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Alliant National Co-Founder Retires

Scott Hendrickson leaves behind a growing company and an impressive legacy.

As a golfer, Scott Hendrickson has had two holes-in-one. But as a person, he actually had three. When Scott co-founded Alliant National more than 16 years ago, there was no way of knowing the venture would be successful, much less that it would be an ace that would grow into the leading independent underwriter for the independent agent. 

Back in the mid-aughts, Scott was coming off three decades of experience in financial services and leadership, having held senior positions in diverse industries like insurance, manufacturing and distribution. Eager to begin a new stage in his professional life, Scott joined with fellow co-founders Dave Ginger and Bob Grubb to create Alliant National, a title insurance underwriter with the unique mission of empowering independent agents and never competing against them.

The Colorado-based company started as a small regional underwriter. Yet under the guidance and stewardship of Scott and other members of the leadership team, Alliant National soon took off. Today, the company serves thousands of title professionals as a national underwriter licensed in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

David Sinclair, who began working with Scott in 2011 and now serves as President and CEO of Alliant National, is first to speak about Scott’s invaluable contributions. “Alliant National simply would not be the company it is today without Scott,” he said, reflecting on the CFO’s tenure. “With his leadership abilities, financial acumen and keen insights into this specialized industry, Scott has helped lead us to the success we enjoy today. His influence can be seen in nearly every aspect of our business – from accounting, finance and human resources to our culture and how we work together. What we accomplish in the future will be the direct result of his legacy.”

Margaret Cook, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Alliant National, had this to say. “Scott is a consummate professional, an ethical, knowledgeable and incredibly talented executive who has played a fundamental role in shaping our company into a leading force in the title insurance industry. We’ll miss his practical insight, curious mind and dry sense of humor. We owe Scott a debt of gratitude for founding the company on his breadth of knowledge, practical guidance and attention to detail.”

As he exits the company he helped create, Scott himself reflected on his time with Alliant National, and on the many co-workers, clients and friends he met along the way. “When we started Alliant National way back in 2005, I had no idea how it was all going to turn out,” he said. “I knew at the time that we had terrific people in place, strong industry knowledge and a unique selling proposition that we thought would really resonate with people. I had no idea how the operation would grow and evolve, or that we would become such an important part of so many people’s lives.

“I guess, if anything, I just feel immensely grateful to have had this experience,” he added. “The people I’ve worked with over the past decade-and-a-half have been some of the best co-workers and title insurance professionals anyone can ask to work with. I have made connections that I’m sure will last the rest of my life, and I hope that through this work, I have made peoples’ lives a bit better. Title insurance isn’t the easiest industry for people to understand, but it enables ordinary people to build the lives they want with peace of mind. And I think that really matters in the end.”

For anyone who has worked with him, there is no doubt that Scott has made a major impact, and not only in creating a strong, vital company with a sizable presence across the country. As an executive, Scott has modeled poise, servant leadership and a commitment to excellence that one can only hope to encounter during their professional career. He leaves not only an admirable legacy within the organization at Alliant National, but on the entire title insurance industry.

“We started Alliant National with the hope of changing what a title insurance underwriter could be,” said Scott. “I am immensely proud of the operation we’ve built and that our mission to support independent agents remains at the heart of the Alliant National way. I wanted to leave the industry better than I found it. I certainly tried my very best.”

Rest assured Scott, you’ve accomplished what you set out to do. And as you take your last bow at Alliant National, we hope you can rest, recharge, and perhaps find it a bit easier to enjoy a round or two of golf. Considering your track record, we’re sure you have many more holes-in-one in your future.

Congratulations on your retirement, Scott. And thank you from everyone at Alliant National!

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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 Welcomes Back Lin Brasier as VP Southwest Underwriting Counsel

Welcome home Lin Brasier! Alliant National is excited to have Lin back where he belongs. With his vast industry knowledge stretching over four decades, Lin will bring exceptional value to Alliant National’s operations as VP Southwest Underwriting Counsel.

Lin will be busy in this new position, providing agents with his expert perspective and assisting with transactions that require underwriting support. Without question, independent agents and Alliant National’s Southwest team will benefit greatly from his presence, as KC West, SVP and Southwest Region Manager, explains:

“Lin has been vital to Alliant National’s success and growth,” West said. “I am excited to have him back as part of the family again after his brief absence.”

