For Immediate Release

American Land Title Association Announces Six Staff Promotions

Washington, DC, December 14, 2020 — The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, announced the promotion of six staff members.

The elevated staff members are:

  • Elizabeth Blosser, Vice President of Government Affairs
    Since 2017, Blosser has driven ALTA’s data privacy efforts, led the charge on the title industry’s model legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, helped achieve a consensus on remote online notarization (RON) principles, started ALTA’s work on redaction/record shielding and much more.
  • Lauren Dollerschell, Senior Director of Meetings
    With ALTA for more than 10 years, Dollerschell pivoted ALTA’s live events to an interactive online event platform in the wake of the pandemic. She ensured ALTA continued to provide networking and education opportunities to the title insurance industry within the new platform.
  • Steve Gottheim, General Counsel
    Gottheim has been an integral part of ALTA since 2009. When the pandemic hit, his work was crucial to ensuring the title insurance industry was deemed essential. Recently, he has been driving ALTA’s internal legal efforts regarding the SECURE Notarization Act while overseeing the Title Insurance Political Action Committee and ALTA’s regulatory efforts.
  • Megan Hernandez, Director of Public Relations and Marketing
    Since 2017, Hernandez has led the efforts to raise ALTA’s profile through video projects, social media campaigns and other advertising. She continues to create opportunities for ALTA’s Government Affairs team to better promote the industry’s advocacy issues. Hernandez also supports several ALTA initiatives, including the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation.
  • Jowanda Hipp, Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting
    A member of the ALTA staff for more than six years, Hipp recently handled the management of a change in ALTA’s outside accounting firm, from developing the request for proposals to securing the contract. She also has managed a financial audit with the new firm amid the pandemic.
  • Emily Tryon, Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs
    When the pandemic hit, Tryon led the effort on ALTA’s federal RON legislation by coordinating an industry trade coalition that helped add ALTA’s language to the SECURE Notarization Act. A staff member since 2017, Tryon has increased ALTA’s profile on Capitol Hill and has been instrumental in ensuring ALTA stays in the room as legislation is drafted, considered and passed in Congress.

“I am incredibly proud of this team and thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a talented group,” said ALTA CEO Diane Tomb. “Each of them has demonstrated their value while at ALTA especially during the pandemic when we needed their strengths the most. They truly embody ALTA’s Our Values: We Lead, We Deliver, We Protect. I look forward to seeing what they have planned for their futures at ALTA.” 

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About ALTA
The American Land Title Association, founded in 1907, is the national trade association representing the land title insurance industry, which employs more than 120,000 people working in every county in the United States. The majority of ALTA’s 6,400 member companies are small businesses.

 

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Contact: Megan Hernandez
Office: 202-261-0315
Email: mhernandez@alta.org

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