Talent Committee

The purpose and scope of work of this committee is to:

  1. Promote the exchange of information within the ALTA membership about current trends in human resources management.

  2. Think strategically about the human resources issues affecting the industry, including: employee recruitment, employee retention, and employee development.

  3. Develop resources to promote the industry to prospective employees to attract talent and build future leaders.

  4. Develop resources to increase skills of the current workforce and enhance knowledge about the business of title and settlement.

  5. Maintain liaison with intra-industry groups focused on talent development (e.g., The Network).


Deborah Higgins

SVP Human Resources
Title Resource Group, LLC
3001 Leadenhall Rd
Mount Laurel, NJ   08054-4609
Phone: 856-914-8933
Fax: 303-323-6340
E-mail: Deborah.higgins@trgc.com


Maureen Ambler ALTP

Director of Education & Training
Trident Land Transfer Company, LP
Devon, PA

Samantha Askland

Commercial Compliance Officer
Iowa Title Guaranty
Des Moines, IA

Christine Bernardo

HR Manager
Title Resource Group, LLC
Mount Laurel, NJ

Barb Billhardt

VP of Human Resources
Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Skokie, IL

Bryan Burkholder

Division Manager
NexTitle, a Title and Escrow company
Irvine, CA

Damon A. Carter

SVP & Chief HR Officer
Rocky Hill, CT

Bernadette T. Cuevas

First Nationwide Title Agency, LLC
New York, NY

Lisa A. DeWolf

Trident Land Transfer Company, LP
West Chester, PA

Cynthia Durham Blair NTP

Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC
Columbia, SC

Virginia Gaitens

Director of HR
Boomerang Title
Columbia, SC

Charles H. Gray

Vice President
Surety Land Title, Inc.
Mobile, AL

Amy Gregory

President of Title Operations
Florida Agency Network
Plant City, FL

Jeff Gross

VP, Manager
Fidelity National Title Group
Westerville, OH

Erica Hallmark

East Texas Tax & Land Services, LLC
Tyler, TX

Carolyn Hoyer-Abbinante

Wisconsin Title Service Company, Inc.
Waukesha, WI

Devon Irby

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

Jenny S. Isgett

National Account Executive
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, SC

Deanna Johnson

Foundation Title and Escrow Series, LLC
Franklin, TN

Carol J. Kirby NTP

Vice President of Operations
American Title & Escrow - Corporate Offices
Billings, MT

Karen Lanning

VP, Human Resources
First American Title Insurance Company
Santa Ana, CA

Jennifer L. Luedtke

Human Resources Manager
Town n' Country Title, LLC
Holmen, WI

Haddy Manuel

Rattikin Title Company
Fort Worth, TX

Michael Montalvo

Regional President
North American Title Company
Chicago, IL

Jake Nesselrodt

Director of Operations
National Title & Escrow, LLC
Little Rock, AR

Joseph E. Powell NTP

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

Amanda Pursell-Genck

VP, Human Resources Director
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

Erin Schmitz

Regional Manager/V.P.
North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co.
Bismarck, ND

Roberta Schneider CLTP, NTP

Agency Manager
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MD

Christine Sparks ITP, NTP

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

Deb Wiley

Mgr Talent Acquisition & Culture
RamQuest, Inc.
Plano, TX

Jay E. Williams

Title Financial Corporation
Blackfoot, ID

Brian Zollweg

Director, People & Places
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Denver, CO


Deirdre Green

Director of Professional Development
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x232
Fax: 202-223-5843
E-mail: dgreen@alta.org