JUNE 10 – 12, 2020 | NAPLES, FL

2020 October Research Awards

The October Research Awards program honors professionals in the title, underwriting, lending and settlement services industries for exemplary accomplishment in the areas of Leadership, Innovation and Philanthropy.

The awards are presented to the winners each year during the National Settlement Services Summit (NS3).

Eligibility

Nominations are open to anyone with a track record of accomplishment in the title, underwriting, legal, settlement services, mortgage lending and technology industries. Winners must accept awards in person at the event.

2020 Nomination Timeline

November 1, 2019 Nominations open
February 28, 2020 Nominations closed
June 11, 2020 Winners announced at the National Settlement Services Summit (NS3)

 

Awards Criteria

October Research will assess each entry based on the following criteria. Thoroughness of responses also will be considered as part of the selection process.

Leadership

The following criteria will be considered when evaluating entries:

  • How long has the nominee worked in the settlement services industry, and what positions has the nominee held?
  • In what ways has the nominee demonstrated leadership within his or her company or organization over the course of his or her career?
  • How has the settlement services industry benefited from the leadership the nominee has exhibited over the course of his or her career?

Innovation

The following criteria will be considered when evaluating entries:

  • How significant has the nominee’s accomplishment been in advancing industry standards or best practices?
  • Has the nominee adopted these practices or standards within his or her own organization? How successful has that effort been?
  • Is the nominee helping to further collaboration and thought leadership within the settlement services industry?

Philanthropy

The following criteria will be considered when evaluating entries:

  • How does the nominee exemplify a strong commitment to philanthropy or a positive impact on society, or to community or faith-based organizations?
  • What specific programs or projects has the nominee initiated or supported through his or her philanthropic efforts?
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From left:
Leadership Award Winner

Erin Faulkner, Vice President of Partner Relations, Amrock
Innovation Award Winner

Gorkem Kuterdam, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Adeptive Software
Philanthropy Award Winner

John Voso, Senior Vice President, Manager, Agency Relationship Services, Old Republic
Presenter: Erica Meyer, Publisher and CEO, October Research, LLC

From left:
Philanthropy Award Winner

Joyce Weiland, President, SoftPro
Presenter: Erica Meyer, Publisher and CEO, October Research, LLC
Innovation Award Winner

Dominic Iannitti, President and CEO, DocMagic (Pictured: Ron Carrillo, Training & Education Supervisor)
Leadership Award Winner

Monte Reinert, CEO, Transnation Title Agency

From left:
Presenter: Erica Meyer, Publisher and CEO, October Research, LLC
Leadership Award Winner
George Holler, Managing Partner, Holler Law Firm, LLC
Philanthropy Award Winner
Curt Szymanski, President, Windward Consulting
Innovation Award Winner
Paul Clifford, President, Simplifile

From left:
Presenter: Erica Meyer, Publisher and CEO, October Research, LLC
Philanthropy Award Winner
Tali Raphaely, President, Armour Settlement Services
Innovation Award Winner
Dan Sogorka, President, RealEC Technologies
Leadership Award Winner
Mary Schuster, Chief Product Officer and EVP of Regulatory Affairs, RamQuest

From left:
Innovation Award Winner
Dick Reass, Owner, RynohLive and Reliant Title
Leadership Award Winner
Diane Evans, Vice President, Land Title Guarantee Co.
Philanthropy Award Winner
Kevin Tacher, CEO, Independent Title
(Accepting on Kevin’s behalf was Susan Pelham, Vice President of Compliance and Training, Westcor)
Presenter: Erica Meyer, Publisher and CEO, October Research, LLC

From left:
Innovation Award Winner
Tim Armbruster, MChief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Products and Product Strategy, Woodfinn
Leadership Award Winner
John Hollenbeck, Executive Vice President and Business Director, First American Title Insurance Co.
Philanthropy Award Winner
Kent Stewart, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Reli Settlement Solutions
Presenter: Erica Meyer, Publisher and CEO, October Research, LLC