TLTA Names Title Person of the Year, Honors Others

July 1, 2014

The Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) recently named its Title Person of the Year and recognized of industry professionals during its Annual Conference and Business Meeting in San Antonio.

Teresa Frost, vice president and Texas state agency manager for National Investors Title Insurance Co., received the Title Person of the Year award, which is the highest honor bestowed by TLTA. The award recognizes significant and longtime contributions to the title industry and the association.

"Teresa has volunteered countless hours to TLTA, answering the call regularly to share her extensive industry knowledge to help develop curriculum for continuing education and training programs," said Leslie Midgley, executive vice president and CEO of TLTA. "She's known for her leadership in the field of education and her dedication to enhancing the professionalism of the industry.”

Frost began her title insurance career in 1977 researching abstracts. She has been a committed TLTA volunteer since 1997, serving on or chairing numerous committees. Frost currently serves as a member of the TLTA Board of Directors.

The TLTA also honored several other members. G. Roland Love, shareholder at Winstead PC received the James H. Garst President’s Award; Robin Pearson, an escrow manager and escrow officer with Central Texas Title, was honored with the Professional Excellence Award; and Paul McNutt Jr., executive vice president and general counsel at Title Resources Guaranty Co., received the Professional Excellence Award.

Love speaks annually at TLTA's Land Title School, and lectures frequently at other TLTA educational programs. He's chaired TLTA's Land Title Institute for 11 years. Love also has served as TLTA Legislative Committee chair for the past seven years. Additionally, he regularly testifies on behalf of the industry and is highly respected in Austin as an expert on title insurance and real estate law.

Pearson, who has 35 years of industry experience, oversees escrow operations at all of Central Texas Title office locations. As an escrow manager, her role includes escrow staff training/coaching, relationship building, systems management and problem solving — all while managing her own closing files, customers and book of business.

McNutt has served over 23 years at Title Resources Guaranty. He also teaches escrow and real estate agent classes. He began his career in Rosenberg, Texas, as an attorney and escrow officer for a local title agency for 11 years before joining Ticor Title in Houston as underwriter counsel, where he also served for 11 years.

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