McAllen Title Industry Professional Elected President of Statewide Trade Association

AUSTIN – The Texas Land Title Association (TLTA), one of the state’s oldest trade associations, recently installed Paul R. Rodriguez as President of TLTA for the coming year. Rodriguez is CEO of Valley Land Title Co. He will be TLTA’s 108th president. “We’re excited and honored to welcome Paul into this important position at our organization,” said Leslie Midgley, Executive Vice President and CEO of TLTA. “Paul has been a key player in our legislative outreach for years and has served with distinction on our board. He brings valuable expertise to the role of president, and he will be an outstanding leader for our organization over the next year.” Rodriguez is a member of the TLTAPAC Board of Trustees, and he also serves as one of TLTA’s Local Legislative Liaisons, who help maintain effective lines of communication with the lawmakers who oversee Texas’ regulated title insurance industry. Rodriguez joined the title insurance industry in 2006 after retiring from a 30-year commercial banking career. He graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. He and his wife, Myrna, have been married for 42 years. They have 3 children and two grandsons.

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About TLTA Founded in 1908, the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) is a statewide trade association representing the Texas title insurance industry and currently serving more than 16,000 professionals involved in the safe and efficient transfer of real estate. In the course of their daily work, our membership serves over a million consumers each year. With active members in all of Texas’ 254 counties, TLTA membership comprises over 85 percent of the title insurance agents and underwriters licensed to do business in Texas. For more information about TLTA, visit www.tlta.com.


Meet Esmer Gonzalez, Edinburg Branch Sr. Escrow Officer

Paul R. Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to welcome Esmer Gonzalez to the Valley Land Title Co. team as Sr. Escrow Officer at the Edinburg branch.

With over 15 years in the title industry, Esmer has built a solid foundation of knowledge in all types of real estate transactions. Dedicated and personally hands on in every closing, Esmer’s clients are her top priority. She is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and continues to build he…r reputation for helping customers understand and feel at ease each step of the way in every transaction.

Esmer is involved in industry-related associations such as Women’s Council of Realtors, Greater McAllen Association of Realtors, and the Rio Grande Valley Builders Association.

Valley Land Title Co. welcomes Esmer’s knowledge and experience to the company and we encourage you to call on her for all your real estate title insurance needs.


Meet Janie Marquez, McAllen Branch Escrow Officer

Paul R. Rodriguez, CEO of Valley Land Title Co. is pleased to announce the addition of Janie Marquez, Sr. Escrow Officer, to its McAllen office escrow team. With over 25 years in the banking and title industry, Janie offers each customer personalized service that sets her apart in the handling of all types of real estate transactions. Dedicated to her profession, Ms. Marquez welcomes the opportunity to assist her customers each step of the way with a smile and attention to detail for a successful closing.

Janie is a board member of Silver Ribbon Community Partners and serves as its Treasurer. She also pursues her professional growth through her involvement in industry-related associations such as Women’s Council of Realtors-McAllen, Greater McAllen Association of Realtors and Rio Grande Valley Builders Association.

Please join VLTC as we welcome Janie to our staff of experienced professionals.


VLTC Recognizes Dina Leal & Colleen Hanson for 10 Years of Service

20160513_082249_resized_1Paul R. Rodriguez, CEO is extremely proud to recognize Dina Leal, Escrow Assistant-Edinburg and Colleen Hanson, Commitment Typist for 10 years of dedicated and loyal service to Valley Land Title Co. at our quarterly TEAM meeting on May 13, 2016. Mr. Rodriguez presented Dina & Colleen with a framed certificate and a token of appreciation. Valley Land Title Co. is proud to have them both on our TEAM and part of our family. Congratulations Dina & Colleen!!!


