Announcing ALTA SPRINGBOARD Speakers

February 4, 2020


Speakers can make or break an event! At ALTA, we only invite the crème de la crème to inform, entertain and inspire you. (Seriously, we have a lot of meetings to narrow down our list of presenters. A LOT.) This year, we have been combing the title industry to bring you a slate of next-level speakers for ALTA SPRINGBOARD Ideas Festivals. Check them out:

Mary O’Donnell and Maureen Pfaff WTP, NTP will get you ready for a new decade in “Talent and Diversity – Does Your Company Reflect Your Community?”

  • Mary O'Donnell is president and CEO of Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. and somehow still has time to be ALTA president. Under her leadership, Westcor has grown from a three-state title insurance underwriter with a handful of employees and gross revenues of approximately $40 million, to a national underwriter grossing in excess of $500 million and employing a staff of seasoned professionals.
  • Having grown up in the title insurance and escrow business since the age of 10, Maureen Pfaff WTP, NTP is now president and CEO of Olympic Peninsula Title Co. in Port Angeles, Wash. An ALTA Board member, Maureen also has been a director on the board of the Washington Land Title Association since 2014.

Lisa Steele and David Townsend MTP, NTP will give you all the hot gossip in “The Local Scene: Issues in Your Region.”

  • A title and escrow professional for more than 26 years, Lisa Steele truly has climbed the industry ladder. While she began her career in sales, Lisa developed extensive experience in the industry serving as an escrow officer, commercial division manager, sales manager, county manager, senior vice president and marketing communications director. Lisa joined Mother Lode Holding Co. as executive vice president in 2013.
  • A speaker, teacher, YouTube cohost and ALTA Board member, David Townsend MTP, NTP is president and CEO of Agents National Title Insurance Co., a national title insurance underwriter based in Columbia, Mo., that was founded to meet the needs of independent title agents. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law and Drury University, David has many years of experience in real estate and title law.

Matthew “Web” Raulston and Samantha Budzyn will answer your questions in “Tech Talk – Solving for a Business Problem.”

  • A licensed attorney, title insurance agent and entrepreneur, Matthew “Web” Raulston is the founder and CEO of Team Title Services. Web is focused on helping real estate brokers, developers and builders launch and scale their businesses. He has personally closed hundreds of real estate transactions.
  • Director of operations for Nexsys Technologies, Samantha Budzyn is responsible for developing operational strategy, optimizing partner experience and managing the company’s policies and procedures. Samantha has a passion for regulatory compliance, process improvement and project management.

ALTA SPRINGBOARD is special: At no other event will you find specific interactive outlets for initiating discussion with your peers on today’s most important topics relevant to the title industry. Take your business to the next level and join us at ALTA SPRINGBOARD. We can’t wait to sit and chat with you. Make sure you can stay with your friends: ALTA's room block closes Tuesday, Feb. 14!

March 10-11, 2020
Denver, Colo.

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