Steven G. Day, NTP
Steven Day is President of National Agency Operations for Fidelity National Title Group. In this position, Steve oversees Fidelity’s network of over 5,000 agents across the country.
Since joining Chicago Title in 1986, he has held a variety of positions, including Rhode Island state counsel and Rhode Island state manager for Chicago Title, as well as New Jersey state manager for both Chicago Title and Ticor Title’s direct and agency operations and Regional Manager for the Northeast Region of the company. Steve previously served as Executive Vice President and Divisional Manager for Fidelity National Title Group, responsible for the direct, agency and commercial title operations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Steve currently serves as the 2017- 2018 President of the American Land Title Association.
Steve earned his Bachelor Science in Business Management from the University of Bridgeport and his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University in Boston.
Justin Lischak Earley
Justin Lischak Earley is a Vice-President in the Corporate Underwriting (a/k/a Home Office Underwriting) Department of First American Title Insurance Company. Before joining First American, Justin practiced commercial real estate law at a major Atlanta, Georgia firm, and before that was clerk to the Hon. James C. Dever III, Chief Judge of the Eastern District of North Carolina. Justin received his J.D. from Duke University, where he was an editor of the Duke Law Journal, and received his B.A. degrees from West Virginia University. Justin is a fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, and serves on the American Land Title Association Forms Committee. Justin is a member of the Georgia Bar, and holds in-house counsel status with the California Bar.
Celia C. Flowers
Celia Flowers owns East Texas Title Companies, with twelve offices serving eighteen East Texas Counties. Additionally, she is a partner in Flowers Davis PLLC, where she oversees the Oil & Gas, Real Estate and Civil Litigation Sections. Celia is triple-Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of Oil & Gas Law, Residential Real Estate Law, and Civil Trial Law. Prior to attending law school, she was a petroleum landman for approximately ten years.
Celia’s industries have honored her many times with board memberships, leadership positions, and invitations to speak on national and statewide issues. Since 2011, she has been honored to serve on the Texas Title Examination Standards Board, which formulates, develops, comments on and amends title examination standards for the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section (REPTL). She also serves the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Celia has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Land Title Association since 2004, and she served as TLTA’s president 2008-2009. During her year as president of TLTA, she worked closely with the association in the development of Texas Department of Insurance’s new mineral endorsements. Since 2002, Ms. Flowers has served as member or chairperson of over thirty committees and task forces with the Texas Land Title Association. She also serves on the Executive Committee, Abstractors and Title Insurance Agents Section of the American Land Title Association.
Anne Grady is an internationally recognized speaker and author. She is a two-time TEDx speaker, and her work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fast Company and Inc. magazines, CNN, ESPN, and FOX Business. With a master's degree in organizational communication and more than 20 years of experience working side-by-side with industry gurus, political and educational leaders, and executives, Anne addresses audiences worldwide on topics including change management, resilience, leadership, communication, and emotional intelligence. In her book, 52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work, Anne provides practical strategies to improve relationships, increase productivity and reduce stress. In her new book, Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience and Triumph, Anne draws from her personal life experiences that touch the hearts and minds of audiences helping them use adversity as a catalyst to grow "strong enough."
Heidi E. Junge
Heidi E. Junge is Assistant Vice President, Underwriting Counsel with a primary focus on Texas and supports underwriting roles in the other states in the southwest region. A member of the State Bar of Texas and State Bar of Colorado, she focuses on legislative matters affecting the title industry with the Stewart Title Guaranty Company legislative team and serves as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau group leader of state counsel for the southwest region.
Sanford J. Leeds
Sandy Leeds is a member of the Finance Department faculty at The University of Texas. He has a J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law, an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Investment Management from The University of Alabama. He is a member of the Texas State Bar and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Prior to joining the faculty, Sandy managed money for a private money management firm. He was one of four portfolio managers responsible for approximately $1.6 billion of assets. He spent the majority of his time analyzing publicly traded companies. He also has extensive experience implementing option strategies.
In addition to money management experience, Sandy also has significant legal experience. He has conducted approximately 100 jury trials and 100 bench trials. He has participated in the regulation of the securities industry, conducting the hearing against most of the principals involved in the Sterling Foster case (a $75 million fraud). He has also advised attorneys on financial related litigation involving options, hedge funds, and other matters.
Sandy is a frequent conference speaker, typically discussing the economy and the markets. Recently, he joined Keith Brown and Frank Reilly as a co-author on the 11th edition of “Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management.”
G. Roland Love
G. Roland Love was named President of the Texas Region for North American Title Company (NATC) in 2016. Previously, he was a shareholder with Winstead PC, where he focused primarily on real estate and title matters for more than 30 years. From 1987-1990, he was managing partner of McCauley, Macdonald, Love and Devin PC. He served as managing partner of Donohoe Jameson & Carroll, PC from 1992-1995, prior to merging with Winstead PC.
Roland has served as chair of the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, as a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and held several chairmanships with the Texas Land Title Association. He serves as a member of the Texas Title Examination Standards Board and as an examiner for the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Active in his community, Roland has volunteered with the Dallas Inter Soccer Club, the North Texas Housing Coalition, St. Michael’s School, the Episcopal School of Dallas, United Way and the YMCA Partners with Youth Sustaining Campaign.
A graduate of Texas A & M University, Roland earned his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the State of Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; United States Supreme Court; and the United States Patent & Trademark Office. He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer and by The Best Lawyers in America.
