Downdate Newsletter

The Downdate newsletter is emailed monthly to TLTA members and covers industry, association and member news.

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December 2020

  • Happy Holidays From Your Team at TLTA
  • Town Halls to Continue in 2021. What Speakers or Topics Should We Cover?
  • 2020 Texas Land Title Institute: Oh, It's Not Over Yet!
  • Escrow Officers: If Your License Expires This Month, Schedule Your CE Hours Now to Make Sure All Is in Order Before End of Year
  • Texas National Title Honored as a Top Workplace in 2020
  • Keith Jones Joins National Investors
  • Glenn Clements to Retire
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • Upcoming Webinars

November 2020

  • Cornucopia of Stress Management Techniques From TLTA Members to You!
  • May Your Thanksgiving Overflow With Grace, Gratitude and the Comforts of Tradition
  • More than 300 RSVP'd for Town Hall With Comptroller Hegar; National Association of Realtors' Chief Economist Is Our Next Featured Guest Dec. 17
  • 2020 TLTAPAC Fundraising Team Finishes Strong – Thank You!
  • 2020 Texas Land Title Institute: 30th Anniversary Strong!
  • South Land Title Pair Part of Historic, Life-Saving Surgery
  • Republic Title of Texas Named Among Top 100 Places to Work by Dallas Morning News
  • Cathy Clamp Honored With ALTA's National Title Professional Designation
  • Westcor Announces the Hiring of Steve Hightower as Agency Representative – North Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas
  • Secured Title of Texas Appoints Kerry Prisock General Counsel
  • RamQuest Gives Back to Feeding America - Company’s ALTA ONE Campaign Raised Over $2,700
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • Upcoming Webinars

October 2020

  • TLTA Members Share Their Current Stress Management Techniques – We’d Love to Hear Your Ideas Too!
  • Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar to Headline TLTA's Virtual Town Hall Nov. 16
  • TLTA's Local Legislative Liaisons Continue Making Our Industry's Relationships With Texas Lawmakers a Top Priority
  • Special Offer: Experience the Best of Both Worlds!
  • ALTA Elects Bill Burding NTP as President; Jack Rattikin III of Fort Worth and Tara Smith of Houston Will Also Serve on ALTA's 2020-21 Board of Governors
  • First National Title Insurance Company Adds Kyle K. Rank as Executive Vice President, Business Development
  • Brandi Abercrombie Joins National Investors
  • Dan Hassen Named National Agency Manager for Agents National Title Insurance Company
  • Susan Simmons Joins Agents National Title Insurance Company as Southwest Agency Operations Manager
  • Steve Ortega and Diana Reese Join Agents National Title Insurance Company, Expanding Texas Presence
  • In Memoriam: Faye Talley
  • In Memoriam: Donna Bailey
  • Upcoming Webinars

September 2020

  • Worried About Disengaged Employees? Make These 7 Changes
  • Tell Me Something Good: How Are You Keeping Your Team Motivated Under Challenging Circumstances?
  • TLTA Board's Virtual Planning Meeting Includes Updates From Committee Chairs About Plans for the Year
  • September PACathon: Can We Count on Your Support?
  • Transition of Land Title School to Virtual Format a Success; Nearly 250 Students to Complete School Program This Week
  • In Memoriam: Jim Howell
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • Upcoming Webinars

August 2020

  • 8 Ways Managers Can Support Employees’ Mental Health
  • Registration List Swells to 220 and Growing for First Ever Virtual Land Title School
  • Hill Country Titles Celebrates Golden Anniversary – 50 Years of Family
  • Patten Title Company’s, Eric Fontanot, Named Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO
  • Stewart Title Hires New Group Senior Vice President for Southwest Direct Operations
  • Alliant National Announces the Promotion of KC West to Senior Vice President and Southwest Region Manager
  • Title Midwest, Inc. Appoints Marc Miller to Lead Texas Division
  • WFG National Title Insurance Company Appoints Megan Piechowiak Texas State Underwriting Counsel
  • Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Announces the Hiring of Shannon Skurner as Regional Underwriting Counsel
  • In Memoriam: Sue Ann (Gladden) Clarkson
  • Top Educational Sessions From Our 2020 Virtual Annual Conference Now Available On Demand – Escrow Hours Available

