Distinguished Service Award

The Virginia Land Title Association has been continually impressed and grateful for all those members in the years gone by that have volunteered above and beyond their services to VLTA. Those members who have contributed their time, passion, and expertise to the association have been the life blood of VLTA. Beginning in 2005, VLTA has honored an individual member of the association who has made significant contributions to, and has made an impact on, the success of our association annually. The receipent of this award is someone who gives a lifetime of service to their company, their association, and their industry. Someone who has shaped our industry through their character, leadership and service. Recipients are nominated by the President and 1st Vice President and submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.

This Years Recipient Is...

Myrna Keplinger has spent over 30 years in the title industry. She was Principal Owner and a founding member of The Settlement Group, Inc. Since January 2000 TSG has grown from one small office with two employees to 6 offices with 18 full-time and 3 part-time employees. As of June 2019, TSG merged with Community Closing Network and she is now the Virginia Manager. Her commitment to being the best in the business has earned her the respect of her peers, clients and employees. She works hard to stay on top of all industry issues, and to make sure that her employees always have the most recent and industry compliant training. She is also a co-author of  the TSG Homebuyer’s Handbook.

Myrna is Past-President of the Virginia Land Title Association, is an active member of VLTA’s legislative committee and is part of a liaison with VLTA and the VA BOI. She is also a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, and the American Land Title Association. 
One of her employees wrote: One of the many things I admire about her is her expression that says so much about her:  "If you don't learn something new every day you're not paying attention".
It shows intelligence, awareness, perspicacity and a young and humorous spirit.

Past Recipients 

Recipient  Year Awarded
Carol Butler 2005
William Page Johnston 2006
Sterling H. Moore 2007
William Amrhein 2008
Alaine B. Donovan 2009
Kay Creasman 2010
Dave Croson 2012
Julie Rutledge 2014
Ronald Critzer 2015
James Windsor, Esq. 2016
Kevin Pogoda, Esq. 2017
Judy Blackwell 2018
Mryna Keplinger 2019