ALTA looking for new CEO

Pfotenhauer departs trade association for executive role at First American Title

American Land Title Association CEO Kurt Pfotenhauer is leaving the position he’s held with the trade group for more than three years to take on an executive position with First American Title Insurance Co.

Pfotenhauer has joined First American as executive vice president and vice chairman, where he will "maintain executive-level relationships with the nation’s largest money-center banks and assist with political and legislative relations for the corporation," the company said.

Pfotenhauer has considerable experience in political and legislative affairs, having served as the top lobbyist for the Mortgage Bankers Association for five years before becoming ALTA’s CEO in January 2008.