Local title insurance exec. tapped for national leadership role



  • Diane Evans named president of ALTA.
  • ALTA represents 5,400 title insurance members across the U.S.
  • New mortgage disclosure rules take effect in August.


DIANE.EVANSLocal land title executive Diane Evans has been named president for the 2014-2015 year for the American Land Title Association, the national trade association of the land title insurance industry.

“I am honored to represent the nearly 5,400 member companies of the American Land Title Association this year,” said Diane Evans, ALTA president and senior vice president at Denver-based Land Title Guarantee Co. (LTGC is a sponsor of InsideRealEstateNews.com)

“I believe that with passion and pride, we have much to accomplish in the next year and we can grow and flourish as an industry,” said Evans, who lives in Kiowa.

“We must continue to exhibit that our members are the ones that safeguard a consumer’s largest financial investment—their home,” Evans said.

She sees her role of helping consumers and fellow title insurance professionals, at a time when new finance rules will be going into effect.

“In addition to more consumer education, ALTA plans to provide more tools and information for our members as they continue implementation of ALTA’s best practices and prepare for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new integrated mortgage disclosures, which go into effect August 2015,” she said.

The 11-member ALTA Board of Governors is responsible for creating association policy, managing the financial health of the association and ensuring the overall welfare of the association.

“Our industry is currently going through many changes and Diane’s experience, passion and commitment will help ensure success as we help our members adapt to a new marketplace,” said Michelle Korsmo, CEO of ALTA.

“Diane’s more than 30 years as an industry leader and advocate are invaluable and we are privileged to have her at the helm of our association this year,” Korsmo continued. “Her knowledge and dedication will be essential as ALTA and our members address important issues impacting the title industry, their businesses and consumers.”

Evans received her National Title Professional designation in June.

The designation recognizes land title professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, experience and dedication essential to the safe and efficient transfer of real property.

Evans, who joined Land Title Guarantee in 1981, has been an active participant in the industry for many years at the national, state and local level.

Evans serves on many ALTA committees and task forces, and has worked closely with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners over the years.

She served as president of the Land Title Association of Colorado in 2001, serving on its board of directors from 1992-2002.

Evans played an integral role in the development of Colorado’s electronic recording capabilities, participating on the state’s e-recording panel.

She’s also a past vice chair and current member of the Colorado Division of Insurance Title Advisory Panel. Currently, Evans serves on the board for the Castle Rock Economic Development.

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John Rebchook has more than 30 years of experience in writing and communications. As the Real Estate Editor for the Rocky Mountain News, he wrote about residential and commercial real estate for 26 years. He has won numerous awards for business stories and columns that he wrote, both as an individual and part of teams. In addition to real estate, he also covered economic development, banking and financing, the airlines, and cable TV for the Rocky. In addition, he was one of the original freelance writers for GlobeSt.com, covering commercial real estate for the Internet publication.

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