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.
333 S 7th St
Ste 2700
Minneapolis, MN   55402-2438
Phone: 612-336-5514
Fax: 952-928-5199
E-mail: jimlamphere@homeservices.com

Members

John T. Beard

Abstracter
Marshall County Abstract Co., LLC
Madill, OK

Mark Bennett CAE, IOM

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Worthington, OH

Ron Blitenthal

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


Deborah Boyd

Florida State Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company - Florida Peninsula
Boca Raton, FL

Alex Brown

Managing Attorney
Opendoor West, LLC
Duluth, GA

Samantha Budzyn

Director of Special Projects
Amrock Inc.
Detroit, MI


Patrick Buell

Vice President
The Title Company
Fargo, ND

William Burding Jr., NTP

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

Charles C. Cain

Executive Vice President
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR


Brenda Cannon

Alliant National Title Insurance
Oviedo, FL

Vincent G. Danzi

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

Pamela P. Day

Owner
Day Title Services, LC
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

President
Trident Land Transfer Company, LP
West Chester, PA


Ruth A. Dillingham NTP

VP, Corporate Underwriting
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Yarmouth Port, MA

Cynthia Durham Blair NTP

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

Diane Evans NTP

Vice President
Land Title Guarantee Co.
Denver, CO


Tim E. Evans OLTP, NTP

President
Evans Title Agency, Inc.
Troy, OH

Anthony Franco

CEO
SafeChain Inc.
Columbus, OH

Rich Griffin NTP

VP, National Sales Manager
North American Title Company
Chicago, IL


Nick Hacker

President
North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co.
Bismarck, ND

Dean G. Hoag Jr.

CEO
The Title Resource Network
Sioux Falls, SD

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

Philip S. Janny CLTP, NTP

Title Agent
Plunkett & Graver, PC
Allentown, 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

Gregory M. Kosin

President
Greater Illinois Title Company, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Mark A. Ladd

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


John T. LaJoie

VP - Senior Operations Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Tallahassee, FL

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


Cynthia Martin

VP, Sr. Corporate Underwriting
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Wexford, PA

Marianne Mathieu NTP

VP/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Title Group
New York, NY

Scott Merritt

Executive Director
Florida Land Title Association
St Pete Beach, FL


Leslie A. Midgley CAE

Executive Vice President & CEO
Texas Land Title Association
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

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

Dale Orr

President
VyStar Title Agency
Jacksonville, FL

Craig Page

EVP & Counsel
California Land Title Association
Sacramento, CA


Donald E. Partington

Executive Vice President
Fidelity National Title
Irvine, CA

Frank Pellegrini

President
Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Oak Park, IL

Maureen Pfaff NTP

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


Brian Pitman

President
Independence Title Company
Austin, TX

Nicole Plath

CEO/Owner
Fortune Title Agency, Inc.
Roseland, NJ

Jack Rattikin III

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


Matthew D. Reass

Senior Vice President
RynohLive
Virginia Beach, VA

Penny Reed CMB

SVP
Wells Fargo
Edina, MN

Thomas D. Richardson

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


Jody K. Rogow

General Counsel
Amrock Title Insurance Company
West Bloomfield, MI

Bill Ronhaar NTP

President
Whatcom Land Title Company, Inc.
Bellingham, WA

Alma Rushing NTP

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


Ashley Sadler

CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT

Mary Schuster

Chief Product Officer
RamQuest, Inc.
Plano, TX

Deborah L. Scott NTP, TPN

Commercial Title Manager
Ambassador Title Services LLC
Omaha, NE


Robert J. Sewell III

Pres. of State/Ops.
First American Title Company of Montana, Inc.
Missoula, MT

Kristin Sherfey

VP, Agency Services
Old Republic National Title Ins. Co. - MN Direct Operations
Minneapolis, MN

Henry L. Shulruff

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


Sylvia A. Smith

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 Jr.

CEO
Title Midwest, Inc.
Fairway, KS


Lisa M. Steele

Executive Vice President
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Marx Sterbcow

Managing Attorney
Sterbcow Law Group, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Eric Swarthout

President
Thoroughbred Title Services
Rye Brook, NY


Amy Tankersley

Manager, Education & Research
North American Title Insurance Company
Middleburg Heights, OH

Justin Tanner

National Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Bartlett, TN

James Thanasules

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


Mary Thomas

VP/Regulatory Compliance 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

KS & NE Sales Representative
First American Title Insurance Company (Agency Division)
Omaha, NE

James S. Watson

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

Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
Hastings, MN


Kirk G. Willison

Sr VP, Gov
Altisource
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


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
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x241
Fax: 202-223-5843
E-mail: etryon@alta.org