The American Land Title Association (ALTA) Board of Governors announced the appointment of Stewart Morris, Jr. to its 11-member board.
“Stewart brings a valuable perspective to the challenges facing the land title industry and we are fortunate to have him join our board to help guide ALTA’s strategic vision and goals,” said Chris Abbinante, president of ALTA. “His experience, knowledge and dedication will be essential as the association addresses issues impacting the title industry and strives to better serve consumers.”
“It is an honor to serve an association committed to protecting the needs and interests of consumers by supporting homeownership and property rights,” said Morris, who fills the board position vacated by Mike Skalka. “I look forward to working closely with the entire board as we pursue the many challenges facing the economy and our industry.”
Morris, who has nearly 40 years of industry experience, is vice chairman of Stewart Information Services Corp. He previously served as president and co-CEO of Stewart Information Services and president of Stewart Title, which he joined in 1973. Morris was elected vice president of Stewart Title in 1975, and was named president of Stewart Title and chairman of Stewart Title Guaranty Co. in 1991.
Morris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University in 1971 and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas in 1973.
The Associations’ Board of Governors is responsible for creating policy, managing the financial health and ensuring the overall welfare of the association.