Diane Tomb, ATLA

Diane Tomb, ATLA

CEO

Diane Tomb is Chief Executive Officer of the American Land Title Association (ALTA), a national trade association representing more than 6,000 title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, independent abstracters, title searchers and real estate attorneys who protect real property owners and mortgage lenders against losses from defects in titles. In this role, Tomb leads an organization focused on providing advocacy, education, networking, and standards for an industry that operates in every county in the United States.

Under Tomb’s leadership, ALTA helped create and now is garnering support for the Protecting America’s Property Rights Act, the title insurance industry’s signature legislation in Congress. The bipartisan legislation would require title insurance on all loans purchased by the GSEs and require oversight of their new activities from Congress. ALTA also continues to support passage of legislation that would authorize the nationwide use of remote online notarization (RON). In 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of bills rolled into a package that included the ALTA-supported Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic (SECURE) Notarization Act. ALTA, along with industry partners, successfully advocated for retention of the current treatment of like-kind 1031 exchanges. ALTA also continues to lead the way on raising awareness about cybersecurity and wire fraud, and identifying viable approaches to discriminatory covenants at the state legislative level. Additionally, ALTA has endorsed federal legislation to fund the research and tracking of discriminatory covenants.

Since becoming CEO, ALTA launched an industry wide public awareness campaign called “Our Title is Protection” to explain who we are and the value the industry provides. She was also instrumental in creating the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation shortly after the pandemic hit, which supports charitable efforts of title professionals as they strengthen local communities. The Foundation has raised more than $1 million, delivering grants to organizations across the country and donating hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In 2017, Tomb was named one of HousingWire’s Women of Influence, a recognition awarded to the most influential women in the housing industry. She currently serves as a commissioner on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform. Tomb is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and is a member of the International Women’s Forum of Washington, D.C.