Convention Speakers



Tina Fox is an experienced, award-winning, “from the ground up,” corporate executive (20+ years) turned entrepreneur (8+ years) specializing in business development and bringing excellence to each space.

Finding success in sales as early as the 6th grade, when she won her first sales contest, and after graduating from James Madison University with honors in communications, Tina pursued a career in business development. Her pursuit of excellence in achievement allowed her to compete and win in a male-dominated space, setting the stage for mentoring women in business. Years later, she would create a group, which she merged with Women on Course (2019), to support the professional development of women.


Angela Crooker is the manager of the Real Estate Settlement Agents Investigations Section, within the State Corporation Commission's, Bureau of Insurance, Agent Regulation Division. Angela has 13 years of experience as an investigator for the State Corporation Commission. Angela is responsible for the oversight of staff investigators, decision-making concerning enforcement action against licensees, and responding to requests for information and interpretation of Code Sections and Regulations from regulators, industry, and the public regarding Real Estate Settlement Agent Investigations and Title Insurance questions. A graduate of Longwood University, Angela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Accounting and Real Estate. She also obtained and maintains her Certified Fraud Examiner, CFE designation.



Leonard C. Tengco is an attorney at Tengco Law PLLC in Northern Virginia. Leonard has extensive experience in various aspects of real estate and title litigation matters including quiet title actions, curing title defects, release of judgment liens, easement disputes, adverse possession, partitions, real estate fraud, ejectments, unlawful detainers, and other property disputes. Before focusing his practice on real estate and civil litigation, Leonard served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Portsmouth and the sole law clerk for all five judges of the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia. Leonard is a Virginia Certified Title Examiner and has been approved by the Virginia Insurance Continuing Education Board to serve as a Virginia Insurance Continuing Education Instructor.
In 2012, Leonard was elected to serve a four-year term on the Virginia Beach School Board. In 2016, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Leonard to serve on the Virginia Asian Advisory Board and reappointed by Governor Ralph Northam to serve a two-year term that has concluded. In 2020, Governor Northam appointed Leonard to serve a five-year term as a member of the Library Board of Virginia.
Leonard has been recognized in several publications including Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite” for Civil Litigation (2019) and Real Estate (2020, 2021), Super Lawyers Magazine’s list of “Virginia Rising Stars” for Real Estate (2019, 2020, 2021), and selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® for Real Estate Law (2021, 2022). In 2021, Leonard was a "Northern Virginia 40 Under 40" honoree and is an alum of the Leadership Fairfax Institute and the University of Virginia's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. Leonard graduated from Michigan State University College of Law in 2007 and James Madison University, where he earned a B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Political Science, in 2004.



Kay M. Creasman, Vice President and Virginia State Counsel 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, searched title in the record rooms (prior to electronic anything), 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; and been employed by national underwriters as counsel in Virginia and West Virginia. 

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 (2024) serves on Legislative and Education Committees. She has been active as an Area Representative for the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar since 2010serving 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 Vice Chair of the Section (2024) and chair of the prospective legislation committee( since 2019).


Kevin T. Pogoda, Esq. serves as First Vice President and Virginia State Manager, Northern Division at Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. In his capacity as Virginia State Manager, Kevin regularly speaks as an instructor before various groups, including attorneys, real estate agents, title examiners and title settlement agents. Kevin is also a Past President of the Virginia Land Title Association and is the proud recipient of VLTA's Distinguished Service Award for 2017 and the 2021 VLTA Presidential Award for Service.




Sara Lindner is the President and Co-Owner of First Virginia Title and Escrow, LLC.  She is a 2005 graduate of The College of William and Mary where she studied Finance and Psychology.  Sara began her career in the title and settlement industry at First Virginia Title in 2006, starting as a Processor and working her way up to become Office Manager, and in 2021 Sara and her husband purchased First Virgnia Title.  In her spare time, Sara takes special care of the family rescue dog Layah, and enjoys kayaking the waters around Williamsburg.



Serving as VP of Training & Technology for Fidelity National Title, Tim's passion is redefining the underwriter-agent relationship. With his background as a sales coach & business consultant, he's focused on streamlining agents' internal processes and helping them stand out as the go-to in their local markets. He enjoys speaking for industry associations and training teams on topics like Energizing Your Sales, Marketing That Matters & The Attitude of Leadership. Tim holds a degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations from MTSU. He is a John Maxwell-certified coach, host of the Energy4Sales podcast, and author of the GotEnergy series. When not coaching, Tim is spending time with his four kids and lovely wife Jennifer, while pursuing his quest to run a marathon for charity in every state. He resides in Central Virginia. Tim would love to connect with you on LinkedIn (at the QR below) and in person at some point.



Andrew serves as Agency & Employee Training Coordinator for the FNF Family of Companies across MD, DC, and VA. Since joining the title industry, Andrew has made a significant impact by training & supporting agents in executing effective strategies that foster growth in any market. Highly respected for his expertise in customer experience, brand development, and online presence, Andrew is frequently invited to speak & train at industry events throughout the region. He currently hosts the "Hanging with the Hoopers" podcast, all about the “Attitude of Leadership”, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Shenandoah University Transformative Leader Program. Prior to joining the title industry in 2021, Andrew served in various leadership roles at JP Morgan Chase. Outside of work, Andrew finds joy in spending quality time with his two young children. He is always open to connecting with others on LinkedIn or in person to foster meaningful professional relationships.