Board Members


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Robert B. Holman – President
Phone: 800-344-7445, Oakwood Village, OH

Robert B. Holman is the President of the General Title Insurance Company in Oakwood Village, Ohio. Rob is also an attorney and partner with the law firm of Holman, Frank & McDonald in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Holman is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana with a B.A. in History and received his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law, in Akron, Ohio. He practices in the areas of real estate law and title insurance defense and has served as an expert witness in several RESPA and title insurance related cases across the United States.

Mr. Holman is a founding member and Vice President of the Ohio Association of Independent Title Agents (OAITA), a charter member and President-Elect of the National Association of Independent Land Title Agents (NAILTA), a founding member of the Indiana Association of Independent Land Title Agents (IAILTA), a founding member of the Kentucky Association of Independent Land Title Agents (KAILTA), a member of the American Land Title Association (ALTA), a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, a member of the National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstractors (NALTEA) and a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Real Estate Section).

Rob holds licenses to practice in the Ohio Supreme Court, United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Holman is a licensed title insurance agent with the Ohio Department of Insurance, Indiana Department of Insurance and a representative to the Ohio Title Insurance Rating Bureau (OTIRB) and Title Insurance Rating Bureau of Pennsylvania (TIRBOP).

Rob resides in Hudson, Ohio with his wife Erica and their four children.


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Margaret A. Sklenar – Vice President

Phone: 260-497-9469, Fort Wayne, IN

Margaret is originally from Southern Indiana and has resided in NE Indiana since 1985 . She graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. Margaret has closed loans for over 30 years. She founded Columbia Land Title Company in Northeast Indiana. She sold her company to Metropolitan Title Company in 2002 and through a series of events, is now one of the current owners of Metropolitan Title of Indiana, LLC. Margaret is a licensed instructor for the Professional Licensing Agency of Indiana as well as the Indiana Department of Insurance. Margaret is a member of the Indiana Land Title Association, National Association of Independent Land Title Agents, is the Education Chairman for the National Association of Independent Land Title Agents, Upstar Board of Realtors of Northeast Indiana, the Northeast Indiana Board of Realtors, one of the founding members of the Northeast Indiana Chapter of Women’s Council of Realtors and is on the board of several charitable organizations. Margaret received the honor of being named the 2010 Affiliate of the Year for UPSTAR Northeast Chapter of Realtors. Margaret’s other interests include quilting, gardening and is a trained violist and plays with the Fort Wayne Community Orchestra, Trine University Orchestra and the North Manchester Symphony.


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Van Winton – Immediate Past President
Phone: 870-240-0400, Paragould, AR

Van Winton is a native of Piggott, Arkansas.  The owner of Clay County Abstract and Title Insurance, Inc. and Community Title & Escrow, he operates in four counties in Arkansas.  His family has been in the Abstract and Title Insurance business since 1886.  After retiring from the U. S. Marine Corps in 1995, he returned to his hometown to assist in the family business.  In 2000, he purchased the company from his parents.  He is very proud of the fact that his mother, who has been in the title industry for over 50 years, assists him daily in the operation of the company.  A member of the Arkansas Land Title Association where he served as President in 2002 and again in 2012.  He has served on various committees and boards for the Association, to include the Chair for the Legislative Committee which completely rewrote and was able to enact the Title Insurance Act in 2007 which not only strengthened the standards, but also protected the title insurance agents in Arkansas.  Appointed by Governor 2008 to the Arkansas Abstractors Board in which he serves as the Chair.  He has worked extensively with the Arkansas Insurance Department in different capacities and duties, most recently as the representative to review and update the title insurance agent’s licensing examination.  Recipient of the 2008 “Titleperson” of the year and 2013 Distinguished Service award from the Arkansas Land Title Association.  Founding member of the Arkansas Association of Independent Land Title Agents and elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Land Title Agents in 2013 where he serves as Chairman of the Political Action Committee.  He now resides in Paragould, Arkansas with his wife, Glenda.  They have four children and 3 grandchildren.


At-Large Board Members


 

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Nancy B. Silberberg

Phone:   909-920-9187, Upland, CA Nancy B. Silberberg, President of Altus Escrow, Inc., Upland, CA, has been engaged in independent escrow since 1986. In that time she has worked with residential, commercial, mobile homes and business sale escrows throughout the State of California. She is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside with a degree in Political Science and Law and Society.

A strong supporter of independent escrow companies and title agents, Nancy is the 2015-16 President of the Escrow Institute of California (EIC) and previously served the EIC as the President-elect, First Vice President of State Affairs, and Third Vice President of Membership. Nancy also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Land Title Agents. She is a Director of the Tri-County Escrow Association, and a member of; The California Escrow Association, American Escrow Association, PADI- Professional Association of Diving Instructors, DAN- Divers Alert Network and is Vice President of her HOA Board.

In addition to being involved with the escrow industry as a second generation escrow officer for the past 30 years, Nancy is an avid Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and New York Mets fan. As a season ticket holder for the Angels, she can often be found in the stadium ROOTING for the Home Team while taking care of business on her iPad.

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John Novarina

John Novarina has been in the Title Insurance business since September of 1998, serving as an officer with Germantown Title Company in Blue Bell, PA., an Independent Title Agent serving the Philadelphia Metro Area. John is a member of the Pennsylvania Land Title Agency and served on various committees, including acting as Convention Chairman in 2008. John was founding member of NAILTA and has been on the Board of Directors since 2010. He is the Chairman of the By-Laws Committee and Co-Chair of the Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee. In that capacity, John has meet with dozens of Congressional offices and Federal Agencies in Washington DC in a effort to further the interests of Independent Settlement Service Providers and the consumers who utilize our services.

John has been married since 1991 to his fun loving bride Jean and is the proud father of three children, Kimberly, Casey and Michael.