PYA Title Industry Experts to Facilitate Roundtable Discussions at ALTA Springboard

ALTA SpringboardEugene McCullough, the title industry service director at PYA will join Debra Gentry, a director within the ALTA Best Practices Services group, as facilitators for the American Land Title Association’s (ALTA) 2017 Springboard.  The Springboard is an opportunity for title insurance and settlement industry professionals to network, attend informative sessions, and derive inspiration for their careers.

McCullough and Gentry will facilitate general sessions during the “Ideas Festival,” covering such topics as:

  • Staffing and development
  • Culture of compliance
  • Connecting to the customer

The Springboard takes place March 8-9, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas.  Learn more and register.

If you would like more information about ALTA Best Practices compliance or implementation, or would like to request a speaker on this topic for your organization or event, contact one of our executives below at (800) 270-9629.

PYA Executives Provide Insight on Succession Planning and Effective Marketing at ALTA Convention

succession planning marketingPYA Senior Manager Mark Brumbelow presented “Transitioning Within a New Market” at the American Land Title Association’s (ALTA) 2016 Annual Convention, October 4-7, 2016, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The presentation provided insight into proper succession planning, as title or settlement agents contemplate retirement or an exit strategy. It analyzed various ownership transition options available to business owners as they consider retirement, expansion, or ownership succession.  Attendees learned about:

    • The common components of every succession plan.
    • The importance of identifying and developing the right team members to step into leadership roles and how to expand the candidate pool, if necessary.
    • The role family dynamics play in the success or failure of a succession plan.
    • The impact taxes have on a succession plan and ways to get the best tax treatment for your particular situation.

View the presentation below.

Debra Gentry, Director of ALTA Best Practices Group at PYA, also presented “Compliance Is One of the Best Ways to Market Your Business.” Her presentation covered:

    • The use of the compliance “seal of approval” when promoting title services to the marketplace.
    • The role of social media.
    • Radio/TV advertisement.
    • Other industry relationships that may be used to promote your services.

View the presentation below.

If you were unable to attend the ALTA Annual Convention, but would like more information about succession planning or capitalizing on compliance to grow your business, contact one of our executives below, (800) 270-9629.

Webinar: Certification+ The Most Comprehensive Compliance Solution

PYA Principal Pete Pearson along with Glen Stout and Matt Froning from SCA and Chris Gulotta from Real Estate Data Shield presented “Certification+ The Most Comprehensive Compliance Solution” during a webinar for leaders within the Fidelity National Title Group, April 28, 2016.

The presentation explored:

  • Market drivers related to the title industry and lender vendor programs
  • Profiles of the Certification+ team
  • Benefits to title agents who pursue Certification+
  • Frequently asked questions

View the presentation here:

PYA Provides ALTA Best Practices Webinar Series to Entrust Solutions


PYA’s Eugene McCullough recently presented a series of webinars for Entrust Solutions related to ALTA Best Practices. The webinars provide:

framework-300x225• Insight into the ALTA Best Practices Framework.

• Techniques to assist organizations in preparing for successful Best Practices certification.
• Common pitfalls to avoid as title company vendors navigate the path from actual practice to best practice.
• Methods for managing non-public personal information (NPI) risk assessment.



If you have questions about ALTA Best Practices services or would like to request a webinar for your organization, contact Eugene McCullough, PYA’s Title Industry Service Director at (800) 270-9629.