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-Chairs

Sylvia A. Smith-Turk

Division President
Stewart Title Company
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


Member

Robin Aberasturi ITP, NTP

SVP Compliance
Alliance Title & Escrow, LLC
Boise, ID

Cecelia Adams

Owner/President
RSI Title, LLC
Rockville, MD


Ellen C Albrecht NTP

Senior Underwriter
Security 1st Title LLC
Wichita, KS

Branden G. Allen

Senior Underwriting Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Lehi, UT


Linda Alwood

Executive Director
Louisiana Land Title Association
Baton Rouge, LA

Matthew Anderson

Stewart Title Company
Minneapolis, MN


Dawn Anderson

Vice President, Senior Underwriting Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Bloomington, MN

AnnMarie Arens

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


Zachary Atwood

Associate Senior Underwriting Counsel - AL/AR/MS
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Birmingham, AL

Ellye Aull

Compliance & Regulatory Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


William Avant NTP

VP | Area Counsel
Chicago Title
Birmingham, AL

Paula J. Bachmeier NTP

SVP
The Title Team
Minot, ND


Mark Bennett CAE, IOM

Executive Director
Ohio Land Title Association
Columbus, OH

Ron Blitenthal

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


Deborah Boyd

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

Randall E Bradley

CEO
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA


Dan Buchanan

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

Patrick Buell

Vice President
The Title Company
Fargo, ND


Cass Burton

Regulatory Compliance Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Dallas, TX

Charles C Cain

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


Brian Connors

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

Margaret Cook

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


David H Cox Esq.

Of Counsel
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Katherine C Crawford

Virginia State Counsel
First American Title Insurance Company
Midlothian, VA


John P. Crowley

New Jersey State Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Parsippany, NJ

Thomas G. Cullen

VP/Managing Attorney
Advocus National Title Insurance Company
Waukesha, WI


Mark D'Addona

Principal
Home Abstract Corp.
Brooklyn, NY

Patrick Daly

Title Resources Guaranty Company
Dallas, TX


Brian Danis

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

Vincent G Danzi

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


Aaron Day

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

Steven G. Day NTP

Executive Vice President
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Jeff DeGood

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

Ruth A. Dillingham NTP

Principal
Dillingham Law LLC
Barnstable, MA


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

Nancy Ferguson

VP/State Counsel
Chicago Title
Greensboro, NC


Kimberly Fields

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

Ashley Sadler Fischer

Regulatory Counsel
CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT


Ken Flint

Director of Title Operations
Cypress Ascendant Services, LLC
Lakewood, CO

Celia C. Flowers

Owner
East Texas Title Company
Tyler, TX


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


James L. Gosdin

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

Valerie Grandin

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


Stephen C. Gregory

Underwriting Counsel
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Charleston, WV

Nick Hacker

President/CEO
The Title Team
Bismarck, ND


Lindsay R. Hall Harrison

Lead Senior Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Company
Santa Ana, CA

Chad L. Hansen

President
First National Title Insurance Company
Plano, TX


Patrick Harris

Business Development Specialist
Stewart Title Company
Reno, NV

Anthony Helton

Legislative Coordinator
California Land Title Association
Sacramento, CA


Warren Hill

Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Albuquerque, NM

Cheri Hipenbecker

General Counsel
Knight Barry Title, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI


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


Jefferson Howeth

General Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY

Christopher Hultzman

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


Jane Ikegami

Vice President, Regulatory Counsel
Old Republic Title Company
San Francisco, CA

Philip S. Janny CLTP, NTP

Title Agent
Plunkett & Graver, PC
Allentown, PA


Dione Joseph J.D., NTP, OLTP

National Commercial Underwriter
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Chicago, IL

Danielle L. Kaiser ITP, NTP

Deputy Chief Underwriting Counsel
Doma Title Insurance, Inc.
Carmel, IN


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

Melanie Kido

VP, MA State Counsel
CATIC
Waltham, MA


Cheryl Conner King

Founding Partner
Fidus Title Co, LLC
Helena, AR

JP Kissling

President
Fidelity Title Company
Yakima, WA


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


Jerry Lewallen

Chief Strategy Officer
eRecording Partners Network
Minnetonka, MN

Erica G Lybrand

Special Counsel
Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC
Columbia, SC


Dillon Malone

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

Michael T. Malone KTP, MTP, TPN

Vice President
Fidelity National Title Group
Wichita, KS


Sarah G. Maroon

Senior Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

David H. Martyn J.D., CLTP

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


John Masen

Senior Corporate Counsel
Amrock LLC
Detroit, MI

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

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


Tom Morgan

Senior Industry Relations Representative
Qualia
Gloucester, MA

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
East Aurora, NY

James O. Nelson II

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


Tyler Newlon

EVP
Pioneer Title Agency, Inc.
Flagstaff, AZ

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


Craig Page

EVP & Counsel
California Land Title Association
Sacramento, CA

Dawn Pereyo

Regional Manager, Westcor
Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. - New York Regional Office
Melville, NY


Meghan Noreen Pfanstiel AICP

Executive Director
Land Title Association of Colorado
Littleton, CO

Brian Phillips

Vice President
WFG National Title Company
San Antonio, TX


Rebecka Phipps

FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Paul D Pruitt

Associate General Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Hewitt, TX


Patrick Quist

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

Laura Raposo

Legislative Monitoring Counsel
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL


Elizabeth Reilly

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

Katie Schmidt

Chief Regulatory Officer
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Shari Schneider

General Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Laguna Niguel, CA

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

Title Financial Corporation
Missoula, MT

Jennifer Shea Esq.

Underwriting Counsel
FNTG New Hampshire Agency
Bedford, NH


Elizabeth A Shields

Underwriter
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, Texas Regional Office
Austin, TX

Michael Shope

Attorney
Title Group of Tennessee, LLC
Knoxville, TN


Mike Smith

Senior Vice President/General Counsel
Truly Title, Inc.
Midvale, UT

Maura A. Snabes CLTP, NTP

SVP, Corporate Counsel
Corporate Settlement Solutions
Charlevoix, MI


Steven Sorge

Essent
Radnor, PA

Christine Sparks IEP, ITP

Director of Operations
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Chicago, IL


Chris H St. John KTP, NTP

President
Lawyers Title of Kansas, Inc.
Topeka, KS

DeAnna Stancanelli

Vice President
National Granite Title Insurance Agency, Inc.
New City, NY


John H. Stauffer

CEO
Title Midwest, Inc.
Fairway, KS

Lisa M Steele

Chief Operating Officer
Mother Lode Holding Company
Roseville, CA


Susan F. Stewart

Vice-President/State Counsel
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, SC

Eric Swarthout NTP

President
Thoroughbred Title Services
Rye Brook, NY


Michelle Taylor NTP

Area Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Seattle, WA

Mary Thomas

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


Brian W. Thompson Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Jennifer Tierney

Regulatory Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Lakeway, TX


Robert Treuber

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

Kevin Tuliszewski

Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Philadelphia, PA


Mickey Vandenberg

VP Escrow Operations
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Portage, MI

Marcy A. Wagner NTP, TPN

Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Company
Murray, NE


Crystal Dawn Watkins

Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, SC

Robin D. Watts

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


Richard H. Welshons NTP

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

Gavin T Winter

President & CEO
Winter Title & Abstract Co.
Pipestone, MN



Staff

Elizabeth Blosser

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