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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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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.

Congratulations graphic to Margaret Cook on her promotion to Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

BRAVO!

Denver, Colo. – (August 18, 2020) – Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, announces the promotion of Margaret Cook as Executive Vice President (EVP), General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer.

Margaret Cook has been practicing law for 29 years, with nearly 25 of those years in the title insurance industry. Before joining Alliant National, she worked in private practice. She also served as Chief Claims Counsel and as Regional Underwriting Counsel at other title insurance companies. She began her career at Alliant National in 2010, and she was promoted to Deputy General Counsel in 2015.   

Margaret is a Past-President of the Land Title Association of Colorado and Past-Chair of the Colorado Title Advisory Council. She also actively serves on the Title Standards Committee for the Colorado Bar Association and on several American Land Title Association and Colorado Land Title Association committees.

Her years of experience in the title insurance industry will be invaluable in her work as EVP, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer at Alliant National. In her new role, Margaret is responsible for contributing to the strategic growth of the company and all legal aspects of the organization. Her purview includes overseeing underwriting, claims, compliance, regulatory and corporate matters, as well as supporting and developing Alliant National’s legal team.

“Assuming this role is an incredible opportunity to continue building on Alliant National’s long-running tradition of excellence,” says Cook. “I am honored to work with a team of exceptional and highly-capable title insurance professionals, and to utilize my experience to ensure our agents’ ongoing success.”

“Margaret will be an integral part of our executive team as EVP, General Counsel.  I’m excited for her to expand her contributions across our operations, our team and our long-term strategy,” says Alliant National CEO David Sinclair. “I have been deeply impressed and humbled by her knowledge, natural leadership and tireless commitment to supporting our staff and agents.”

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
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ABOUT ALLIANT NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY

The Independent Underwriter for The Independent Agent® – 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 25 states and the District of Columbia, with annual revenues exceeding $126 million.

Erica Stoltz - welcome aboard graphic

Please help us welcome Erica Stoltz

Alliant is excited about our newest addition to the Southwest Underwriting team!

Alliant National is pleased to announce the addition of Erica Stoltz as Texas Underwriting Counsel for the Southwest Region! Erica joined Alliant National on March 23rd and she has been working closely with the underwriting team for the last two months learning internal processes and requirements. During this time, she has demonstrated the genuine ability to understand complex underwriting issues and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with title agents. Erica holds an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and went on to graduate from Texas Tech University School of Law. Her experience as a Disaster Relief Attorney for the U.S. Small Business Administration became immediately valuable as the government rolled out the PPP Disaster Relief Loans where she provided immediate, first-hand knowledge to Alliant National on the best way for affected companies to apply for disaster relief funds.

As a title insurance professional, she learned the industry from the ground up serving as a clerk/runner for a law firm, and then she worked in the Title Commitment and Policy Department for a title agency in College Station while at Texas A&M. Following law school and her time at the SBA, she became an Examining Attorney for a large independent agent in Dallas/Fort Worth where she spent many years performing in-house underwriting for both residential and commercial transactions. After a few years out of the industry raising a family, she is back in the game!

We are very excited to have her join the Southwest Underwriting team!

Congratulations to Jean E. Baily on her promotion

UNDERWRITING ANNOUNCEMENT

Alliant National Title is Excited to Announce the Promotion of Jean E. Bailey.

Jean joined Alliant National early last year after a stellar career as in-house counsel and Chief Title Officer at Rattikin Title Company, and she has adapted extremely well to the risk decision-making process as an underwriting attorney for Alliant National.

She has also done a terrific job in communicating with agents such as this Texas agent who said: “Excellent underwriting assistance by Jean Bailey, thank you! Wow. Another well-known underwriting counsel we both know with a different company would push the math back to us!” 

And another agent who said: “I wanted to let you know that I am extremely pleased with Jean Bailey. She is very pleasant to work with and very helpful. She went out of her way to assist in a difficult transaction; even called and spoke with the client to help them understand the requirement. I have truly enjoyed working with her and will continue to contact her for all my underwriting needs. She is Amazing!!!”

Visit our social media to Congratulate Jean on her well-deserved promotion.

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