WOW!!! Awards Presented to Several VLTC Employees

Imelda Calvillo, Tax Service Dept.; Abby Reyna, Branch Manager-Mission & Diana Ruiz, Escrow Assistant-Mission and Zulema Ochoa, Branch Manager-Weslaco & Janie Ramirez, Escrow Officer-Weslaco (not pictured) were recognized and awarded the WOW AWARD for the months of February, March and April at VLTC’s Quarterly TEAM meeting on May 13, 2016 for WOWing our customers for going the extra mile to insure a smooth closing!! Way to go Imelda, Abby, Diana, Zulema & Janie!!! Congrats!!!!

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VLTC Walkerz Against Diabetes

Valley Land Title Co. sponsored 16 VLTC employees and family members, committed to making a difference at the RGVDA Walkerz Against Diabetes at the Edinburg Municipal Park on April 30, 2016. VLTC knows the importance of exercise to combat diabetes and is doing its part to help bring awareness to the community. VLTC was proud to partner with the Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association, it is our way of giving back to the community.


Meet Patricia Galindo, Edinburg Branch Manager & Sr. Escrow Officer

Paul R. Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to announce the promotion of Patricia Lamar Galindo, CTIA to Branch Manager and Senior Escrow Officer at the Edinburg branch. Galindo’s career in the title industry started in 2000. Through hard work and dedication to her profession, Galindo has earned the respect and confidence of lenders and realtors to handle closings with the utmost professionalism.

Galindo earned the TLTA (Texas Land Title Association) CTIA (Certified Title Insurance Associate) certification with experience and knowledge in both escrow/settlement and examination/abstract areas.

Galindo is involved in industry related associations such as the Women’s Council of Realtors, Greater McAllen Association of Realtors and Rio Grande Valley Builders Association. She is also a member of Leadership Edinburg Class XXII and is very active in numerous community & school activities.
“I am pleased to announce Patty’s well-deserved promotion,” Rodriguez said. “She has been an invaluable employee that has demonstrated a strong commitment and loyalty to her customers. Our customers will continue to benefit from her experience and commitment to customer service excellence as she assumes this new role.”
Valley Land Title Co. congratulates Patty and encourage you to call on her and her staff for all your real estate title insurance needs at (956) 383-3708


Carmen C. Cortez Inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame

Carmen C. Cortez, Policy Manager at Valley Land Title Co. has been inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame. Carmen was nominated by her community, the city of Alamo, for her outstanding service and civic contribution. She was inducted to the 2016 Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame at the RGV Walk of Fame Dinner on Thursday, February 3, 2016. Each year nominations are received from cities and chambers of commerce across the Valley. Inductees are chosen by the RGV Walk of Fame Commission and are recognized at the ceremony with a brick paver. This year the inductee was presented with a commemorative plaque instead of a brick paver since each honoree will have their name added on a wall inside State Farm Arena. Hundreds attended the 2016 ceremony where more than 30 business and civic leaders were inducted into the Walk of Fame. Valley Land Title Co. is extremely proud of Carmen for her dedication and service to her family, friends, community and her VLTC family. Congratulations Carmen!


VLTC Recognizes Ida Lee Castaneda

Paul R. Rodriguez recognized and honored Ida Lee Castaneda for 30 years of dedicated and loyal service to Valley Land Title Co. at the VLTC Quarterly Team meeting on Friday, August 21, 2015. Mr. Rodriguez presented Ida Lee with a framed certificate and a token of appreciation. Ida Lee began her career at VLTC in 1985 as a runner, in 1986 she was promoted to Abstracting and then Examination. Valley Land Title Co. is proud to have Ida Lee on our TEAM and part of our family. Congratulations Ida Lee!


VLTC Recognizes Sal Rangel, Jr. & Susan Valdez for 10 Years of Service

SAMSUNG Paul R. Rodriguez recognized and honored Sal Rangel, Jr.in the Examination Dept. and Susan Valdez, Director of Administration for 10 years of dedicated and loyal service to Valley Land Title Co. at the VLTC Quarterly Team meeting on Friday, August 21, 2015. Mr. Rodriguez presented them with a framed certificate and a token of appreciation. Valley Land Title Co. is proud to have Sal & Susan on our TEAM and part of our family. Congratulations Sal & Susan!!!!


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