|[December 17, 2013]
American Land Title Association Names Director of Government Affairs
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the
land title insurance industry, today announced the appointment of
Benjamin Lincoln as director of government affairs. He will focus on
building and strengthening relationships between members of Congress and
ALTA. He also will work to enhance the relationships individual ALTA
members have with members of Congress and increase ALTA member
participation in grassroots activity.
"Strengthening our relationships with members of Congress remains a
constant goal for ALTA and our members and Ben brings valuable
experience to take our advocacy efforts to the next level," said
Michelle Korsmo, ALTA's chief executive officer. "Ben's previous
experiences creating relationships between indutry and members of
Congress on and off Capitol Hill will enable ALTA to better connect with
legislators and assist our members in properly conveying the value of
the land title industry."
Prior to joining ALTA, Lincoln served as a senior vice president for LTD
Group LLC, where he interacted with multiple entities on Capitol Hill
and the White House to further the legislative goals of LTD Group's
client base. LTD Group represents multiple Fortune 500 companies in the
financial services industry and provides strategic political
"Throughout my career I have gained an exceptional appreciation for
working with broad coalitions, and look forward to transferring those
ideals into my position with ALTA," Lincoln said.
From early 2006 to 2011, Lincoln served as a congressional staffer in
the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as chief of staff and
legislative director to Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS), a member of the
House Financial Services Committee throughout the implementation and
passage of the Wall Street Reform Act. Prior to joining the office of
Congressman Childers in 2008, Lincoln served as a legislative assistant
to Rep. John Tanner (D-TN), a founding member of the Blue Dog Coalition.
Land Title Association, founded in 1907, is the national trade
association representing nearly 4,800 title insurance companies, title
agents, independent abstracters, title searchers, and attorneys. With
offices throughout the United States, ALTA members conduct title
searches, examinations, closings, and issue title insurance that
protects real property owners and mortgage lenders against losses from
defects in titles.
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