Louisiana Land Title Association Names Title Person of the Year

December 15, 2011

WFG National Title Insurance Company’s Stephen Sklamba was awarded the Louisiana Land Title Association’s “Title Person of the Year Award.”

Sklamba is vice president and Louisiana underwriting counsel for WFG National Title’s Louisiana agency group. The company is a full service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for lender, commercial and residential transactions nationwide.

This is the second time Sklamba has received the award, also having been honored in 2003. The Title Person of the Year is designated annually by the President and Board of Directors of the Louisiana Land Title Association. The recipient generally is someone who has gone above and beyond the norm in protecting and advancing the title profession in the state.

“Stephen has been a tireless advocate for his profession, the Louisianan attorneys at large and his clients,” said Joseph Drum, executive vice president for WFG National Title. “This honor is well deserved, and testifies to the passion, character and work ethic Stephen displays on a daily basis.”

A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Sklamba graduated from Jesuit High School in 1966 and from Tulane Law School in 1971. His legal practice of 40 years has focused on real estate, title insurance, probate, bankruptcy, creditors' rights and consumer credit laws.

Sklamba has served as Louisiana underwriting counsel for several major title insurers during the past 20 years. He has been a director on the board of the Louisiana Land Title Association since 1992 and is also a past LLTA president.

He was a member of the Adjudicated Properties Committee of the Louisiana Law Institute and assisted with drafting a complete revision of the tax sale laws of Louisiana. He has frequently testified on behalf of the title insurance industry before the House Civil Law and Insurance Committees and the Senate Judiciary and Insurance Committees of the Louisiana Legislature.

Sklamba also participated in drafting legislation creating the Louisiana Title Insurance Statistical Services Organization (LATISSO), and served as co-chairman of the Legislative Committee of LLTA from 2003-2007, and again from 2008-2011.

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