Missouri Land Title Association Names Title Person of the Year

September 15, 2016

During its 2016 Annual Convention, the Missouri Land Title Association (MLTA) awarded Cheryl Cowherd NTP the Jack Flippo Title Person of the Year Award.

The award recognizes individual outstanding achievements in the title profession.

“It is a huge honor and I was completely surprised and overwhelmed,” Cowherd said. “I was surprised enough to be almost speechless, which as everyone knows, doesn’t happen very often. I am grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded and extremely lucky that my career allows me to represent this industry.”

Cowherd is senior underwriting counsel for Agents National Title Insurance Company. She has been in the title insurance business for over 20 years, with extensive experience in many aspects of the industry including underwriting, search, exam and escrow (both commercial and residential).

In addition to being an ALTA member, Cowherd serves on ALTA’s Title Counsel and Education committee. She also is a member of the Missouri and Kansas land title associations, a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and The Association of Women Lawyers.

"Cheryl  is so deserving of this award," said Mary Jo Edmiston, president of MLTA. "She is truly dedicated to this profession and has always made herself available to assist our association by serving on various committees, teaching at our Title School, seminars and webinars. MLTA is fortunate to have her as a member and proud to call her our friend." 

Cowherd thanked the mentors who coached her over the years and the many others who offered support.

“From the people I worked with at my first job at Community Title in St. Louis to Chicago Title and Agents National, I have learned and continue to learn so much,” she added. “Even more important than title insurance, I have made lifelong friends—friendships that go way beyond ‘work’.”

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