MLTA Past Presidents



NOTE:  Records prior to 1925 are incomplete.  If anyone can verify other past presidents, and their terms of office, please call the MLTA office.

 D.B. Taylor                                                                                                                1901


 W.R. Taylor                                                                                                               1904-05


Ira E. Randall                                                                                                            1906


H.L. McNeil                                                                                                               1918-19

Paw Paw

Charles R. Adair                                                                                                       1919-20


Ray Trucks                                                                                                                1925-27

Owner, Lake County Abstract Co., Baldwin

James E. Sheridan                                                                                                     1928-30

Vice President, Abstract Title Guaranty Co., Detroit

A.A. McNeil                                                                                                               1930-32

Owner, VanBuren County Abstract Office, Paw Paw

C.W. Seery                                                                                                                 1931-34

Vice President, Union Title & Guaranty Co., Pontiac

Ray Trucks                                                                                                                1934-35

Owner, Lake County Abstract Co., Baldwin

Willard Smith                                                                                                           1935-36

Ingham Abstract & Title Co., Lansing

Richard H. Goff                                                                                                            1940-43

President, Lenawee County Abstract & Title Co., Adrian

John H. Murray                                                                                                            1943-45

Assistant Secretary, The Guaranty Title Co., Flint

Frank I. Kennedy                                                                                                            1945-46

Honorary Life Member of American Land Title Association, Attorney & Counselor, Detroit

Henry G. Mason                                                                                                            1946-48

Partner, Benton Harbor Abstract & Title Co., Benton Harbor

Charles M. Harmon                                                                                                       1948-50

Owner, Cass County Abstract Office, Cassopolis

Bruce G. VanLeuwen                                                                                                   1950-52

Owner, Ottawa County Abstract Title Co., Holland

Harold A. Preston                                                                                                       1952-54

Owner, Isabella County Abstract Co., Mt. Pleasant

Clarence W. Dill                                                                                                            1954-55

Vice President, Burton Abstract & Title Co., Detroit

Wallace A. Colwell                                                                                                            1955-57

Manager-National Title Div., Lawyers Title Insurance Corp., Detroit

Jerry W. McCarthy                                                                                                      1957-59

Owner, Grand Traverse Title Co., Traverse City

Robert J. Jay                                                                                                                 1959-61

President, Land Title Abstract Co., Port Huron

Monroe County Abstract Co., Monroe

Earle Graves, Jr.                                                                                                         1961-63

Vice President, The Guaranty Title Co., Flint

Clarence M. Burton                                                                                                  1963-65

Vice President/Secretary, Burton Abstract & Title Co., Detroit

Reid J. Hatfield                                                                                                            1965-67

Vice President, Calhoun County Abstract Corp., Marshall

Earl B. Morden                                                                                                            1967-69

Owner, Huron County Abstract Co., Bad Axe

Richard W. Lavely                                                                                                      1969-70

Claims Manager, Lawyers Title Insurance Corp., Detroit

Montgomery Shepard                                                                                              1970-72

President, Berrien County Abstract & Title Co., St. Joseph

Mary C. Feindt                                                                                                            1972-74

President, Charlevoix Abstract & Engineering Co., Charlevoix

William M. Quinn                                                                                                      1974-76

President, Brooks Abstract Co., Lansing

Robert J. Wilson, Jr.                                                                                                       1976-78

Vice President, Burton Abstract & Title Co., Troy

Edward A. Blaty                                                                                                            1978-80

Vice President, Lawyers Title Insurance Corp., Troy

Carl B. Babcock                                                                                                            1980-82

President, Iosco County Abstract & Title Co., Tawas City

John J. Roney, Jr.                                                                                                            1982-84

President, Grand Traverse Title Co., Traverse City

Lee Wittmer                                                                                                               1984-86

Vice President, American Title Insurance Co., Southfield

Hugh A. Loree                                                                                                            1986

President, Oceana Land Title Co., Hart

David F. Upton                                                                                                            1986-88

President, Southwestern MI Abstract & Title Co., St. Joseph

Gary L. Opper                                                                                                            1988-89

Executive V.P., Transnation Title Insurance Co., Lansing

  1. Bushnell Nielsen                                                                                              1989-90

V.P. & Midwest Claims Counsel, Ticor Title Insurance Co., Birmingham

John G. Benford                                                                                                            1990-91

President, Isabella County Abstract Co., Mt. Pleasant

Gerard K. Knorr                                                                                                            1991-92

V.P. & Regional Counsel, First American Title Insurance Co., Troy

Carl E. Mason                                                                                                               1992-93

Owner, Fidelity Abstract & Title Co., Flint

Ellis A. Ankony                                                                                                            1993-94

Senior V.P., Lawyers Title Insurance Corp., Troy

Edward H. Marsilje                                                                                                      1994-95

Owner, The Title Office, Inc., Holland

Frederick E. Pepper                                                                                                      1995-96

Midwest Agency Manager, Transnation Title Insurance Co., Lansing

Kenneth Lingenfelter                                                                                                   1996-97

President, Metropolitan Title Co., Howell

Lora V. Cooper                                                                                                               1997-98

A.V.P., County Mgr., Superior Abstract & Title Co., Saginaw

Douglas S. McDougal                                                                                                   1998-99

State Production Counsel, LandAmerica Financial Group, Farmington Hills

William L.  Robinson Jr.                                                                                        1999-2000

Midstate Title Company, Okemos                                                                                 

John R. Bethell                                                                                                          2000-2001

 V.P., Regional Manager, First American Title Insurance Co., Troy

Constance J. Dugan                                                                                                  2001-2002

Professional Abstract & Title Guaranty Co.

Douglas Smith                                                                                                           2002-2003

Land America Financial Group, Inc.

Michael Hagerty                                                                                                        2003-2004

Plunkett Cooney

Walter Quillico                                                                                                          2004-2005

Home Title Connect

Jerome Jelinek                                                                                                          2005-2006

Corporate Title

Robert Meredith                                                                                                       2006-2007

LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc

Mary Lou Hartwell                                                                                                   2007-2008

VanBuren County Abstract Office

Anthony J. Viviani                                                                                                    2008-2009

Philip F. Greco Title Company

Douglas D. McFarlane                                                                                              2009-2010

Corporate Title Agency

Timothy McDonnell                                                                                                  2010-2011

Old Republic Title Insurance Company

Catharine LaMont                                                                                                    2011-2012

LaMont Title Company

Allan G. Dick                                                                                                             2012-2013

Best Homes Title Agency

Robert N. Wuerfel                                                                                                    2013-2014

Lighthouse Title Group

Lisa Cicinelli                                                                                                              2014-2015

Old Republic Title

Marcy Welburn                                                                                                         2015-2016

Transnation Title Agency

Deborah Wiley, CLTP, NTP                                                                                   2017-2018

First American Title Insurance Company