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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 Appointments and Promotions of Three Highly Experienced Employees

Congratulations to Tim Tillman, Kim Bergner and Heather Huff on their new positions.

LONGMONT, CO. – Alliant National Title Insurance Company (Alliant National) recently announced the appointments of three employees.  

Tim Tillman

Tim Tillman, Alliant National’s new Florida Production Manager

Six years ago this month, Tim Tillman joined Alliant National as vice president, Tallahassee and Northwest Florida agency manager, where he was responsible for building Alliant National’s footprint in Northwest Florida and the Tallahassee area. Tillman has since been promoted to Florida Production Manager.

Tillman began his career as a courier and moved up the ladder to perform search, exam and mapping with an independent agent in South Florida. Subsequently, he worked as senior examiner and assistant manager for American Pioneer; he was also a senior examiner for Attorneys Title Fund. Just prior to joining Alliant National, Tillman was the operations manager and business center manager of Fidelity National Title Group’ Tallahassee operation, where he managed the production and trained and managed other personnel.

Tillman has done an excellent job of growing Alliant National’s footprint in his area, including managing examiners and our production system. He will continue to reside in the Panhandle area while managing all of the company’s title production staff and processes. “Joining the Alliant National Team presents me with some new challenges and opportunities, and I’m really looking forward to helping Alliant National’s independent agents serve their customers more fully and stand out from the competition,” said Tillman, adding that throughout his career, he’s “grateful to have had the opportunity to foster excellent business relationships along some of the best beaches in the world and around the state capital.”

Kim Bergner

Kim Bergner, promoted to Quality Assurance Auditor of Alliant National

Alliant National Title Insurance is thrilled to announce the promotion of Kim Bergner to quality assurance auditor.

Bergner, a Minnesota native with more than three decades of experience in the title insurance industry, was promoted earlier this year after eight years as agency coordinator of the company. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Bergner holds a B.A. in psychology and a minor in social psychology. It was her father, however, who cemented her career path. “My dad became a realtor later in his life, and he was instrumental in introducing me to the title insurance industry,” said Bergner, who lived all over the Midwest before settling down in Longmont with her husband Bruce, a professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

“In my new job, I reconcile accounts monthly for our Florida agents, and I expect to eventually complete full agency reviews as I continue to gain more experience,” said Bergner, adding that what excites her most about her new position is the “opportunity to do something new and learn from highly experienced auditors.”

In her downtime, Bergner dabbles in fabric arts and needlework, spends time with her children and partakes in thoughtful discussions during her book club powwows. “I like to sing, too, and while I haven’t pursued that passion for years, I do have an extensive collection of music in my car that I’ll sing along to, sometimes with the volume way up.”

Heather Huff

Heather Huff, new Agency Support Manager of Alliant National

In order to keep up with company growth and better serve our independent agents, Alliant National recently hired Heather Huff to fill the newly created position of agency support manager.

Huff, who grew up on a small family farm in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, earned a B.A. from and an MBA from King University. In 2012, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she landed her first job in the title insurance industry as a title abstractor for a national company headquartered in Charlotte. Soon thereafter, she began working for a national underwriter, originally doing sales support and operations before working directly with agents in the field as an agency representative for three years. 

“I’m excited about this new role at Alliant National Title because I’ll l be able to blend all of my past experiences as we continue to mold this new position within the company,” said Huff, who’s responsible for managing the new agent application and on-boarding processes, reporting agency productivity numbers and managing the national operations center. “My goal is to assist in implementing efficient and streamlined processes while providing excellent service to our field staff and our independent agent partners,” she added. Outside of work, Huff enjoys traveling domestically and abroad, music, volleyball, yoga, hiking and hanging out with her dog Teddy.

Visit alliantnational.com for additional information.

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About Alliant National Title Insurance Company

The Independent Underwriter for The Independent Agent® Alliant National believes in putting other people first. The company protects the dreams of property owners with secure title insurance and partners with 500+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

Alliant National is the largest title insurance underwriter in the country with no direct operations to compete against its agents and puts the interests of its agents first. Bolstered by financial stability, strong underwriting capability and independent agents’ in-depth knowledge of local markets, the company has established 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.

Alliant National Title Insurance Company Appoints Vice President – Southwest Underwriting Counsel

Jean E. Bailey, Esq. is a state-wide, industry recognized speaker and instructor.

LONGMONT, Colo. – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position in the marketplace, announces the hiring of Jean E. Bailey, Esq. as Vice President, Southwest Underwriting Counsel.

Bailey is a published co-author whose works include Another Dead Seller? How to Keep Your Deal Alive, presented at The 21st Annual Robert C. Sneed Texas Land Title Institute in 2011 and Closing LLCs: Tips and Traps for the Unwary, presented at The 28th Annual Robert C. Sneed Texas Land Title Institute in 2018.

“Working with Alliant National is an exciting adventure in that the company culture of helping others allows me to bring all facets of my expertise to a growing company,” Bailey says. “I chose Alliant National because it is fully committed to agents and their agents’ success.”

A Texas resident since 1970, Bailey lived in Parker County for over 25 years, and recently moved to the Austin area.

She served for over 24 years in a variety of capacities for Rattikin Title Company out of Fort Worth, Texas, and she is a state-wide and industry recognized speaker and instructor to title and real estate professionals on various real estate and legal issues.

“Jean brings an ideal combination of success, seasoned expertise and commitment to the industry, one that pairs perfectly with Alliant National’s culture and mission,” says Phyllis J. Mulder, Alliant National Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President. “We know we are lucky to have her and look forward to our work together.”

