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

Daniel D. Mennenoh ITP, NTP

President
H.B. Wilkinson Title Company, Inc.
321 N Bench St
PO Box 215
Galena, IL   61036-1809
Phone: 815-777-3318
Fax: 815-777-1754
E-mail: dmennenoh@hbwtitle.com

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

Member

Craig Adams

Asst General Counsel
Land Title Guarantee Co.
Greenwood Village, CO

Donna Anderson

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

Bettina Arthur

National Training Manager
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Denver, CO


Jennifer L. Averitt

Commercial Title & Escrow
Everest Land Title Agency, Ltd.
Cleveland, OH

Deborah Boyd

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

Jessie Bullis

Owner
BBS Notary Services
Newport Beach, CA


Bryan Burkholder

CA State Manager
NexTitle, LLC
Irvine, CA

Trish Cohen

Owner
Total Trust Accounting Service
Lebanon, TN

Richard Diamond

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


Vicki L. DiPasquale

VP, Sales
Simplifile, LC
Provo, UT

Nancy Ferguson

Counsel
Chicago Title
Greensboro, NC

Scott Florez

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


Matthew Froning

Founder & Ceo
SAFE, LLC
Palm Harbor, FL

Jennifer Gaytan

Managing Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Edwin G. Generes

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


Debra Gentry NTP

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

Madhu Gopinath

Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Houston, TX

Linda T. Grahovec ITP, IEP, NTP

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


Steve Hargraves

Co-Founder
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

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

Stephen G. Kosin

Corporate Controller
Greater Illinois Title Company
Chicago, IL

John Kulasa

President
Solution Title Agency
Houston, TX


Susan B. LaRose

VP New England Underwriter
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Franklin, MA

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

Gregory McDonald

Founder & CEO
CLOUDSTAR
Jacksonville, FL

Nancy J. McHugh

Owner
Town n' Country Title, LLC
Holmen, WI


Angie Miller

Enterprise Support Specialist
Devon Title Agency - Corporate Office
Troy, MI

Rose Moshier

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

Melissa Murphy

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


Brian Pitman

President
Independence Title Company
Austin, TX

Nicole Plath

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

Roy V. Poll

VP/Western Region 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

Matthew Rekers CPA, CIA

Director of ALTA Best Practices
PYA
Knoxville, TN


Ashley Sadler

Legal Counsel Regulatory Counsel
Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Co.
Rocky Hill, CT

Betty Sagatelian

President
Realty Title Agency, Inc.
White Plains, NY

Eric Schieffer

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


Nicole Skalka

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

Judi Souza CSEO/CEI, NTP

Owner
Escrow Expertise
San Jose, CA

Marx Sterbcow

Managing Attorney
Sterbcow Law Group, LLC
New Orleans, LA


Shelley Stewart NTP

President
Southern Title Holding Company, LLC
Daytona Beach, FL

Nancy D. Warner

Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Blue Bell, PA

James S. Watson

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


Quintus Williams

Sr Vice President, Operations
Mid-States Title Insurance Agency, Inc. dba Long & Foster Settlement Services
Chantilly, VA

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