Digital Closing Task Force

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


  1. Collaborate to improve and innovate the real estate transfer process.

  2. Monitor innovation in the digital closing space that will improve operational efficiencies and benefits consumers.

  3. Identify the benefits and risks associated with digital closing in order to put the industry in the best position to solve problems and inspire innovative ideas.

  4. Develop awareness and education about the various aspects of digital closing and provide information about the availability of technological advances such as Remote Online Notary.

  5. Examine federal, state and local regulatory and legislative factors impacting digital closing and advocate for outcomes that meet industry needs.

  6. Maintain collaborative relationships with industry stakeholders on issues related to digital closing (including MBA, MISMO and GSEs).


Chair

Cynthia Durham 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

Tim M. Anderson

SVP Business Development
Pavaso, Inc.
Plano, TX

Bill Anderson

National Notary Association
Chatsworth, CA

Marc L. Aronson

President & CEO
Pennsylvania Association of Notaries
Pittsburgh, PA


Lisa M. Beville

Atty/Reg'l Training Coord. VP.
Fidelity National Title Group
Tool, TX

John C. Bommarito

General Counsel
ATA National Title Group, LLC
Farmington Hills, MI

Nicole Bowlin

Attorney
Terry Monnie Title Company
Ft Mitchell, KY


Randall E. Bradley

Executive Vice President
Placer Title Company
Roseville, CA

Richard Bramhall

Chief Underwriting Counsel
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Charlotte, NC

Lisa Brecount

Sr. V.P.
Burnet Title
Edina, MN


Samantha Budzyn

Director of Special Projects
Amrock Inc.
Detroit, MI

Jessie Bullis

President
BBS Notary Services
Newport Beach, CA

Erin M. Cabelus

Agency Advisory
CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT


Michael Chodos

General Counsel and SVP
Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA

Brenda B. Clem

EVP Capital Markets
Pavaso, Inc.
Plano, TX

Trey Dirks

VP, Information Technology
First American Title Insurance Co (Corporate Title)
Tallahassee, FL


Justin Lischak Earley

Underwriting Innovation Director
First American Title Insurance Co (Corporate Title Division)
Santa Ana, CA

Diane Evans NTP

Vice President
Land Title Guarantee Co.
Denver, CO

Alan B. Fields

Director of Underwriting
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Irvine, CA


David E. Garside

Executive Vice President
Proper Title, LLC
Palatine, IL

Scott Gillen

SVP
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX

James L. Gosdin

Sr. VP, Chief UW Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX


Michael P. Gozdan

General Counsel
Title Resource Group, LLC
Mount Laurel, NJ

Charles H. Gray

Vice President
Surety Land Title, Inc.
Mobile, AL

Robert J. Grubb

President & CEO
Alliant National Title Insurance Company, Inc.
Longmont, CO


Benjamin J. Hall

Vice President
Premium Title Services, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Cheri Hipenbecker

General Counsel
Knight Barry Title, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Paul A. Hofmann

President
Attorney's Title of Kitsap
Silverdale, WA


Todd R. Hougaard

Product Manager
Mortgage Cadence
Denver, CO

Christopher Hultzman

First American Title Insurance Co (Corporate Title)
Santa Ana, CA

Philip S. Janny CLTP, NTP

Title Agent
Plunkett & Graver, PC
Allentown, PA


Danielle L. Kaiser NTP

Regional Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Insurance Company
Westfield, IN

Zachary Kammerdeiner

Sr. Bus & Compliance Strategist
CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT

Wilhelmina Kightlinger Esq.

Senior Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Jaime A. Kosofsky

Chief Revenue Officer
Brady & Kosofsky
Matthews, NC

David Kressel

NotaryCam, Inc.
Newport Beach, CA

Gorkem Kuterdem

SVP & Chief Technology Officer
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR


Mark A. Ladd

VP-Regulatory & Industry Affairs
Simplifile, LC
Provo, UT

Catherine LaFond

Attorney/Owner
LaFond Law Group, PA
Charleston, SC

Jeffrey M. Lang

VP and Underwriting Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Bryce Lewis

Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Konstantinos Ligris

Founder
Ligris & Associates, PC
Newton Center, MA

Ted A. Lovec NTP

Executive Vice President
Title Financial Corporation
Blackfoot, ID


Lisa McEntee

Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Berwyn, PA

Jeffrey F. McEvoy

Attorney / Managing Member
Home Surety Title and Escrow, LLC
Memphis, TN

Cindy Mills

SVP, Region Manager
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Haddonfield, NJ


Simon Moir

SVP & GM
eOriginal
Baltimore, MD

Rose Moshier

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

Phyllis J. Mulder

CLO & EVP
Alliant National Title Insurance Company
San Antonio, TX


Melissa Murphy

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

Jason Nadeau

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

Tyler Newlon

Pioneer Title Agency, Inc.
Flagstaff, AZ


Bart Newsom

President
Title Pac, Inc.
Edmond, OK

Michael O'Neal

Vice President-Corp Underwriting
First American Title Insurance Co (Corporate Title Division)
Washington, DC

Donald A. O'Neill

Chief Compliance Officer
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR


Edward Oddo NTP

VP, Corporate Business Solutions
First American Title Insurance Co (Corporate Title Division)
Santa Ana, CA

Justin Oravetz

Compliance Counsel
Title Resource Group, LLC
Mount Laurel, NJ

Ryan Peterson

Executive Vice President
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Plymouth Meeting, PA


Maureen Pfaff WTP, NTP

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

Nancy G. Pratt

VP Partner Relations & GA
Pavaso, Inc.
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Jack Rattikin III

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


Penny Reed CMB

SVP
Wells Fargo
Edina, MN

Billy Roehrenbeck

Owner
Pulaski County Title, L.L.C.
Little Rock, AR

Alma Rushing NTP

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


Ashley Sadler

CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT

Elyce Schweitzer

Regulatory Compliance Officer/VP
Alliant National Title Insurance
Oviedo, FL

Justin Scorza

VP, Corporate Underwriting
First American Title Insurance Co (Corporate Title)
Santa Ana, CA


Sylvia A. Smith-Turk

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

Christine Sparks ITP, NTP

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

Chris H. St. John KTP, NTP

President
Lawyers Title of Kansas, Inc.
Topeka, KS


Lisa M. Steele

Executive Vice President
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Robert Stewart

Manager
Lake City Title
Lake City, FL

Marvin Stone

SVP, Business Integration
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Spring, TX


Arnold Straus Jr.

General Counsel/VP
Enterprise Title, Inc.
Pembroke Pines, FL

Tamara Strickland

VP
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Melisa Thompson

Attorney
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR


Mickey Vandenberg

SVP, National Escrow Manager
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Irvine, CA

Brian Webster

SVP, Strategic Planning Manager
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Columbia, MD

Gina Webster

VP Escrow & Settlement
Investors Title Insurance Company
Chapel Hill, NC


Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
Hastings, MN

John Williams

Managing Member
Bluegrass Land Title, LLC
Lexington, KY

Jennifer Wootton

VP
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL


Elizabeth J. Wysong Berg ITP, NTP

NE Region Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Indianapolis, IN

Brooks Yeager

SVP
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Frisco, TX

Staff

Elizabeth Blosser

Sr. Director of Grassroots & Government Affairs
American Land Title Association
PO Box 2463
543 Cochran Lane
White Salmon, WA   98672-2461
Phone: 202-296-3671 x212
Fax: 202-223-5843
E-mail: eblosser@alta.org