ALTA® Hires Two New Staff

September 21, 2007

James M. Cox has been hired as State Legislative/Regulatory Representative. His position is part of ALTA's Title Industry Consumer Initiative , and he will work with the state affiliates to educate state regulators about the value we provide.

James comes to ALTA from the Building Owners and Managers Association International where he was the Director of State and Local Affairs. Previously, James was a State Relations Specialist with Goodwill Industries International. He was also a Policy Associate with the National Conference of State Legislatures and worked in the Florida House of Representatives for the Committee on Business Development and International Trade. James received his Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University.

Natasha Smith has been hired as Marketing and Vendor Relations Assistant. She will manage all ALTA marketing endeavors and serve as the liaison for ALTA's vendors, including selling advertising, sponsorships and exhibit space.

Natasha comes to ALTA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Corporate Communications from Elon University. She also just completed her Masters of Science in Communication, Integrated Marketing Communications and earned a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Florida State University.

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