Research Committee

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

  1. Collect data pertaining to, and report on, the organizational and financial characteristics of ALTA member title industry abstracters and agents.

  2. Promote the general welfare and professional growth of title industry abstracters and agents.

  3. Survey the ALTA membership on topics suggested by the ALTA officers and staff.

  4. Undertake any special studies of the Abstracter-Agent Section of the ALTA that are required by other ALTA committees, and/or the ALTA officers and staff.


Tim E. Evans OLTP, NTP

Evans Title Agency, Inc.
1471 S Market St
P.O. Box 278
Troy, OH   45373-4184
Phone: 937-669-3826 x202
Fax: 937-669-0585


Karen R. Brown

Boone Central Title Company
Columbia, MO

Jewell Carr

Escrow Officer/LPO
Chicago Title Company of Washington
Kirkland, WA

Cara L. Detring NTP

Preferred Land Title, LLC
Farmington, MO

Mary Jo Edmiston MTP NTP HOP Leader

Executive V.P.
Boone Central Title Company
Columbia, MO

Wendy Ethen

Guaranty Commercial Title, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

John D. Haviland

South Ridge Abstract & Title Co.
Sebring, FL

Carolyn Hoyer-Abbinante

Wisconsin Title Service Company, Inc.
Waukesha, WI

Brad Jones MTP, NTP

Secured Title of Kansas City, LLC
Lees Summit, MO

Deb Karlson

Commercial Title Officer
First American Title Insurance Company National Commercial Services
Minneapolis, MN

Carol J. Kirby NTP

Vice President of Operations
Title Financial Corporation
Blackfoot, ID

Thomas G. Low

V.P. & Mgr. Underwriting
TitleCore National, LLC
Omaha, NE

Christie McDonnell

Chief Strategy Officer
McDonnell & Associates, PA
Columbia, SC

Edward G. McDonnell

Managing Partner
McDonnell & Associates, PA
Columbia, SC

Daniel D. Mennenoh ITP, NTP

H.B. Wilkinson Title Company, Inc.
Galena, IL

Tim L. Pearson NTP

Division Manager
Orange Coast Title Company
Ontario, CA

Frank Pellegrini

Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Oak Park, IL

Richard M. Reass

Segin Systems, Inc.
Virginia Beach, VA

Betty Sagatelian

Realty Title Agency, Inc.
White Plains, NY

Mary Schuster

Chief Product Officer
RamQuest, Inc.
Plano, TX

Lisa M. Steele

Executive Vice President
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA


Deirdre Green

Director of Professional Development
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x232
Fax: 202-223-5843