ALTA CEO to Speak at MBA Event About Managing Vendors to Minimize Risk

September 4, 2014

Michelle Korsmo, ALTA’s chief executive officer, will participate on a panel titled "Managing Vendors to Minimize Risk," during the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Risk Management and Quality Assurance Forum in Miami.

Moderated by Joseph Gormley, the MBA’s assistant regulatory counsel, the panel on Sept. 8 will focus on how lenders can best manage vendor relationships to mitigate risk. Joining Korsmo during the session will be Doug Harris, chief risk management officer at First Guaranty Mortgage Corp.; Duane Gilkison, director at Fannie Mae; and Gayle Shank, director of corporate compliance at Interthinx.

Korsmo will share information about ALTA’s "Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices” and how they can help lending institutions supplement their risk-management programs.

“As our lender clients work to develop their own risk management systems, the land title industry continues to lead by example,” Korsmo said. “The Best Practices will continue to be a responsive product to meet market needs.”

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