Board of Governors

The ALTA Board of Governors is responsible for setting overall policy for the Association, including government affairs positions, and for overseeing the fiscal condition and professional staff of the ALTA. The Board has eleven members and is divided between abstracter/title agent and title insurer representatives, with the Section of the President having five members and the other Section having six. Each year, the majority shifts between sections, although most Board votes tend to be unanimous.

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Don Kennedy

Managing Director, First American Title Insurance Company’s Agency Division
First American Title Insurance Company
Santa Ana, CA


Richard H. Welshons NTP

Twin Cities Manager
The Title Team and DCA Title
Hastings, MN


Tara Smith

Group President, Agency Services
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX

Chair, Finance Committee

Lisa M Steele

Chief Operating Officer
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA

Chair, A&A Section

Craig Haskins

CEO and President
Knight Barry Title, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Chair, Und Section

David Townsend MTP, NTP

Senior Vice President
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Agents & Abstracters Section Representative

Deborah S. Bailey Esq.

Managing Member
Bailey Helms Legal
Roswell, GA

Quinn H. Stufflebeam

Chief Executive Officer
Title Financial Corporation
Blackfoot, ID

Underwriters Section Representative

Scott T. Chandler CTIS, NTP

Chief Operating Officer
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Lone Tree, CO

Donald A. O'Neill

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

Immediate Past President

Jack Rattikin III

President & CEO
Rattikin Title Company
Fort Worth, TX


Cornelia M. Horner CMP

Chief Operating Officer
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC

Diane Tomb

Chief Executive Officer
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC