CEO Paul R. Rodriguez Part of TLTA’s 2018-2019 Board of Directors

TLTA’s Annual Conference and Business Meeting was held in Austin June 11-13. The 3-day event featured nationally celebrated speakers and industry experts who shared insights and ideas on industry trends, regulatory developments, leadership and the impact of technology on title insurance industry businesses. During the 2018 Conference and Business Meetings, TLTA installed its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Congratulations to our CEO, Paul R. Rodriguez.

TLTA’s 2018-2019 Board of Directors:

Director of Administration Susan Valdez Attends Women in Title Event in Santa Ana, CA

First American Title Insurance recently gathered some of the top women in the title industry including Susan Valdez, Director of Administration at Valley Land Title Co. for a two-day event designed to foster discussions on the opportunities and challenges in the title industry as well as the growing influence of women in the industry. Forty women leaders representing some of the largest title companies in the nation joined senior executives from First American Title’s Agency Division and parent company, First American Financial Company, at the company’s home office in Santa Ana, Calif.

“Empowering women is part of First American’s DNA, as nearly 70 percent of our employees are women, so hosting the ‘Women in Title’ felt like a natural way to connect the women making an impact in the industry with some of our senior executives and prominent women leaders,” said Evan Zanic, president of First American Title’s Agency Division. The event’s two-day schedule featured a mix of panel discussions and presentations on the most pressing issues in the title industry and business led by the women spearheading corporate initiatives at First American Title.

In 2016 and 2017, First American was honored to be recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune magazine. Approximately 70% of First American’s employees are women, and in the Agency Division women hold many senior leadership positions. This is part of the reason that women’s advocacy is a core segment of First American’s Caring for Our Community program, and women’s advocacy and development programs, such as Women in Title, are important to First American Title.

VLTC Employee Colleen Hansen Retires After 12 Years of Service

After 12 years at Valley Land Title Co. Colleen decided it was time to retire and relocate to the Houston area to spend more time with her daughters and grandson. VLTC celebrated Colleen’s retirement with a luncheon at Pepper’s on May 9th. On Friday, May 11th Colleen was also recognized for her 12 years of service at the Quarterly Team meeting. VLTC is going to miss you Colleen, congratulations and ENJOY!!!!!!






VLTC Presents WOW Awards at Quarterly Team Meeting

WoW Awards were presented to Tana Salinas, Escrow Officer-McAllen; Chris Manteca, Scanner/Order Entry, McAllen & Tonja Gatton, Escrow Assistant-Weslaco for their outstanding and exceptional customer service and going over and beyond their duties at the Employee Quarterly Team meeting on Friday, May 11th. They were each presented with a $50 gift card!!! Congratulations and Thank You!!!




VLTC Recognizes Elida (Eli) Ochoa for 5 Years of Service

Valley Land Title Co. is extremely proud to recognize Elida Ochoa (Eli) Escrow Assistant (Weslaco) at our Employee Quarterly Team Meeting on Friday, May 11th for her 5 years of dedicated service and contributions to VLTC. Ms. Zulema Ochoa, VP/Sr. Escrow Officer presented Eli with a certificate and a token of appreciation. Congratulations Eli and thank you for all you do!!!! 🎉
Pictured: Zulema Ochoa, Eli and Cecilia Trevino.

VLTC Celebrates Its 12th Annual Spring Fiesta

Valley Land Title Co. celebrated its 12th Annual Spring Fiesta at our Corporate Office location on North 10th in McAllen on Thursday, April 5, 2018. THANK YOU so much to everyone who attended – it was great to see all of you!! VLTC Staff was extremely proud to serve our customers with local Mexican food and desserts, drinks, live music, and folklorico dancers! Customers were able to take a picture at our photo booth with festive props and attire to take home with them as a memorable keepsake – take a look at some of the photos that were posted on our Facebook page!! A HUGE thank you goes out to all our wonderful customers that were able to attend and be a part of the festivities as well to VLTC’s hard-working Festival Planning Committee members who helped set-up and tear-down the event. You all are what made our 12th Annual Spring Fiesta a continual success!

NOW THIS…next year come celebrate our 100th Birthday! Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 4, 2019…YOU won’t want to miss the BIGGEST Birthday Bash ever!!!! Details coming soon….

VLTC Sponsors Pharr/San Juan Property Tour

Spring was in the air and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for the ‘Inaugural’ tour, showcasing 10 beautiful homes in Pharr/San Juan!!! Thank you to Mr. Victor Perez, President and his staff (Cynthia Garza, Karina Lopez, Becca Hinojosa and Marcela Beas) at Pharr Economic Development Corp (PEDC) and Rebecca Arizmendi, Pharr Chamber of Commerce for hosting the breakfast! We’d also like to thank ALL the Realtors who attended and showcased their listings: Alma Paek-KW, Mona Kim-KW, Rebecca Vallejo-KW, Priscilla Coronado-Re/Max Hacienda, Nelda Pereira, Re/Max Hacienda, Rachel Hardison Oliva-Pharr Realty, Laura Liza Paz, NAI Realty, Tina Cardenas-KW, Bethy Beas-Re/Max Elite and Amelia Young, Jinks Realty. Congratulations to the Door Prize Winners: Priscilla Coronado, Viper Tickets, Nelda Pereira, $50 Gift Card and Tina Cardenas, Viper Tickets & $50 Gift Card!!!!
Enjoy the pictures – Happy Touring!!! 💙🚌🌺

To see additional photos, please visit our Facebook page or search @valleylandtitleco and add us on Instagram!

VLTC Presents WOW Award to Mario Diaz

Special recognition this quarter goes out to Mario Diaz, VLTC’s Courier. Mario was presented with the WOW Award at our Employee Quarterly Team Meeting on Friday, January 26, 2018 for going the ‘extra mile’ for our customers!!! Thank you for your hard work and dedication and congratulations for WOWING our customers!!!!

CEO Paul R. Rodriguez Presents Check to Edinburg Rotarian Manuel Cantu For CajunFest 2018

Edinburg, TX – Valley Land Title Co. CEO Paul R. Rodriguez
presented a check to Edinburg Rotarian Manuel Cantu for the Edinburg Rotary’s CajunFest 2018 on Saturday, February 10 at the Echo Hotel and Conference Center in Edinburg. CajunFest is a signature fundraising event that supports local, state and international causes through the Service Over Self Foundation. VLTC is excited to be able to support CajunFest 2018 as a Le Bontemps Sponsor. It is a great event with great Cajun food, open bar, live music and a fantastic auction, so you don’t want to miss it. Contact an Edinburg Rotarian for tickets or more information.


VLTC Recognizes Esmer Gonzalez for 5 Years of Service

Valley Land Title Co. is extremely proud to recognize Esmer Gonzalez, Sr. Escrow Officer (Edinburg) at our Employee Quarterly Team Meeting on Friday, November 10, 2017 for her 5 years of dedicated service and contributions to VLTC. Mr. Paul R. Rodriguez, CEO, presented Esmer with a certificate and a token of appreciation. Congratulations Esmer and thank you for all you do!!!!

Pictured with Paul and Esmer is Patty Galindo, Edinburg Branch Manager.