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

James C. Lamphere

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

Vice Chair

Nick Hacker

President/CEO
The North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co.
Bismarck, ND

Members

Ellen C. Albrecht NTP

VP & Regional Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Company
Omaha, NE

Taryn T. Anton

Sr. Regulatory & Claims Counsel
Amrock Title Insurance Company
West Bloomfield, MI


Ellye Aull

Compliance & Regulatory Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

John T. Beard

Abstracter
Marshall County Abstract Co., LLC
Madill, OK


Mark Bennett CAE, IOM

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Columbus, OH

Jim Blair IV

CEO
North Meridian Title & Escrow, LLC
Wenatchee, WA


Cynthia D. Blair NTP

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

Deborah Boyd

CATIC Florida State Counsel
CATIC
Orlando, FL


Samantha Budzyn

Director of Operations
Nexsys Technologies
Detroit, MI

Patrick Buell

Vice President
The Title Company
Fargo, ND


Bill Burding NTP

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

Charles C. Cain

SVP-National Agency Division
FNF Family of Companies
Cincinnati, OH


Christopher B. Campbell

Director, Info Sec & Compliance
States Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

Brenda Cannon

Alliant National Title Insurance
Oviedo, FL


Shonna S. Cardello CLTP, NTP

President
White Rose Settlement Services, Inc.
York, PA

Maritoni Carlos Esq.

VP Commercial Counsel
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. - New York Regional Office
Melville, NY


Vincent G. Danzi

Senior Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY

Aaron Day

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


Steven G. Day NTP

President - National Agency Operations
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Pamela P. Day

Owner
Day Title Services, LC
Richmond, VA


Jeff DeGood

National Agency Division Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

Lisa A. DeWolf

President
Trident Land Transfer Company, LP
West Chester, PA


Ruth A. Dillingham NTP

Principal
Dillingham Law LLC
Barnstable, MA

Michelle A. Epley

SVP, Regulatory Compliance
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR


Diane Evans NTP

Vice President
Land Title Guarantee Co.
Denver, CO

Tim E. Evans OLTP, NTP

President
Evans Title Agency, Inc.
Troy, OH


Andrea S. Ewan

Manager
Dearborn Title Insurance, Inc.
Lawrenceburg, IN

Alan B. Fields

Director of Underwriting
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Sanford, FL


Celia C. Flowers

Owner
East Texas Title Company
Tyler, TX

Wendy S. Gibbons Esq., NTP

VP/ Sr Counsel,Corporate Legal
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Charlotte, NC


Michele Green Esq.

SVP, National Agency Operations
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Johnston, RI

Rich Griffin NTP

SVP, Agency
North American Title Insurance Company
Chicago, IL


John Hall

VP Region Manager
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Maitland, FL

Anthony Helton

Legislative Coordinator
California Land Title Association
Sacramento, CA


Dean G. Hoag Jr.

President
Community Title
Overland Park, KS

Richard A. Hogan

VP & Chief Compliance Officer
CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT


John Holt ITP, NTP

VP and Claims Counsel
Old Republic National Title Ins. Co.
Eagle, ID

Renee Hunter

General Counsel
Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA


Valerie Jahn-Grandin

EVP & Chief Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

Philip S. Janny CLTP, NTP

Title Agent
Plunkett & Graver, PC
Allentown, PA


Patrick T. John

President
Trans County Title Agency, LLC
Upper Arlington, OH

Meghan Jones Rolla

Sr VP General Counsel
Mortgage Connect, LP
Coraopolis, PA


Danielle L. Kaiser NTP

Regional Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Insurance Company
Westfield, IN

Robin Kelsh

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Land Title Association
King of Prussia, PA


Timothy V. Kemp

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, PA
Washington, DC

Kevin Kinderman

Corporation Service Company
Wilmington, DE


Gregory M. Kosin

President
Greater Illinois Title Company, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Stephen G. Kosin

Corporate Controller
Greater Illinois Title Company, Inc.
Chicago, IL


Mark A. Ladd

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

Nancy K. Landmark NTP

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


Randy M. Lee

Sr. V.P. Government Affairs
Randy Lee Public Affairs
Austin, TX

Cynthia Martin

VP, Dir. Residential Underwritin
First American Title Insurance Co
Wexford, PA


Marianne Mathieu NTP

VP/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Kelly McCarel

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


Daniel D. Mennenoh ITP, NTP

Midwest Regional Agency Rep
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co.
Galena, IL

Leslie A. Midgley CAE

Executive Vice President & CEO
Texas Land Title Association
Austin, TX


Austin Miller

Vice President
Blend Title Insurance Agency
New York, NY

Melissa Murphy

EVP, Chief Legal and Gen. Counse
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

SVP, Deputy General Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA


Charles M. Nowicki CLTP, NTP

Sales
World Wide Land Transfer, Inc
Trevose, PA

Michael O'Neal

Vice President-Corp Underwriting
First American Title Insurance Co
Washington, DC


Donald A. O'Neill

Chief Compliance Officer
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

Dale Orr

President
VyStar Title Agency
Jacksonville, FL


Craig Page

EVP & Counsel
California Land Title Association
Sacramento, CA

Frank Pellegrini

President
Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Oak Park, IL


Maureen Pfaff WTP, NTP

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

Brian Pitman

CEO
Independence Title
Austin, TX


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


Matthew D. Reass NTP

SVP Corporate Strategy and Sales
RynohLive
Virginia Beach, VA

Penny Reed CMB

SVP
Wells Fargo
Edina, MN


Caleb Reppert

VP, Government Relations
First American Title Insurance Co
Washington, DC

David Rickenbach

General Manager
Foundation Title, LLC
East Brunswick, NJ


Jody K. Rogow

General Counsel & Vice President
Amrock Title Insurance Company
Detroit, MI

Bill Ronhaar WTP, NTP

President
Whatcom Land Title Company, Inc.
Bellingham, WA


Alma Rushing NTP

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

Kelli Ryan Esq., CLTP

Associate Sr Underwriter
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Mantua, NJ


Debbie Sabatini

Dir. of Software Implementation
Transnation Title Agency
Norton Shores, MI

Katie Schmidt

Chief Regulatory Officer
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


David Schumacher

Underwriting & Claims Manager
Orange Coast Title Company
Santa Ana, CA

Mary Schuster

Chief Product Officer
RamQuest, Inc.
Plano, TX


Deborah L. Scott NTP, TPN

Commercial Title Manager
Nebraska Title Company
Omaha, NE

Henry L. Shulruff

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


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


John H. Stauffer

CEO
Title Midwest, Inc.
Fairway, KS

Marx Sterbcow

Managing Attorney
Sterbcow Law Group, LLC
New Orleans, LA


Amy Tankersley

Content Marketing Manager
States Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

Justin Tanner

Regional Underwriting Counsel
States Title Insurance Company
Bartlett, TN


James Thanasules

SVP & Chief NY State Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY

Mary Thomas

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


David Townsend MTP, NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO

Robert Treuber

Executive Director
New York State Land Title Association
New York, NY


Marcy A. Wagner NTP, TPN

KS & NE Sales Representative
First American Title Insurance Company
Omaha, NE

James S. Watson

Partner/attorney
Foreman Watson Land Title, LLC
Owensboro, KY


Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
Hastings, MN

Robert J. Wineman

Exec.VP, Agency Division Manager
FNF Family of Companies
Petoskey, MI


Steven H. Winkler

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

Daniel M. Wold

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


Elizabeth J. Wysong Berg ITP, NTP

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

Staff

Emily Tryon

Director of Policy
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC