Board of Governors

The ALTA Board of Governors is responsible for setting overall policy for the Association, including government affairs positions, and for overseeing the fiscal condition and professional staff of the ALTA. The Board has eleven members and is divided between abstracter/title agent and title insurer representatives, with the Section of the President having five members and the other Section having six. Each year, the majority shifts between sections, although most Board votes tend to be unanimous.

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Mary O'Donnell

Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Maitland, FL


Bill Burding NTP

EVP/General Counsel
Orange Coast Title Company
Santa Ana, CA


Don Kennedy

SVP, National Agency Division
First American Title Insurance Company
Santa Ana, CA

Chair, Finance Committee

Richard H. Welshons

DCA Title
Hastings, MN

Chair, A&A Section

Jack Rattikin III

Pres & Chief Executive Officer
Rattikin Title Company
Fort Worth, TX

Chair, Und Section

Daniel M. Wold

Executive Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company - Central Title Group Ops.
Minneapolis, MN

Representatives, A&A Section

Maureen Pfaff WTP, NTP

President / CEO
Olympic Peninsula Title Co.
Port Angeles, WA

Sylvia A. Smith-Turk

Western Title Company, LLC - Main/Kietzke Branch
Reno, NV

Representatives, Und Section

David Townsend MTP, NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO

Robert J. Wineman

Exec.VP, Agency Division Manager
Fidelity National Title Company, LLC (DE)
Livonia, MI

Immediate Past President

Cynthia D. Blair NTP

Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC
Columbia, SC


Cornelia M. Horner CMP

Chief Operating Officer
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC

Diane Tomb

Chief Executive Officer
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC