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Alliant National Announces the Hiring of Liam Shay as Underwriting Counsel   

Longmont, Colo. – (August 23, 2022) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, the title insurer that is uniquely responsive to the needs of independent agents, announces the hiring of Liam Shay as Underwriting Counsel.

Shay is a 20-year veteran of the title insurance industry and has routinely been involved in nearly every aspect of the business. He has focused on title examinations, and he has spent the last five years as an in-house underwriter focusing on claim resolution, risk analysis and staff management. 

As underwriting counsel, Shay will apply his extensive experience to working directly with agents who write for Alliant National and are located primarily in Minnesota, Missouri and Kansas. He will provide guidance, support, risk analysis and continuing education, with his central goal being to improve their business and grow their revenues.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this new opportunity,” said Shay. “I can’t wait to work alongside this already stellar team to improve agent operations and deliver great results for the independent agent. I already feel like I am a part of the Alliant National family!”

“Bringing Liam on board represents an incredible win for Alliant National and is essential to maintaining our position as the premier independent underwriter for the independent agent,” said Jeff Stein, Chief Underwriting Counsel and Senior Vice President for Alliant National. “With his two decades of experience, I know Liam is going to be an incredible asset to our agents as they work to issue the best possible policies and ultimately close more business.”

Shay is a member of the Minnesota State Bar and is also a member of the Minnesota Bar Association Real Property Section. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School.

He lives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.

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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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 30 states and the District of Columbia.

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Alliant National Announces the Hiring of Justin Tate-Johnson as National Production Manager   

Longmont, Colo. – (May 09, 2022) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, the title insurer that is uniquely responsive to the needs of independent agents, announces the hiring of Justin Tate-Johnson as National Production Manager.

Tate-Johnson is a highly skilled professional with extensive experience in real estate, title insurance, closings and escrow. He has spent years working in title search and examination in both agency and underwriter roles and has led production and technology teams to develop unique, agent-focused solutions.

At Alliant National, Tate-Johnson will focus on implementing a nationwide title production solution that will connect agents with fast, reliable title abstracts and commitments to help streamline their processes and develop new efficiencies. He looks forward to helping the title insurance industry accelerate its technology adoption and digital transformation. He is also passionate about helping agents go from contract to close as effectively as possible and enjoys assisting them in solving or avoiding problems.

“Alliant National checks all the boxes of what I was looking for. With its underwriting capabilities and positive, tech-driven culture, Alliant National has developed a powerful reputation as a premier underwriter,” said Tate-Johnson. “I am thrilled to join a customer-focused company that never competes against agents, not to mention work with such an amazing team. I am looking forward to watching Alliant National grow its market share to ensure the independent agent wins.”

“Having Justin join our team is a huge achievement for Alliant National,” said Debra Coffie, SVP, Florida Regional Manager. “He is a true industry talent, with knowledge and experience that is deeply impressive. With his forward-thinking mindset, technical acumen and diverse skillsets, there is no doubt that Justin will play an important role in not only our current operations but our future growth.”

“Alliant National is committed to continually innovating processes and operations to deliver maximum benefit to our agents,” said David Sinclair, President and CEO of Alliant National. “By bringing Justin on board, we are better positioned than ever to align the various technology solutions used by our agents and quickly deliver scalable, integrated title production.”

Tate-Johnson is also a licensed Florida title agent. He lives in the Fort Lauderdale area with his wife and child.

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.

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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 30 states and the District of Columbia.

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Alliant National Achieves Prestigious ISO 27001 Certification and Becomes the First and Only Underwriter to Obtain the New ISO 27701 Certification

Longmont, Colo. – (May 24, 2022) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, the title insurer that is uniquely responsive to the needs of independent agents, announces the completion of the ISO 27001 2022 audit, for which it received a prestigious and coveted certification. Alliant National also recently completed the ISO 27701 audit, becoming the first and only underwriter to obtain this new data privacy certification.

ISO 27001:2013 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. Successfully completing this audit for a third time (it first completed the audit in 2015 and the again in 2018) reflects Alliant National’s ongoing commitment to excellence in meeting rigorous international standards in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, availability and protection of non-public information. The recertification is valid through 2025, subject to achieving satisfactory annual surveillance audits.

The new ISO 27701:2019 is a framework for data privacy that builds on ISO 27001. It guides organizations on the policies and procedures required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other data privacy requirements. It is built into the Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and is valid through 2024 – subject to achieving satisfactory annual surveillance audits.

“We are incredibly pleased and proud to have achieved these ISO (27001 and 27701) certifications, which further distinguish the unique capabilities of Alliant National,” said Tom Weyant, Alliant National Vice President of Risk Management. “These certifications provide confidence to lenders, state insurance departments and our other stakeholders in our ability to protect non-public, personally identifiable and confidential information. It speaks directly to our ongoing efforts to meet and exceed the highest standards when securing and protecting the sensitive information that we are entrusted with every day.”

To achieve these certifications, Alliant National had to complete formal, independent certification audits, which tested and validated more than 170 technical and process controls within the Information Security and Privacy Management System frameworks. The audits were conducted by an ISO-licensed and accredited firm, A-lign CPAs of Tampa, Florida.

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 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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