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Board of Directors

John Sthreshley
Stewart Title

John Sthreshley is the Vice President of Stewart Title.  He is a licensed title agent and veteran in the field with over 20 years’ experience.  John has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of management, personnel training, sales, and strategic territory development within the competitive financial solutions industry. John’s professional background encompasses a wide range of fields, including restaurant management, residential and commercial building, construction supply chains, title insurance operations, and real estate software analytics sales.   He is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College at Staunton, VA with a bachelor’s degree in business.  Additionally, he has served as chair of Agent Section and Cyber Fraud Committee with the Florida Land Title Association (FLTA).  John and his wife, Valerie, moved to Florida in 1999 where they reside in Bradenton. He has four daughters and four grandchildren.

Melissa Murphy
First Vice President

Chair, Insurers Section
The Fund

Melissa Jay Murphy, Attorneys Title Fund Services, LLC, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. Ms. Murphy obtained her B.S. degree from Florida State University and her J. D. degree from the University of Florida. Prior to joining The Fund, she was in private practice in Gainesville, Florida for over 30 years, with a focus on real property transactional law.  Ms. Murphy was an agent for The Fund and her firm was a Top 25 Member of The Fund for many years.  Ms. Murphy was an adjunct professor at the University of Florida prior to moving to Orlando, teaching at both the UF law school and in the Masters of Science in Real Estate program in the business school. She serves on the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and was Chair of the Section in 2005-2006.  Ms. Murphy currently serves on the FLTA Bylaws Committee and the Government Affairs Committee. She is currently Vice Chair of the Insurers Section.

Brian Hoffman
Chair, Agents' Section
Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux LLC


Brian W. Hoffman is a partner with Carver Darden Law Firm, practicing in the firm’s Pensacola office. Mr. Hoffman is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Real Estate. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance with high honors from the University of Florida in 2000 and received his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Mississippi in 2002. His practice focuses substantially on real estate litigation and real estate transactions.  Mr. Hoffman is a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is actively involved with several substantive committees within the Section. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of Commercial Real Estate and the Real Property Problems Study Committee, and previously served as Chair of the Title Insurance and Title Insurance Liaison Committee for several years.  Brian and his wife, Stefanie, have three children and reside in Pensacola, Florida.

Amena Clinton, CLS
Chair, CLT Institute Council
Stewart Title Guaranty Company

Amena M. Clinton is a Commercial Title Examiner for Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Commercial Agency Department since 2021. Amena started her career in 2004, with a title agency as a post-closing processor and promoted within six months of the title industry to title examiner working multi-state exams. Since then, she has worked for law firms and underwriters. She has experience examining title for foreclosed properties, mobile homes and has done curative work.  In 2018 she attained her Certified Land Searcher (CLS) designation and has been a member of Florida Land Title Association (FLTA) since then.

Craig Haskins
Vice Chair, Agents' Section
Knight Barry Title

Craig is President and CEO of Knight Barry Title Group. 
His initial areas of expertise focused on title insurance and complicated closings but now he spends most of his time growing and managing Knight Barry Title.  Currently he oversees 80+ offices and 400+ employees in five states - Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Florida and Texas.  Craig is also quite a title nerd. In his 25+ years in the title business, he has served as the President of the Wisconsin Land Title Association and is a current member of the ALTA Board of Governors. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators) and went on to earn an MBA from Marquette University in Milwaukee.  Craig spends all summer mowing straight lines in his lawn at least twice per week.

William Primo
Aloma Title Company

Prior to being a title agent and after graduating from college, Bill started his career in sales and sales management for Glidden-Durkee a division of SCM in Florida and then transferred to the San Francisco Bay area and was responsible for several states on the west coast. It was as a result of living in California that he grew fond of “Buying American”……in particular California wines. 
In 1997, Bill together with a colleague who was experienced in the field,  opened a title company in 1997. In 1998 an opportunity came along to purchase Aloma Title Company which was established in 1984. The fledgling up title company’s business was folded into ATC. Bill is most proud of the Aloma Title Company’s small family of dedicated team members and feels that everyone makes a contribution to ATC’s success. He recognizes and believes that it’s the team who does the “heavy lifting” . He also attributes the deep knowledge base of the team to individuals starting with 11 years of tenure and up to 25 years with ATC. Speaking on behalf of the team, he feels strongly that the title profession plays important role in facilitating real estate ownership by protecting and securing the property rights of all who desire to be part in the American dream.

