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Cathie Beck

Cathie Beck is the founder and president of Capital City Public Relations and an award-winning journalist and published book author with over 25 years of experience.
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Alliant National Announces the Promotion of Kara B. Elgin, Esq. to Underwriting Counsel

Longmont, Colo. – (April 04, 2022) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, the title insurer that is uniquely responsive to the needs of independent agents, announces the promotion of Kara B. Elgin, Esq. to Underwriting Counsel – Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

Elgin initially joined Alliant National in March of 2020 as Associate Underwriting Counsel. A seasoned attorney, Elgin brought nearly 14 years of experience in real estate law to the company, allowing her to quickly make major contributions to its regional operations and support its network of independent agents. In her new role, Elgin will leverage this experience to further support agents’ day-to-day title underwriting needs and offer legal guidance on title and real estate-related matters.

“I am beyond thrilled to accept this promotion and continue to work with a great team and our extensive network of hardworking independent agents,” said Elgin. “It’s truly a pleasure to go to work each day at Alliant National and collaborate with some of the best and brightest professionals in the business. I’m excited to continue growing in my role, to take on new challenges and initiatives, and to help further solidify Alliant National as the industry’s leading title insurance underwriter.”

“Kara is an integral part of our legal team and has been instrumental in helping our agents succeed in their business,” said Jeff Stein, Chief Underwriting Counsel and Senior Vice President at Alliant National. “She has more than earned this promotion, and I have high expectations for her continued growth within our company.”

Elgin received her Juris Doctor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Prior to that, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Central Missouri. Elgin is also highly active in the title insurance and legal communities. She is a member of the Missouri and Kansas Bar Associations, as well as the land title associations of Mo., Kan., and Neb. In addition, Elgin serves on the education and legislative committees of the Nebraska Land Title Association (NLTA) and the legislative committee of the Missouri Land Title Association (MLTA).

She lives in the Kansas City metropolitan area with her family.

Alliant National supports its independent agents by combining expert residential and
commercial underwriting with a passionate heart for service. The company delivers
uncommon help that promotes the wellbeing of agents and the communities they serve.

Visit alliantnational.com for additional information.

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ABOUT ALLIANT NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY

Alliant National is on a mission to empower independent agents while protecting property owners with secure title insurance. The company partners with its agents and never competes against them with direct or affiliate operations. Alliant National serves thousands of title professionals as a licensed underwriter in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

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Alliant National Announces the Hiring of Reagan McCracken as Assistant Vice President, Southwest Agency Representative

Longmont, Colo. – (February 22, 2022) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, announces the hiring of Reagan McCracken as Assistant Vice President (AVP) and Southwest Agency Representative.

McCracken is a seasoned and savvy title insurance professional and brings years of experience to Alliant National. Having previously worked for a national title insurance agency in Texas, she is a passionate member of the title insurance community and holds membership in the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA).

In her new role as AVP and Agency Representative for the Southwest, McCracken will be involved in all aspects of the company’s operations in the region. Her primary responsibility, however, will be to support, maintain and grow Alliant National’s footprint in Oklahoma.

“I really couldn’t be happier to accept this position at Alliant National,” said McCracken. “Alliant National’s high reputation, the quality of its agents and the professionalism of its staff speaks for itself. I’m honored and excited to work alongside such a fantastic team, and I look forward to applying my years of experience to help the Southwest team operate as effectively as possible.”

“Both Alliant National and I have acquired a true talent in Reagan,” said KC West, Alliant National’s SVP and Southwest Region Manager. “Her industry knowledge and experience are incredibly impressive. She also intuitively knows how to address many of the complex situations that agents routinely face.”

Alliant National distinguishes itself from competitors by combining strong underwriting capability with independent agents’ in-depth knowledge of local markets. The result is a nationwide network with deep roots in local communities, and a wealth of expertise that is flexible, nuanced and continuously growing. Visit alliantnational.com for additional information.

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ABOUT ALLIANT NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY

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Alliant National’s Agent Quality Management System Passes Service Organization Control Exam

The company meets rigorous SSAE 18 Type II standards for the eighth consecutive year.

Longmont, Colo.— (February 02, 2022) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, announces that it has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 SSAE 18 Type II examination of its Agent Quality Management System for the eighth consecutive year.

Upon successful completion of the examination, Alliant National received an AICPA-endorsed report stating that the company has maintained effective controls over its Agent Quality Management System, which is the framework it uses to approve and monitor its agents. Under this framework, Alliant National agents are reviewed against rigorous quality standards and are designated as Authorized Service Providers of Alliant National.

The SSAE 18 Type II exam also validates the company’s systems for minimizing the risk of insureds’ financial loss in connection with real estate closings. Lenders relying on Alliant National’s oversight procedures gain additional assurance through the results of the examination, as they firmly establish that the company’s Quality Management System processes are complete and function properly as designed.

