El Paso 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 John Martin, President of Lone Star Title Company of El Paso, to serve as president of TLTA for the coming year.

“I'm honored to welcome John into this important position at our organization,” said Leslie Midgley, Executive Vice President and CEO of TLTA. “For more than 25 years, John has been an active and dedicated member of TLTA, playing key roles on critical committees and most recently serving with distinction on our board. He brings extensive experience to the role of President and will be an outstanding leader for our organization over the next year.”

Martin has served TLTA in a variety of capacities, including a term as TLTA Board of Directors Agent Section Vice Chair.  He also serves on the Federal Issues and Finance Committees, and he is a member of the TLTAPAC Board of Trustees. 

Martin is the past President of the Independent Title Agents of Texas (ITAT).  In addition, he currently serves as title agent member on the Board of Directors for the Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Association (TTIGA). 

Martin’s title insurance industry career began in 1985. In 1999, he founded Lone Star Title Company of El Paso, Inc. In 2007, he founded Camino Real Abstract and Title. In February 2018, John and his son, Luke Martin, purchased a title company in Plainview, Texas that has been in existence since 1906. The title company is now known as Hale County Abstract & Title Company, L.P. and services Hale, Castro & Swisher counties. 

Martin is active in the Rotary Club of El Paso and the World Presidents Organization (WPO).  He is married to his wife Shelly of 32 years.  Together they have three grown children, Susan, Luke and Marshall.  When not working, Martin enjoys travel, hunting, snow skiing, and spending time at LBJ Lake or at the family hill country ranch.

Martin graduated from Baylor University in 1985 with a degree in Real Estate and Finance.


About TLTA

Founded in 1908 and serving nearly 15,000 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.