Bailey took her B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington and her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law. She has sat on various community boards, serving in a variety of capacities as a civic leader, including City of Aledo, Texas City Council and City of Aledo, Texas Planning and Zoning Commission.

“Alliant National is very much a forward-thinking company and I’m thrilled to help enrich their continued growth and success,” Bailey says.

About Alliant National Title Insurance Company

The Independent Underwriter for The Independent Agent® Alliant National believes in putting other people first. The company protects the dreams of property owners with secure title insurance and partners with 500+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

Alliant National is the largest title insurance underwriter in the country with no direct operations to compete against its agents and puts the interests of its agents first. Bolstered by financial stability, strong underwriting capability and independent agents’ in-depth knowledge of local markets, the company has established 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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Alliant National Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

Alliant National is the sole title insurance underwriter to achieve this information assets security certification

LONGMONT, Colo. – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position in the marketplace, has completed its 2019 annual surveillance audit and maintained the prestigious and coveted ISO 27001 Certification for 2019.

Alliant National must successfully complete a formal, independent annual surveillance audit to maintain the certification. Successfully completing this audit is evidence that Alliant National continues to meet rigorous international standards in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, availability and protection of non-public information.

“This annual audit provides lenders and our stakeholders strong assurance in our protection of non-public and confidential information,” Alliant National COO David Sinclair said. “It reflects our ongoing commitment to meet or exceed the highest standards when securing and protecting the non-public information that we are entrusted with every day.”


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ISO 27001 is an information security standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards, and the International Electrotechnical Commission.

Alliant National’s initial certification was issued in May 2015 by A-lign, an independent and accredited certification body based in the United States. In 2018 Alliant National was recertified until 2021 subject to successfully completing annual independent surveillance audits.

“We are very pleased to have successfully completed this 2019 annual ISO 27001 certification surveillance audit, which continues to distinguish the unique capabilities of Alliant National,” Sinclair said.

About Alliant National Title Insurance Company

The Independent Underwriter for The Independent Agent® Alliant National believes in putting other people first. The company protects the dreams of property owners with secure title insurance and partners with 500+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

Alliant National is the largest title insurance underwriter in the country with no direct operations to compete against its agents and puts the interests of its agents first. Bolstered by financial stability, strong underwriting capability and independent agents’ in-depth knowledge of local markets, the company has established 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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Alliant National Successfully Completes SSAE 18 Type II Exam for Fifth Consecutive Year

Successful SSAE 18 Type II examination validates Alliant National’s processes for approving, monitoring and reviewing its agents

LONGMONT, Colo. – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with Independent Agents to improve their competitive position in the marketplace, announces the successful completion of the Service Organization Control (SOC 1) SSAE 18 Type II examination for the fifth consecutive year.

The examination results in an AICPA endorsed report stating that Alliant National Title Insurance Company has maintained effective controls over its Agent Quality Management System. A-Lign Certified Public Accountants of Tampa, Fla., performed the engagement and certification.

The successful SSAE 18 Type II examination validates Alliant National’s processes for approving, monitoring, and reviewing its agents, which results in its agents being designated as Authorized Service Providers or Certified Service Providers of Alliant National. Under this framework, Alliant National’s Independent Agents are reviewed annually against rigorous quality standards.

Lenders relying upon Alliant National’s oversight of its agents and Authorized and Certified Service Provider programs receive additional assurance that processes and controls are designed and function properly and accurately.

Alliant National was certified to the SSAE 16 Type I standard on Dec. 1, 2013 and received compliant status to the more rigorous SSAE 16 Type II standard effective Aug. 31, 2014 and each year through December 31, 2018. That makes 2018 the fifth consecutive year of continued compliance to SSAE Type II standards. The unqualified report was issued without exceptions.

“Alliant National was the first title insurance underwriter in the nation to obtain an SSAE16 Type II compliant status and is the only title insurance underwriter to achieve compliant status for five consecutive years. This certification provides strong independent assurance of our agent oversight systems to lenders and all stakeholders,” Alliant National President and CEO, Bob Grubb said. “Our goal is to provide unequivocal evidence of the quality of our agents through an independently audited system.”

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Alliant National’s Tracey Webb Receives National Title Professional Designation

Tracey Webb, a Senior Vice President and Southeastern Region Agency Manager for Alliant National, has 30 years of title industry experience and is based in Atlanta

LONGMONT, Colo. – Alliant National Title Insurance Company (Alliant National) recently announced that Senior Vice President and Southeastern Region Agency Manager Tracey Webb, a title industry leader for over three decades, received the National Title Professional (NTP) designation from the American Land Title Association.

The American Land Title Association advises the NTP designation is designed to recognize land title professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, experience and dedication essential to the safe and efficient transfer of real property.

“Tracey is a very accomplished, professional and highly regarded title insurance industry executive,” said Kyle Rank, executive vice president, agency, Alliant National. “Meeting the NTP designation’s stringent standards and criteria is further proof of her dedication to our independent agents’ success.”

Webb, who graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, is also a Certified Public Accountant and is responsible for Alliant National’s agency group in the southeast.

“Advancing our industry through education and professional standards helps us all,” Webb said. “I look forward to continuing using my skills to serve our independent agents.”

Visit alliantnational.com/newsroom for additional information.

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About Alliant National Title Insurance Company

The Independent Underwriter for The Independent Agent®, Alliant National believes in putting other people first. The company protects the dreams of property owners with secure title insurance and partners with 450+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 24 states and the District of Columbia, with annual revenues exceeding $120 million. Visit alliantnational.com/newsroom for additional information.

This blog contains general information only, not intended to be relied upon as, nor a substitute for, specific professional advice. We accept no responsibility for loss occasioned to any purpose acting on or refraining from action as a result of any material on this blog.

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