are:

President Charles J. Kovaleski
Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc.
Orlando, FL
President-Elect Mark A. Bilbrey
Warranty Title & Abstract, Inc.
El Reno, OK
Treasurer Theodore L. Chandler, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer
LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc.
Richmond, VA
Chair, Finance
Christopher Abbinante
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Chair, Title Insurance
Underwriters Section
Rande K. Yeager
President and CEO
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Minneapolis, MN
Chair, Abstracters &
Title Insurance
Agents Section
Michael F. Wille
The Title Company, Inc.
La Cross, WI

The remaining elected Governors are:

  • Gary L. Kermott, President & COO, First American Title Insurance Company, Santa Ana, CA
  • Gregory M. Kosin, President, Greater Illinois Title Company, Chicago, IL
  • Kenneth Lingenfelter, President & CEO, Metropolitan Title Company, Howell, MI
  • Mark E. Winter, Senior Vice President & Director, National and International Operations, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Washington, DC
  • Immediate Past President: Stanley B. Friedlander, President, Continental Title Agency Corp., Cleveland, OH

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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