2023 Schedule

Over several days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees were equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in the title industry.  


2 - 5:30 p.m.
Conference Registration Opens
2 - 5:30 p.m.
Optional Exhibitor Move-In


Bert Massey Classic TLTAPAC Golf Tournament, Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club
8 a.m. - Noon
Sponsor Exhibit Move-In
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Conference Registration Open
Noon - 7 p.m.
Sponsor Marketplace Open
2 - 2:30 p.m.
Making the MOST Out of Your Conference Experience
Are you a first time Conference attendee looking to make the most of your experience or maybe you've been before but are looking to dig in even deeper? Look no further! This half hour of networking will be led by industry veteran, Brian Pitman, and is designed to offer you all the tips and tricks on how to make the most of the educational sessions offered and meaningful connections available to make at this event.
Brian PitmanIndependence Title
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Networking Hour in Sponsor Marketplace
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
2 hrs Escrow Credit

The Latest Fraud Crisis
The title industry has seen an explosive growth of all types of fraud, most recently from Seller Impersonation Fraud. This panel discussion will cover the scope of how this fraud has grown across the industry, reviewing the different red flags a title company should watch for to identify fraud and the best practices to implement to avoid it.
David Tandy,
Texas National Title, TLTA Seller Impersonation Fraud Task Force Chair
David HaysFirst National Title, TLTA Seller Impersonation Fraud Task Force Member

Josephine McGrath, Fidelity National Title, TLTA Seller Impersonation Fraud Task Force Member
Leslie S. JohnsonWFG National Title, TLTA Board of Directors Member
1 hr MCLE Credit

Economic Outlook: Housing and Mortgage Markets Trends and Insights
The presentation discusses the trends in the housing market and mortgage markets. More particularly, how the inflation and Fed’s policy have impacted the recent housing market trends, housing and mortgage market outlook, trends on buyer and seller side, impact of elevated mortgage rates on housing sentiment, current trends and outlook for home prices nationally and regionally, mortgage performance, single-family rental market trends, investor home purchase activity, and investor impact on home prices and rents.
Selma HeppExecutive, Research & Insights and Chief Economist, CoreLogic

5:30 - 7 p.m.
Opening Reception With Sponsors
Dinner on Your Own


7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Conference Registration Open
7 a.m. - Noon
Sponsor Marketplace Open
7 - 8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast at Sponsor Marketplace
8 - 9 a.m.
Anti-Rebating Rule Refresher: Procedural Rule P-53 and More
A refresher course on the anti-rebating statute, rule, and bulletin with historical illustrations from case law and past TDI enforcement actions that all industry professionals should be aware of as they engage in the business of title insurance in Texas.
Brian Pitman, Independence Title
Cass Burton,
Fidelity National Title

1 hr Escrow Credit 
1 hr MCLE Credit

The State of the Banking Industry – Insights for Title Agents
Hear from our panel of banking experts on bank solvency in general as well as the federal insurance coverage levels for escrow accounts and how you can utilize treasury management tools to manage your accounts. Also covered will be the latest on emerging payment technology such as real time payments which is being developed on the federal level and other technological efficiencies such as positive pay to help securely manage transactions and efficiently handle workflow.
Dawn MooreAllegiance Title
Mike RobnettTexas Capital Bank
Brett Shulick

1 hr Escrow Credit 

1 hr MCLE Credit

9 - 10 a.m.
Networking Hour in Sponsor Marketplace
10 - Noon
1.5 hr Escrow Credit 

What's Hot On The Federal Front: A Conversation with ALTA President
Join Fellow Texan and ALTA President Jack Rattikin III and TLTA CEO Leslie Midgley for an engaging conversation about the key issues facing our industry nationwide. With a specific focus on AOLs, they'll cover it all - including ALTA's approach on these hot-button issues that affect your business
Jack Rattikin III, Rattikin Title Company

Inequitable Housing: The Risks of Title Alternatives
The focus on housing affordability is driving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to test out unregulated title alternatives (including insured attorney opinion letters) and consider title insurance waivers. These new (and potential) options present consumers and title companies with new choices and risks. This session will provide background on these proposals, how they intersect with state insurance regulations and the harm that consumers may face if they make an uninformed choice
Steve Gottheim, ALTA General Counsel
.5 hr MCLE Credit

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Where We Are and Where We're Headed: The State of Politics in Texas and Beyond
Back by popular demand, Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune and host of Overheard with Evan Smith, will join us for our Terry Grantham Memorial TLTAPAC Lunch and Annual Meeting. 
Evan Smith, Senior Advisor and Co-Founder, The Texas Tribune, and host of “Overheard with Evan Smith”

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
The Insider’s Report: TLTA Legislative, Regulatory and Federal Issues Briefing
1.5 hr MCLE Credit
1.5 hr Escrow Credit 

This do-not-miss session will include important updates and valuable insights from TLTA's Legislative and Regulatory teams and ALTA’s General Counsel. You'll hear about the impact on our industry of bills passed during the 88th Session of the Texas Legislature, an overview of changes TLTA is proposing TDI make to the Basic Manual, and an update on several federal issues that could affect the way you do business, including a potential expansion of FinCen’s reporting requirements.
Leslie Midgley,
moderator, Executive Vice President and CEO, TLTA

A Recap of the 88th Session of the Texas Legislature
Steve Streiff,
Old Republic National Title, TLTA Legislative Committee Chair
Aaron Day
Director of Government Affairs and Counsel, TLTA

New Regulatory Items on the Horizon

G. Roland Love
Independence Title

Beneficial Ownership and FinCen Rule

Steve Gottheim
ALTA General Counsel

3:15 p.m.
Agent Section Business Meeting
3:15 p.m.
Underwriter Section Business Meeting
6:30 - 7 p.m.
President's Reception
7 p.m.
President's Evening Dinner, Live TLTAPAC Auction and After Party


9 - 10:30 a.m.
Two Basketball Legends Talk Life Lessons On and Off The Court
Join 1999 San Antonio Spurs NBA Champions Sean Elliott and teammate Avery Johnson, the Spurs guard who hit the game-winning shot in the Finals, at our Closing General Session and Breakfast. Walking you through game-winning plays and leadership strategies, these two NBA Champions will talk teamwork and overcoming challenges in a one-on-one interview. with Sean Elliott and Avery Johnson as the speakers.
Avery Johnson1999 NBA Champions
Sean Elliott1999 NBA Champions

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