Government Affairs Committee

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


  1. Recommend to the Board of Governors positions and involvement in federal and state governmental activities affecting the land title industry.

  2. Develop and implement strategy and tactics in accordance with the bylaws to facilitate legislative/regulatory objectives.

  3. Maintain a positive profile with allied organizations, working toward developing effective, cooperative relationships on legislative and regulatory initiatives of mutual interest to ALTA and the allied organizations.

  4. Analyze and monitor federal and state governmental activities that would have a substantial impact on the land title industry.

  5. Establish and maintain legislative and regulatory contacts at federal and state levels and coordinate such efforts with Association members.

  6. Assist in the organization and program content for federal, state and regional land title seminars.

  7. Provide speech content and articles to assist Association chair officers, affiliated state/regional association executives and others in describing legislative/regulatory proposals affecting the land title industry.


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Chair

Gregory M. Kosin

President
Greater Illinois Title Company
120 N La Salle St
Ste 900
Chicago, IL   60602-5007
Phone: 312-264-4714
Fax: 312-407-9241
E-mail: greg.kosin@gitc.com

Members

J. Herschel Beard

Owner
Marshall County Abstract Co., LLC
Madill, OK

John T. Beard

Abstracter
Marshall County Abstract Co., LLC
Madill, OK

Mark Bennett CAE

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Zanesville, OH


John Benton

Government Relations
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Mark A. Bilbrey

President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Ron Blitenthal

1st V.P., Govt. Affairs Cnsl.
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Deborah Boyd

VP/Senior Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Maitland, FL

Justin Brashear

Attorney
Ironclad Title, LLC
Lake Charles, LA

Patrick Buell

Vice President
The Title Company
Fargo, ND


William Burding Jr.

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

Charles C. Cain

Executive Vice President
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

Diane S. Calloway

President
Specialized Title Services, Inc.
Atlanta, GA


Shonna S. Cardello CLTP, NTP

President
White Rose Settlement Services, Inc.
York, PA

Cynthia Cunningham

Attorney/Agent
Owl Creek Title Agency
Mount Vernon, OH

Vincent G. Danzi

SVP, Senior Counsel
First Nationwide Title Agency, LLC
Uniondale, NY


Pamela P. Day

Owner
Day Title Services, LLC
Richmond, VA

Aaron Day

Dir. of Gov. Affairs & Counsel
Texas Land Title Association
Austin, TX

Cara L. Detring NTP

President
Preferred Land Title, LLC
Farmington, MO


Lisa A. DeWolf

SVP
Trident Land Transfer Company, LP
West Chester, PA

Diane Evans NTP

Vice President
Land Title Guarantee Co.
Denver, CO

Tim E. Evans NTP

President
Evans Title Agency, Inc.
Tipp City, OH


Alan B. Fields

Director of Underwriting
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Irvine, CA

Celia C. Flowers

Owner
Flowers Title Companies, LLC dba East Texas Title Companies
Tyler, TX

Deborah J. Galonsky

Attorney
Elkton, MD


Alison K. Gareffa

AVP
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Sherwood P. Girion

Consultant
Fidelity National Title
Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Griest

President
Trident Land Transfer Company, LP
Devon, PA


Rich Griffin NTP

National Sales Manager
North American Title Company
Chicago, IL

Nick Hacker

President
North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co. - Bismarck-Bismarck-Burleigh Co.
Bismarck, ND

Dean G. Hoag Jr.

CEO
The Title Resource Network
West Des Moines, IA


Richard A. Hogan

VP & Chief Compliance Officer
Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Co.
Rocky Hill, CT

John M. Hollenbeck NTP

Executive Vice President
First American Title Insurance Company
Santa Ana, CA

Sidney A. Israels

Wendel Rosen Black & Dean, LLP
Oakland, 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
Miami, FL

Timothy V. Kemp

Partner
Butler Snow, LLP
Washington, DC


Mark A. Ladd

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

James C. Lamphere

VP, Title and Escrow
HomeServices of America, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Nancy K. Landmark NTP

