State Legislative/Regulatory Action Committee

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

Sylvia A. Smith-Turk

President
Stewart Title Company - Kietzke
Reno, NV

Elizabeth J Wysong Berg ITP, NTP

VP for Education and Training
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO


Vice Chair

Deborah S. Bailey Esq.

Managing Member
Bailey Helms Legal
Roswell, GA

Members

Ellen C Albrecht NTP

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

Linda Alwood

Executive Director
Louisiana Land Title Association
Baton Rouge, LA


Marc L. Aronson

President & CEO
Pennsylvania Association of Notaries
Pittsburgh, PA

Ellye Aull

Compliance & Regulatory Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


William Avant NTP

AVP | Area Counsel
Chicago Title
Birmingham, AL

Paula J. Bachmeier NTP

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


Randall S. Barbour

Kansas Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Co
Overland Park, KS

Mark Bennett CAE, IOM

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Columbus, OH


Lisa M. Beville

Atty/Reg'l Training Coord. VP.
Fidelity National Title Group
Dallas, TX

Cynthia Durham Blair NTP

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


Jim Blair IV

CEO
North Meridian Title & Escrow, LLC
Wenatchee, WA

Nicole Booth

EVP, Public Affairs
Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA


Randall E Bradley

Executive Vice President
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Samantha Budzyn

Director of Operations
Nexsys Technologies
Detroit, MI


Jennifer Butler

Zillow Closing Services, LLC
Seattle, WA

Charles C Cain

SVP-National Agency Division
FNF Family of Companies
Lombard, IL


Christopher B. Campbell

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

Michael J Cantrell OKTP

Operations Manager
Wagoner County Abstract Company, LLC
Wagoner, OK


Margaret Cook

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

Jacqui Cosgrove

Customer Success Manager
SnapDocs
San Francisco, CA


David H Cox Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

John P. Crowley

New Jersey State Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Parsippany, NJ


Brian Danis

VP, Reinsurance Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

Steven G. Day NTP

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


Aaron Day

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

Pamela P. Day

Owner
Day Title Services, LC
Richmond, VA


Randle P. DeFoor

National Agency Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Jeff DeGood

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


Maria Deligiorgis

Title Alliance, Ltd.
Media, PA

Ruth A. Dillingham NTP

Principal
Dillingham Law LLC
Barnstable, MA


Michael P Dulin

Senior Operations Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Baltimore, MD

Edward C. Eastman Jr.

Executive Director
New Jersey Land Title Association
Freehold, NJ


Michelle Ann Epley

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

Andrea S. Ewan

Manager
Dearborn Title Insurance, Inc.
Lawrenceburg, IN


Deb Feinen

Vice President
Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Champaign, IL

Nancy Ferguson

VP/State Counsel
Chicago Title
Greensboro, NC


Alan B. Fields

Director of Underwriting
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Irvine, CA

Ashley Sadler Fischer

Regulatory Counsel
CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT


Ken Flint

Operations and IT Manager
Provident Title Company
Sherman Oaks, CA

Jennifer Gaytan

Underwriting Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Alyssa Gazdag

Director, Audit & Compliance
Amrock LLC
Detroit, MI

Wendy S. Gibbons Esq.

VP/ Sr Counsel,Corporate Legal
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Scott Gillen

SVP
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX

Owen Girard

Title Resources Guaranty Company
Dallas, TX


James L. Gosdin

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

Karen Gutman

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


Nick Hacker

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

John Hair

Zillow Closing Services, LLC
Washington, DC


Richard Halfmann

National Underwriting Cou
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

Erica Hallmark

Owner
East Texas Tax & Land Services, LLC
Tyler, TX


Shawn Herrick

Executive Director
Kansas Land Title Association
Topeka, KS

Warren Hill

Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Albuquerque, NM


Cheri Hipenbecker

General Counsel
Knight Barry Title, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Dean G. Hoag Jr.

