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 Director
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
Cleveland, 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

Sr. VP Commercial Escrow
Heritage Title
Austin, TX

Pillaure Cleary

System Admin
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, SC

Heather Renee Cooper

President and Inspector
Land Inspections, LLC
Peoria, AZ

Angela M Crusoe

Vice President
Amrock LLC
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
Atlanta, GA

Joseph A. Grabas CTP, NTP

Grabas Institute for Continuing Education
Wall, NJ

Linda T Grahovec IEP, ITP, NTP

VP, Director of Education and Marketing Strategy
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Steve Hargraves

Co-Founder & COO
Chicago, IL

Amena Islam

Commercial Title Examiner
Fidelity National Title Group
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Cheryl A. Jones

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

Cheryl Conner King

Founding Partner
Fidus Title Co, LLC
Alpharetta, GA

Annie Malave

Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Concord, CA

Kelly McCarel

VP of Education and Content
North American Title Company
Miami, FL

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 NTP, WTP

Whatcom Land Title Company, Inc.
Bellingham, WA

Alma Rushing NTP

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

Michael Sanford

Senior Trainer
First American Title Insurance Company
Atlanta, GA

Roberta Schneider CLTP, NTP

Agency Manager
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MD

Eric M. Schneider NTP

Examining Attorney
Covenant Title & Escrow LLC
Rockville, MD

Judi Souza CEI, CSEO, NTP

Escrow Expertise
San Jose, CA

Lisa Still

VP, New England Regional Counsel
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Braintree, MA

Dona Sutton

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

Bill Svoboda

Minneapolis, MN

Amy Tankersley

Industry & Vendor Relations Manager
North American Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

Deanne Michele Taylor

Defender Title and Escrow Agency
Panama City Beach, FL

Isidore Teitelbaum CTP

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

VP, NY State Manager
TitleVest Agency, LLC
New York, 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