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PLTA Annual eConvention

Join us for the PLTA 99th eConvention October 12 & 13, 2020!

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Education:  Four (4) PA CE and/or PA/NJ CLE (2 Ethics & 2 Substantive) credits total for both days!  (Credits pending)


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PLTA eConvention 2020
Agenda & Speaker Bios


Monday, October 12, 2020
 

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM   Welcome and General Session Meeting
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM   PLTA 2020 Session 1 Education (2 credits)
Doug Duncan, SVP & Chief Economist, Fannie Mae
U.S. Economic Growth Battles COVID-19 in 2020

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  Virtual Exhibitor Hall Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  General Session Education Continued
Anne Anastasi, CLTP, NTP, Agency Advantage Program for Old Republic Title
Uniform Closing Instructions, A Reality
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM   Looking Ahead


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

 


1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  Welcome Back!
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM   PLTA 2020 Session 1 Education (2 credits)
Michael Holden, Vice President Strategic Agency Manager
North American Title Insurance Company
Ethics for Title Agents and Title Attorneys

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM   Virtual Break with Exhibitors
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM    
  General Session Education Continued
Sylvia Smith-Turk, A&A Section Representative - ALTA Board of Governors
Our Title is Protection: ALTA's Strategic Priorities for 2020
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM   Wrap Up
      Schedule subject to change


PLTA eConvention 2020 Speakers

Doug Duncan, SVP and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae
U.S. Economic Growth Battles COVID-19 in 2020

Doug Duncan is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae where he is responsible for forecasts and analyses of the economy and the housing & mortgage markets. Named one of Bloomberg / BusinessWeek's 50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate, Doug Duncan is Fannie Mae's source for information and analyses on demographics and the external business and economic environment; the implications of changes in economic activity on the company's strategy and execution; and for forecasting overall housing, economic, and mortgage market activity.  


Anne Anastasi, CLTP, NTP, Agency Advantage Program for Old Republic Title
Uniform Closing Instructions, A Reality

Anne has traveled the country teaching the provisions of ALTA Best Practices and the CFPB Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule to title agents, bar associations, Realtor® associations and the lending community.  She continues her work with the ALTA task forces in its continuing effort to assist the title industry in the application of these major changes and was one of the architects of the ALTA Settlement Statement in 2015.  Anne served as President of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association for which she was the first female President in the Association’s 80-year history and then as President of the American Land Title Association in 1999.


Michael Holden, Vice President Strategic Agency Manager, North American Title Insurance Company
Ethics for Title Agents and Title Attorneys

Michael has been serving the title industry since 1989. Prior joining NATIC, he was national agency manager for two different regional underwriters. As an active member of ALTA, Michael serves on several committees and has previously served on the agents’ section to the board of governors. Michael has been a speaker for several state land title association conventions, including PLTA!  Michael has a wealth of knowledge about the history of the land title industry in the United States and publishes a monthly article titled: “The Ramblings of a Title Man.”  In 2020, his second book, titled “The Ramblings of a Title Man - Second Edition” was released. His family has celebrated 100 years of service to the land title industry and published a archival web site www.holden100.info to celebrate the century milestone for his family.  


Sylvia Smith-Turk, A&A Section Representative - ALTA Board of Governors

Our Title is Protection: ALTA's Strategic Priorities for 2020


Sylvia Smith-Turk is president of Western Title Company. She has been in the real estate industry since 1978 and joined Western Title in 1990 as an escrow officer, moving into management in 1995. Sylvia took over the reins of Western Title as president in 2004. In addition to serving on ALTA's Board and various committees, Sylvia is a Past President of the Nevada Land Title Association and continues to be a member of its Legislative Committee. She is deeply experienced on the escrow side of the business, holding the designation of Senior American Settlement Industry Professional from the American Escrow Association.

ALTA leadership constantly contemplates the challenges and opportunities that exist in the land title and settlement industry. Sylvia will discuss the strategic priorities ALTA focuses on to help ensure the industry thrives in a dynamic business and regulatory environment.





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