March 2012


TLTA Annual Conference & Business Meeting Registration Now Open!

Register by April 3 to Lock in Last Year's Price!
Today's business landscape is constantly changing, requiring you to align your business strategies with the shifting environment. The TLTA Annual Conference is the one place you can get the tools you need to be successful. You'll hear about the latest market conditions, regulatory changes, industry trends, management techniques and advances in technology you can take back to your team. Listen, learn, get motivated and stay ahead of the curve! Get More Details

TLTA Perspectives: Generational Stereotypes in the Workplace 

TLTA's Perspectives series is designed to help shed light on generational differences in the workplace by having a seasoned title professional and a young title professional give their viewpoints on different workplace topics.

Last month, two title professionals tackled our first Perspectives question: Why is professional development important? This month, Angelique Roman, an Escrow Officer with Sierra Title Company and John Cook, Owner of Stephens County Abstract, give their perspectives on the important question: Do generational stereotypes create boundaries in the workplace? Read Their Perspectives >

 

Last Chance to Nominate Someone for TLTA's 2012 Professional Excellence Award 

Is there a special person you work with in the title industry who contributes above and beyond? A person everyone looks to for ideas or help? A person who contributes through attitude, character and deeds more than their required job description? If you answered yes, then this is your opportunity to nominate them for the 2012 TLTA Professional Excellence Award! Winners will be recognized at the Annual Conference & Business Meeting in Fort Worth, June 14-16. Please submit your nomination by April 1.

TLTA Board and Staff Build Home With Habitat for Humanity

One of TLTA President Phyllis Mulder's goals as this year's president is to encourage TLTA members to take time out of their busy lives to volunteer in their local communities. Last month the TLTA Board of Directors and TLTA staff worked with Habitat for Humanity in East Austin to help build a home. Despite some thick mud and a few minor injuries, the TLTA Board and staff thoroughly enjoyed a day of volunteer work - view the photos on TLTA's Facebook page. Title professionals are an integral part of people realizing the dream of home ownership, and volunteering to help build a home is another way for the industry to help people achieve this dream. Phyllis and the TLTA staff encourage you to participate in a volunteer project this year. Has your company recently volunteered? 

 

To Test or Not to Test? Absolutely, No Question.

Melissa Boyer, CAEA | Texas Country Title
When I began my career as an abstractor in early 2005, it was the perfect job and it checked the right box for me at that time in my life. I moved from a large community outside Houston to a teeny-tiny town of less than 5,000 people. My intent was to continue pursuing education, and the title company hours were perfect for a single mother; however, I never dreamed I would fall in love with the job and also beg to move up to examining! The highlight of my day was discovering the aspects of what makes our industry tick. Each and every file was a new book, with a different story. Read More >

 

Don't Miss These Live Education Events!

March 27   Tyler Special Delivery Seminar   
April 14     2012 South Texas Seminar         

 

NEW Intro to Title On-Demand Webinar Series

TLTA is proud to announce the launch of the Intro to Title On-Demand Webinar Series. In this 12-part series, TLTA subject matter experts cover everything from basic property concepts to post closing issues in a fun and easy to watch format. Buy individual parts, or save money by purchasing the entire series. Not sure it's for you? Take a moment and view some of the free samples today! 

 

Leadership Changes at Alliant National Title 

Alliant National Title Insurance Company recently announced several leadership changes. Rodney Anderson has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Texas Agency Manager. Anderson has over 20 years of experience in the industry and has served for the last two years in the Texas House of Representatives, where he received TLTA's Outstanding Freshman Legislator Award in 2011. Alliant also recently announced the addition of Karen Storlie Hoida as Chief Counsel and Vice President. With more than 15 years of experience, she previously served as a regional claims manager for a large national underwriter. Read Company Releases >

 

Title Resources Adds Two Executives to Lead Texas Agency Business

 Title Resources Guaranty Company recently announced the appointment of two veteran title executives to lead its Texas Agency team. Jason Bragg, who previously led the San Antonio division of Independence Title Company, will serve Title Resources as Senior Vice President/Texas Agency Manager. Stephanie Funk will also serve Title Resources as Vice President/Texas Agency Account Manager. She previous led the Texas operations for a national underwriter which had acquired her title agency, Triad National Title in 2008. Read Company Release >

 

First Community Title Company Acquires Agency

It was recently announced that the assets of Brown Abstract Company in Gatesville have been sold to First Community Title Company. Brown Abstract has served Coryell County with title insurance services since the 1930's. Brown Abstract will now operate as First Community Title Company at the same location with the same staff. Read Company Release >