President

Mary O'Donnell

CEO/President
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
875 Concourse Pkwy S
Ste 200
Maitland, FL   32751-6117
Committees Served: Board of Governors, Finance Committee, GAC, Steering Committee, Nominating Committee, Association, Nominating Committee, Underwriters Section, Officers


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President-Elect

Bill Burding NTP

EVP/General Counsel
Orange Coast Title Company
1551 N Tustin Ave
Ste 300
Santa Ana, CA   92705-8638
Committees Served: Best Practices Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Congressional Liaisons Committee, Data Privacy Executive Committee, Data Privacy Task Force, Finance Committee, GAC, Steering Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Nominating Committee, Abstracters/Agents Section, Nominating Committee, Association, Officers, Planning Committee, Title Action Network Committee


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Treasurer

Don Kennedy

SVP, National Agency Division
First American Title Insurance Company
1 First American Way
Santa Ana, CA   92707-5913
Committees Served: Board of Governors, Finance Committee, Investment Committee, Officers, Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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Chair, Finance Committee

Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
1250 N Frontage Rd
Hastings, MN   55033-1519
Committees Served: Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., ALTA Registry Committee, Best Practices Executive Committee, Best Practices Task Force, Board of Governors, Digital Closing Executive Committee, Digital Closing Task Force, Finance Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Investment Committee, Minnesota Land Title Association, Officers, Planning Committee, State Executives, State Legislative/Regulatory Action Comm


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Chair, A&A Section

Jack Rattikin III

Pres & Chief Executive Officer
Rattikin Title Company
201 Main St
Ste 800
Fort Worth, TX   76102-3132
Committees Served: Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., ALTA Registry Committee, Board of Governors, Digital Closing Executive Committee, Digital Closing Task Force, Government Affairs Committee, Officers, Planning Committee


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Chair, Und Section

Daniel M. Wold

Executive Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company - Central Title Group Ops.
400 2nd Ave S
Fl 7
Minneapolis, MN   55401-2406
Committees Served: Board of Governors, Bylaws Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Homeowner Outreach Program Committee, Officers, Planning Committee, Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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Representatives, A&A Section

Maureen Pfaff WTP, NTP

President / CEO
Olympic Peninsula Title Co.
403 S Peabody St
Port Angeles, WA   98362-3210
Committees Served: Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., Board of Governors, Congressional Liaisons Committee, Digital Closing Executive Committee, Digital Closing Task Force, Government Affairs Committee, Information Security Committee, Title Action Network Committee, Title Industry Political Action Comm.


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Representatives, A&A Section

Sylvia A. Smith-Turk

President
Western Title Company, LLC - Main/Kietzke Branch
5390 Kietzke Ln
Ste 101
Reno, NV   89511-2302
Committees Served: Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., Board of Governors, Congressional Liaisons Committee, Data Privacy Task Force, Digital Closing Executive Committee, Digital Closing Task Force, Government Affairs Committee, State Executives, State Legislative/Regulatory Action Comm


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Representatives, Und Section

David Townsend MTP, NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Company
1207 W Broadway
Ste C
Columbia, MO   65203-2125
Committees Served: Best Practices Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Government Affairs Committee, Reinsurance Committee, State Legislative/Regulatory Action Comm, Title Action Network Committee, Title Industry Political Action Comm., Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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Representatives, Und Section

Robert J. Wineman

Exec.VP, Agency Division Manager
Fidelity National Title Company, LLC (DE)
38701 7 Mile Rd
Ste 260
Livonia, MI   48152-3965
Committees Served: Best Practices Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Government Affairs Committee, Investment Committee, State Legislative/Regulatory Action Comm, Title Counsel Committee, Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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Immediate Past President

Cynthia D. Blair NTP

Attorney/Member
Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC
PO Box 123
700 Huger St, Ste 102
Columbia, SC   29202-0123
Committees Served: Best Practices Executive Committee, Best Practices Task Force, Board of Governors, Digital Closing Executive Committee, Digital Closing Task Force, Government Affairs Committee, National Title Professional Program Council, Nominating Committee, Abstracters/Agents Section, Nominating Committee, Association, Our Values Committee, Planning Committee, Talent Committee


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ALTA Leadership Team


Chief Executive Officer

Diane Tomb

E-Mail: dtomb@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 218
Contact Me About: ALTA Policy, Strategy, Leadership
Committee Liaison: Board of Governors


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Chief Operating Officer

Cornelia M. Horner CMP

E-Mail: chorner@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 234
Contact Me About: Meetings, Marketing & Membership
Committee Liaison: Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., Board of Governors, Finance Committee, Internal Auditing Committee, Investment Committee, State Executives


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Vice President

Kelly L. Romeo CAE

E-Mail: kelly@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 224
Contact Me About: Industry Technology, MISMO, PRIA, ALTA/ACSM Surveys, Policy Forms
Committee Liaison: Bylaws Committee, Forms Committee, Title Insurance, Information Security Committee, Liaison Committee with the NSPS, Real Property Records Committee, State Executives


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Vice President

Jeremy Yohe

E-Mail: jyohe@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 328
Contact Me About: Title News Editor, Public Relations, Media Liaison, Web site
Committee Liaison: Technology Committee


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Senior Director of Government Affairs

Elizabeth Blosser

E-Mail: eblosser@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 212
Contact Me About: State Government Affairs, ALTA Grassroots, Title Action Network
Committee Liaison: Congressional Liaisons Committee, Data Privacy Executive Committee, Data Privacy Task Force, Digital Closing Executive Committee, Digital Closing Task Force, State Executives, State Legislative/Regulatory Action Comm, Title Action Network Committee


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Senior Counsel

Steve Gottheim

E-Mail: sgottheim@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 230
Contact Me About: Federal Legislative and Regulatory Issues, Legal Issues, Best Practices Inquiries
Committee Liaison: Accounting Committee, Title Insurance, Claims Administration Committee, Liaison Committee with the NAIC, Our Values Committee, Reinsurance Committee, Title Counsel Committee, Title Industry Political Action Comm., Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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Senior Vice President of Public Affairs

Christopher Morton

E-Mail: cmorton@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 215
Contact Me About: Federal Legislative and Regulatory Issues, NAIC


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ALTA Governance: Bylaws & Mission

The ALTA Bylaws set out the structure and governance of the American Land Title Association. Article II of the Bylaws sets out the Objects and Purposes of the Association and this remains our mission today:

The objects and purposes of the Association are these:

  • To promote the safe and efficient transfer of ownership of, and interest in, real property within the free enterprise system.
  • To provide information and education to consumers; to those who regulate, supervise, or enact legislation affecting the land title industry; to its members; and to affiliated state, district, territorial, provincial, regional, and international associations.
  • To maintain liaison with users of the products and services provided by its members and with government.
  • To maintain professional standards and ethics.
  • To provide assistance to affiliated associations.