Property Records Industry Association Elects Officers and Directors

Morrisville, N.C. – During its August 24-27 Annual Conference in Louisville, Ky., the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) elected seven directors in three categories for two-year terms on the Board of Directors.

Larry Burtness, recorder, Washoe County, Nev.; Chris Walker, clerk, Jackson County, Ore.; and Val Wood, chief deputy recorder/clerk, San Diego County, Calif., were elected directors in the recorder category. This is Walker’s first term on the Board of Directors.

Charlie Epperson, chief technology officer, SigniaDocs; Karl Klessig, president, CSC eRecording Solutions; and Zachary Zaharek, vice president and senior corporate counsel, First American Corp.; were elected in the business category. All three have served previously on the Board of Directors.

Mark Ladd, vice president of regulatory and industry affairs for Simplifile, was re-elected for another two-year term as an at-large director.

About PRIA
The Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) develops and promotes national standards and best practices for the property records industry. PRIA is a coalition of government and business partners collaborating to formulate positions on issues of common interest. PRIA strives to identify areas of consensus within the industry, leading to recommendations for national standards pertaining to recordable documents. For more information on PRIA, visit