PRIA Elects Officers and Directors

November 1, 2011

The Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) elected seven board candidates in three categories for two-year terms on its board of directors during its Annual Conference Sept. 24-27 in San Antonio.

Larry Burtness, chief deputy recorder, Washoe County, Nev.; Kathi Guay, register of deeds, Merrimack Co., N.H.; and Kay Wrucke, recorder, Martin Co., Minn., were elected directors in the recorder category.

Marc Aronson, president, Pennsylvania Association of Notaries; Richard Bramhall, senior vice president & chief title officer, Bank of America; and Charlie Epperson, chief technology officer, SigniaDocs Inc., were elected in the business category. Mark Ladd, director of channel sales, Simplifile, LLC, was elected to fill the one vacant at-large position.

When the new board convened on Tuesday, September 27, for the first Board of Directors meeting of the new session, officers were elected for one-year terms. Wrucke was elected to serve as president; David Ewan, Westcor Land Title Insurance Co., was elected vice president; Joan McCalmant, recorder, Linn Co., Iowa, was elected secretary; and Ladd was elected treasurer.

Directors continuing for the second year of a two-year term include, Danny Crank, recorder, Butler Co., Ohio; and Carol Foglesong, asst. comptroller, Orange Co., Fla., representing the recorder segment; Kellie Romeo, vice president, American Land Title Association, representing business; and Diane Swoboda Peterson, assistant deputy recorder, Woodbury Co., Iowa; at-large member.

“After serving PRIA the past two years as vice president, I am excited to step into the chief volunteer role and be able to lead this dynamic organization,” Wrucke said. “I am very fortunate to have an experienced and hard-working board, active committee and workgroup co-chairs and a staff to support the efforts of us all. The committees are embarking on a number of new initiatives and I envision productive years ahead.”