Committees & Engagement Groups

Agents Committee 

The ILTA Agents Committee provides a collective and consistent unified voice, sharing in a cooperative manner with all ILTA members and the industry at-large on issues that deal with market forces impacting agents. 

Susan Higgins
Agents Committee Co-Chair 
Susan Higgins, ITP 
Western Illinois Title Company 

Communications Committee

The ILTA Communications Committee plays a crucial role in promoting and advancing the title industry in Illinois.  The Committee works with other ILTA Committees, the ILTA Board, and ILTA members to convey information, foster understanding, and promote the Illinois title industry. 

Sabrina Bier
Communications Committee Co-Chair 
Sabrina Bier 
Proper Title 

Shawn Neely
Communications Committee Co-Chair 
Shawn Neely, ITP IEP  
DOMA Title Insurance 

Education Committee 

The ILTA Education Committee fosters a culture of learning by providing opportunities and resources through assorted media that: 
  • Contribute to the continuing education and training of title agents, attorneys, escrow officers, and title officers
  • Facilitate the education and training of real estate professionals who wish to pursue excellence in the title industry
Dawn Efflandt
Education Committee Co-Chair 
Dawn Efflandt, ITP IEP  
Advocus National Title Insurance Company 

Tina Manuel
Education Committee Co-Chair 

Tina Manuel, ITP IEP  

Allied Capital Title  

Finance Committee 

The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing and managing the financial aspects of ILTA to ensure its fiscal health, sustainability, and compliance with financial best practices. 

Kerri McGee
Finance Committee Member 
Kerri McGee, ITP IEP 
Baird & Warner Title 

Finance Committee Member 
Michelle Null 
Near North Title

Joanne Tumminaro
Finance Committee Member 
Joanne Tumminaro, IEP  
Stewart Title Company 

Inclusion and Empowerment Committee 

The Inclusion and Empowerment Committee is dedicated to fostering a culture of openness, inclusivity, and belonging within the title insurance industry in Illinois.  We are committed to strengthing the Illinois Land Title Association and the industry by educating on the benefits of inclusivity and promoting the active recruitment and advancement of diverse talent among members. 

Inclusion and Empowerment Committee Co-Chair 
Charity Murow
Proper Title 

Inclusion and Empowerment Committee Co-Chair 
Katherine F.L. Vyas 

ILTA PAC Committee 

The ILTA Political Action Committee (ILTA PAC) works with ILTA membership to: 
  • Raise funds from ILTA members to be used to support political candidates, parties, and causes that align with the interests of the ILTA PAC 
  • Advocate for the interests of the Illinois title industry
Amy Coats
Amy Coats, IEP 
West State Title Company 

Scott LeClere, ITP IEP 
Wheatland Title 

Legislative Committee 

The ILTA Legislative Committee works closely with the ILTA retained contract lobbyist.  The Legislative Committee: 
  • Reviews bills impacting the industry and recommends an ILTA position
  • Drafts legislation to be recommended to the ILTA Board

Legislative Committee Co-Chair 
Deborah Frank Feinen, ITP IEP  
Advocus National Title Insurance Company 

Legislative Committee Co-Chair 
Patrick Quist, ITP  

FNF Family of Companies 

Membership Committee 

The Membership Committee is responsible for the growth and engagement of the ILTA membership base. The Membership Committee contributes to a thriving and active membership base, which is essential to the success and sustainably of the ILTA. 

Membership Committee Co-Chair 
Chris Kirby   

FNF Family of Companies 

Membership Committee Co-Chair 
Rob Wahlen 

Truly Title 

Settlement Services Committee 

The Settlement Services Committee advocates for closing agents and their settlement services personnel while insuring that the consumer's experience at the closing table is professional. The Settlement Services Committee evaluates and promotes sound and ethical practices for ILTA member companies. 

Settlement Services Committee Co-Chair 
Mojca Anaya, IEP
First American Title Insurance Company 

Melisa Meade
Settlement Services Committee Co-Chair 
Melissa Meade 
Allied Capital Title 

Title Counsel Committee 

The Title Counsel Committee exchanges information regarding current developments in Illinois law affecting title insurance and related industries. The Title Counsel Committee also evaluates amicus curie requests and helps educate ILTA membership on recent legal developments. 

Megan Hopkins
Title Counsel Committee Co-Chair 
Megan Hopkins, ITP IEP 
Wheatland Title Company 

Title Counsel Committee Co-Chair 

Scott Lascari, ITP 
FNF Family of Companies 

Young Title Professionals Engagement Group 

Whether you are "young" in age or new to the title industry, this Engagement Group is for you.   The YTP Engagement Group provides opportunities to network with others in the industry. 

Stephanie Higgins
YTP Engagement Group Co-Chair 
Stephanie Higgins, ITP IEP
Western Illinois Title Company 

Jason Holdmeier
YTP Engagement Group Co-Chair 

Jason Holdmeier
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company 


The ILTA is a statewide organization focused on providing professional-level education, advocacy, and fostering community in the industry.