Downdate: July 2016
Texas Land Title Association - Dateline: Austin
July 11, 2016
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TLTA Certification Program Announces New Designation Titles
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TLTA is thrilled to announce three updated and enhanced titles for our highly acclaimed professional certification program.
 
We are putting the "P" in professionalism by changing all the designations to end in Professional rather than Associate, as shown below. This enhancement reflects the high level of achievement and expertise the certification program recognizes. The new enhanced titles are now:
  • Certified Abstract Examination Professional (CAEP)
  • Certified Escrow Settlement Professional (CESP)
  • Certified Title Insurance Professional (CTIP)
If you are interested in joining the ranks of this elite group, please contact Kaylee Willems at kaylee@tlta.com, and she'll get your started on the road to becoming a certified professional.
 
 
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ALTA Offers Convention Discount to all TLTA Members!
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ALTA’s Annual Convention will be held relatively close to home for TLTA members this year, in Scottsdale, Arizona, on October 4-7. Because of the close proximity, they have graciously extended a special $75 discount to all TLTA members. If you haven’t ever attended an ALTA convention, this is the year. When registering online, please use the discount code "Orange." This will automatically deduct $75 from the registration fee. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Lauren Dollerschell via email or at 202.261.2945.
 
 
 
Note: This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts. 
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Hire the Best With the TLTA Career Center
At TLTA, we strongly believe that filling your employment opportunities shouldn’t break the bank. When your organization calls for three, five or even 20 candidates to take on new roles, why not fulfill your hiring needs and save money at the same time? With our multiple job posting packages, you can earn discounts for purchasing your postings in advance and enjoy the luxury of taking up to 365 days to post all of your jobs with full resume access. It’s a great way to lock in year-round savings and cover your entire recruitment needs. You can:
  • Reach more candidates with new job seekers each month
  • Access resumes from qualified title professionals
  • Receive email alerts when resumes matching your ideal candidate are uploaded
  • Use our advertising enhancements for increased visibility
Ready to recruit from a large pool of highly qualified professionals that are a great match for your organization? Visit the TLTA Career Center today and see for yourself why this is the #1 site for making employment connections in the Texas title industry.
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Emma Jo "EJ" Brent Earns NTP Designation
American Land Title Association | June 4, 2016
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Emma Jo “EJ” Brent has been awarded a National Title Professional (NTP) designation from ALTA. Brent is the third NTP designee from Texas and joins more than 60 other industry leaders from around the United States who have earned the professional designation.
 
Brent has served the land title industry for more than 30 years and received the TLTA CTIP certification in April 2012. She is an agency representative and director of education for the agency team for First American Title Insurance Company in Houston. She is active in TLTA, serving at various times on the Certification Council, School Executive Committee and School Committee, and is a frequent teacher/speaker at TLTA events.
 
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Stephanie Seabolt Assumes Role of State Agency Manager at North American Title Insurance Company
PR Web | June 15, 2016
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Stephanie Seabolt is a new state agency manager for North American Title Insurance Co. in Texas. With a 28-year background in both the agency and the underwriter side of the title industry, Seabolt will be working with NATIC’s independent agency network in the Texas market.
 
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Dan Hassen Named Regional Manager of OS National Texas Offices
PR Web | June 22, 2016
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Dan Hassen has been named the regional manager of the Texas offices of OS National. Prior to joining OS National, Hassen was chief executive officer of Celebrity Title Company and senior vice president and southwest regional manager at Old Republic Title. Previously, he served in a variety of positions at Stewart Title for more than 16 years, culminating as director of international development.
 
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Joining the Individual Member Network Online Just Got Easier!
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Have you considered joining the Individual Member Network? It's easier than ever, thanks to a new online form!
 
The Individual Member Network is an extra step in your membership that keeps you in the loop on all important industry issues, allows you to show that you take pride in your industry on an individual level and lets you demonstrate this dedication to your industry by strengthening our numbers to make our voices heard. For only $29 a year, Individual Members receive several great benefits, including a free On-Demand webinar, a special listing in the TLTA Membership Directory and much more.

