Event Detail


MLTA 2019 Convention
Friday-Saturday, August 9-10
Madden's Resort
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401

Preliminary Agenda
Download | Resort casual attire throughout the event

Friday, August 9, 2019
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. MLTA Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 - Noon Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. - Noon Annual Business Meeting
- President’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Auditing Committee Report
- ERER Commission Report
- Committee Reports
- Visiting State Reps Remarks
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Optional Events
- Golf at The Classic; Shotgun start at 1:00 (Box Lunches at Course)
- Trap Shooting, 1:00 p.m. (Meet at Tennis & Croquet Club)
- Canvas Painting by the Lake, 1:00 p.m.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Ice Breaker
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Event Awards
9:00 p.m. - Midnight Hospitality Suite and Bonfire
Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:00 - 3:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ALTA Industry Updates
- Jack Rattikin III, Rattikin Title Company
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Group Photo
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibitors
11:00 - Noon eClosing and Remote Online Overview
- Scott Gillen, Stewart Title
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Past Officers and Presidents (POPS) Lunch
1:00 - 1:05 p.m. Nominating Committee Report
1:05 - 2:30 p.m. Still Standing. Still Smiling.
- John Kriesel
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break - Visit Exhibitors
2:45 - 2:50 p.m. Election of Officers
2:50 - 4:00 p.m. The Happy Hour Effect
- Kristen Brown
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner, Mr. and Ms. X, Installation of Officers, Entertainment
9:00 p.m. - Midnight Hospitality Suite and Bonfire

Registration Fees - Early Bird Deadline: July 19

  Member Non-Member  
  Early Late Early Late  
Regular $225 $250 $325 $350  
Guest $150 $175 $250 $275  
Early bird registration deadline extended to July 19, 2019.  Members must be logged in to receive the member rate.

Keynote Presenters
Keynote presentations take place Saturday, August 10.

Jack Rattikin III
ALTA Finance Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Rattikin Title Company

Jack Rattikin III will be serving as ALTA's representative at this year's convention.  Jack will provide an overview of issues impacting our profession from a federal perspective as well as an update on the important work ALTA is doing on our behalf. 

As a professional of the title insurance business for over 30 years, Jack Rattikin III is known as a valuable leader in the industry. Currently, Jack is president and chief executive officer of Rattikin Title Company of Fort Worth, Texas. He has held the position of CEO since January 2004 leading all functions of the company. He joined Rattikin Title in 1983 and was later promoted to senior vice president of operations and president in 1999. He is also a member of the American Land Title Association Board of Governors and chairman of the Finance Committee. He previously served as president and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Land Title Association. Jack earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Jack has a long track record of service to the community at large through active participation in a wide variety of civic, educational, political, charitable, philanthropic and arts organizations.

John Kriesel
Former NATO Peacekeeper, Veteran, and State Representative

John Kriesel may have lost his legs and three close buddies in Iraq, but he came home with a powerful message of hope and living testimony to the value of a positive attitude to overcome any challenge.  John served as a NATO peacekeeper in Kosovo in 2004 before volunteering for deployment to Iraq. On December 2, 2006, his team struck an improvised explosive device (IED) and he was not expected to survive. He died three times in the operating room, but 35 surgeries and nine months later he walked out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He retired as a staff sergeant following 10 years in the Army National Guard receiving the Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and other awards. In 2010 he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives but decided not to seek re-election when his family said they wanted to spend more time with him. He is the director of veterans services for a County in Suburban Minneapolis, MN, a part-time personality on KFAN Radio, motivational speaker, and co-author of the book, “Still Standing: The Story of SSG John Kriesel,” republished in 2018 and winner of 8 national book awards.

Scott Gillen, CMB, AMP
Sr. Vice President, Industry Relations, Marketplace Strategy and Innovation, Stewart Title

In his thirteen-year tenure with Stewart, Scott has managed key national lender relationships and contributed to Stewart’s lender strategy through various market cycles. Currently, Scott is responsible for Stewart’s digital strategies to enhance the closing experience with consumers and transactional partners. Scott will be discussing e-closings and provide a remote online overview.

Kristen Brown
The Happy Hour Effect

Kristen Brown is a business and lifestyle futurist, keynote speaker, and bestselling author with 15 years of experience in corporate marketing, sales leadership, and research into human behavior. She will share her strategies for motivating busy professionals to drive growth and tap into their power even during change and stress.

Optional Events
Optional events take place the afternoon of Friday, August 9.

Deacon's Lodge   Gull Dam Brewing   Pallet Art  
Golf Outing at the Classic
Friday, August 9, 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Fee: $110 (boxed lunch included)
  Trap Shooting
Friday, August 9, 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $75 for two rounds
  Canvas Painting by The Lake
Friday, August 9, 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $45

Saturday Banquet Entre Options

Those attending the Saturday banquet will select their preferred entre during the registration process.  Options are

  • Chicken Piccata with Lime Cilantro Linguine
  • Mahi Mahi with Black Bean Pineapple Salsa, Spiced Honey Ginger Balsamic
  • Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medallions with a Pepper Demi-Glace

Registration Policies

  • Members must be logged in to receive the member rate.
  • Unless arrangements have been made in advance, orders received without payment will not be processed.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing and will be fully refunded if they are received by July 18, 2019. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.
  • If you require special meals or accommodations to fully participate in this event, please include a written description of your needs when registering.
  • Photographs will be taken throughout the event which may be used in future MLTA promotional materials. By virtue of your participation, you agree to MLTA’s use of your likeness in said promotional materials.
  • Attire is resort casual throughout.

Room Reservations

Madden's Resort
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401

MLTA's room block at Madden's closes June 18.  Make your reservations by then to ensure space and rate availability!

Reservations can be made online at https://www.maddens.com/mn-land-title-associaton/.

Click here to download an exhibit order form.
Click here to download preliminary planning information.

Click here to download a sponsorship order form.

Convention Host
Stewart   Questions
Brandt Keefe
(952) 948-3218


Sponsors and Exhibitors
First American Title Insurance Company
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Capitol Lien Title Resources North American Title Company
Alliant National Title Insurance Company Attorneys Title Guarantee Fund Elite Title & Escrow Corp
Epic Property Services, Inc. North American Title Ins. Co. Westcor Land Title Insurance Co

Alexandria Title Company Alliant National Title Insurance Company Burnet Title
CloseSimple CSC Gain 1031 Exchange Company, LLC
J.A. Price Agency, Inc. Qualia RamQuest, Inc.
Simplifile SMS - Settlement Management Solutions SoftPro
Title Pac