President's Message

The President's Message is emailed regularly to TLTA members.

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August 2020

July 15, 2020 is a date I will remember with satisfaction, honor and joy for many years to come. On that day, our Immediate Past President Mike Savas passed the gavel, and I became the 106th President of the Texas Land Title Association.

As my time to serve as president of this organization approached, I looked back at the list of past presidents and imagined how it was for them when they took office. J.C. Crisp was TLTA’s first president, serving from 1908-1910 – a time when the automobile was hi-tech and movies were accompanied by piano music played from the front of the theater.
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May 2020

As we’ve settled into our new routines, it’s increasingly apparent that we’re in this for the long haul. While our economy shows faint signs of its former vigor, until there’s a vaccine, the things we took for granted in our professional lives—travel, in-person meetings, get-togethers with clients and associates— will remain the exceptions to the rule. “Virtual reality” has set in.
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April 2020

In 1942, following the Allied powers’ first decisive victory in over a year, Winston Churchill made a statement that I’ve heard repeated (in varying forms) over the last couple of weeks: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
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March 2020

I certainly would have been very surprised if you told me that only nine months after you honored me with TLTA’s presidency at the annual conference, I would be on my second week working from home, doing my part along with millions of other Americans to navigate the challenges of our battle with the COVID-19 virus.
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February 2020

I was at TLTA recently, and as I walked from workstation to workstation visiting with TLTA staff hard at work, I was impressed by two things:
  1. The energetic pace at which our TLTA team are working to advance some of the title industry’s highest priority projects, and
  2. The eagerness with which the professionals at TLTA responded to the new initiatives I was there to discuss.
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