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

Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
1250 N Frontage Rd
Hastings, MN   55033-1519
Phone: 651-304-3501
Fax: 651-437-6937
E-mail: r.welshons@dcatitle.com

Vice Chair

Sylvia A. Smith

President
Western Title Company, LLC - Main/Kietzke Branch
PO Box 3059
5390 Kietzke Ln, Ste 101
Reno, NV   89505-3059
Phone: 775-332-7140
Fax: 775-332-7121
E-mail: ssmith@westerntitle.net

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

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

Richard A. Hogan

VP & Chief Compliance Officer
Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Co.
Rocky Hill, CT


David H. Cox Esq.

Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Robyn E. Anderson

Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Ron Blitenthal

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


James P. Schlimmer

Managing Partner
Cottrell Title & Escrow
Naples, FL

Elyce Schweitzer

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

Arnold Straus Jr.

General Counsel/VP
Enterprise Title, Inc.
Pembroke Pines, FL


Diane S. Calloway

President
Specialized Title Services, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Kirk G. Willison

Premium Title Services, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Deb Thompson

Dir of Title Insurance Education
Professional Education Services, LLC
Carmel, IN


Elizabeth J. Wysong Berg

NE Region Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Co.
Indianapolis, IN

Dean G. Hoag Jr.

CEO
The Title Resource Network
West Des Moines, IA

Shawn Herrick

Executive Secretary
Kansas Land Title Association
Topeka, KS


Robert Swiss

Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Co
Overland Park, KS

Michelle F. Turner Esq.

Partner
Arnzen, Storm & Turner, PSC
Covington, KY

Michael B. Vincenti

Partner
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Louisville, KY


Linda Alwood

Executive Director
Louisiana Land Title Association
Baton Rouge, LA

Justin Brashear

Attorney
Ironclad Title, LLC
Lake Charles, 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

Cindy Immonen CLTP, NTP

State Agency Rep.
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Livonia, MI

James C. Lamphere

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


Penny Reed CMB

VP
Wells Fargo
Shoreview, MN

David Townsend NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Co.
Columbia, MO

Ellen C. Albrecht NTP

VP & Regional Agency Manager
First American Title Co
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

Regional Manager
TitleCore National, LLC
Plattsmouth, NE


Edward C. Eastman Jr.

Executive Director
New Jersey Land Title Association
Freehold, NJ

Alfred D. Santoro Jr., Esq.

Owner
Esquire Title Services, LLC
Parsippany, 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

Robert Treuber

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


Nancy Ferguson

Counsel
Chicago Title
Greensboro, 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-Bismarck-Burleigh Co.
Bismarck, ND

Mark Bennett CAE

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Zanesville, OH

Cynthia Cunningham

Attorney/Agent
Owl Creek Title Agency
Mount Vernon, OH


Derek Diaz

Partner
Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
Cleveland, OH

Tim E. Evans NTP

President
Evans Title Agency, Inc.
Tipp City, OH

Donna Schmulbach

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


Rhonda Amick

Executive Director
Palmetto Land Title Association (South Carolina)
Columbia, SC

Justin Tanner

SE Region Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Co.
Bartlett, TN

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
Texas Land Title Association
Austin, TX


Phyllis J. Mulder

CLO & EVP
Alliant National Title Insurance Company
San Antonio, TX

Brian Pitman

President
Independence Title Company
Austin, TX

Nancy G. Pratt

VP Partner Relations & GA
Pavaso, Inc.
Plano, TX


Mary Thomas

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

Judy Blackwell

Title Officer
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Richmond, VA

Myrna Keplinger

Owner
The Settlement Group, Inc.
Burke, VA


Margaret T. Webb Ph.D.

Executive Director
Maryland Land Title Association
Midlothian, VA

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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