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-Turk

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

William Avant NTP

AVP | Area Counsel
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Birmingham, AL

Wesley Lasseigne

Area Counsel
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Birmingham, AL

O. Wesley Long

Attorney
O.W. Long & Associates
Guntersville, AL


Tyler Newlon

Pioneer Title Agency, Inc.
Flagstaff, AZ

Roy V. Poll

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

Kate Steineman

VP - Business Liaison Mgr
Wells Fargo
Tempe, AZ


Lindsay Bagaporo

Fidelity National Title
Los Angeles, CA

Randall E. Bradley

Executive Vice President
Placer Title Company
Roseville, CA

Ken Flint

Operations Manager
Provident Title Company
Sherman Oaks, CA


James O. Nelson II

Deputy General Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Corporate Title Division)
Santa Ana, CA

Craig Page

EVP & Counsel
California Land Title Association
Sacramento, CA

Mickey Vandenberg

SVP, National Escrow Manager
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Irvine, CA


Margaret Cook

Deputy General Counsel
Alliant National Title Insurance Company, Inc.
Longmont, CO

Meghan N. Pfanstiel AICP

Executive Director
Land Title Association of Colorado
Centennial, CO

Ashley Sadler

CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT


David H. Cox Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Brian W. Thompson Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Ron Blitenthal

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


Tommye M. Frost

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

John T. LaJoie

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

Scott Merritt

Executive Director
Florida Land Title Association
St Pete Beach, FL


Melissa Murphy

EVP, Chief Legal and Gen. Counse
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.

Managing Member
Bailey Helms Legal
Roswell, GA

Bradley Miller

Director, Title Operations
Opendoor West, LLC
Duluth, GA

Joseph E. Powell NTP

VP|Managing Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Atlanta, GA


John Holt ITP, NTP

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

Devon Irby

Chief Compliance Officer & GM
H.B. Wilkinson Title Company, Inc.
Galena, IL

Andrea S. Ewan

Manager
Dearborn Title Insurance, Inc.
Lawrenceburg, IN


Danielle L. Kaiser NTP

Regional Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Insurance Company
Westfield, IN

Randall S. Barbour

Kansas Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Co
Overland Park, KS

Shawn Herrick

Executive Secretary
Kansas Land Title Association
Topeka, KS


Michael Malone KTP, MTP, NTP

Vice President
Fidelity National Title Group
Wichita, KS

Robert Swiss

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

James S. Watson

Partner/attorney
Foreman Watson Land Title, LLC
Owensboro, 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 Co. (Corporate Title)
Baltimore, MD

Ruth A. Dillingham NTP

Principal
Dillingham Law LLC
Barnstable, MA

Melanie Kido

VP, MA State Counsel
CATIC
Waltham, MA


Samantha Budzyn

Director of Special Projects
Amrock Inc.
Detroit, MI

Nancy G. Pratt

VP Partner Relations & GA
Pavaso, Inc.
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Philip T. Savich

Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Bay Harbor, MI


Maura A. Snabes CLTP, NTP

VP/Sr. Underwriting Counsel
Corporate Settlement Solutions
Charlevoix, MI

Robert J. Wineman

Agency Division Manager
Fidelity National Title Group
Livonia, MI

Robyn E. Anderson

Chief Cybersecurity/Privacy Cnsl
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company - Central Title Group Ops.
Minneapolis, 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
Edina, MN


Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
Hastings, MN

David Townsend MTP, NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO

William C. Gowen

Vice President
Helena Abstract and Title Company
Helena, MT


Robert J. Sewell III

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

Ellen C. Albrecht NTP

VP & Regional Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Company (Agency Division)
Omaha, NE

Deborah L. Scott NTP, TPN

Commercial Title Manager
Ambassador Title Services LLC
Omaha, NE


Marcy A. Wagner NTP, TPN

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

Edward C. Eastman Jr.

Executive Director
New Jersey Land Title Association
Freehold, NJ

Bill Wooten

Vice Pres
Fidelity National Title of New Mexico, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM


Vincent G. Danzi

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

Karen Gutman

VP/PA Underwriting Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY

Marianne Mathieu NTP

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


S. Madeleine Nagy

Executive Director
Title Insurance Rate Service Association
New York, NY

Sam Shiel

Midwest Underwriting Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
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

VP/State Counsel
Chicago Title Company, LLC (DE)
Greensboro, NC

Wendy S. Gibbons Esq., NTP

VP/ Senior National UW Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Charlotte, NC


Paula J. Bachmeier NTP

SVP
North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co.
Minot, ND

Mark Bennett CAE, IOM

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Columbus, OH

Michael J. Sikora III

Managing Partner
Sikora Law LLC
Cleveland, OH


Michael J. Cantrell OKTP

Operations Manager
Wagoner County Abstract Company, LLC
Wagoner, OK

Donna Schmulbach

Title Services Manager
First American Title Insurance Co. (Direct Division)
El Reno, OK

Charles C. Cain

Executive Vice President
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR


Maria Deligiorgis

General Counsel and Compliance
Title Alliance, Ltd.
Media, PA

Philip S. Janny CLTP, NTP

Title Agent
Plunkett & Graver, PC
Allentown, PA

Robin Kelsh

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Land Title Association
King of Prussia, PA


Frank McGovern Esq., CLTP

VP, Northeast Regional Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Springfield, PA

Benjamin Pettit

VP, Corporate and Legal Affairs
Equity National Title & Closing Services, Inc.
Providence, RI

Dean G. Hoag Jr.

CEO
The Title Resource Network
Sioux Falls, SD


Justin Tanner

National Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Bartlett, TN

Christopher M. Capezzera

Claims & Compliance Officer
Equity National Title & Closing Services, Inc.
Frisco, 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
Randy Lee Public Affairs
Austin, TX

Leslie A. Midgley CAE

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


Brian Pitman

President
Independence Title
Austin, TX

Paul D. Pruitt

Associate General Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Dallas, TX

Mary Thomas

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


Mark A. Ladd

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

Judy Blackwell

Title Officer
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Richmond, VA

Pamela P. Day

Owner
Day Title Services, LC
Richmond, VA


Sean Holland

Regional Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co. (Direct Division)
Seattle, WA

Suzanne Jones

Escrow Processing Supervisor
North Meridian Title & Escrow, LLC
Wenatchee, WA

Bill Ronhaar WTP, NTP

President
Whatcom Land Title Company, Inc.
Bellingham, WA


Karen Gilster

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

Staff

Elizabeth Blosser

Sr. Director of Grassroots & 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