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
Lansing

W.R. Taylor 1904-05
Kalamazoo

Ira E. Randall 1906
Houghton

H.L. McNeil 1918-19
Paw Paw

Charles R. Adair 1919-20
Flint

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

F. 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

R. 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

E. 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

J. 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.
Midstate Title Company, Okemos 1999-2000

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 2016-2017
First American Title Insurance Company

John Bommarito 2017-2018
ATA National Title Group