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Communications Committee

The Communications Committee will review and prepare all public relations brochures, publications, advertising, personal appearances and other media to promote a better understanding of the land title industry and Association and the services they provide.

Committee Chair:

Jim O'Rourke, SVP
Liberty Bell Agency Inc
701 Market St East, Suite 6001
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Office: 215-625-3660
Fax: 215-625-3689

Agent Section

The Agent Section of the PLTA shall promote professionalism of agents and work to energize the agent base of the association.  This section will strive to promote membership, education, advocacy and awareness of the value of the association and its agent members to our underwriters, industry partners, governmental agencies and the public at large.

Professional Designation Committee

The Professional Designation Committee will administer the program of Professional Designation as outlined in the approved program, including the preparation and awarding of the designation to successful candidates.

Committee Chair:

Charles Nowicki, CLTP
Knights Abstract, Inc.
416 E. Street Road
Feasterville, PA 19053-7768
Office: 215-322-5095
Fax: 215-322-8125

Legislative & Judicial Committee

The Legislative and Judicial Committee will be furnished from an outside source pending legislative Bills and will review and make appropriate recommendations to the Executive Committee. In addition, a report will be made of pertinent case law.

Committee Chair:

Laura Fox, Esq. CLTP
Fidelity National Title Insurance Co.
1700 Market Street, Suite 2110
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3919
Office: 215-568-7168
Fax: 215-665-3440

Convention Committee

The Convention Committee shall be responsible for planning the annual convention in all details, coordinating with the Education Committee as to speakers and topics.

Committee Chair:

Christine Heffner
First American Title Insurance Company
310 Grant Street, Suite 1601
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Office 412-258-6466

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall promote membership within the Association and review all applications and make recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Committee Co-Chairs:

Sue Swick Esq. CLTP
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
790 Holiday Drive, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Office 724-422-5934

Frank P. Ermilio, Jr.
Olde City Abstract
1608 Spruce Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Office: 215-732-3335

Finance and Planning Committee

The Finance Committee will receive and review proposed budgets from Regional Chapters, the various committees of the Association, and the PLTI and present at the year-end meeting an all-inclusive budget to be approved by the Executive Committee. The Committee shall audit the accounts of the Treasurer of this Association and of each Regional Chapter.

Committee Chair:

Shona Cardello
White Rose Settlement Services, Inc.
1441 E. Market Street
York, PA 17403-1254
Office: 717-846-8882
Fax: 717-846-3386

Education Committee

The Education Committee shall promote professionalism within the industry. It shall have input with the Convention Committee in the selection of topics and speakers for all general membership meetings. The PLTI will operate as an adjunct to the Committee. The chairperson of the Committee shall serve as a voting member of PLTI Board of Trustees and as a member of the PLTI Curriculum Committee.

Committee Chair:

Leonard A. Shatz, Esq., CLTP
First American Title Ins. Co.
Two Liberty Place
50 South 16th Street, Suite 3010
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Office: 215-606-3641
Fax: 215-567-0375

Title Issues and Records Committee

Regularly monitors standards and practices of Recorders of Deeds, Prothonotaries and similar offices that affect real estate title searching, recording and filing throughout the Commonwealth. It recommends actions necessary to ensure timely recording and filing of documents and accessibility to public records by the industry. The title Issues Committee will review and suggest recommended action on matters affecting the title industry. This would include proposed local or regional administrators, public officials such as Prothonotaries, Recorders, Taxing Authorities or similar groups.

Committee Chair:

Lisa McEntee, Esquire
First American Title Insurance Company
620 Freedom Business Center Drive
King of Prussia, PA  19406
Phone: (610) 233-4137


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