State Legislative/Regulatory Action Comm

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


  1. Obtain information on a timely basis on state legislative and regulatory proposals affecting the land title industry.

  2. Develop a program regarding the efforts the Association should undertake in connection with a particular state proposal.


    • Summarize the proposal.

    • Summarize the views of title companies operating in the state and state/regional land title association.

    • Include a report on Association staff consultation with the state/regional land title affiliated association.

    • Propose a plan of action to the Government Affairs Committee (GAC).


  3. Implement the plan of action.


    • Each plan of action should be considered and developed by GAC and approved by the Board of Governors.

    • The GAC Chairman shall be kept advised of significant developments and activities.


  4. Describe the Association's efforts in connection with particular matters at the state level by memoranda to GAC and the Board of Governors.


Chair

Sylvia A. Smith

President
Western Title Company, LLC - Main/Kietzke Branch
5390 Kietzke Ln
Ste 101
Reno, NV   89511-2302
Phone: 775-332-7140
Fax: 775-332-7121
E-mail: ssmith@westerntitle.net

Vice Chair

Elizabeth J. Wysong Berg ITP, NTP

NE Region Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Company
301 W Hampton Dr
Indianapolis, IN   46208-3632
Phone: 573-442-3351
Fax: 573-442-3927
E-mail: eberg@agentstitle.com

Members

Roy V. Poll

VP/Western Region Agency
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Phoenix, AZ

Matt Sager

First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Scottsdale, AZ

Kimberly K. Majors

Executive Director
Arkansas Land Title Association
White Hall, AR


Randall E. Bradley

Executive Vice President
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Jessie Bullis

Owner
BBS Notary Services
Newport Beach, CA

Alan B. Fields

Director of Underwriting
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Irvine, CA


Sherwood P. Girion

Consultant
Fidelity National Title
Los Angeles, CA

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


Craig Adams

Asst General Counsel
Land Title Guarantee Co.
Greenwood Village, CO

David H. Cox Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Timothy V. Kemp

Partner
Butler Snow, LLP
Washington, DC


Ron Blitenthal

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

Joshua A. Escoto

NextEra Energy Real Estate
Joshua A. Escoto, Esq.
Jupiter, FL

Tommye M. Frost

Chief Regulatory Counsel
Orange Coast Title Company - Corporate
Melrose, FL


Danielle L. Kaiser NTP

Regional Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

John T. LaJoie

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

Scott Merritt

Executive Director
Florida Land Title Association
St Pete Beach, FL


Melissa Murphy

General Counsel
Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC - Orlando
Orlando, FL

Elyce Schweitzer

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

Shelley Stewart NTP

President
Southern Title Holding Company, LLC
Daytona Beach, FL


Deborah S. Bailey Esq.

Senior Partner
Gilroy Bailey Trumble, LLC
Alpharetta, GA

Kirk G. Willison

Premium Title Services, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

John Holt NTP

VP-Rocky Mountain Reg Claims Mgr
Old Republic National Title Ins. Co.
Eagle, ID


Dean G. Hoag Jr.

CEO
The Title Resource Network
West Des Moines, IA

Randall S. Barbour

Kansas Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Overland Park, KS

Shawn Herrick

Executive Secretary
Kansas Land Title Association
Topeka, KS


Burton Shepard

VP
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Overland Park, KS

Robert Swiss

Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Overland Park, KS

Barry J. Tuemler Esq.

State Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Louisville, KY


Linda Alwood

Executive Director
Louisiana Land Title Association
Baton Rouge, LA

Marx Sterbcow

Managing Attorney
Sterbcow Law Group, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Robin D. Watts

Maine State Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
South Portland, ME


Michael P. Dulin

Senior Operations Counsel
First American Title Insurance Company (National Commercial Services)
Baltimore, MD

Timothy M. Donovan

General Counsel
Title Source, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Cindy Immonen NTP, CLTP

VP, State Agency Representative.
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Livonia, MI


Nancy G. Pratt

VP Partner Relations & GA
Pavaso, Inc.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Robyn E. Anderson

Old Republic National Title Ins. Co. - MN/ND/SD/WI Agency Operations
Minneapolis, MN

Karen S. Drill

Director of HR & Training
Burnet Title - Corporate Office
Edina, MN


Joel M. Holstad

President
National Title Resources Corp.
Forest Lake, MN

James C. Lamphere

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

Penny Reed CMB

SVP
Wells Fargo
Shoreview, MN


Kate Steineman

VP - Business Liaison Mgr
Wells Fargo
Saint Louis Park, MN

Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
Hastings, MN

George S. Haymans IV

Attorney/Settlement Agent
Haymans & Co., PLLC dba Mississippi Title Group, LLC
Oxford, MS


Nate Crow

First United Title Agency, LLC
Blue Springs, MO

David Townsend NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO

Ellen C. Albrecht NTP

VP & Regional Agency Manager
First American Title Insurance Company (National Commercial Services)
Omaha, NE


Annette Belitz Peters CAE, CFM, CM

Executive Director
Nebraska Land Title Association
Lincoln, NE

Deborah L. Scott NTP

Commercial Underwriter
TitleCore National, LLC
Omaha, NE

Marcy A. Wagner NTP

Title Manager
TitleCore National, LLC
Omaha, NE


Edward C. Eastman Jr.

Executive Director
New Jersey Land Title Association
Freehold, NJ

Vincent G. Danzi

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

S. Madeleine Nagy

Executive Director
Title Insurance Rate Service Association
New York, NY


Deb Paoli

SVP
First Nationwide Title Agency, LLC
New York, NY

Eric Swarthout

President
Thoroughbred Title Services,
Rye Brook, NY

Robert Treuber

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


Nancy Ferguson

Counsel
Chicago Title
Greensboro, NC

Richard Halfmann

National Underwriting Cou
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Charlotte, NC

Paula J. Bachmeier NTP

SVP
North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co. - Minot
Minot, ND


Patrick Buell

Vice President
The Title Company
Fargo, ND

Nick Hacker

President
North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co.
Bismarck, ND

Mark Bennett CAE

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Zanesville, OH


Donna Schmulbach

VP - Abstract Department Manager
First American Title & Trust Company
El Reno, OK

Charles C. Cain

Executive Vice President
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

Robin Kelsh

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Land Title Association
King of Prussia, PA


Frank McGovern Esq., CLTP

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

John P. Bruce CTIP, NTP

Sr. VP Commercial Escrow
Heritage Title Company of Austin, Inc.
Austin, TX

Aaron Day

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


James L. Gosdin

Sr. VP, Chief UW Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX

Randy M. Lee

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

Leslie A. Midgley CAE

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


Brian Pitman

President
Independence Title Company
Austin, TX

Mary Thomas

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

Judy Blackwell

Title Officer
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Richmond, VA


Sean Holland

Regional Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Residential)
Seattle, WA

Maureen Pfaff

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

Bill Ronhaar

President
Whatcom Land Title Company, Inc.
Bellingham, WA


Marc J. Slotnick

Bailey & Slotnick, PLLC
Charleston, WV

Karen Gilster

Executive Director
Wisconsin Land Title Association, Inc.
West Salem, WI

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

Elizabeth Blosser

Director of Grassroots and State Government Affairs
American Land Title Association
PO Box 2463
543 Cochran Lane
White Salmon, WA   98672-2461
Phone: 202-296-3671 x212
Fax: 202-223-5843
E-mail: eblosser@alta.org

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