Having originally worked for Alliant National from 2014 to 2020, Lin has always been known as a friendly, steady and knowledgeable force within the title insurance field. His long career stretches back much further than that, however, spanning 43 years – up until he temporarily retired two years ago.

Now that he’s back, we can’t wait to see the positive impact he will have on Alliant National’s internal staff and network of independent agents. As the premier independent underwriter for the independent agent, Alliant National’s achievements have always depended on the contributions of title professionals like Lin – folks who truly live our values and always put agents first. Welcome back Lin! We’ve missed you!

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Alliant National Announces the Promotion of Patrick Hagler to Regional Counsel – Southeast  

Longmont, Colo. – (November 30, 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 Patrick Hagler to Regional Counsel – Southeast.

For the past five years, Hagler has served as State Counsel-Georgia and South Carolina. From reviewing and approving transactions to supporting the company’s network of independent agents, Patrick has applied his vast industry knowledge and versatile skill set for the betterment of the organization and its agents.

In his new position as Regional Counsel, Hagler will expand his purview to cover the entirety of the Southeast region, working to find creative solutions to title issues and helping Alliant National’s agents and their clients successfully get to the closing table. He will also assist in developing Alliant National’s market opportunities in the Southeast.

“I am honored and excited to expand my position with Alliant National and take on a leadership role in the Southeast region. Growing our Georgia operations for the past five years has been challenging and rewarding,” said Hagler. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with Tracey Webb and our entire Southeast team to further expand Alliant National’s footprint and grow our network of independent agents in the area. Furthermore, I welcome the chance to work with Jeff Stein, Chief Underwriting Counsel; our Southeast legal team; and the entire legal department. We have some of the best in the business, and I’m continually learning and growing by working alongside our knowledgeable team.”

“Patrick has been critical to our company and the growth of our business in Georgia,” said Jeff Stein, Chief Underwriting Counsel and Senior Vice President for Alliant National. “He has also been an invaluable help to me in assisting our counsel and agents in the Southeast states in which we do business. I am thrilled for what lies ahead. I know that with his leadership, our team of Southeast attorneys will do great things and provide extraordinary support to our independent title agents.”

Hagler received his J.D. from St. Mary’s University. He previously obtained his B.S. from Texas A&M University. He is a member of SLTA and ALTA, and lives in North Georgia.

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 600+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 30
states and the District of Columbia.

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Alliant National Announces the Hiring of Robert Smith

Longmont, Colo. – (October 4, 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 Robert Smith as Assistant Vice President and State Agency Manager for Missouri and Kansas.

Smith is a collaborative, talented and accomplished title professional who strives to build mutually beneficial, long-term relationships. For nearly 20 years, he has been the owner and operator of a small title company in Richmond, Missouri, located outside of Kansas City. Having previously been an agent, he has an acute understanding of the obstacles agents face and the solutions that can help them achieve greater productivity.

At Alliant National, Smith will be responsible for assisting regional agents with streamlining and improving their business workflows, business planning and growth, and marketing and education. He will also actively pursue new agent relationships and meet with each active Alliant National agent within his first 90 days of employment.

“I am very excited to have this opportunity to take my career to the next level with Alliant National,” said Smith. “There is a family feel here, and that is what sets us apart from the competition. I can’t wait to work with such an amazing team. As they say, TEAM means: Together Each Achieve More!”

“Robert brings a set of unique traits that will be invaluable as our agency manager for Kansas and Missouri,” said Manoj Purohit, Senior Vice President, Central-West Region Manager for Alliant National. “Having over 25 years of industry experience, including examining title and owning a successful agency, Robert promises to be a true resource and partner to our agents. We are excited to have him join the Alliant National team.”

Smith believes strongly in giving back and is highly active in his community. He is active in various community organizations, including the Richmond Masonic Lodge No. 57 AF & AM, and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary International, which provides funding to community projects.

Outside of the office, Smith spends time with family, and enjoys boating and supporting the Kansas City Chiefs.

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 600+ trusted independent title agents as a licensed underwriter in 30
states and the District of Columbia.

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