ALTA Vice President Continues Service on PRIA Board

September 12, 2017

Kelly Romeo, vice president at ALTA, continues her second year representing the business sector on the Board of Directors for the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA).

Romeo joins 12 other directors in three categories who serve two-year terms on the PRIA board.

Those also continuing to serve the second year of their two-year terms include:

  • Annette Hill, assistant commissioner/city register, New York City Department of Finance, N.Y.; and Diane Swoboda Peterson, real estate/recorder deputy, Woodbury Co., Iowa; representing government recorders
  • Ann Richards, director of sales and marketing, Pioneer Technology Group
  • Jerry Lewallen, president, eRecording Partners Network; and Nancy Sotomayor, deputy of recording, Douglas Co., Colo.; will continue on the board for a second year as at-large directors.

Those elected to two-year terms include:

  • Larry Burtness, recorder, Washoe Co., Nev.; Chris Walker, clerk, Jackson Co., Ore.; and Cathy Recker, recorder, Putnam Co., Ohio, representing the Ohio Recorders Association; were elected directors in the recorder category. This is Recker’s first term on the PRIA Board of Directors.
  • Zachary Zaharek, senior corporate counsel, Data Trace – a Subsidiary of First American Financial Corp.; Charlie Epperson, chief technology officer, SigniaDocs; and Myron Finley, chief legal officer, Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.; were elected directors in the business category. This is Finley’s first term on the PRIA Board of Directors.

Mark Ladd, vice president of regulatory & industry affairs for Simplifile, was re-elected for a two-year term as an at-large director.

Additionally, Ladd was re-elected as board president, while Burtness continues as vice president, Swoboda Peterson serving as secretary and Zaharek as treasurer.

 “I am honored to continue to lead PRIA for the upcoming year and to serve on the 2017-18 Board of Directors with such a committed group of volunteers,” Ladd said. “During the years I have been involved with PRIA as a member, contract employee and now volunteer, I have seen this organization grow and prosper into a national voice in the real estate industry. I am excited about our strategic goals for the coming year and the continued evolution of the PRIA standards.”

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