Welcome Guests
  Events List
  Events Calendar
  Event Description
Register Now

2018 ILTA Annual Convention

Iowa Land Title Association
2018 Annual Convention Agenda
West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa



May 6th


9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.Golf Outing - River Valley, Adel
11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.Board Meeting

1:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Registration and Banquet Sign Up

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.ILTA CLTP Exams

2:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Abstracting Standards Committee Meeting
Education Committee Meeting
Title Plant Inspection Committee Meeting
Legislative Committee Meeting

6:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.Social 


May 7th


7:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m.

Breakfast and PIP Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

Registration and Banquet Sign-Up

8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.Exhibitors

8:45 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Post Colors

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Business Meeting:
For Members Only and ALTA / State Representatives

10:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Eight Critical Drivers of Business Value, Succession Planning and Exit Strategies - Robert Clements, JD

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.PAC Lunch 

1:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Jack Rattikin III, ALTA and State Leaders

2:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors

3:00 p.m.

3:20 p.m.

Iowa Title Guaranty Director Tara Lawrence

3:20 p.m.3:40 p.m.ISBA Real Estate & Title Law Section - Erik Fisk, Chair
3:40 p.m.4:15 p.m.Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate
4:15 p.m.4:30 p.m.

ICIS - Scott Ruhnke, State Court Administration

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Reception - "Sam the Magic Man"
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m. Banquet -  "Sam the Magic Man"
10:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.President's Reception
Tuesday May 8th 
7: 00 a.m.8:00 a.m.President's Run/Walk
7:45 a.m.8:45 a.m.Breakfast
8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m.Abstracting Standards Committee Report
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

KEYNOTE: "You're Talking - But is Anyone Really Listening?  Dave Schwensen

10:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.Professional Web Developer Justin Rogers
10:45 a.m.11:45 a.m.Hot Topics Panel - Arlene Drennan, Moderator
11:45 a.m.12:00 p.m.Closing and Retire Colors
12:30 p.m.2:00 p.m.Post Convention Board Meeting



This is your opportunity to kick off the convention with great food, beverage and conversation.  To commemorate the occasion, a photo "booth" with props will be available to capture photos of you and your fellow convention attendees!  


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 is 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.


Bob Clements, JD is Co-founder, Strategic Marketing Director, and General Counsel for Benchmark Business Group, which provides business coaching, consulting, and business brokerage services.  Since 1999, BBG has coached businesses in most of the 50 States and several foreign countries, in addition to aiding business owners in preparing their business for sale, and assisting buyers in successfully transitioning management and operation of their recently acquired business.  It is the most unique and successful business brokerage in Iowa.  

Bob earned his Juris Doctorate in 1973 from Creighton University School of Law and was a practicing attorney for more than thirty years.  He has worked primarily in the areas of business law, commercial transactions, banking, business workouts, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, and in 2002 was certified as a Senior E-Myth Consultant. 


Paul D. Pate of Cedar Rapids was elected to serve as the thirty-second Iowa Secretary of State. A recognized business leader by the Small Business Administration, Pate is the owner of a paving construction firm and was recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Pate also served two terms as Mayor of Cedar Rapids from 2002 –2006. While Mayor, Pate was elected President of the non-partisan Iowa League of Cities representing over 870 municipalities. He previously served with Governor Branstad as Iowa Secretary of State from 1995-1999. Paul was elected twice to the Iowa State Senate representing NE Cedar Rapids, Marion and parts of Linn, Buchanan and Delaware Counties from 1989-1995. 


Dave Schwensen is a coach, trainer, keynote speaker and author.  Schwensen is a nationally recognized comedy coach and has designed and instructed university courses in communications and presentation skills.  He has been featured on PBS Television and Radio, U.S. News & World Report, Chicago Tribune, Ohio Magazine, InsideBiz.com Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and many others.

Schwensen is the author of "How To Be A Working Comic: An Insider’s Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy", "Comedy FAQs And Answers: How The Stand-Up Biz Really Works" and "Comedy Workshop: Creating & Writing Comedy Material for Comedians & Humorous Speakers". His credits include Talent Coordinator for the television show "A&E’s An Evening At The Improv", The Hollywood and New York City Improv Comedy Clubs, and Assistant to Improv founder Budd Friedman.


Sam Sawyers is an award winning magician from Dallas TX and has been preforming for 20 years. Sam mixes comedy and magic to leave his audience spellbound and entertained!


Everyone is invited to participate in the 15th Annual President’s Fun Run & Walk on Tuesday at 7 a.m. Distance 5K (3.1) Miles; start and finish at the hotel. Registration Fee: $20.  Proceeds benefit the Puppy Jake Foundation that provides service dogs to perform tasks and provide companionship for American veterans with disabilities, at no cost to the veterans or their families.


Four Person Scramble at
River Valley Golf Course, 22927 Valley View Trail, Adel, Iowa.  Sunday, May 6th at 9:00 a.m.  Fee: $60 per person and includes green fees, cart and prizes (no lunch).  Entry deadline: April 13th.  Questions:  Contact Dennis Borcherding (641) 456-4551.



West Des Moines Marriott, 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA  50266, 866-202-9771 or 515-267-1500.  $129 overnight room rate.  The rate for the ILTA ROOM BLOCK is guaranteed until April 15, 2018.


Business casual attire is appropriate for all functions except the Monday evening banquet is business attire.  Early Registration rates apply to registration fees POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED by the ILTA on or before  April 13, 2018.  Late Registration rates apply to registration fees postmarked after April 13, 2018.  Cancellations will be considered for a refund if made in writing on or before April 20, 2018 to ILTA@austin.rr.com or 800.778.3789.


Register Now