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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.
Graphic with Brenda Cannon's picture congratulating him on his promotion to Regional Counsel Florida and Senior Vice President for Alliant National

Now that’s Something to Celebrate!

Longmont, Colo. – (April 08, 2021) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, announces the promotion of Brenda J. Cannon to the position of Regional Counsel Florida and Senior Vice President.

Cannon is a highly-skilled attorney with more than 26 years of experience in title insurance and 35 years in real estate. During her career, she has served as both Claims Counsel and Underwriting Counsel, analyzing risk, determining how to fix title defects, resolving claims, and managing outside counsel.

Cannon received her Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law where she was a member of the Law Review. She is an active member of the Florida Bar, the American Land Title Association, the Florida Land Title Association, and the American Bar Association. She is also Board-Certified in real estate law by the Florida Bar.

Cannon’s experience will serve her well in her new role with Alliant National, where she will continue leading and expanding Alliant National’s Florida underwriting department and working with the rest of the Florida team to support the ongoing, explosive growth of the organization in the region.

“I’m excited to continue my work leading our wonderful underwriters in the Florida-area,” said Cannon. “Alliant National is currently experiencing a period of exciting and rapid growth, and it is an honor to help our underwriting team continue to offer the best service in the industry.”

“We feel incredibly lucky to have Brenda as part of our leadership team,” said Margaret Cook, EVP, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Alliant National. “Her deep understanding of the law, robust industry experience and natural leadership ability make her the ideal choice to lead and grow our underwriting operations in Florida.”

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

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 500+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

SOC for service organizations

Alliant National Title meets rigorous SSAE 18 Type II standards for the 7th consecutive year

Alliant National Title Insurance Company’s Agent Quality Management System Passes Service Organization Control Exam.

Longmont, Colo. – (March 23, 2021) – 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 seventh consecutive year.

By completing the examination, Alliant National will receive mention in an AICPA-endorsed report, stating that the company has maintained effective controls over its Agent Quality Management System. It also verifies that Alliant National’s processes for approving, monitoring and reviewing its agents, which results in their designation as Authorized Service Providers, include rigorous quality standards. 

Additionally, SSAE 18 certified compliant status validates Alliant National’s systems for minimizing customers’ risk of financial loss in connection with real estate closings. As a result, lenders relying upon Alliant National’s oversight of its agents and Authorized Service Provider program receive additional assurance that processes are complete and accurate. 

“Alliant National was the first title insurance underwriter in the nation to obtain compliant status and is the only title insurance underwriter to achieve compliant status for seven consecutive years,” said David Sinclair, President and CEO of Alliant National. “This certification provides further independent assurance of our agent oversight systems to lenders. Providing lenders with unequivocal evidence of the quality of our agents through an independently audited system is a top priority of Alliant National.”

A-Lign Certified Public Accountants of Tampa, Fla., performed the engagement and certification. The unqualified satisfactory report, with no exceptions, was issued January 11, 2021, and the audit scope covered the full year 2020. 

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 500+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 27 states and the District of Columbia

Graphic with Jeff Stein's picture congratulating him on his promotion to Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Counsel for Alliant National

Alliant National Announces the Promotion of Jeff Stein to Chief Underwriting Counsel and Senior Vice President

Longmont, Colo. – (March 9, 2021) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, announces the promotion of Jeff Stein to the position of Chief Underwriting Counsel and Senior Vice President.

Jeff is a highly skilled attorney who has been representing individuals and organizations in the real estate field for more than 40 years. He has extensive experience in title insurance and real estate litigation, as well as claims, underwriting, contracts and estate planning. Jeff is board certified in real estate law by the Florida Bar and is a Florida civil law notary.

In his new role with Alliant National, Jeff will continue leading the company’s legal team in Florida and the Southeast, while also supporting the entirety of Alliant National’s underwriting operations throughout the country.

“I am excited to have been given the opportunity to work with our entire legal team,” says Stein. “I look forward to continuing and expanding the amazing partnership that exists between our agents and Alliant National on a national basis.”

Jeff will collaborate with leadership to help maintain Alliant National’s position as the premier independent underwriter for the independent agent. Lastly, he will take an active role supporting the ongoing education of both Alliant National’s agents and employees.

“Jeff has always been an integral part of our Alliant National legal team,” says Margaret Cook, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. “He brings his deep understanding of the industry, vast knowledge of real estate law, natural leadership ability and affinity for relationship building to this new role. Jeff’s experience and skill set will enhance Alliant National’s underwriting capabilities as we continue to expand and partner with independent agents across the country.”

“Our underwriters are a key part of what makes Alliant National a great organization,” says David Sinclair, President and CEO of Alliant National. “Having a legal professional of Jeff’s caliber in this critical leadership position will be hugely beneficial for Alliant National’s continued success.”

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
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 500+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

Welcome Mara Alyson, Florida Underwriting Counsel for Alliant National

Announcing new Underwriting Counsel in Florida

Longmont, Colo. – (February 25, 2021) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, announces the hiring of Mara Alyson, Underwriting Counsel Florida.

Alyson is a highly skilled attorney with over 20 years of experience in title insurance, transactional and real estate litigation. She began her career practicing criminal prosecution before moving into real estate law. Working for several law firms, in addition to a regional title insurance underwriter, Alyson gained extensive expertise in underwriting both commercial and residential real estate transactions, closings and contract negotiations. She is also well versed in business development and title curative, and in fostering positive, long-term client relationships.

“I care deeply about the underwriting process, as well as supporting independent agents and protecting the interests of those involved in any given transaction,” said Alyson. “Joining the Alliant National team is an incredible opportunity to work for a deeply committed group of title insurance professionals, and I’m looking forward to many happy years here.”

Alyson’s past professional experiences will serve her well in her new role. She will be responsible for advising on underwriting decisions, drafting guidelines for examination and underwriting, and analyzing risk in title transactions.

“Mara is a seasoned legal professional who has an incredible grasp of all aspects of the title industry – from abstracting and examining to closings and underwriting. There is no doubt that she will be an exceptional addition to our team and operations, or that her diverse expertise will allow Alliant National to be an even more powerful force in the title insurance field,” said Brenda J. Cannon, Regional Counsel Florida and Senior Vice President.

Mara Alyson graduated with honors from Florida Atlantic University. She earned her JD from Nova South Eastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. Mara is a member of the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District.

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 Relation
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 500+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

Alliant National Academy logo being revealed by owl

Announcing the Launch of a New Learning Platform

Alliant National Academy takes company’s educational offerings to the next level

Longmont, Colo. – (February 16, 2021) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, announces the launch of Alliant National Academy, an online portal that pairs the company’s in-depth content and expert instructors with industry-leading education technology to provide an all-new learning experience.

Alliant National Academy is a convenient way for Alliant National agents to access the company’s catalog of live-st ream and on-demand webinars, many of which are approved for continuing education (CE) credit. CE courses are currently available to Alliant National agents in Texas, Florida and Alabama, with additional states coming soon.

Access to the system is also free of charge for Alliant National agents.

“Every agent’s education needs are different, and Alliant National has built a reputation for delivering customized solutions to meet those needs,” says Alliant National President and CEO David Sinclair. “Alliant National Academy is a new standard for online learning in our industry, and we’re excited to make this powerful tool available to our agents and their teams.”

Alliant National Academy enhances the educational experience before, during and after the course. Specific features of Alliant National Academy include:

One-click course registration after completing initial registration.

Improved course player that allows for pausing and completion of on-demand courses at the agent’s convenience.

Streamlined, all-in-one course completion system that easily provides the necessary verifications to obtain credit. No need to download, unlock and email required forms.

The ability to track course progress from a customizable personal dashboard.

Downloadable certificates of course completion that can be viewed and printed at any time.

Transcripts detailing all completed courses.

Learn more about the features of Alliant National Academy

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.

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Cathie Beck
Capital City Public Relation
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 500+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 27 states and the District of Columbia, with annual revenues exceeding $126 million.

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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