Dallas Title Industry Professional Elected President of Statewide Trade Association

AUSTIN – The Texas Land Title Association (TLTA), one of the state’s oldest trade associations, recently elected J. Christopher Phillips, President and CEO of First National Title Insurance Company, to serve as president for the upcoming year.

“I'm honored to welcome Chris into this important position at our organization,” said Leslie Midgley, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO of TLTA. “For years, he has been an active and dedicated member of our board and committees. I am confident that he will do a fantastic job as president over the next year.”

Chris Phillips currently serves as President and CEO of First National Title Insurance Company in Plano, which he has built over the past five years. He began his career in the title industry in Douglas County, Colorado in 1975. He became involved with national underwriters early in his career and then spent 26 years working in several leadership roles, including president at a Texas-based regional underwriter, where he was responsible for building the agency network and increasing revenues throughout the Southwest. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in finance.  He is a member of TLTA, the American Land Title Association, the Land Title Association of Arizona and the New Mexico Land Title Association and is a TLTAPAC board trustee. In 2010, he was awarded TLTA’s highest honor of Title Man of the Year, which recognizes significant and longtime contributions to the title industry and the association.

About TLTA
Founded in 1908 and serving more than 13,000 professionals, the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) is a statewide trade association representing the land title industry in Texas. TLTA members protect the property rights of Texans and provide peace of mind in real estate transactions. They bring certainty, efficiency and security by researching titles, safely conducting closings and issuing title insurance to protect real property owners and mortgage lenders against losses from defects in titles. For more information about TLTA, visit www.tlta.com.