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.


Co Chair

Elizabeth J. Wysong Berg ITP, NTP

NE Region Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Indianapolis, IN

Sylvia A. Smith-Turk

President
Western Title Company, LLC - Main/Kietzke Branch
Reno, NV


Vice Chair

Deborah S. Bailey Esq.

Managing Member
Bailey Helms Legal
Roswell, GA

Members

William Avant NTP

AVP | Area Counsel
Chicago Title
Birmingham, AL

Wesley Lasseigne

Area Counsel
Chicago Title
Birmingham, AL


O. Wesley Long

Attorney
O.W. Long & Associates
Guntersville, AL

Tyler Newlon

Digital Strategy Implementer
Pioneer Title Agency, Inc.
Flagstaff, AZ


Roy V. Poll

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

Randall E. Bradley

Executive Vice President
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA


Jacqui Cosgrove

Customer Success Manager
SnapDocs
San Francisco, CA

Jeff DeGood

National Agency Division Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA


Ken Flint

Operations and IT Manager
Provident Title Company
Sherman Oaks, CA

Margery Q. Lee

Executive Vice President
North American Title Company, Inc.
Concord, CA


James O. Nelson II

SVP, Deputy General Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

David Schumacher

Underwriting & Claims Manager
Orange Coast Title Company
Santa Ana, CA


Lisa M. Steele

Executive Vice President
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Mickey Vandenberg

Western Reg. Escrow Ops. Manager
North American Title Company, Inc.
Costa Mesa, CA


Margaret Cook

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

Meghan N. Pfanstiel AICP

Executive Director
Land Title Association of Colorado
Centennial, CO


Ashley S. Fischer

CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT

Kevin Kinderman

Corporation Service Company
Wilmington, DE


David H. Cox Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Timothy V. Kemp

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, PA
Washington, DC


George Majewski

Attorney
George Majewski
Washington, DC

Michael O'Neal

Vice President-Corp Underwriting
First American Title Insurance Co
Washington, DC


Brian W. Thompson Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Ellye Aull

Compliance & Regulatory Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Christopher B. Campbell

Director, Info Sec & Compliance
States Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

Steven G. Day NTP

President - National Agency Operations
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Alan B. Fields

Director of Underwriting
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Sanford, FL

Jennifer Gaytan

Underwriting Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Marianne Mathieu NTP

VP/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Scott Merritt

Executive Director
Florida Land Title Association
Longwood, FL


Melissa Murphy

EVP, Chief Legal and Gen. Counse
Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC - Orlando
Orlando, FL

Sarah Newcomb

Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Elyce Schweitzer

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

Bradley Miller

Director, Title Operations
OS National, LLC
Duluth, GA


John Holt ITP, NTP

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

Patrick Quist

VP/Director-IL Gov't Relations
Chicago Title
Rolling Meadows, 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 Director
Kansas Land Title Association
Topeka, KS


Dean G. Hoag Jr.

President
Community Title
Overland Park, KS

Michael Malone KTP, MTP, NTP

Vice President
Fidelity National Title Group
Wichita, KS


Eric Schibi

Owner, Managing Member
Field Abstract & Title, LLC
Hays, KS

Linda Alwood

Executive Director
Louisiana Land Title Association
Baton Rouge, LA


Joseph Marriott

Quality Title Services, LLC
Metairie, LA

Marx Sterbcow

Managing Attorney
Sterbcow Law Group, LLC
New Orleans, LA


Robin D. Watts

Maine State Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
South Portland, ME

Michael P. Dulin

Senior Operations Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Baltimore, MD


Nicole Booth

EVP, Public Affairs
Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA

Ruth A. Dillingham NTP

Principal
Dillingham Law LLC
Barnstable, MA


Melanie Kido

VP, MA State Counsel
CATIC
Waltham, MA

Yehoshua Silberstein

Associate Regulatory Counsel
Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA


Samantha Budzyn

Director of Operations
Nexsys Technologies
Detroit, MI

Nancy G. Pratt

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


Maura A. Snabes CLTP, NTP

SVP, Corporate Counsel
Corporate Settlement Solutions
Charlevoix, MI

Robert J. Wineman

Exec.VP, Agency Division Manager
FNF Family of Companies
Petoskey, MI


Penny Reed CMB

SVP
Wells Fargo
Edina, MN

Kate Steineman

SVP - Business Liaison Mgr
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Saint Louis Park, MN


Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
Hastings, MN

David Townsend MTP, NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO


Robert J. Sewell III

Pres. of State/Ops.
Title Financial Corporation
Missoula, MT

Ellen C. Albrecht NTP

VP & Regional Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Company
Omaha, NE


Deborah L. Scott NTP, TPN

Commercial Title Manager
Nebraska Title Company
Omaha, NE

Marcy A. Wagner NTP, TPN

KS & NE Sales Representative
First American Title Insurance Company
Omaha, NE


Edward C. Eastman Jr.

Executive Director
New Jersey Land Title Association
Freehold, NJ

Sara Valenz

Regional Underwriting Counsel NE
North American Title Insurance Company
Chester, NJ


Warren Hill

Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Albuquerque, NM

Bill Wooten

Vice Pres
Fidelity National Title
Albuquerque, NM


Karen Gutman

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

S. Madeleine Nagy

Executive Director
Title Insurance Rate Service Association
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
Greensboro, NC

Wendy S. Gibbons Esq., NTP

VP/ Sr Counsel,Corporate Legal
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Charlotte, NC


Richard Halfmann

National Underwriting Cou
First American Title Insurance Co
Davidson, NC

Paula J. Bachmeier NTP

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


Nick Hacker

President/CEO
The North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co.
Bismarck, ND

Mark Bennett CAE, IOM

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Columbus, OH


Charles C. Cain

SVP-National Agency Division
FNF Family of Companies
Cincinnati, OH

Katrina Luzier

Sr. Escrow Officer
Bond & Associates Title Agency, Inc.
Akron, OH


Michael J. Cantrell OKTP

Operations Manager
Wagoner County Abstract Company, LLC
Wagoner, OK

Donna Schmulbach

Title Services Manager
First American Title Insurance Co
El Reno, OK


Michelle A. Epley

SVP, Regulatory Compliance
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

Marc L. Aronson

President & CEO
Pennsylvania Association of Notaries
Pittsburgh, PA


Maria Deligiorgis

mdeligiorgis@titlealliance.com
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

Cynthia Martin

VP, Dir. Residential Underwritin
First American Title Insurance Co
Wexford, PA


Cynthia D. Blair NTP

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

Jeffrey F. McEvoy

Attorney / Managing Member
Home Surety Title and Escrow, LLC
Memphis, TN


Justin Tanner

Regional Underwriting Counsel
States Title Insurance Company
Bartlett, TN

Aaron Day

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


Owen Girard

Title Resources Guaranty Company
Dallas, 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

CEO
Independence Title
Austin, TX

Paul D. Pruitt

Associate General Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Dallas, TX


Mary Thomas

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

Mark A. Ladd

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


Pamela P. Day

Owner
Day Title Services, LC
Richmond, VA

Jim Blair IV

CEO
North Meridian Title & Escrow, LLC
Wenatchee, WA


Sean Holland

VP & Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Seattle, WA

Megan Powell

Commercial Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Company
Seattle, WA


Cheri Hipenbecker

General Counsel
Knight Barry Title, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Sasha M. Johnston

President
Sheridan County Title
Sheridan, WY


Staff

Elizabeth Blosser

Senior Director of Government Affairs
American Land Title Association
White Salmon, WA