Title Industry Professional Receives Prestigious Award From Statewide Trade Association
AUSTIN – The Texas Land Title Association (TLTA), one of the state’s oldest trade associations, recently presented John F. Rothermel, III, Senior Vice President/Regional Underwriting Counsel and Senior Underwriter at Stewart Title Guaranty Company, with the esteemed Title Person of the Year Award during its Annual Conference and Business Meeting in Galveston. The award, which is the highest honor bestowed by TLTA, recognizes significant and longtime contributions to the title industry and the association.
“John has volunteered countless hours to TLTA and the title industry over many years, answering the call regularly to share his extensive industry knowledge and expertise on legal, legislative and regulatory matters,” said Leslie Midgley, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO of TLTA. “He is also known for his leadership in the field of education and his dedication to enhancing the professionalism of the industry. He is well loved and respected by his colleagues, and we are extremely proud to present him with this much deserved award.”
A graduate of Southern Methodist University and the SMU Law School, John is a 40-year veteran of the title industry. He has been a committed TLTA volunteer for his entire career, contributing his talent to numerous committees, task forces and special projects. His expertise is recognized at the state government level, as he is a frequent expert witness before both Houses of the Texas Legislature and has served TLTA as a witness at every rate and rule hearing since 1981. A recipient of the President’s Award in 1998, the Peggy Hayes Teaching Excellence Award in 1998 and the Professional Excellence Award in 2000, he is known for being a superb educator as well as a truly dedicated title insurance professional – a fact further demonstrated by his work as an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, and by his many years of speaking and teaching at the Texas Land Title Institute, the Land Title School of Texas and various TLTA regional seminars.
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.