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

Division President
Stewart Title Company - Kietzke
Reno, NV

Elizabeth J Wysong Berg ITP, NTP

VP for Education and Training
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


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


Taryn T Anton

Sr. Regulatory & Claims Counsel
Amrock Title Insurance Company
Detroit, MI

AnnMarie Arens

RVP, Agency Div.
First American Title Insurance Co
Maple Grove, MN


Marc L. Aronson

President & CEO
Pennsylvania Association of Notaries
Pittsburgh, PA

Paula J. Bachmeier NTP

SVP
The Title Team
Minot, ND


Mark Bennett CAE, IOM

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Columbus, OH

Nicole Booth

EVP, Public Affairs
Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA


Randall E Bradley

CEO
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Dan Buchanan

Senior Title Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA


Carole Bullion

Account Executive
Liberty Title
Brighton, MI

Charles C Cain

SVP-National Agency Division
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Shaun Chapman

VP, Government Relations
Doma Underwriting


Robert Colton

Zillow Closing Services, LLC
Irving, TX


Margaret Cook

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

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


Aaron Day

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

Jeff DeGood

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


Michelle Ann Epley

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

Andrea S. Ewan

Manager
Dearborn Title Insurance, Inc.
Lawrenceburg, IN


Liz Facemire

Director, State Government Affairs Policy & External Affairs
Rocket Mortgage LLC
Detroit, MI

Deb Feinen

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


Nancy Ferguson

VP/State Counsel
Chicago Title
Greensboro, NC

Ashley Sadler Fischer

Regulatory Counsel
CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT


Ken Flint

Operations and IT Manager
Provident Title Company
Sherman Oaks, CA

Celia C. Flowers

Owner
East Texas Title Company
Tyler, TX


Ryan Galer

Legal Counsel
Charter Title & Escrow Services, Inc.
Omaha, NE

Wendy S. Gibbons Esq.

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


James L. Gosdin

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

Charles H. Gray

Vice President
Surety Land Title, Inc.
Mobile, AL


John Hair

Zillow Closing Services, LLC
Washington, DC

Richard Halfmann

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


Lindsay R. Hall Harrison

Underwriting Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Tampa, FL

Chad L. Hansen

Regulatory/Compliance Counsel
First National Title Insurance Company
Plano, TX


Dale Hardy

Notarize, Inc.
Boston, MA

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

Patty Holle KTP

President
Marshall County Abstract & Title Co.
Marysville, KS


John Holt ITP, NTP

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

Lyman Hopper

BDM
Sarasota, FL


Kristin M. Horne

Partner/Dir of Bus Development
Flagship Title
Land O Lakes, FL

Jefferson Howeth

Senior Corporate Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY


Christopher Hultzman

First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

Philip S. Janny CLTP, NTP

Title Agent
Plunkett & Graver, PC
Allentown, PA


Dione Joseph J.D., OLTP

Commercial Title Underwriter
Title First Agency, Inc.
Westerville, OH

Danielle L. Kaiser ITP, NTP

Regional Underwriting Counsel
Doma Underwriting
Miami, FL


Robin Kelsh

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Land Title Association
King of Prussia, PA

Timothy V. Kemp

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Washington, DC


Mark A. Ladd

VP-Regulatory & Industry Affairs
MERS/ICE
Provo, UT

John T. LaJoie

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


Wesley Lasseigne

Area Counsel
Chicago Title
Birmingham, AL

Randy M. Lee

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


Jerry Lewallen

President
eRecording Partners Network
Minneapolis, MN

Orlando Lucero

VP/NM State Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Albuquerque, NM


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


Marianne Mathieu NTP

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

Martha K. McConnell NTP

Vice President and Senior State Counsel
Chicago Title
Columbia, SC


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

Tom Morgan

Senior Industry Relations Representative
Qualia
Austin, TX


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

Vice President, Regulatory
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Tyler Newlon

FTC
Pioneer Title Agency, Inc.
Flagstaff, AZ

John F. Nielsen

Underwriting Counsel
Old Republic Title
Minneapolis, MN


Michael O'Neal

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

Donald A. O'Neill

Deputy General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR


Craig Page

EVP & Counsel
California Land Title Association
Sacramento, CA

Meghan Noreen Pfanstiel AICP

Executive Director
Land Title Association of Colorado
Littleton, CO


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
Minneapolis, MN

Patrick T. Roe

General Manager
Charles Jones LLC
Trenton, NJ


Eric Schibi

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

David Schumacher

Sr. Underwriter & 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

Samuel D. Shellhaas

SVP, Nat. Underwriting Counsel
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Dublin, OH


Marc J. Slotnick

Bailey & Slotnick, PLLC
Charleston, WV

Maura A. Snabes CLTP, NTP

SVP, Corporate Counsel
Corporate Settlement Solutions
Charlevoix, MI


Chris H St. John KTP, NTP

President
Lawyers Title of Kansas, Inc.
Topeka, KS

Kara Lynn Stachel J.D.

Partner/Attorney
Stachel Law Planning, PLLC
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Kate Steineman

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

Shadi Ashtari Taher

Senior Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Company
Santa Ana, CA


Amy Tankersley

Industry & Vendor Relations Manager
Doma Underwriting
Miami, FL

Michelle Taylor

Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Seattle, WA


Mary Thomas

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

Brian W. Thompson Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC


Shawn Toor

Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Seattle, WA

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
Doma Underwriting
Miami, FL


Mickey Vandenberg

Western Reg. Escrow Ops. Manager
North American Title Company, Inc.
Walnut Creek, 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