President

Bill Burding, NTP

EVP/General Counsel
Orange Coast Title Company
1551 N Tustin Ave
Ste 300
Santa Ana, CA   92705-8638
Committees Served: Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., Best Practices Executive Work Group, Board of Governors, Congressional Liaisons Committee, Data Privacy Work Group, Finance Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Nominating Committee, Abstracters/Agents Section, Nominating Committee, Association, Officers, Research & Analytics Committee


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President-Elect

Daniel M. Wold

Executive Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company - Central Title Group Ops.
400 2nd Ave S
Fl 7
Minneapolis, MN   55401-2406
Committees Served: Association Business Steering Committee, Board of Governors, Bylaws Committee, Finance Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Homeowner Outreach Program Work Group, Nominating Committee, Association, Nominating Committee, Underwriters Section, Officers, Planning Committee, Public Affairs Steering Committee, Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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Treasurer

David Townsend, MTP, NTP

President, CEO
Agents National Title Insurance Company
1207 W Broadway
Ste C
Columbia, MO   65203-2125
Committees Served: Best Practices Executive Work Group, Board of Governors, Finance Committee, Government Affairs Committee, National Title Professional Program Council, Officers, Public Affairs Steering Committee, Research & Analytics Committee, State Legislative/Regulatory Action Committee, Title Action Network Committee, Title Industry Political Action Committee, Underwriter Section Executive Committee, Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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Chair, Finance Committee

Richard H. Welshons

President
DCA Title
1250 N Frontage Rd
Hastings, MN   55033-1519
Committees Served: Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., ALTA Registry Committee, Association Business Steering Committee, Best Practices Executive Work Group, Board of Governors, Bylaws Committee, Digital Closing Work Group, Finance Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Investment Committee, Officers, Planning Committee, State Legislative/Regulatory Action Committee, Title Action Network Committee


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Chair, A&A Section

Jack Rattikin, III

Pres & Chief Executive Officer
Rattikin Title Company
201 Main St
Ste 800
Fort Worth, TX   76102-3132
Committees Served: Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., ALTA Registry Committee, Association Business Steering Committee, Board of Governors, Digital Closing Work Group, Government Affairs Committee, Industry Business Steering Committee, Officers, Planning Committee


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Chair, Und Section

Don Kennedy

SVP, National Agency Division
First American Title Insurance Company
1 First American Way
Santa Ana, CA   92707-5913
Committees Served: Board of Governors, Industry Business Steering Committee, Investment Committee, Officers, Planning Committee, Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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Representatives, A&A Section

Maureen Pfaff, NTP, WTP

President / CEO
Olympic Peninsula Title Co.
403 S Peabody St
Port Angeles, WA   98362-3210
Committees Served: Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., Board of Governors, CISO Council, Congressional Liaisons Committee, Digital Closing Work Group, Government Affairs Committee, Information Security Work Group, Title Action Network Committee, Title Industry Political Action Committee


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Representatives, A&A Section

Quinn H. Stufflebeam

Chief Executive Officer
Title Financial Corporation
PO Box 580
195 S Broadway St
Blackfoot, ID   83221-0580
Committees Served: Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., Board of Governors


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Representatives, Und Section

Tara Smith

Group President, Agency Services
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
1360 Post Oak Blvd
Ste 100
Houston, TX   77056-3030
Committees Served: Best Practices Executive Work Group, Board of Governors, Underwriter Section Executive Committee, Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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Representatives, Und Section

Robert J. Wineman

Exec.VP, Agency Division Manager
FNF Family of Companies
38701 7 Mile Rd
Ste 260
Livonia, MI   48152-3965
Committees Served: Best Practices Executive Work Group, Board of Governors, Government Affairs Committee, Investment Committee, State Legislative/Regulatory Action Committee, Underwriter Section Executive Committee, Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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Immediate Past President

Mary O'Donnell

CEO/President
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
875 Concourse Pkwy S
Ste 200
Maitland, FL   32751-6117
Committees Served: Best Practices Executive Work Group, Best Practices Work Group, Board of Governors, Industry Business Steering Committee, Nominating Committee, Association, Nominating Committee, Underwriters Section, Planning Committee, Research & Analytics Committee, Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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ALTA CEO


Chief Executive Officer

Diane Tomb

E-Mail: dtomb@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 218
Contact Me About: ALTA Policy
Committee Liaison: Board of Governors


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ALTA Leadership


Vice President of Government Affairs

Elizabeth Blosser

E-Mail: eblosser@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 212
Contact Me About: Grassroots Advocacy, PRIA, State Government Affairs, Title Action Network (TAN)
Committee Liaison: Data Privacy Task Force, Data Privacy Work Group, Digital Closing Task Force, Digital Closing Work Group, Digital Process Impact Work Group, PRIA Liaison Work Group, State Legislative/Regulatory Action Committee


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General Counsel

Steve Gottheim

E-Mail: sgottheim@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 230
Contact Me About: ALTA Best Practices, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Legal Issues
Committee Liaison: Accounting Council, NAIC Liaison Work Group, Our Values Work Group, Underwriter Section Executive Committee


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Chief Operating Officer

Cornelia M. Horner, CMP

E-Mail: chorner@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 234
Contact Me About: Marketing, Meetings, Membership
Committee Liaison: Abst. & Title Ins. Agents Sec. Exec., Association Business Steering Committee, Board of Governors, Finance Committee, Internal Auditing Council, Investment Committee


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Senior Vice President of Public Affairs

Christopher Morton

E-Mail: cmorton@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 215
Contact Me About: Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, NAIC
Committee Liaison: Public Affairs Steering Committee


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Vice President

Kelly Lyn Romeo, CAE

E-Mail: kelly@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 224
Contact Me About: ALTA Database, ALTA Technology & Support, ALTA Registry, ALTA Standard Policy Forms, ALTA/NSPS Land Surveys, Education Products
Committee Liaison: ALTA/NSPS Survey Work Group, Bylaws Committee, CISO Council, Forms Committee, Industry Business Steering Committee, Information Security Work Group


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Vice President

Jeremy Yohe

E-Mail: jyohe@alta.org
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 328
Contact Me About: Media Liaison, Public Relations, TitleNews Magazine, Website


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ALTA Governance: Bylaws & Mission

The ALTA Bylaws set out the structure and governance of the American Land Title Association. Article II of the Bylaws sets out the Objects and Purposes of the Association and this remains our mission today:

The objects and purposes of the Association are these:

  • To promote the safe and efficient transfer of ownership of, and interest in, real property within the free enterprise system.
  • To provide information and education to consumers; to those who regulate, supervise, or enact legislation affecting the land title industry; to its members; and to affiliated state, district, territorial, provincial, regional, and international associations.
  • To maintain liaison with users of the products and services provided by its members and with government.
  • To maintain professional standards and ethics.
  • To provide assistance to affiliated associations.