For Immediate Release

Knoxville, Tenn., Resident Receives National Title Professional Designation from ALTA

Washington, DC, July 26, 2016 — Eugene R. McCullough has been awarded a National Title Professional (NTP) designation from the American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry. McCullough is the first NTP designee from Tennessee and joins more than 60 other industry leaders from around the United States who have earned the professional designation.

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

“Eugene is truly dedicated to his work in the title industry and serves as an example of the diligence, knowledge, and experience required to be designated a National Title Professional,” said ALTA President John M. Hollenbeck NTP. “His work-ethic and commitment make it clear that this designation is well-deserved. I encourage Eugene’s peers in Tennessee to follow suit and apply to join him in the ranks as an NTP.”

McCullough is an attorney and has served the land title industry for more than 30 years and serves on ALTA’s Best Practices Task Force. He is currently the title industry services director at Pershing Yoakley & Associates PC (PYA), a national CPA firm in Knoxville, Tenn. In addition, he remains actively involved with the Tennessee Land Title Association (TNLTA) where he served as its 2007-08 President. He authored a comprehensive agent support manual, Principles of Title Insurance – Tennessee in 2014 and currently chairs the TNLTA Pre-licensing Education Committee. In that capacity, he developed course manuals and online testing programs to prepare those entering the industry. McCullough also is a frequent speaker at industry events.

A full directory of National Title Professionals is available here.

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.

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About ALTA

The American Land Title Association, founded in 1907, is the national trade association representing 6,000 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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*Designation under the National Title Professional Program solely demonstrates that a land title professional has met the particular standards and criteria of the National Title Professional Program.  Neither the American Land Title Association, nor the designation itself, guarantees or warrants anything beyond a designee’s ability to meet such standards or criteria.  The American Land Title Association makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the proper performance of land title services, including but not limited to the transfer of real property, or related services provided by designees.

Contact: Jeremy Yohe
Office: 202-261-2938
Email: jyohe@alta.org

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