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


Tara B. Lawrence

Director
Iowa Title Guaranty
Des Moines, IA

Randy M. Lee

Sr. V.P. Government Affairs
Stewart Title Guaranty Company - Company PAC (STEWPAC)
Houston, TX

Dawn M. Lewallen

Sr. Underwriter & Comp. Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX


Andy Maloney

President
Nashville Title Insurance Corp.
Nashville, TN

Cynthia Martin

VP
First American Title Insurance Co.
Santa Ana, CA

Marianne Mathieu NTP

VP Natl Agency Account Manager
Fidelity National Title Group
Brooklyn, NY


Christie McDonnell

Attorney
McDonnell & Associates, PA
Columbia, SC

Jeffrey F. McEvoy

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

Frank McGovern Esq., CLTP

VP, NE Underwriting Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Springfield, PA


Leslie A. Midgley CAE

Executive Vice President
Texas Land Title Association
Austin, TX

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


S. Madeleine Nagy

Executive Director
Title Insurance Rate Service Association
New York, NY

James O. Nelson II

Deputy General Counsel
First American Title Insurance Company
Santa Ana, CA

Craig Page

EVP & Counsel
California Land Title Association
Sacramento, CA


Donald E. Partington

Executive Vice President
Fidelity National Title
Irvine, CA

Tim L. Pearson NTP

First VP, National Sales & Ops
Orange Coast Title Company - Builder/Commercial Division
Ontario, CA

Frank Pellegrini

President
Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Oak Park, IL


Maureen Pfaff

General Manager/CFO
Olympic Peninsula Title Co.
Port Angeles, WA

Brian Pitman

President
Independence Title Company
Austin, TX

Nancy G. Pratt

VP Partner Relations & GA
Pavaso, Inc.
Plano, TX


Michael B. Pryor

President
JH Title Group
Little Rock, AR

Jack Rattikin III

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

Richard M. Reass

CEO/Founder
Segin Systems, Inc.
Virginia Beach, VA


Penny Reed CMB

VP
Wells Fargo
Shoreview, MN

Caleb Reppert

Director, Government Affairs
CoreLogic
Irvine, CA

Thomas D. Richardson

General Counsel
Liberty Title Agency, Inc. - Ann Arbor Main
Ann Arbor, MI


Landon Roberts

Attorney
Ironclad Title, LLC
Lake Charles, LA

John F. Robichaux NTP

Manager
Ironclad Title, LLC
Lake Charles, LA

Jody Rogow

Deputy General Counsel
Title Source, Inc.
Detroit, MI


Alma Rushing NTP

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

Katie Schmidt

Chief Regulatory Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Mary Schuster

Chief Product Officer
RamQuest, Inc.
Plano, TX


Deborah L. Scott NTP

Commercial Underwriter
TitleCore National, LLC
Omaha, NE

Felice K. Shapiro

EVP & Chief Underwriter
bowie, MD

Sylvia A. Smith

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


John H. Stauffer Jr.

CEO
Title Midwest, Inc.
Topeka, KS

Lisa M. Steele

Executive Vice President
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Shelley Stewart NTP

President
Southern Title Holding Company, LLC
Daytona Beach, FL


Justin Tanner

SE Region Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Co.
Bartlett, TN

Mary Thomas

VP/Regulatory Compliance Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX

David Townsend NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Co.
Columbia, MO


Michael L. Volin

VP - Legal
Title Resource Group, LLC
Mount Laurel, NJ

Marcy A. Wagner NTP

Regional Manager
TitleCore National, LLC
Plattsmouth, NE

Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
Hastings, MN


Karen Wendzel

Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Steven H. Winkler

EVP/Chief Underwriting Counsel
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

Daniel M. Wold

General Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company - Central Title Group Ops.
Minneapolis, MN


Leslie Wyatt

Director of Industry Relations
SoftPro
Raleigh, NC

Elizabeth J. Wysong Berg

NE Region Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Co.
Indianapolis, IN

Board Representative

Cynthia D. Blair NTP

Attorney/Member
Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC
Columbia, SC

Staff

Justin B. Ailes

Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x215
Fax: 202-223-5843
E-mail: jailes@alta.org

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