Leadership & Staff

Leadership & Staff

ILTA leadership represents title professionals from various backgrounds and interests. With the shared vision of elevating the title industry, ILTA seeks to have Officers, Board of Governors, and Staff that are reflective of its membership.
2022 ILTA Officers

David Smessaert

Metropolitan Title of Indiana

Kyle Sommers

Pulaski County Abstract Company, Inc. kylepcatitle@centurylink.net



Michael Schmitz

Monument Title Insurance Company

Immediate Past President
Elizabeth J. Wysong Berg, ITP, NTP




2022 ILTA Board of Governors
Kellie Stanley Boston

Indiana State Agency Manager
WFG National Title Insurance Company


Scott Kraud

Cass County Title Company, Inc.


Adrienne McCollister

VP - Residential Underwriting Counsel
Near North Title Group

Brandi L. Halcomb

Senior Agency Sales RepresentativeStewart Title Guaranty Company

ILTA Staff
Executive Director
Bethany Paden

Indiana Land Title Association

Government Affairs Consultant
Charlie Hiltunen, III

Third House Advocacy

What is ILTA?

A lot has changed in our industry, but our strong commitment to our members remains the same. Since its formation in 1907, the Indiana Land Title Association has worked to protect the land title industry in Indiana. Amid the changing regulations and the ups and downs of the market, ILTA has stood by its members to offer high-quality education, networking opportunities, and legislative advocacy. We stand for the highest principles of professionalism and consumer protection, advocating for the safe and efficient transfer of real property. A home is likely the largest investment any individual will make in his or her lifetime, and by ensuring accurate searches, promoting fair and professional closings, and supporting important insurance coverages, ILTA protects Indiana consumers' property rights.