Another friend of the Placer Title team takes the reins of the American Land Title Association

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:34am

As all of us work to finish the year strong and set goals for 2020, Placer Title Company team wanted to make sure we congratulated Mary O’Donnell on becoming president of the American Land Title Association.
Mary is a great friend of Placer Title, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her at the helm at ALTA. In her day job, Mary is the president and CEO of Westcor Land Title Insurance Company. Westcor is one of our strong underwriters, so you’ve probably heard us mention that name. (Our parent company has a minority ownership stake in Westcor, so we know Mary and her team well.)
Why are we telling you this? Because we think it’s important for our customers to know that they are working with a true industry leader that cares about our work at every level. The Placer Title team believes that our involvement in both the California Land Title Association and ALTA serves you well because we will always be on top of industry trends and news that affect your transactions. As the title and escrow experts you can trust, our team promises to always be leading – and learning – for you.   
Mary used her opening remarks at ALTA’s national convention last month to talk about the dangers of wire fraud and why it’s important to embrace change (as well as remind people she has an awesome British accent). During her presidency, O’Donnell said ALTA will continue to help members protect their customers’ money, prepare for digital closings, train and retain employees and show members how they can tell their story better. 
Mary’s presidency succeeds another great friend of Placer Title, Cynthia Durham Blair NTP, as the association’s president. Our company’s membership in ALTA has some tangible perks for our Realtors and lenders too. The association provides us with plenty of educational materials (some of which are on our website right now) that explain why title is so important. Reach out to us today for any of this information and thank you for trusting us to be your title and escrow partner.