Property Records Industry Association Elects Officers and Directors

Morrisville, N.C. – During its September 24-27 Annual Conference in San Antonio, the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) elected seven board candidates in three categories for two-year terms on the Board of Directors.

Larry Burtness, chief deputy recorder, Washoe County, Nev.; Kathi Guay, register of deeds, Merrimack Co., N.H.; and Kay Wrucke, recorder, Martin Co., Minn.; were elected directors in the recorder category. Marc Aronson, president, Pennsylvania Association of Notaries; Richard Bramhall, senior vice president & chief title officer, Bank of America; and Charlie Epperson, chief technology officer, SigniaDocs Inc.; were elected in the business category; while Mark Ladd, director of channel sales, Simplifile, LLC., was elected to fill the one vacant at-large position. 

When the new board convened on Tuesday, September 27, for the first Board of Directors meeting of the new session, officers were elected for one-year terms. Wrucke was elected to serve as President; David Ewan, Westcor Land Title Insurance Co., was elected vice president; Joan McCalmant, recorder, Linn Co., Iowa, was elected secretary; and Ladd was elected treasurer.

Directors continuing for the second year of a two-year term include, Danny Crank, recorder, Butler Co., Ohio; and Carol Foglesong, asst. comptroller, Orange Co., Fla.; representing the recorder segment; Kellie Romeo, director of education & technology, American Land Title Association, representing business; and Diane Swoboda Peterson, assistant deputy recorder, Woodbury Co., Iowa; at-large member.

Says newly elected president, Wrucke, “After serving PRIA the past two years as vice president, I am excited to step into the chief volunteer role and be able to lead this dynamic organization. I am very fortunate to have an experienced and hard-working board, active committee and workgroup co-chairs and a staff to support the efforts of us all. The committees are embarking on a number of new initiatives and I envision productive years ahead.”

About the Property Records Industry Association
The Property Records Industry Association brings together government and business experts to build consensus, establish best practices and drive efficiency and effectiveness throughout the industry. For more information on PRIA, visit