Speakers


Jordan Anderson

Jordan Anderson is the President of Bay Area Title Services in Corpus Christi, Texas. She started Bay Area Title in 2010 with her father, Alex Harris, a long-time title industry professional. She is also a partner of Anderson 2X, PLLC, a law firm that she started with her husband, Austin Anderson, in 2013. In addition, she serves on the board of the Regional Economic Development Corporation and is actively involved with fundraising for the Art Museum of South Texas and the CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital System. She has an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and a law degree from St. Mary’s University.



Aaron Day

Aaron Day serves as the Director of Government Affairs and Counsel for TLTA, where he's responsible for the government affairs program of the association in addition to serving as the registered lobbyist and general counsel. In addition to representing TLTA during legislative sessions, he manages the association's role and participation in TDI regulatory activities, including rate hearings, rule hearings and other regulatory hearings and meetings. He graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin and received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.



Mark Dotzour

Dr. Mark G. Dotzour is a real estate economist who served for 18 years as Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. He combines academic training in economics, real estate, finance and history to make sense of current economic trends. He has given more than 1,450 presentations to more than 250,000 people and has written over 90 articles for magazines and journals. He makes complex economic issues easily understandable, and his research findings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine and Business Week. In 2015, Dotzour stepped down from his position at the Real Estate Center to focus all his time and effort on analyzing current economic conditions and communicating his analysis to others.


James Dudley, IV

James H. Dudley, IV, is the 2016-2017 President of Texas Land Title Association, President of Central Texas Land Titles, Inc. and attorney with the Yates Law Firm. Prior to his work at Central Texas Land Titles, Inc. and the Yates Law Firm, he worked as a commercial escrow officer with Charter Title in Houston. He has served as a member of the TLTA Board for several years and as chairman of the association’s Agent Section and Regulatory Committees. He received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from the South Texas College of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas.



Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré

As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, Gen. Honoré became known as the “Category 5 General” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans. A decorated 37-year Army veteran and global authority on leadership and emergency preparedness, Gen. Honoré now shares his no-nonsense approach to getting the job done by showing organizations how to successfully lead and execute a mission. Drawing on his in-the-trenches experience managing conflicts of both the natural and man-made variety, his disciplined leadership takeaways inspire audiences.



Daniel Mennenoh

Daniel D. Mennenoh began his career in the title insurance industry in 1982 when he joined the H. B. Wilkinson Title Company, a privately held title agency established in 1883 in Morrison, Illinois. He was named President of the company in 1996 upon the retirement of his father, John Mennenoh. In addition to being a member of the ALTA Board of Governors and the association's president-elect, Mennenoh serves on several committees, is the Board Representative to the Membership and Organization Committee and is a member of the Title Action Network. He currently serves as the Title Industry Assurance Company’s President and Board Chairman, and has served as Director and as President of the Illinois Land Title Association.


Dawn Moore

Dawn Moore is founder and CEO of Allegiance Title Company; she also served as TLTA President from 2014-2015. For 12 years, she served as one of six lawyers appointed by the State Bar of Texas to the Texas Real Estate Commissions’ Broker/Lawyer Committee, which is responsible for writing the residential purchase/sale contracts used by real estate licensed holders statewide. In 1998, she was appointed by George W. Bush to Chair of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, which financed thousands of units of affordable housing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a law degree from Southern Methodist University; in 2005, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Corporate Service from the SMU Dedman School of Law.


Evan Smith

Evan Smith is CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization recently called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” The Tribune's deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including nine national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and six awards from the Online News Association. Previously, Smith spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.


Marvin Stone

Marvin Stone currently holds the position of senior vice president of business integration and serves as the CFPB program manager for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Since joining Stewart in 2007, he has overseen a wide variety of technology and process improvement initiatives. Prior to joining Stewart, he served as chief information officer for a large west coast title agency. He has also held customer-serving technology positions with other national underwriters. Before entering the title industry, he was in a management role for a national mortgage lender.