Education Committee

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

  1. Evaluate the education needs of the Association, affiliated regional and state title associations, and individual ALTA members and plan activities that will best meet these needs.

  2. Develop LTI/ALTA educational seminars, where appropriate, and present them on a continuing basis.

  3. Assist regional and state title associations in strengthening their educational programs, as requested.

  4. Plan and develop educational materials for members and customer groups.


Nancy K. Landmark NTP

VP and Senior Title Counsel
Commercial Partners Title, LLC
Minneapolis, MN

Vice Chair

Cheryl Cowherd NTP

Senior Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO


Ginny H. Abiassi

VP/Reg Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Company
Houston, TX

AnnMarie Arens

RVP, Agency Div.
First American Title Insurance Co
Maple Grove, MN

Bettina Arthur

National Training Manager
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Denver, CO

Lisa J. Aubrey CTP

VP, NJ State Agency Mngr
Fidelity National Title Group
East Brunswick, NJ

Paula J. Bachmeier NTP

The North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co.
Minot, ND

Deborah S. Bailey Esq.

Managing Member
Bailey Helms Legal
Roswell, GA

J. Herschel Beard

Marshall County Abstract Co., LLC
Madill, OK

Sabrina Bier

Proper Title, LLC
Palatine, IL

Eric D. Biro

Founding Partner
Anderson/Biro, LLC
Concord Township, OH

Patti K. Bonner CTIP

Western States District Manager
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Austin, TX

Glenn Bradley

Sr Vice President
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co.
Clearwater, FL

John P. Bruce CTIP, NTP

Sr. VP Commercial Escrow
Heritage Title
Austin, TX

Pillaure Cleary

System Admin
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, SC

Heather R. Cooper

Owner and Inspector
Land Inspections, LLC
Peoria, AZ

Angela M. Crusoe

Vice President
Amrock Inc.
Detroit, MI

Vincent G. Danzi

Senior Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY

Ruth A. Dillingham NTP

Dillingham Law LLC
Barnstable, MA

Ed Forristall

Vice President Agency Operations
Waltham, MA

Monica Gilroy

Managing Partner
The Gilroy Firm LLC
Alpharetta, GA

Joseph A. Grabas CTP, NTP

Grabas Institute for Continuing Education
Wall, NJ

Linda T. Grahovec ITP, IEP, NTP

Director, Education & Marketing
FNF Family of Companies
Yorkville, IL

Steve Hargraves

Co-Founder & COO
Chicago, IL

Amena Islam

Title Examiner
Fidelity National Title Group
Sunrise, FL

Cheryl A. Jones

EVP, Chief HR Officer & Communic
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Cheryl C. King

Founding Partner
Fidus Title Co, LLC
Alpharetta, GA

Annie Malave

Senior Claims Counsel
North American Title Insurance Company
Concord, CA

Kelly McCarel

VP of Education and Content
North American Title Insurance Company
Middleburg Heights, OH

Brieann McDaniel

Title Insurance Consultants, LLC
Olney, MD

Cynthia A. McGovern

CEO/First Lady of Sales
Orange Leaf Consulting
San Francisco, CA

Melissa Meade

Chief Operating Officer
Allied Capital Title, LLC
Champaign, IL

Jake Nesselrodt

Director of Operations
National Title & Escrow, LLC
Little Rock, AR

Randy Paslay

Reg. UW
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

Bill Ronhaar WTP, NTP

Whatcom Land Title Company, Inc.
Bellingham, WA

Alma Rushing NTP

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

Michael Sanford

Commercial Title Officer
First American Title Insurance Company
Atlanta, GA

Eric M. Schneider NTP

Examining Attorney
Covenant Title & Escrow LLC
Rockville, MD

Roberta Schneider CLTP, NTP

Agency Manager
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MD

Lisa Still

Underwriting Counsel
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Franklin, MA

Dona Sutton

Senior Technical Trainer
First American Title Insurance Company
Santa Ana, CA

Bill Svoboda

Minneapolis, MN

Amy Tankersley

Content Marketing Manager
States Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

Deanne M. Taylor

Defender Title and Escrow Agency
Panama City Beach, FL

Isidore Teitelbaum CTP, NTP

NJ Underwriting Counsel
Two Rivers Title Company, LLC
Little Silver, NJ

Kristy Tomasello

Manager, Commercial Underwriter
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Brian Tormey NTP

TitleVest Agency, LLC
Garrison, NY

Amie Voss

VP, CO, MT & WY Agency Manager
First American Title Insurance Co
Glendale, CO

Karen Wendzel

FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Theresa Williamson

SVP, Compliance & Nat. Training
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

Elizabeth J. Young

VP & Sr. Underwriting Counsel
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Norton, MA

Brian Zollweg

Director, People & Places
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Maitland, FL


Deirdre Green

Director of Professional Development
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC