Convention Speakers


KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

DANIELLE ELIZABETH KENNEDY 

Danielle provides audiences the opportunity to reflect on small changes they can make to act with intention. Valuing dynamic and interactive presentations, she creates a customized experience for each client based on organizational and eventexpectations and needs. Her mission of inspiring leaders to make intentional choices illustrates her unique approach to the leadership conversation.

 

 

 

HAYDEN-ANN BREEDLOVE  

Associate Counsel, Old Republic Title Insurance Company
A Virginia native, Hayden-Anne Breedlove received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Politics and History (with a minor in French) from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law. While at the University of Richmond School of Law, Hayden-Anne spearheaded numerous networking events and panels for law students with real estate law practitioners as president of the Real Estate Law Society. She also reviewed and edited a housing law textbook as a research assistant. Hayden-Anne also performed pro bono work in housing law through a partnership with the University’s Carrico Center for Pro Bono and Public Service and the Legal Aid Justice Center. Before joining Old Republic National Title Insurance Company in March of 2021, Hayden-Anne clerked for the Honorable judges of Henrico County Circuit Court. She is involved in the Virginia State Bar Real Property Section and serves as the co-editor for the Fee Simple, the state bar’s journal publication on Real Property. She also serves as the academic liaison with the University of Richmond for the Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division. When she is not at work, Hayden-Anne enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to a beach, and reading. She also enjoys indoor cycling and listening to podcasts on investing, both in the stock market and in real estate.

 

 

JEN SKRABAK

Jenine Skrabak joined the title industry in 2012, after her real estate agent introduced her to an owner of a title and settlement agency. While in her first position, Jen completed the VLTA Certification course for Title Examiners (VCTE). After completing a few hundred title examinations and processing many settlements, Jen became a licensed title insurance agent. She continued her professional growth by completing the VLTA’s VCTSA course for settlement agents. Jen currently serves as a VLTA Board Member, is a Past Chair of the Education Committee, and is an active member of many VLTA committees and taskforces. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and enjoys attending as many continuing education courses as possible. When Jen is not at work, she enjoys participating in her Church activities and spending time with her family.

 
 

 

KAY CREASMAN, ESQ. 

Kay M. Creasman, Counsel and Assistant Vice President for Old Republic National Title Company, has been with Old Republic since March 2008 solving problems with practical solutions for title and settlement agents throughout Virginia.  Since 1976, she has, at various times, maintained a private law practice in the Richmond area focusing on real estate, small business matters, and wills; owned and operated a high-volume title insurance and non-attorney settlement agency; been employed by national underwriters as counsel in Virginia and West Virginia; and searched title in the record rooms. Ms. Creasman is an active member and a past president (2003-2004) of the Virginia Land Title Association (VLTA), and the 2010 recipient of the VLTA Distinguished Service Award. She currently (2022) serves on Legislative and Education Committees. She has been active as an Area Representative for the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar serving as the Chair of the Real Property Board of Governors (2018-2019) and was recipient of the Traver Scholar Award in 2017. She is also active with the Virginia Bar Association’s Real Estate Section serving as coordinator of new legislative matters related to real estate. 

 
 

   

PAM FABER

Pamela J. Faber, Vice President and Underwriting Counsel for BridgeTrust Title Group, has had a career in real estate law for over thirty years, split between the private practice of law and the title insurance industry. Upon graduating from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William Mary, Pam joined a large regional law firm where she specialized in commercial real estate representing both developers and lenders in all aspects. As a title insurance industry member, Pam worked for a national carrier as both claims and underwriting counsel, and now leads the Virginia Commercial Team at Kensington-Vanguard/BridgeTrust Title Group, a large national title insurance agency, where she also supports the Residential and Settlement arms of the company in Virginia. She also serves as President of Independent Trustees, Inc., a related 1031 like-kind exchange company. Her experience as both “the insured” and “the insurer” has earned her the reputation of one who expertly gets the most challenging transactions done. In addition to many other affiliations and memberships, Ms. Faber is an Area Representative for the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar, was a founding member of Hampton Roads Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), a longtime member of Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) and has been a guest lecturer, expert witness, and certified instructor on a variety of real estate topics. She is married to fellow law-school classmate and real estate attorney, John Faber, and they live in Virginia Beach, where their three children, all professional school students, frequently enter and exit their revolving front door.

 
 

   

RICHARD BRAMHALL

Richard Bramhall is Chief Underwriting Counsel for Westcor Land Title Insurance Company. He is responsible for coordinating overall underwriting policy, providing national underwriting guidance, establishing uniform policies and procedures for Westcor contracts, and issuance of legal bulletins. A veteran of the multi-state title industry, Bramhall was the original Title Agency Counsel for Chesapeake Appraisal & Settlement Services, one of the first lender-owned Vendor Management companies. From December 2001 until joining Westcor in February 2012, he served as Chief Title Officer at Bank of America, where he provided title underwriting guidance for the LandSafe Services Division. While at Bank of America, Bramhall served as an instructor for the MBA School of Mortgage Banking and also developed and conducted Title Training classes at several of the Bank’s Loan Centers. He is a member of ALTA’s Title Counsel Committee and an adviser on the ALTA Forms Committee. Bramhall is a Past President of the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Services Providers Council (RESPRO). He is a graduate of Princeton University and Emory University School of Law.

 
 

 

STEPHANIE MARCELLO

Stephanie Marcello is underwriting counsel for Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, where she provides guidance and advice to the agents in its Mid-Atlantic region. Stephanie has worked in the title insurance industry since 2002, beginning her career at a multi-state title agency as agency counsel. She spent the next part of her career working for both agent and underwriter as a title examination attorney, underwriting and claims attorney in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. She is a member of both the Maryland and Florida state bars. Born and raised in Miami, Stephanie received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is a native speaker of Spanish and fluent in French. She resides in Ellicott City, Maryland with her husband, son, daughter and yellow lab.
 
 

   

JEFFREY W. THOMPSON

Jeffrey W. Thompson is an underwriting counsel for Westcor Land Title Insurance Company where he provides guidance and advice to the agents in its Mid-Atlantic region. His work over the last 30+ years has touched on many aspects of the real estate and title industry from abstracting to residential title examination and settlements, to complex commercial transactions for a national title insurer. He has presented and/or coordinated seminars for Westcor, the District of Columbia Land Title Association, the Maryland Land Title Association, the Virginia Land Title Association and others, on a wide range of issues facing title industry participants. Mr. Thompson has been recognized by the Maryland Land Title Association as a Certified Land Title Professional. He received a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland – College Park and a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law. When not in the office, he can usually be found during the summer months with his wife and dog in a tandem kayak on the nearest body of water.
 
 
 


JOHN A. RIFE

John Rife is a Partner with Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC. A native of Southwest Virginia, John received his degree in history from Virginia Tech and graduated in the charter class of the Appalachian School of Law in 2000. He began his legal career in local government representing several counties, cities and authorities in Southwest Virginia as deputy local government attorney working on general matters of representation, condemnation and easement acquisition. John began working in government tax collection matters as soon as his legal career began at Sands Anderson. He parlayed his experience with government collections and became a Partner with the law firm Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson with responsibilities for their Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina government collection operation. John joined TACS as a Partner in 2010. Today, TACS represents over 105 Virginia governments collecting a variety of delinquent accounts such as real estate, personal property, meals, transient occupancy and business license taxes, as well as utilities, parking tickets, judgment accounts, etc. John often works with the Treasurers’ Association in legislative matters, training and general advice as may be needed from time to time. 
 
 
 


ANDREW M. NEVILLE

Andy Neville is a Partner with Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC (TACS). Originally from Northwest Pennsylvania, Andy received his degree in Political Science from Wake Forest University and graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2013.  Andy joined TACS five days after taking the Bar Exam, and over the past nine years he has gotten to see more of Virginia than he knew existed, and has enjoyed learning something new about Real Estate Law every day. Andy is licensed in Virginia and North Carolina, and presently oversees TACS’s Real Estate Litigation Department, which performs tax sales for 75 of its clients. He is a proud dad to two daughters, Maddie and Abby, and would not be able to do any of this without his wife, Julie.