Cynthia Durham Blair Elected President of ALTA

Columbia, SC – October 16, 2018 – The law firm of Blair Cato Pickren Casterline is pleased to announce that Cynthia Durham Blair has been installed president of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) for the 2018-2019 year.

“I am truly privileged to lead such a strong group of title industry professionals who work diligently every day to ensure our customers don’t have to worry about their property rights when purchasing a home,” said Blair. “Helping unite our more than 6,300 members and the land title insurance industry under the ALTA umbrella is a job I am humbled to have and one I take seriously. I can’t wait to start working on our upcoming strategic priorities alongside ALTA’s Board, staff, and membership this year.”

“Cynthia’s skill and insight will be invaluable assets needed to assist ALTA in planning for what’s ahead,” said Cornelia Horner, ALTA’s interim CEO and chief operating officer. “Her level-headed judgment and experience as a highly regarded real estate lawyer will set up ALTA and, in turn, our membership for progress and long-term success. We are fortunate to have Cynthia’s sense of fairness, loyalty, and integrity as we launch into the next year’s opportunities and brave forthcoming business changes.”

About ALTA
The American Land Title Association, founded in 1907, is the national trade association representing more than 6,200 title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, independent abstracters, title searchers, and real estate attorneys. With offices throughout the United States, ALTA members conduct title searches, examinations, closings, and issue title insurance that protects real property owners and mortgage lenders against losses from defects in titles.

About Cynthia Blair
Cynthia Blair is very active in the real estate industry. She serves on the Board of Governors and is the current President of the American Land Title Association (ALTA). Additionally, she serves on numerous committees and task forces of ALTA, all for the improvement of the real estate title and settlement industry. She has served as officer and director of both the Palmetto Land Title Association and the Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Columbia. Blair is a past-chair of the Real Estate Section Council of the South Carolina Bar. She is also a licensed instructor of continuing education for real estate agents in South Carolina.

About Blair Cato Pickren Casterline
The attorneys of Blair Cato have extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions, business law, employment law defense, estate planning and administration, family law, and litigation. For more information visit

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