President
Community Title
Overland Park, KS


Sean Holland

VP & Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Seattle, WA

John Holt ITP, NTP

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


Lyman Hopper

BDM
PropLogix
Sarasota, FL

Christopher Hultzman

First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA


Philip S. Janny CLTP, NTP

Title Agent
Plunkett & Graver, PC
Allentown, PA

Sasha M. Johnston

President
Sheridan County Title
Sheridan, WY


Kernard Jones

Government Affairs Analyst
Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA

Danielle L. Kaiser ITP, NTP

Regional Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Insurance Company
Concord, CA


Robin Kelsh

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Land Title Association
King of Prussia, PA

Timothy V. Kemp

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, PA
Washington, DC


Melanie Kido

VP, MA State Counsel
CATIC
Waltham, MA

Kevin Kinderman

Corporation Service Company
Wilmington, DE


Cheryl Conner King

Founding Partner
Fidus Title Co, LLC
Alpharetta, GA

Natalie R Koonce

SVP, National Escrow Advisor
WFG National Title Company
Colorado Springs, CO


Mark A. Ladd

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

Catherine LaFond

Attorney/Owner
LaFond Law Group, PA
Charleston, SC


Max Lamb

Director of Business Development
Qualia
San Francisco, CA

Wesley Lasseigne

Area Counsel
Chicago Title
Birmingham, AL


Margery Q Lee

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

Tyler Lee

Vice President
Blend Title Insurance Agency
New York, NY


Randy M. Lee

Sr. V.P. Government Affairs
Randy Lee Public Affairs
Austin, TX

Jerry Lewallen

President
eRecording Partners Network
Minneapolis, MN


O. Wesley Long

Attorney
O.W. Long & Associates
Guntersville, AL

Katrina Luzier

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


George Majewski

Attorney
George Majewski
Washington, DC

Michael Malone KTP, MTP, NTP, TPN

Vice President
Fidelity National Title Group
Wichita, KS


Sarah G. Maroon

Senior Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Joseph Marriott

Quality Title Services, LLC
Metairie, LA


Cynthia Martin

VP, Dir. Residential Underwritin
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

Marianne Mathieu NTP

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


Jeffrey F McEvoy

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

Scott Merritt

Executive Director
Florida Land Title Association
Longwood, FL


Leslie A. Midgley CAE

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

Bradley Miller

Director, Title Operations
OS National, LLC
Duluth, GA


Tom Morgan

Qualia
San Francisco, CA

Melissa Murphy

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


S. Madeleine Nagy

Executive Director
Title Insurance Rate Service Association
New York, NY

James O. Nelson II

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


Sarah Newcomb

Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Tyler Newlon

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


Michael O'Neal

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

Ryan Patmintra

Zillow Closing Services, LLC
Seattle, WA


Meghan Noreen Pfanstiel AICP

Executive Director
Land Title Association of Colorado
Denver, CO

Brian Pitman

CEO
Independence Title
Austin, TX


Roy V. Poll

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

Megan Powell

Commercial Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Company
Seattle, WA


Nancy G Pratt

Strategy Business Manager, SR
Black Knight
Jacksonville, FL

Paul D Pruitt

Associate General Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Dallas, TX


Patrick Quist

VP/Director-IL Gov't Relations
Chicago Title
Rolling Meadows, IL

Penny Reed CMB

SVP
Wells Fargo
Saint Paul, MN


Patrick T. Roe

General Manager
Charles Jones LLC
Trenton, NJ

Eric Schibi

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


Donna Schmulbach

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

David Schumacher

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


Elyce Schweitzer

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

Deborah L Scott NTP, TPN

Commercial Title Manager
Nebraska Title Company
Omaha, NE


Robert J Sewell III

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

Yehoshua Silberstein

Associate Regulatory Counsel
Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA


Marc J. Slotnick

Bailey & Slotnick, PLLC
Charleston, WV

Christopher Smart

Attorney
Carlton Fields
Tampa, FL


Maura A. Snabes CLTP, NTP

SVP, Corporate Counsel
Corporate Settlement Solutions
Charlevoix, MI

Christine Sparks ITP, NTP

Senior Vice President - COO
Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Chicago, IL


Lisa M Steele

Executive Vice President
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Kate Steineman

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


Marx Sterbcow

Managing Attorney
Sterbcow Law Group, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Eric Swarthout

President
Thoroughbred Title Services
Rye Brook, NY


Justin Tanner

Regional Underwriting Counsel
States Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

Mary Thomas

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


Brian W. Thompson Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Donna Tonioni

Product Manager
Ellie Mae, Inc.
Pleasanton, CA


David Townsend MTP, NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO

Robert Treuber

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


Sara Valenz

Regional Underwriting Counsel NE
North American Title Insurance Company
Concord, CA

Mickey Vandenberg

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


Marcy A. Wagner NTP, TPN

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

Robin D. Watts

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


Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
Hastings, MN

Robert J. Wineman

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


Bill Wooten

Vice Pres
Fidelity National Title
Albuquerque, NM

Jennifer Wootton

VP
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Staff

Elizabeth Blosser

Vice President of Government Affairs
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC