Congratulations to the outstanding land title professionals honored at the 2017 Annual Convention. Learn about our amazing award winners below.

Ronald Donn Scholarship

TRonald Donn Winner Michelle Kailahis year’s Ronald Donn Award winner wrote: “VLTA does a great job putting on their annual event. This will be my 3rd year attending and my first as a licensed agent and I have always felt that they are very informative and they make sure the speakers not only give us great information, but also hold our attention. The YPN events and happy hour at the end of the day is a great way to help get the younger professionals more involved for the entire event. As a processor, I do think it would be nice to have class or series of classes to help new processors learn the ins and outs of the title industry and the basics of processing. I also think the same would be good idea for new agents beginning to underwrite.” Congratulations to Michelle Kaila of STA Title & Escrow!

Volunteer of the Year Award

VOY Winner Stephanie CampbellThis year’s volunteer of the year has gone above and beyond the call of duty in more ways than we can count. At this year’s Charlottesville regional event, one of our speakers got her dates mixed up, and didn’t arrive to speak. We were about 15 minutes out from the session time, and scrambling to figure out what to do so our attendees could get the credits they were promised. Stephanie was already onsite helping to drag tables and set up the event. In no time, she pulled out an outline from a previous speaking engagement, got her PowerPoint emailed, and stepped up to present. She truly saved the day. This is her hallmark – she’s always there when you need her. We’re so grateful for her dedicated service. Congratulations to Stephanie Campbell of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.

Ron Critzer Distinguished Service Award

Ron Critzer DSA Winner Kevin PogodaRon Critzer was a dedicated member of the Association, and in his honor, every year we select a volunteer who goes above and beyond. This year’s winner has truly given his heart and soul to the association. He has crafted our wildly successful online pre-licensing course, doubling student enrollment, and boasting the highest pass rate of all licensing classes in Virginia. He has authored our re-vamped online VCTSA course, and we’re looking forward to seeing it take off. He has spoken at dozens of VLTA events, led committees, whipped VLTA’s finances into shape, and helped shepherd in a new era for the Association. Kevin is a truly remarkable member of our Association. Congratulations to Kevin Pogoda, Esq., of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.

VLTA Political Action Committee Trophy

Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

PAC Trophy Winner Frank McCormickThis year, VLTA auctioned off a trophy to honor our most aggressive and supportive PAC donor. After a harrowing fight to the finish, Frank McCormick and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company prevailed. We are so grateful for their support of our PAC! Stay tuned for monthly updates on the Traveling Eagle as it makes its way across Virginia. Congratulations to Frank & Fidelity!



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