July 2020

  • Our First-Ever Virtual Conference Was a Success, Thank You!
  • 2020-2021 Board of Directors Installed
  • Outgoing TLTA President Mike Savas Dedicates President’s Award to All Essential, Front-Line Title Professionals Working During COVID-19
  • Andi Bolin Selected to Head Knight Barry Title's First Texas Office
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • On-Demand Webinars

June 2020

  • 2020 Virtual Conference: Inspiring Keynoters, Important Industry Updates, and Continuing Education Focused on Today's Challenges Head the Billing
  • How to Overcome Your Fear of Making Mistakes
  • Data Point: 2019 Mortgage Market Activity and Trends
  • Westcor Promotes Angela Fling to Texas Region Manager
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • On-Demand Webinars

May 2020

  • Bright Spots and Silver Linings
  • 2020 Virtual Conference: Dates Finalized July 13-16; Exciting Lineup of Informative and Inspiring Speakers Continues to Grow
  • Get Involved With TLTA's Volunteer Network
  • New Video From ALTA Celebrates Title Industry's Good Deeds During COVID-19
  • TDI Job Opening: Title Insurance Specialist
  • North American Title Insurance Co. Adds Ryan Sabel as Texas State Agency Manager
  • Upcoming Webinars

April 2020

  • Meeting You Where You Are – TLTA Annual Conference Goes Virtual
  • Essential Advice for Stressed-Out Essential Workers
  • Looking Forward to Looking Back – State of the Association
  • Work From Home Handbook
  • TDI Job Opening: Title Insurance Specialist
  • In Memoriam: Mark S. Pena
  • Tom Berry Joins National Investors as Executive Vice President
  • North American Title Insurance Appoints Kelly Love Underwriting Counsel for Southern States
  • Jay Hartzell Named Interim President of UT Austin
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • Upcoming Webinars

March 2020

  • Thank You – I Salute Your Impressive Response to COVID-19
  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Federal Guidelines Now Include County Recorders Among Essential Businesses
  • Title Industry Gets Creative in Pursuit of Safe Closing Protocols
  • Don't Worry: Our Annual Conference Is Still a Go!
  • Mike and Bonney Ramsey Honored for Giving Back to the Community
  • SAVE THE DATE: Day at the Capitol Feb. 8-9, 2021
  • Are You Ready to Grow Your Title Industry Career?
  • Use the Weekend to Get Up-to-Speed on Things You Need to Know – On-Demand Education and Training Available Anytime
  • Upcoming Webinars

February 2020

  • Abstracting & Examination Fundamentals – Live in Dallas May 14
  • Grassroots News: Texas House Insurance Committee Chairman Rep. Eddie Lucio III Attends Title Industry Meet and Greet
  • Cyber ­Insurance: 10 Tips and Traps
  • Next Gen: Title Industry Leadership Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
  • John Magness Joins FNF to Lead Alamo Title Company
  • RecordsOnline Hires Mark Holley
  • Patten Title Participates in Local Charity
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • Upcoming Webinars

January 2020

  • A Better Way to Develop and Retain Top Talent
  • 5 Habits for Successful Social Media Managers in 2020
  • Joint Statement on Heightened Cybersecurity Risk Issued by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Agents National Title Names Todd Mendolia COO
  • Stewart Title President Matthew Morris Announces His Departure
  • Mary Ann Howard Retires
  • Earn Your TLTA Professional Certification in 2020 – Exams Scheduled in April
  • Property Records Industry Association Offers Special Title Industry Registration Rates for Winter Symposium in Austin, Feb. 24-27
  • Upcoming Webinars