Mickey Godat
Immediate Past President
Title Resources Guaranty Company

Mickey Godat was born in St. Louis, MO.  He graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts in History and obtained his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law.  Mickey began his title career as in-house counsel for a large title agency in St. Louis, MO.  From there he traveled back down the Mississippi River to New Orleans where, in 1996 he was hired by Lawyers Title.  For the next 14 years, through industry consolidations with LandAmerica and Fidelity, he held various positions throughout the Southeast; including underwriting counsel in Louisiana and Florida and managed a major commercial transactions division in Central Florida.  In 2010, he moved to Title Resources Guaranty Company.  He is currently a Vice President and Underwriting Counsel for the East Region.  He manages underwriting and regulatory issues from Florida to Louisiana up to Maine.

Joe Teichert
Chair, Governmental Affairs

First American Title Insurance Company

Joe joined First American in 2017 and has served in various roles within the Agency Division including state underwriting counsel, senior operations manager, and now Vice President and Area Manager of Florida, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. Before joining First American, Joe spent several years as a litigator before entering the title insurance industry as an assistant vice president and claims counsel for a national title insurance underwriter. A native Floridian with strong ties and a deep connection to this great State, Joe is a “double Gator”, having graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Joe resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife, Morgan, and two children, Wakeland, and Lottie.

Lindsay R. Hall Harrison

Vice Chair, Insurers' Section
First American Title Insurance Company

Lindsay R. Hall Harrison is Lead Senior Underwriting Counsel for First American’s NCS Division in Miami. Lindsay has practiced as a litigation attorney representing lenders and servicers, Managing Partner of a boutique real estate law firm and title company, and prior to becoming a title underwriter held the position of Associate General Counsel of a national mortgage lender. Lindsay is honored to serve as Founding President of the FLTA Charitable Action Foundation. Lindsay also serves as Co-Chair of the ALTA PRIA Liaison Work Group and is also a member of PRIA, the Property Records Industry Association, the Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, and CREW Orlando. Lindsay also serves as an elected official sitting on City Council for the City of Maitland, Florida and was re-elected for a second term in March 2023.

Sabine Seidel
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company

Sabine is State Counsel for Westcor Land Title Insurance Company in its Maitland office.  She has been with Westcor since 2005 and is in charge of the Florida underwriting department as well as assisting with commercial underwriting.  She also teaches at Westcor’s annual seminars and various agent events.  Sabine is originally from Germany and grew up in a military family.  She received her undergraduate degree in legal studies from the University of Central Florida and her J.D. from the University of Memphis.  Sabine was briefly in private practice but starting in 1999 at American Pioneer Title Insurance Company, her career has been in title insurance underwriting and claims.  Sabine is a member of the Real Property Probate and Trust section of the Florida Bar and serves on the Title Issues and Standards, Commercial Real Estate and Title Insurance and Liaison Committees, as well as being a member of CREW Orlando.  When not working Sabine loves spending time at the beach or the barn with her husband Joel and 9-year-old daughter Hailey.

Paul McLaughlin
Bluegreen Vacations

Paul McLaughlin is Director of Corporate and Regulatory Compliance at Bluegreen Vacations Corporation.  In addition to supporting Bluegreen’s corporate and regulatory compliance efforts, Paul focuses on Consumer and Data Privacy.  Prior to joining Bluegreen’s Legal Team, he spent 3 years as Director of Title Operations, Compliance and Business Development at Resort Title Agency, Bluegreen’s in-house title company, leading a team of title professionals in multi-state operations supporting Bluegreen’s sale of vacation club interests.  Paul serves on Bluegreen’s 401K Fiduciary Oversight Investment Committee.  A New York native and graduate of Siena College, Paul relocated to Florida in 1996, and following graduation from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University with a Juris Doctor began his career in the title industry in 2001.  Since then, Paul has lead title and compliance departments in a variety of real estate and financial services organizations.  He is a member of the FLTA Cyber Security Committee.  Paul, his wife Rachael and two children live in Pompano Beach and enjoy everything South Florida has to offer, including the beach and boating with friends.  Paul volunteers as an assistant lacrosse coach for the Fort Lauderdale Landsharks U8 boys’ team and is an active participant in his children’s schools and activities.

