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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Staff

Steve Gottheim

Senior Counsel
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x230
Fax: 202-223-5843
E-mail: sgottheim@alta.org

Chair

John M. Hollenbeck NTP

Executive Vice President
First American Title Insurance Company
1 First American Way
Santa Ana, CA   92707-5913
Phone: 800-854-3643
Fax: 714-800-3355
E-mail: jhollenbeck@firstam.com

Member

Renee Alberty

Senior Corporate Counsel
Title Source, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Anne L. Anastasi CLTP, NTP

President
Genesis Abstract, LLC
Hatboro, PA

Donna Anderson

Agency Business Specialist
North American Title Insurance Company
Middleburg Heights, OH


Shenita Baker

Vice President/Agency Consultant
Fidelity National Title Insurance Co.
Franklin, TN

Dawn Barker

Confluent Strategies
Memphis, TN

Deborah Boyd

VP/Senior Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Palm Beach Gardens, FL


Tish Bush

EVP, Process Engineering
Patricia Bush, Consultant
Newport Beach, CA

Pat Carney

Chief Strategy Officer
Agents National Title Insurance Co.
Columbia, MO

Scott T. Chandler CTIS, NTP

Chief Operating Officer
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Denver, CO


Tony Chavonne

Owner
Single Source Real Estate Services, Inc.
Fayetteville, NC

Mohamed Choumil

CEO
ATG Title, Inc.
Fairfax, VA

Trish Cohen

Owner
Total Trust Accounting Service
Lebanon, TN


Steven G. Day NTP

Executive Vice President
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Pamela P. Day

Owner
Day Title Services, LLC
Richmond, VA

Phil E. DeAngeli

General Counsel
Title Financial Corporation
Boise, ID


Jennifer Degenhardt

Internal Audit Manager
Honkamp Krueger & Co., PC
Dubuque, IA

Richard Diamond

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

Derek Diaz

Partner
Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
Cleveland, OH


Nancy C. Farrell

President
Venture Title Agency
Patchogue, NY

Nancy Ferguson

Counsel
Chicago Title
Greensboro, NC

Lee Fields

Partner, Title Industry Services
HA+W | Aprio
Atlanta, GA


Scott Florez

VP, National Agency Services
Alliant National Title Insurance Company, Inc.
Longmont, CO

Matthew Froning

Founder & Ceo
SAFE, LLC
Palm Harbor, FL

Thomas M. Frunzi

EVP, Business Development
Commonwealth USA Settlements, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA


Deborah J. Galonsky

Attorney
Elkton, MD

Edwin G. Generes

President
Generes & Associates, Inc./Landtech Support Systems
Slidell, LA

Debra Gentry

Dir. ALTA Best Practices Group
Pershing Yoakley & Associates, PC dba PYA
Brentwood, TN


Madhu Gopinath

Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Hoffman Estates, IL

Linda T. Grahovec ITP, IEP, NTP

VP, Nat'l Comms, Dir Educ & Mktg
Fidelity National Title Group
Yorkville, IL

Karen L. Greenhow

Area Manager
Pioneer Title Agency - Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ


Christopher J. Gulotta Esq.

CEO & Founder
Real Estate Data Shield
New York, NY

Debra Hall

Consultant
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Houston, TX

Victoria Hatin

Project Management
TitleVest Agency, LLC
New York, NY


John D. Haviland

President
South Ridge Abstract & Title Co.
Sebring, FL

Kathleen Henry

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

Dean G. Hoag Jr.

CEO
The Title Resource Network
West Des Moines, IA


Richard A. Hogan

VP & Chief Compliance Officer
Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Co.
Rocky Hill, CT

Michael Holden

Vice President
North American Title Insurance Company
Middleburg Heights, OH

Deanna Johnson

Attorney
Foundation Title and Escrow Series, LLC
Franklin, TN


Thomas Jones

Attorney
Thomas N. Jones
Franklin, TN

Timothy V. Kemp

Partner
Butler Snow, LLP
Washington, DC

Carol J. Kirby NTP

Director of Operations
American Title & Escrow - Corporate Offices
Billings, MT


Adam Klein

Business Development Manager
HA+W | Aprio
Atlanta, GA

Gregory M. Kosin

President
Greater Illinois Title Company
Chicago, IL

Jaime A. Kosofsky

Managing Partner- Compliance
Brady & Kosofsky
Matthews, NC


John Kulasa

President
Providence Title Company
Arlington, TX

John T. LaJoie

VP - Senior Operations Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Tallahassee, FL

James C. Lamphere

VP, Title and Escrow
HomeServices of America, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN


Brenda Lehman

Attorney
Lehman Title & Escrow, LLC
Brentwood, TN

Dawn M. Lewallen

Sr. Underwriter/Sr. Comp Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX

Dania Luby

Shaheen Law Firm, PC
Richmond, VA


Charity Malmberg

Chief Operating Officer
Trademark Title Services, Inc.
Savage, MN

Andy Maloney

President
Nashville Title Insurance Corp.
Nashville, TN

P. Kim McConkey CPA

P. Kim McConkey, CPA
Jupiter, FL


Eugene McCullough NTP

Director of Title Industry Servi
PYA
Knoxville, TN

Brieann McDaniel

Owner
Title Consulting Services
Olney, MD

Michele Mosetti

HA+W | Aprio
Atlanta, GA


Rose Moshier

Chief Compliance Officer
ATA National Title Group, LLC
Farmington Hills, MI

Michael Moss

Claims Atty & Underwriting Cnsl
Iowa Title Guaranty
Des Moines, IA

Melissa Murphy

General Counsel
Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC - Orlando
Orlando, FL


Dan R. Orner

CEO
First Title Agency, Inc.
Springboro, OH

Raja Paranjothi

Oread Partners
Olathe, KS

Pete Pearson

Principal
PYA
Knoxville, TN


Susan L. Pelham

Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Maitland, FL

Benton A. Perret

Senior Consultant
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Chicago, IL

Brian Pitman

President
Independence Title Company
Austin, TX


Roy V. Poll

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

Michael E. Pulik

CFO
Michael E. Pulik, CPA
Lanoka Harbor, NJ

Richard M. Reass

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


Matthew Rekers CPA, CIA

Director of ALTA Best Practices
PYA
Knoxville, TN

TJ Roache

VP/Corporate Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Paul Roberts

Director of Accounting
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Maitland, FL


John Roby

Manager
Aqua Title Services
Destin, FL

Alma Rushing NTP

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

Elizabeth Russo Esq.

President
MCP Title Services, LLC
Crofton, MD


Betty Sagatelian

President
Realty Title Agency, Inc.
White Plains, NY

Janet L. Scanlan

Regional Compliance Manager
North American Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

Eric Schieffer

VP, Regulatory Compliance
NVR Settlement Services, Inc.
Reston, VA


James P. Schlimmer

Managing Partner
Cottrell Title & Escrow
Naples, FL

Mary Schuster

Chief Product Officer
RamQuest, Inc.
Plano, TX

Nicole Skalka

Internal Audit Manager
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Kathryn R. Skyles

Real Estate Division OPS Directo
Fidelity National Title
Raleigh, NC

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


Shelley Stewart NTP

President
Southern Title Holding Company, LLC
Daytona Beach, FL

Marvin Stone

SVP, Business Integration
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Spring, TX

Jennifer M. Vaughn

Financial Services Manager
Investors Title Insurance Co.
Chapel Hill, NC


James S. Watson

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

Tracey Webb

Principal
Frazier & Deeter, LLC
Atlanta, GA

John Wolf

Agency Audit Manager
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX


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