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The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade
association for the title insurance industry, has announced the
appointment of Michelle Korsmo as senior vice president, marketing
and member programs. In her new role, Korsmo will be responsible
for corporate communications, member services and education, and
Korsmo was the executive vice president of the Americans for
Prosperity (AFP) Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit
organization dedicated to educating citizens about economic policy
and mobilizing citizen participation in the public policy process.
Korsmo managed a team of 52 people and a $10 million budget, and
grew the organization from one state chapter to 21 in four years.
She helped build the foundation's grassroots capability to promote
solution-oriented policy to local, state and federal
Prior to joining the Foundation, Korsmo served three years as
deputy chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.
Korsmo was one of nine political appointees "parachuted" into the
Labor Department on the first day of the George W. Bush
Administration to manage the Department pending the Secretary's
Senate confirmation. As the deputy chief of staff, Korsmo managed
non-political agency heads, served as a member of the budget
committee, exercised approval authority on all Departmental action
to be published in the Federal Register, and developed an outreach
program to the non-profit community.
"Michelle's strategic vision and management skills will help us
identify and implement programs and services that meet the needs of
our members in a rapidly changing economy and real estate market,"
said Kurt Pfotenhauer, chief executive officer of ALTA. "I am very
pleased to have Michelle in this important role and we expect that
her oversight will immediately benefit our members, demonstrate our
value to prospective members, and help strengthen ALTA's grassroots
advocacy efforts nationally."
For more information, visit www.alta.org.