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 Title Team
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
Detroit, MI


John T Beard

Abstractor
Marshall County Abstract Co., LLC
Madill, OK

Mark Bennett CAE, IOM

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Columbus, OH


Cynthia Durham Blair NTP

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

Ron Blitenthal

SVP, Chief Regulatory Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


John C. Bommarito

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

Nicole Booth

EVP, Public Affairs
Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA


Lori Bullard NTP, WTP

Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Co
Seattle, WA

Carole Bullion

Account Executive
Liberty Title
Brighton, MI


Bill Burding NTP

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

Charles C Cain

SVP-National Agency Division
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Brenda Cannon

SR VP and FL Regional Counsel
Alliant National Title Insurance
Oviedo, FL

Shonna Stock Cardello CLTP, NTP

President
White Rose Settlement Services, Inc.
York, PA


Shaun Chapman

VP, Government Relations
Doma Underwriting


Vincent G Danzi

Underwriting Counsel, AVP
Fidelity National Title
New York, NY


Steven G. Day NTP

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

Randle P. DeFoor

National Agency Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Jeff DeGood

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

Mike Dendas

Zillow Closing Services, LLC
Irving, TX


Michelle Ann Epley

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

Andrea S. Ewan

Manager
Dearborn Title Insurance, Inc.
Lawrenceburg, IN


Liz Facemire

Director, State Government Affairs Policy & External Affairs
Rocket Mortgage LLC
Detroit, MI

AJ Sox Farrington

Atty
Sherman Law
Hingham, MA


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.

VP/ Sr Counsel,Corporate Legal
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Valerie Grandin

EVP & Chief Underwriting Counsel
Doma Underwriting
Miami, FL


Michele Green Esq.

SVP, National Agency Operations
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Rich Griffin NTP

SVP, Agency
Doma Underwriting
Miami, FL


John Hair

Zillow Closing Services, LLC
Washington, DC

John Hall

VP Region Manager
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Maitland, FL


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

Dana Honor

Better.com
New York, NY


Kristin M. Horne

Partner/Dir of Bus Development
Flagship Title
Land O Lakes, FL

Philip S. Janny CLTP, NTP

Title Agent
Plunkett & Graver, PC
Allentown, PA


Danielle L. Kaiser ITP, NTP

Regional Underwriting Counsel
Doma Underwriting
Miami, FL

Robin Kelsh

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Land Title Association
King of Prussia, PA


Timothy V. Kemp

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Washington, DC

Gregory M Kosin

President
Greater Illinois Title Company, Inc.
Chicago, IL


Mark A. Ladd

VP-Regulatory & Industry Affairs
MERS/ICE
Provo, UT

John T. LaJoie

VP - Senior Operations Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Tallahassee, FL


Nancy K. Landmark NTP

VP and Senior Title Counsel
Commercial Partners Title, a division of Chicago Title Insurance Company - 200 S 6th St Ste 1300 MN
Minneapolis, MN

Randy M. Lee

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


Orlando Lucero

VP/NM State Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Albuquerque, NM

Andy Maloney

Manager
Millennial Title, LLC
Nashville, TN


Cynthia Martin

VP, Dir. Residential Underwritin
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

Marianne Mathieu NTP

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


Kelly McCarel

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

Daniel D. Mennenoh ITP, NTP

Midwest Regional Agency Rep
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co.
Overland Park, KS


Scott Merritt

Executive Director
Florida Land Title Association
Longwood, FL

Leslie A. Midgley CAE

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


Christopher J. Montalbano

V.P.
Pilgrim Title Insurance Co.
East Providence, RI

Tom Morgan

Senior Industry Relations Representative
Qualia
Austin, TX


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

Michael O'Neal

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


Donald A. O'Neill

Deputy General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

Dale Orr

President
VyStar Title Agency, LLC
Jacksonville, FL


Craig Page

EVP & Counsel
California Land Title Association
Sacramento, CA

Frank Pellegrini

President
Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Oak Park, IL


Maureen Pfaff NTP, WTP

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

Brian Pitman

CEO
Independence Title
Austin, TX


Nancy G Pratt

Strategy Business Manager, SR
Black Knight
Jacksonville, FL

Patrick Quist

VP/Director-IL Gov't Relations
Chicago Title
Rolling Meadows, IL


Jack Rattikin III

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

Matthew D. Reass NTP

EVP, Strategic Partner Relationships
RynohLive
Virginia Beach, VA


Penny Reed CMB

SVP
Wells Fargo
Minneapolis, MN

Danielle R. Reed Sparks

Product Manager
First American SMS, LLC
Irvine, CA


Jody K. Rogow

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

Alma Rushing NTP

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


Debbie Sabatini

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

David Schumacher

Sr. Underwriter & Claims Manager
Orange Coast Title Company
Santa Ana, CA


Mary Schuster

Chief Product Officer
RamQuest, Inc.
Galena, IL

Elyce Schweitzer

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


Deborah L Scott NTP, TPN

Commercial Title Manager
Nebraska Title Company
Omaha, NE

Robert J Sewell III

Pres. of State/Ops.
Title Financial Corporation
Missoula, MT


Samuel D. Shellhaas

SVP, Nat. Underwriting Counsel
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Dublin, OH

Amrita Singh

Corporate Counsel
Zillow Closing Services, LLC
Irving, TX


Sylvia A. Smith-Turk

Division President
Stewart Title Company - Kietzke
Reno, NV

John H. Stauffer

CEO
Title Midwest, Inc.
Fairway, KS


Lisa M Steele

Chief Operating Officer
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Marx David Sterbcow

Managing Attorney
Sterbcow Law Group, LLC
New Orleans, LA


Amy Tankersley

Industry & Vendor Relations Manager
Doma Underwriting
Miami, FL

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

Steve Tjaden

SVP, Chief Privacy Officer
Old Republic Title Co.
Irvine, CA


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

Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
Hastings, MN


Robert J. Wineman

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

Ken Wingert

Zillow Closing Services, LLC
Washington, DC


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


Leslie Wyatt

Dir. of Regulatory Compliance
SoftPro
Raleigh, NC

Elizabeth J Wysong Berg ITP, NTP

VP for Education and Training
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Staff

Emily Tryon

Senior Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC