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


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.

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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.

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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


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!!!”

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