Leonard (Len) Prescott
Chair, Past Presidents’ Council
First American Title Insurance Company

Len Prescott is the Senior Division Counsel and Director of Underwriting for First American Title Insurance Company’s Agency Division.  In addition to his many leadership and management responsibilities, Len remains an active transactional underwriter and has underwritten many of the most complex and largest title transactions in Florida. He can be credited with crafting solutions to some of the most challenging underwriting issues throughout his career. Outside of First American, Len has been dedicated to the title industry and has been regularly featured as a national speaker for the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and other state and regional title associations.  He has frequently represented the interests of First American and its agents before the Office of Insurance Regulation, the Florida Department of Financial Services, and the Florida Legislature.  Len has been a contributing author for many changes to Florida statutes of importance to the title industry including Redaction in the Official Records, the treatment of Construction Liens, Estoppels, Property Information Reports, MRTA, Lis Pendens and Homestead.  Len is an active member of the Florida and Maryland Bar Associations, a current member of the Board of Directors and a Past President of the Florida Land Title Association (FLTA) and is an active Member and Sponsor of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section (RPPTL) of the Florida Bar, currently serving as a Vice-Chair of RPPTL’s Title Insurance Committee.  In 2023, Len was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). 

Kathi Christoff
FNF Family of Companies

Kathi is Vice President and Claims Liaison Counsel for Fidelity National Financial/Florida Agency. A position she has held for over 19 years.  Prior to her current position, she was the Senior Claims Manager for American Pioneer Title Insurance Company. She brings over 29 years of experience to the title insurance community, along with the additional time she spent during her years in private practice as a real estate and probate attorney. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida College of Law and graduated with a B.A. in Allied Legal Services from the University of Central Florida. While in attendance at UCF, she was (and is) a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. Kathi is the current Chair for the Claims Roundtable for the Florida Land Title Association’s Claims Prevention, Avoidance and Education Committee. She has served in this capacity for the past 7 years. Additionally, she currently is the Second Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Property Committee for the Citrus Council of Girl Scouts and is a 4th generation Florida native.

Marty Solomon
Marty James Solomon, PA

Marty Solomon has litigated for title insurers around the country for the past 22 years, with Carlton Fields in Tampa, with Awerbach | Cohn in Clearwater, and now as a sole practitioner in St. Petersburg.  He is a past chair of the FLTA Defense Roundtable committee, and first attended the Roundtable 17 years ago, with founding member Mark Brown.  He has handled real property litigation, escrow disputes, contract disputes, construction defect claims, and homeowner’s and condominium association litigation for owner’s, buyers, and title agents. For title insurers, he has handled title curative litigation, coverage litigation, bad faith defense, defalcations, and closing protection letter claims.  He is an Executive Council member of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section (RPPTL).  He has also been active with the Title Insurance Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS).  He earned a B.A. in political science and sociology from New College of USF in Sarasota, and a J.D. from Tulane.  He enjoys bicycling, photography, and sailing.

Andrea Somers
Florida Agency Network

Andrea Somers is the Operations Manager for Florida Agency Network (FAN), a conglomerate of independent title agencies, settlement service providers, and innovative technology companies within the State of Florida. In this role, she is responsible for formulating strategy, providing leadership, oversight, and management of the company’s ancillary divisions. She is a licensed title agent and veteran in the field with over 20 years’ experience. She began her career in 2001 as the National Vendor Manager with a national title company in Clearwater, FL. In this role, she was responsible for managing a nationwide network of title abstractors and mobile closers. She moved into managing the REO closing division for a foreclosure law firm before accepting her current position at FAN in 2015. In 2019, Andrea was awarded the widely recognized CAMS® credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®). This designation is awarded to professionals who successfully demonstrate their aptitude and expertise in anti-money laundering detection and enforcement by completing a rigorous examination on terrorist financing methods, best practices, and global key legislation to aid in developing defenses for financial institutions. Andrea is an active member of the Florida Land Title Association, currently serving as Chair of the Cyber Security Committee. In her spare time, she volunteers as a student mentor for Hillsborough Education Foundation. Andrea’s passions include yoga, paddle boarding, kayaking, and spending time outdoors with her family.

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