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ALTA names new president | Insurance Business America

The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, has announced that Daniel M. Wold has been elected as president for the 2021-2022 year.

“The ALTA presidency provides me with the opportunity to collaborate with thousands of dedicated title insurance industry professionals who truly work hard to lead, deliver for and protect their customers and communities,” said Wold, executive vice president of industry relations and strategic initiatives for Old Republic National Title Insurance Co. “It’s an honor to represent ALTA membership, and I look forward to collaborating with ALTA’s board of governors, staff and membership on the association’s new strategic priorities. I am hopeful about what we will accomplish over the next year.”

The organization’s strategic priorities for 2021-2022 include helping members:

  • Serve their communities with purpose
  • Tell their story both inside and outside the industry
  • Attract, develop and retain talent
  • Navigate the digital environment
  • Address threats to their customers’ privacy and investment
  • Drive real estate industry collaboration

“In the coming year, ALTA will advocate for public policies on multiple issues, such as expanding homeownership affordability and protecting against practices undermining homeownership opportunities,” Wold said. “We also will examine legislative and regulatory initiatives that advance industry adoption of digital closings and more effective leveraging of digital processes. ALTA’s board of governors and staff will continue to work with members of Congress to help them understand the importance of these topics to their constituents.”

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“Dan has a wealth of experience strategizing and leading title insurance professionals through difficult times, which will be invaluable to ALTA and its members during a continuing global pandemic,” said ALTA CEO Diane Tomb. “His legal insight is exactly what ALTA needs as we look to collaborate with policymakers and industry stakeholders in upholding property rights. Dan’s ability to help lead partnerships across the real estate, title and lending industries on key marketplace developments will be key, especially where standards are needed for smooth continuation of business.”

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