J. Christopher Phillips
Chris Phillips began his career in the title industry in Douglas County, Colorado in 1975. He became involved with national underwriters early in his career, and then spent 26 years working in several leadership roles, including president at a Texas-based regional underwriter, where he was responsible for building the agency network and increasing revenues throughout the Southwest.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Colorado, where he earned a bachelor's degree in finance. He is a member of the American Land Title Association, Land Title Association of Arizona, New Mexico Land Title Association and the Texas Land Title Association, where he serves on the board of directors as President-Elect. He is also a trustee on the TLTAPAC board. In 2010, he was awarded the TLTA's highest honor--Title Man of the Year--which recognizes significant and longtime contributions to the title industry and the association.
Loretta Salzano founded Franzén and Salzano in 1997 after serving as in-house counsel to financial institutions. Loretta is also a founder of ComplyShare, a quality control and compliance company.
Loretta advises banks, mortgage lenders, real estate brokers, title agents and other settlement service providers on how to increase their business while remaining within the confines of the laws of all 50 states and federal law including, but not limited to, TILA, RESPA, ECOA and HMDA. Loretta advises her clients regarding fair lending, compensation, marketing, licensure, fees, disclosures, reporting, and other matters related to their products and services. She drafts and negotiates contracts, including service agreements, compensation agreements, loan purchase and sale agreements and warehouse documents. Loretta also assists clients in responding to regulatory examinations and actions.
Loretta was named a Top Compliance Lawyer by Mortgage Compliance Magazine, is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Attorneys and serves as Legal Counsel to the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia and to Rainbow Village, a transitional housing program. She is active in many industry and professional associations and frequently speaks on lending issues. Loretta received her B.A. with High Distinction from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Edward M. "Ted" Smith, JD
Ted Smith is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Labor and Employment Law since 2010. Smith specializes in representing employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, from litigation and appeal to training and advice. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., cum laude, 1991) and received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1994.
Upon graduation from law school, Ted served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where among other aspects of his practice, he litigated federal labor and employment claims before the EEOC, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Office of Special Counsel, and the Office of Special Complaints. Thereafter he joined the national labor law firm of Littler Mendelson in Dallas, where he litigated a full range of labor and employment issues in state and federal court, and gained experience in representing employers in labor grievances, arbitrations, and union elections.
Ted joined the Austin office of Jenkens & Gilchrist in 2000, where he continued his labor and employment law practice until co-founding the law firm that is now Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, L.L.P. in 2003. Ted is a member of the Texas Bar Association, Austin Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section (Secretary 2003–2004; Treasurer 2004-2005; Vice Chair 2005-2006; Chair 2006-2007) and the American Bar Association.
Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a pioneering nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization whose deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Evan is also the host of “Overheard with Evan Smith,” a weekly half-hour interview program that airs on PBS stations around the country. Previously he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as the magazine's editor and a year as its president and editor in chief.
Wayne M. Stanley
Wayne M. Stanley is the owner of Bowe Digital, a small business marketing firm based in Indiana. Under Wayne’s direction, Bowe Digital offers innovative and outstanding brand power to title insurance companies of all shapes and sizes through branding, superior content, social media engagement and website creation. Previously, Wayne served as Director of Public Affairs for the American Land Title Association (ALTA) in Washington, D.C. While at ALTA, Wayne helped to develop the Homeowner Outreach Program (HOP)--ALTA’s education and marketing initiative to increase industry awareness. Wayne also increased the association’s social media presence over 150 percent, and grew its footprint with national and local media outlets. Using his experience from five years as a staffer in the United States Senate, he also led the expansion of the Title Action Network’s advocacy arm to a record 14,000 members in all 50 states. In 2016 Wayne was recognized by BizNow as one of Washington, D.C.'s Top Association Innovators.
Marvin Stone is vice president of business integration and currently serves as the CFPB program manager for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Since joining Stewart in 2007, Marvin has overseen a wide variety of technology and process improvement initiatives--all designed to better support Stewart’s network of Trusted Providers. Prior to joining Stewart, he served as chief information officer for a large, West Coast title agency, as well as holding customer‐serving technology positions with other national underwriters. Prior to entering the title industry, Marvin was in a management role for a national mortgage lender.
Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan
Kent Sullivan was appointed Commissioner of Insurance by Gov. Greg Abbott on September 21, 2017. He oversees the Texas Department of Insurance, which regulates the insurance industry and protects consumers. The agency has almost 1,400 employees statewide and an annual budget of more than $110 million.
Commissioner Sullivan has 35 years of legal experience. He previously served as a justice on the Texas Court of Appeals, a state district court judge, and first assistant attorney general for the Texas Office of the Attorney General.
Before joining TDI, Commissioner Sullivan was in private law practice. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston and Austin Bar Associations, and a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He has served on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, the Texas Center for the Judiciary Board of Directors, the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, and the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee.
Commissioner Sullivan received his law degree and a bachelor of arts from the University of Virginia.
Vincent Paul Young Jr. is a former star collegiate quarterback who played in the NFL for six seasons.
Young played college football for the University of Texas. As a junior, he won the Davey O'Brien Award, awarded annually to the best college quarterback in the nation. He finished second behind Reggie Bush in Heisman Trophy voting. After the Heisman voting, Young led his team to a BCS National Championship against the defending BCS national champion USC Trojans in the 2006 Rose Bowl.
Young was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent the first five seasons of his career with the Titans. In his rookie season, Young was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and was named to the AFC Pro Bowl team as a reserve. In 2009, Young earned his second Pro Bowl selection and was named Sporting News NFL Comeback Player of the Year. His last NFL Season was 2011. His NFL career stats include 8,964 passing yards, 46 passing TD’s, 1,459 rushing yards and 12 rushing TD’s.
The University of Texas retired Young's jersey on August 30, 2008.