Government Affairs Committee

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

  1. Recommend to the Board of Governors positions and involvement in federal and state governmental activities affecting the land title industry.
  2. Develop and implement strategy and tactics in accordance with the bylaws to facilitate legislative/regulatory objectives.
  3. Maintain a positive profile with allied organizations, working toward developing effective, cooperative relationships on legislative and regulatory initiatives of mutual interest to ALTA and the allied organizations.
  4. Analyze and monitor federal and state governmental activities that would have a substantial impact on the land title industry.
  5. Establish and maintain legislative and regulatory contacts at federal and state levels and coordinate such efforts with Association members.
  6. Assist in the organization and program content for federal, state and regional land title seminars.
  7. Provide speech content and articles to assist Association chair officers, affiliated state/regional association executives and others in describing legislative/regulatory proposals affecting the land title industry.


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Chair

Nick Hacker

President/CEO
The Title Team
Bismarck, ND


Vice Chair

Melissa Murphy

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

John Williams

CEO
Bluegrass Land Title, LLC
Lexington, KY



Member

Cecelia Adams

Owner/President
RSI Title, LLC
Rockville, MD

Ellen C Albrecht NTP

Senior Underwriter
Security 1st Title LLC
Wichita, KS


AnnMarie Arens

Midwest Regional Sales Manager
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co.
Overland Park, KS

Deborah S. Bailey Esq.

Managing Member
Bailey Helms Legal
Roswell, GA


Jeffrey Bates

CEO
D. Bello
Newport Beach, CA

John T Beard

Abstractor
Marshall County Abstract Co., LLC
Madill, OK


Nicole Beattie

CEO
Amrock LLC
Detroit, MI

Mark Bennett CAE, IOM

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Columbus, OH


Cynthia Durham Blair NTP

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

Ron Blitenthal

SVP, Chief Regulatory Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


John C. Bommarito

General Counsel
ATA National Title Group, LLC
Farmington Hills, MI

Deborah Boyd

CATIC VP & Florida State Counsel
CATIC
Port Saint Lucie, FL


Patrick Buell

Vice President
The Title Company
Fargo, ND

Lori Bullard NTP, WTP

Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Co
Seattle, WA


Charles C Cain

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

Shonna Stock Cardello CLTP, NTP

President
White Rose Settlement Services, Inc.
York, PA


Scott T. Chandler CTIS, NTP

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

Mohamed Choumil

CEO
ATG Title, Inc.
Fairfax, VA


Brian Connors

Vice President, Advocacy Officer
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Lynne M Crotty

Director
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co.
Maitland, FL


John P. Crowley

New Jersey State Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Parsippany, NJ

Patrick Daly

Title Resources Guaranty Company
Dallas, TX


Vincent G Danzi

Vice President of Operations
The Security Title Guarantee Corp. of Baltimore
Floral Park, NY

Steven G. Day NTP

Executive Vice President
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Aaron Day

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

Jeff DeGood

Head of National Agency Services
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA


Laura Dishman

Vice-President
Grand River Abstract & Title Company
Jay, OK

Michelle Ann Epley

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


Andrea S. Ewan

President
Dearborn Title Insurance, Inc.
Lawrenceburg, IN

Kimberly Fields

VP, Senior Underwriting Counsel, Central Region
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Chicago, IL


Celia C. Flowers

Owner
East Texas Title Company
Tyler, TX

James Fulgenzi

Director of Government Affairs & Advocacy
Proof (formerly Notarize)
Boston, MA


Ryan Galer NTP

Legal Counsel
Ubiquity Title Solutions
Omaha, NE

Wendy S. Gibbons Esq.

Senior Vice President & Deputy Chief Underwriting Counsel, Corporate Legal
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Valerie Grandin

EVP & Chief Underwriting Counsel
Doma Title Insurance, Inc.
Miami, FL

Michele Green Esq.

SVP, National Agency Operations
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL


Rich Griffin NTP

SVP, Agency
Doma Title Insurance, Inc.
Miami, FL

Dale Hardy

Proof (formerly Notarize)
Boston, MA


Craig Haskins

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

Richard A. Hogan

VP & Chief Compliance Officer
CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT


John Holt ITP, NTP

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

Brian Howell

Senior Vice President
Skyline Lien Search, Inc.
Miami, FL


Philip S. Janny CLTP, NTP

Title Agent
Plunkett & Graver, PC
Allentown, PA

Dione Joseph J.D., NTP, OLTP

National Commercial Underwriting Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Chicago, IL


Robin Kelsh

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Land Title Association
King of Prussia, PA

Timothy V. Kemp

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Washington, DC


Don Kennedy

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

Thomas R. Klein

Consultant/Advisor
National Independent Agency Solutions, LLC
Midlothian, VA


Mark A. Ladd

VP-Regulatory & Industry Affairs
ICE
Atlanta, GA

John T. LaJoie

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


James C. Lamphere

Strategic Advisor
Acrisure
Grand Rapids, MI

Randy M. Lee

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


Caitlin Maire-McCourt Leszczynski

Director of Operations, Legal Counsel
Motor City Title Agency dba Legacy Title Agency
Clarkston, MI

