Convention Speakers

Biography

 

Don Booher

Don has been a diverse leader in the business world for many years, with experience in lending, banking, and title insurance.  This diversity allows him to give insights to the entire real estate process.  His understanding of the needs of Realtors, lenders, investors and banks has allowed Colorado Escrow & Title to design a process that makes all aspects of the transaction run smoothly.

Don’s common sense approach has helped real estate and mortgage professionals gain insight into the understanding of market pressures and allowed them the ability to use this knowledge for increased market share. He and his associates at Colorado Escrow & Title have assisted others with educational initiatives that have helped real estate and mortgage professionals remain compliant and profitable in a rapidly changing market. 

Don believes in continuing education for not only himself, but for all members of his team. This keeps he and his team abreast of market news, trends, and regulations. This also offers opportunity to assist clients with the new regulations, and put his team in the position to lead, not follow. Don warmly wishes success to those he does business with and is there firsthand to ensure their success. 

 

Bill Burding

ALTA Speaker

William Burding Jr. joined Orange Coast Title Company and its Family of Companies in 1998 and serves as its executive vice president and general counsel. In addition to his legal responsibilities, he is a member of the company’s Executive Committee and oversees its Nevada companies in Las Vegas and Reno, which are among the state’s largest providers of title related services.

From 1988 through 1993, William practiced law with the Denver firm of Berenbaum and Weinshienk. While in practice he litigated one of the first cases where the Colorado Supreme Court assumed original jurisdiction of the case. From 1993 to 1998 he was the chief operating officer and general counsel for a Colorado-based title company specializing in large multi-state commercial transactions.

William is a member of the American Land Title Association’s Board of Governors. He serves on the association’s Abstracters and Title Insurance Agents Section Executive Committee and is chair of the Title Industry Political Action Committee. He’s also active in numerous state land title associations, including the California Land Title Association—where he was awarded the 2010 and 2016 President’s Awards for outstanding contribution to the California title insurance industry.

In addition to industry related organizations, William sits on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Family Services Center, one of the finest facilities of its kind caring for those suffering with dementia. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Whittier College and received his juris doctorate from Loyola Law School-Los Angeles. A frequent lecturer and author in various publications, William is licensed to practice law in California and Colorado. He lives in North Tustin, Calif., and has two children, Alissandra and William III (Trip).

David Floyd

David Floyd is President of SKLD Title Services, Inc, in Denver. Colorado.  SKLD, originally formed in 1961, is one of the nation oldest and largest independent joint title plants.  SKLD currently posts and maintains title plants serving fifteen Colorado counties, including the Denver and Colorado Springs metropolitan areas.   David joined SKLD as an Operations Manager in 2000 and was named President in 2002. 

Prior to joining SKLD, David spent over 15 years in Banking and Manufacturing, focused on process re-engineering and automation in a wide variety of disciplines including bank operations, payment processing, mail handling and customized metal manufacturing.  David received a B.S. degree in Computer Information Management from Metropolitan State College in Denver. 

David is as member of the ALTA Real Property Records Committee, the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA), and its local affiliate the Property Records Education Partners (PREP).  David is also an active participant and past Board member for the Association of Title Information Management.

 

Steve Fox

Cyber - Security: State of the Hack

As CEO of Security Pursuit Steve brings expertise in technical security as well as information security program development. He holds a Master's Degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor's Degree from University of Missouri, along with a variety of industry certifications. A subject matter expert and professional speaker, Mr. Fox brings unique insight about the risks organizations face from malicious hackers. Steve speaks regularly at conferences and training events nationally, and has been interviewed in media publications ranging from The Huffington Post to The Wall Street Journal's SmartMoney.

 

Juan Guzman

Juan Guzman joined the Office of the Clerk and Recorder in 2011.  As the Deputy Clerk and Recorder for the City and County of Denver, Juan oversees the Public Trustee, Recording, Marriage Licenses, City Clerk and Records Management Departments.  After spending eight years in the financial services industry as an information manager, Juan joined the City of Aurora as the Deputy City Clerk.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from Rutgers University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver.  He is a strong advocate for government transparency and finding innovative and cost effective solutions for delivering information and services to the public.

Benjamin P. Lincoln

2016 Election Cycle

Benjamin P Lincoln is Director of Government Affairs for the American Land Title Association (ALTA). In his current capacity, Ben advocates for ALTA’s strategic priorities on Capitol Hill and the Executive Branch. He also serves a staff liaison to ALTA’s Government Affairs and Real Property Records Committees. Prior to joining ALTA, Ben served as a Vice President at LTD Group LLC, a government affairs consulting firm that focused on financial services and energy issues. He also has extensive experience serving as a congressional staffer for over five years, specifically as a Legislative Assistant to Rep. John Tanner and then Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Rep. Travis Childers. Ben resides in Washington, D.C., and is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

Brad Neider, MD, CSP

The Healthy Humorist

The Healthy Humorist®—Brad Nieder, MD, CSP—is a funny doctor, keynote speaker and clean comedian who blends healthcare humor with wellness advice and an uplifting message. Audiences love his “Laughter is the Best Medicine” program, finding it entertaining and inspiring (and informative, too, as Dr. Brad explains—without being boring—how laughter really is good medicine … for managing pain, enhancing immune system function, reducing stress and more.) Dr. Brad is unique. (After all, how many physicians do you know who can make you laugh?) He’s been described as Jerry Seinfeld or Ray Romano…with an “MD.” Always a fan of standup comedy and improvisation, Brad became a founding member of the SIMPS improv troupe while attending Stanford University. During medical school at the University of Colorado, he frequently performed standup comedy throughout Denver for both live audiences … and cadavers. He then moved on to the Medical College of Virginia for his residency. He still traverses the country, but he once again lives in Denver, a general practitioner by training who some would say is really a specialist in Healthy Humor™. And while he has NOT been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, he has coauthored the book Humor Me, which features his popular poem of wellness advice. And he has a CD and DVD, too! And some pretty cool T-shirts!

 

 

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