“Alliant National was the first title insurance underwriter in the nation to obtain an SSAE16 – now SSAE 18 – Type II compliant status and is the only underwriter to achieve compliance for eight consecutive years,” said Alliant National President and CEO David Sinclair. “This certification provides further independent assurance and validation of our agent oversight systems to lenders. Our goal is to provide lenders unequivocal evidence of the quality of our agents through an independently audited system.”

A-Lign Certified Public Accountants of Tampa, Fla., performed the engagement and certification. The unqualified satisfactory report, with no exceptions, was issued January 7, 2022, and covered the full year of 2021.

Alliant National distinguishes itself from competitors by combining strong underwriting capability with independent agents’ in-depth knowledge of local markets. The result is a nationwide network with deep roots in local communities, and a wealth of expertise that is flexible, nuanced and continuously growing.

Visit alliantnational.com for additional information.

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Cathie Beck
Capital City Public Relations
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ABOUT ALLIANT NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY

The Independent Underwriter for The Independent AgentSM – Alliant National believes in empowering people to thrive.

The company protects the dreams of property owners with secure title insurance and partners with 600+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 30
states and the District of Columbia.

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2021 Is A Record-Breaking Year For Alliant National Title Insurance Company

Company closes out the year riding a wave of dramatic growth.

Longmont, Colo. – (January 25, 2022) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, is proud to have closed out 2021 on a high note, having enjoyed record-breaking growth and strong financials during the past 12 months. 

Since its founding 16 years ago, Alliant National has risen to become the leading independent underwriter for the independent agent. The company has experienced significant year-over-year growth as agents increasingly respond to Alliant National’s promise to partner with them and never compete against them.

In 2021 alone, Alliant National brought in 107 new agents, increasing the total number to a company record 627.

Through the strength of these agent partnerships, Alliant National has been able to help more individuals achieve the American Dream and protect their real-estate investments.

As agents increasingly choose Alliant National, the company has leveraged its comprehensive knowledge of regional communities – growing its services and revenues as a result. Over the past five years, the number of policies issued by Alliant National has increased from 173,549 in 2016 to a company record of 287,509 in 2021 – amounting to a $101 million increase in revenue.

The ongoing development of Alliant National’s staff and geographic reach has played a strong role in achieving these results. Five years ago, Alliant National had a team of 66 and was licensed in 21 states. Today, its staff sits at just under 100 members and it has a presence in 30 states and the District of Columbia. New states added in recent years include Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

“As I reflect on the past year, I couldn’t be prouder of how our company has grown in terms of agents, footprint and profitability,” said David Sinclair, President and CEO of Alliant National. “I’m humbled by the number of agents who choose to put their trust in us, and I’m confident that our team is well positioned to help our agents achieve even greater success in 2022.”   

Alliant National distinguishes itself from competitors by combining strong underwriting capability with independent agents’ in-depth knowledge of local markets. The result is a nationwide network with deep roots in local communities, and a wealth of expertise that is flexible, nuanced and continuously growing.

Visit alliantnational.com for additional information.

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Cathie Beck
Capital City Public Relations
e: cathie@capitalcitypr.com
p: 303-241-0805

ABOUT ALLIANT NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY

The Independent Underwriter for The Independent AgentSM – Alliant National believes in empowering people to thrive.

The company protects the dreams of property owners with secure title insurance and partners with 600+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 30
states and the District of Columbia.

Graphic with Great Place to Work 2022 certification badge announcing Alliant National is Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the sixth year in a row.

Alliant National Title Insurance Earns 2022 Great Place to Work Certification™

Longmont, CO — (January 11, 2022) — Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the sixth year in a row. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Alliant National. This year, 96% of employees said that when you join Alliant National, you are made to feel welcome.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.

“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Alliant National is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”

“From the inception of our company, we’ve focused on building a culture at Alliant National anchored by our core value of caring — caring about our agents, our communities, and each other,” said David Sinclair, President and CEO of Alliant National. “To receive this certification six years in a row is a gratifying and humbling testament to those collective efforts.”

According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits and have a fair chance at promotion.

Alliant National distinguishes itself from competitors by combining strong underwriting capability with independent agents’ in-depth knowledge of local markets. The result is a nationwide network with deep roots in local communities, and a wealth of expertise that is flexible, nuanced, and continuously growing.

Visit alliantnational.com for additional information.

ABOUT ALLIANT NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY

The Independent Underwriter for the Independent AgentSM – Alliant National believes in empowering people to thrive. The company protects the dreams of property owners with secure title insurance and partners with 600+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

ABOUT GREAT PLACE TO WORK CERTIFICATION™

Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.

ABOUT GREAT PLACES TO WORK®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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