Dillon Malone

Director
Iowa Title Guaranty, A Division of Iowa Finance Authority
Des Moines, IA


David H. Martyn J.D., CLTP

VP | Government Affairs Manager, Corporate Underwriting Department
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

John Masen

Deputy General Counsel
Amrock LLC
Detroit, MI


Marianne Mathieu NTP

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

Kelly McCarel

VP, Marketing and Education
Doma Title Insurance, Inc.
Miami, FL


Lori McDonald

General Manager
Eastern Shore Title Company
Easton, MD

Jeffrey F McEvoy

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


Daniel D. Mennenoh ITP, NTP

Retired
Daniel D. Mennenoh
Galena, IL

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
The Real Title Inc.
Miami Beach, FL


Christopher J. Montalbano

V.P.
Pilgrim Title Insurance Co.
East Providence, RI

Tom Morgan

Senior Industry Relations Representative
Qualia
Gloucester, MA


S. Madeleine Nagy

Executive Director
Title Insurance Rate Service Association
East Aurora, NY

James O. Nelson II

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


Todd Niemczyk

Privacy Counsel
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Lee Offir

State Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Sunrise, FL


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


Dale Orr

President
VyStar Title Agency, LLC
Jacksonville, FL

Frank Pellegrini

President
Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Oak Park, IL


Brian Phillips

Vice President
WFG National Title Company
San Antonio, TX

Patrick Quist

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


Jack Rattikin III

President & CEO
Rattikin Title Company
Fort Worth, TX

Danielle R. Reed Sparks

Product Manager
First American SMS
Santa Ana, CA


Phil Reichers

ServiceLink, LLC
Plano, TX

Elizabeth Reilly

Senior Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL


Caleb Reppert

VP, Government Relations
First American Title Insurance Co
Washington, DC

Jody K. Rogow

Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Amrock Title Insurance Company
Detroit, MI


Todd D Rowe Esq., CLTP

SVP & Division Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Chesterbrook, PA

Alma Rushing NTP

Sr. Vice Pres of Escrow Operations
Orange Coast Title Company
Santa Ana, CA


Monica Russell

General Counsel
Blum & Associates Co., L.P.A
Beachwood, OH

Katie Schmidt

Chief Regulatory Officer
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Mary Schuster

Chief Knowledge Officer
October Research, LLC
Galena, IL

Elyce Schweitzer

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


Deborah L Scott NTP, TPN

Commercial Title Manager
Deborah Scott
Omaha, NE

Bob Sewell III

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


Michael Shope

Attorney
Title Group of Tennessee, LLC
Knoxville, TN

R. Michael Smith

National Underwriting Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY


Tara Smith

Direct Title Group Executive
First American Title Insurance Company
Santa Ana, CA

Sylvia A. Smith-Turk

Division President
Core Title Group, LLC
Reno, NV


Steven Sorge

Essent
Radnor, PA

Kara Stachel Esq.

Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Company
Coral Springs, FL


John H. Stauffer

CEO
Title Midwest, Inc.
Fairway, KS

Lisa M Steele

Chief Operating Officer
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA


Quinn H. Stufflebeam

Chief Executive Officer
Title Financial Corporation
Blackfoot, ID

Shadi Ashtari Taher

Operations Counsel
First American Title Company
Santa Ana, CA


Becky Tallent

Vice President, Head of Government Affairs
Anywhere Integrated Services LLC
Mount Laurel, NJ

Amy Tankersley

AVP, Director, Education & Industry Relations
Doma Title Insurance, Inc.
Maumee, OH


James Thanasules

President
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY

Mary Thomas

Sr. VP/Chief Compliance & Regulatory Officer
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX


Nicole Timpanaro

CEO/Owner
Fortune Title Agency, Inc.
Roseland, NJ

David Townsend MTP, NTP

Senior Vice President
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Robert Treuber

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

Eugene Urcan

CEO
Meadowlark Title, LLC
Boston, MA


Tara Van Rooy

General Counsel, Fidelity National Title Group
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Marcy A. Wagner NTP, TPN

Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Company
Murray, NE


Richard H. Welshons NTP

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

Steven H. Winkler

EVP/Chief Underwriting Counsel
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR


Daniel M. Wold

Executive Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Minnetonka, MN

Robert Wuerfel CLTP

President, CLTP
Lighthouse Title Inc.
Holland, MI


Leslie Wyatt

Dir. of Regulatory Compliance
SoftPro
Raleigh, NC

Elizabeth J Wysong Berg ITP, NTP

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



Staff

Kevin Cameron

Director of Federal Government Affairs
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC

Emily Tryon

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