Invest in your career and in the title industry by becoming a TLTA Individual Member today. Are you in? 
  
Join the Individual Member Network »
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Trey Didway Appointed to 121st Judicial District Court
Office of the Governor | June 30, 2016
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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Trey Didway of Brownfield as judge of the 121st Judicial District Court in Yoakum and Terry Counties for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Didway is an attorney in private practice and legal counsel for Brownfield Abstract & Title Co. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and TLTA.
 
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Shannon Honeycutt Retires
Alliant National Title Insurance Company | June 7, 2016
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Alliant National Title Insurance Company recognizes Shannon Hunnicutt as she retires from her position as president of Crockett County Abstract Company in Ozona, where she was an Alliant National Independent Agent.
 
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Owning and Managing a Texas Title Agency – Register Today
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TLTA is pleased to present an updated, live presentation of a unique educational opportunity for new title agency owners, those new to a management position or those in need of a refresher. Presented by outstanding and experienced title industry professionals, this one-of-a-kind program will cover topics such as regulatory compliance, accounting, other key duties, responsibilities of a title agent and much more. This program is designed to satisfy the requirements of Rule P-28(B) by the Texas Department of Insurance for management personnel of title agents applying to be licensed. 
  
Owning and Managing a Texas Title Agency will take place Wednesday, Aug. 17, to Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Courtyard by Austin Marriott Downtown. Register today!
 
 
 
 
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Title Report Covers TLTA Annual Conference and Business Meeting
The Title Report | June 17, 2016
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The Title Report covered the TLTA Annual Conference and Business Meeting in a recent article. They listed the certified professionals who were mentioned by name, and provided a recap of the various presentations made. Thank you, Title Report, for your great coverage of the Conference!
 
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A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
Agent Members
 
Yoakum County Title, LLC
630 Cowboy Way
Plains, TX 79355
Main Contact: Jim Boulter
Phone: 806.456.2615
Email: jim@yoakumcountytitle.com
Website: www.yoakumcountytitle.com
 
AW Title of Texas L.L.C.
2340 E. Trinity Mills, Ste. 300
Carrollton, TX 75006
Main Contact: Dianna Capen
Phone: 972.478.4341
Email: dianna.capen@awtitle.com
Website: www.awtitle.com
 
Associate Members
 
BBS Notary Services
5100 Campus Dr., 1st Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Main Contact: Jessie Bullis
Phone: 877.207.0942
Email: orders@bbsnotary.com
Website: www.bbsnotary.com
Bus. Type: Mobile Notary Service
 
James P. Farrar, P.C.
PO Box 1040
Eastland, TX 76448
Main Contact: James Farrar
Phone: 254.629.8547
Email: oldrip@eastland.net
Bus. Type: Law Firm
 
Frazier & Deeter, CPAs
1230 Peachtree St., Ste. 1500
Atlanta, GA 30309
Main Contact: Tracey Webb
Phone: 404.573.4334
Email: tracey.webb@frazierdeeter.com
Website: www.frazierdeeter.com
Bus. Type: Accounting Firm; ALTA Best Practices Certification
 
Adeptive Software
363 Centennial Pkwy., Ste. 100
Louisville, CO 80027
Main Contact: Cody Johnson
Phone: 303.554.0301
Email: cody@adeptivesw.com
Website: www.resware.com
Bus. Type: Title and Escrow Software Developer (Resware)
 
Reliable Records Information
Services, LLC
5710 Pinewilde Dr.
Houston, TX 77066
Main Contact: Tim McCrary
Phone: 832.992.9240
Email: maclandservices@yahoo.com
Website: www.reliablerecords.net
Bus. Type: Document Archival Services
 
Lucé Law PC
5900 S. Lake Forest Dr., Ste. 200
McKinney, TX 75070
Main Contact: Jill Lucé
Phone: 972.632.1300
Email: holly@lucelawpc.com
Website: www.lucelawpc.com
Bus. Type: Law Firm
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Texas Land Title Association, 1717 W. 6th St., Suite 120, Austin, TX, 78703
Phone 512.472.6593 | Fax: 512.472.5931