For Immediate Release

ALTA Announces Seven National Title Professional Designations

Washington, DC, March 19, 2015 — The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, announces seven National Title Professional (NTP) designations. The seven designees join 40 other industry leaders from around the country who have earned the prestigious professional designation.

The professional designation was received by Shonna Stock Cardello of White Rose Settlement Services in York, PA.; Wendy S. Gibbons of Stewart Title Guaranty Company in Indianapolis, IN; Rich Griffin of North American Title Insurance Company in Phoenix, AZ; Sonia L. Kuppert of STA Title & Escrow in Fredericksburg, VA; Heather L. Meahl of Reliant Title Insurance Agency in Virginia Beach, VA; Judi Souza of Escrow Expertise in San Jose, CA; and Francine D’Elia Wirsching CLTP of Community First Abstract in Blue Bell, PA.

“I am proud of the hard work, wealth of industry knowledge and enthusiasm these National Title Professional designees bring to the land title insurance industry,” said ALTA President Diane Evans NTP. “I congratulate them on their NTP designations and appreciate their professionalism and dedication to our industry.”

The National Title Professional (NTP) designation recognizes land title professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, experience and dedication essential to the safe and efficient transfer of real property.*

The designation has several elements, including industry and compliance prerequisites and training requirements. To apply for the NTP designation and for more information, please visit ALTA's NTP website.


The American Land Title Association, founded in 1907, is the national trade association representing nearly 5,400 title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, independent abstracters, title searchers, and real estate attorneys. With offices throughout the United States, ALTA members conduct title searches, examinations, closings, and issue title insurance that protects real property owners and mortgage lenders against losses from defects in titles.

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Contact: Megan Hernandez
Office: 202-261-0315
Email: [email protected]

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