Best Practices Task Force

The purpose and scope of work of this committee is to:


  1. Promote the exchange of information within the ALTA membership about different ways to comply with the Best Practices standards.

  2. Recommend to the Best Practices Executive Committee potential modifications and clarifications to the Best Practices standards or resources.

  3. Keep ALTA and its membership appraised of new developments in the implementation of the Best Practices and their adoption as a risk management tool by lenders.

  4. Assist ALTA in the development of publications and resources for use by ALTA members on the Best Practices.


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Chair

Cynthia D. Blair NTP

Attorney/Member
Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC
PO Box 123
700 Huger St, Ste 102
Columbia, SC   29202-0123
Phone: 803-349-4385
Fax: 803-728-3100
E-mail: Cynthia@blaircato.com

Member

Donna Anderson

AVP, Agency Development Manager
North American Title Insurance Company
Middlefield, OH

Bettina Arthur

National Training Manager
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Denver, CO

Jonathan W. Biggs

VP, Risk Management & Education
Investors Title Insurance Company
Chapel Hill, NC


Chuck A. Bowman MTP, NTP

President
Monarch Title Company, Inc.
Columbia, MO

Jessie Bullis

President
BBS Notary Services
Newport Beach, CA

Bryan Burkholder

Division Manager
NexTitle, a Title and Escrow company
Irvine, CA


Jamey Cowley

Closing Agent / Escrow Officer
Clay County Abstract & Title Company
Clay Center, KS

Jalila Dado

Account Manager
Fidelity National Title Group
Livonia, MI

Todd Davis

Senior Advisory Title Officer
First American Title Company, Inc.
Rexburg, ID


Steven G. Day NTP

President - National Agency Operations
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Phil E. DeAngeli

General Counsel
Title Financial Corporation
Boise, ID

Richard Diamond

VP, I.T. Director
Fidelity National Financial
Boston, MA


Vicki L. DiPasquale

VP, Sales
Simplifile, LC
Provo, UT

Nancy Ferguson

VP/State Counsel
Chicago Title Company, LLC (DE)
Greensboro, NC

Celia C. Flowers

Owner
East Texas Title Company
Tyler, TX


Ed Forristall

Vice President Agency Operations
Connecticut Attorneys Title
Waltham, MA

Elizabeth Franklin

Chief Audit Officer
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Milinda Garner

Compliance Manager
Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Denver, CO


David E. Garside

Executive Vice President
Proper Title, LLC
Palatine, IL

Jennifer Gaytan

Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Alyssa Gazdag

Director, Audit & Compliance
Amrock Inc.
Detroit, MI


Edwin G. Generes Generes

President
Generes & Associates, Inc.
Slidell, LA

Debra Gentry NTP

Dir. of Title Industry Services
PYA, PC
Brentwood, TN

Madhu Gopinath

Managing Director
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Sugar Land, TX


Linda T. Grahovec ITP, IEP, NTP

Director, Education & Marketing
Fidelity National Title Group
Yorkville, IL

Steve Hargraves

Co-Founder & COO
ShortTrack
Chicago, IL

Kathleen Henry

SVP, Risk Management
The Security Title Guarantee Corp. of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD


Michael Holden

Vice President
North American Title Insurance Company
Middleburg Heights, OH

Thomas Imperiale

Senior Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Santa Ana, CA

Jason John

Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Houston, TX


Valerie King

Advisory Manager
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Chicago, IL

Carol J. Kirby NTP

Vice President of Operations
Title Financial Corporation
Blackfoot, ID

Stephen G. Kosin

Corporate Controller
Greater Illinois Title Company, Inc.
Chicago, IL


Gregory M. Kosin

President
Greater Illinois Title Company, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Katrina Luzier

Sr. Escrow Officer
Bond & Associates Title Agency, Inc.
Akron, OH

Jon Lyszak

Director of Technology
Amrock Inc.
Detroit, MI


Eugene McCullough Esq., NTP, TNLTP, CI

Partner
Title Experts and Management Services
Knoxville, TN

Brieann McDaniel

Owner
Title Insurance Consultants, LLC
Olney, MD

Gregory McDonald

Founder & CEO
CLOUDSTAR
Jacksonville, FL


Nancy J. McHugh

Owner
Town n' Country Title, LLC
Holmen, WI

Daniel D. Mennenoh ITP, NTP

President
H.B. Wilkinson Title Company, Inc.
Galena, IL

Angie Miller

Enterprise Support Specialist
Devon Title Agency
Troy, MI


Katie Miller

General Counsel
PropLogix
Sarasota, FL

Melissa Murphy

EVP, Chief Legal and Gen. Counse
Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC - Orlando
Orlando, FL

Brian Pitman

CEO
Independence Title
Austin, TX


Nicole Plath

CEO/Owner
Fortune Title Agency, Inc.
Roseland, NJ

Roy V. Poll

VP Western Division Agency
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Phoenix, AZ

JoAnne Quarles

President
Treasure Title Insurance Agency, Inc.
Winter Garden, FL


Richard M. Reass

CEO/Founder
Segin Systems, Inc.
Virginia Beach, VA

Lynette Reynolds-Smith

V.P. Escrow Accountin
Amrock Inc.
Detroit, MI

TJ Roache

VP/Corporate Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL


Alma Rushing NTP

Vice Pres of Escrow Operations
Orange Coast Title Company
Santa Ana, CA

Ashley Sadler

CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT

Betty Sagatelian

President
Realty Title Agency, Inc.
White Plains, NY


Michael L. Savenelli Jr.

VP - Operations
CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT

Janet L. Scanlan

Compliance Analyst
North American Title Insurance Company
Heathrow, FL

Eric Schieffer

SVP and Counsel
NVR Settlement Services, Inc.
Reston, VA


Pam Sember

Bus Dev Mgr
TrustLink
Irvine, CA

Nicole Skalka

Central Division Controller
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Judi Souza CSEO/CEI, NTP

Owner
Escrow Expertise
San Jose, CA


Christine Sparks ITP, NTP

Senior Vice President - COO
Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Marx Sterbcow

Managing Attorney
Sterbcow Law Group, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Shelley Stewart NTP

President
Southern Title Holding Company, LLC
Daytona Beach, FL


James S. Watson

Partner/attorney
Foreman Watson Land Title, LLC
Owensboro, KY

Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
Hastings, MN

Tracey L. Williams

Director of Closing Ops
RAS Title, LLC
Boca Raton, FL


Quintus Williams

Senior Executive
Title Write
Occoquan, VA

Staff

Emily Tryon

Director of Policy
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x241
Fax: 202-223-5843
E-mail: etryon@alta.org