National Leadership

  • Michael Skalka
    Michael Skalka

    Executive Vice President, ORNTIC,

    President, National Commercial Title Services Division

    Tampa

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Mike serves as Executive Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and President, National Commercial Title Services Division (NCTS). In this role, he provides commercial underwriting services to the Company on a national basis, while growing and developing ORNTIC’s national commercial footprint. He is a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team, and is based in Tampa, Florida.

Mike began working in the title and real estate industries more than 40 years ago. During his career he has held a number of significant legal and management roles within the title industry, including: General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and President of one of the major national underwriters; as well as playing a prominent role in their international expansion in Canada, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining Old Republic Title in 2013, Mike served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Legislative Officer for a national electronic registry of mortgage loan servicing rights and ownership for the lending industry.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from C.W. Post College—Long Island University in Brookville, N.Y., Mike went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, IL. Active in a number of industry organizations, he is a member of the: Illinois Bar Association, New York Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Texas General Counsel Forum, American Corporate Counsel Association and American Land Title Association, where he served on its Board of Governors. Mike also served as President of the New York State Land Title Association, and was a member of its Legal, Legislative and Underwriting Committees.

  • David Sallean
    David Sallean

    Senior Vice President of ORNTIC,

    Associate Director of NCTS

    Houston

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  • Kathy Bush-Soulé
    Kathy Bush-Soulé

    Vice President of ORNTIC,

    NCTS Administrative Manager

    Houston

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  • Wilhelmina Kightlinger
    Wilhelmina Kightlinger

    Senior Vice President of ORNTIC,

    General Counsel

    Tampa

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  • Susan McLaughlin
    Susan McLaughlin

    Senior Vice President of ORNTIC,

    Senior Underwriting Counsel

    Tampa

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As Senior Vice President and Associate Director of National Commercial Title Services (NCTS), David was hired by Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) in 2013 to help lead the effort to grow national commercial business. He has over 30 years of experience in various title insurance and other industry leadership roles.

Prior to joining Old Republic Title, David served as Senior Vice President and Associate National Commercial Division Director for another major title insurance underwriter which grew fourfold during his tenure. Earlier in his career, David held CFO positions at two companies as well as other title insurance industry positions.

David is a CPA and has an undergraduate business degree from Southwest Texas State University and an MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute. He is involved in several industry organizations including International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC), National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), and actively supports Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Houston.

Kathy brings more than 25 years of strategy-to-execution success across a diverse business spectrum to Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC). In her role as Vice President, ORNTIC and National Commercial Title Services (NCTS) Administrative Manager, Kathy is responsible for the implementation of strategic directives and operational initiatives supporting the administrative, technical and marketing/business development services of NCTS.

Prior to joining NCTS, Kathy served for 16 years as Vice President, Administrative Operations Director for the national division of a global title insurance and real estate services company. During her tenure the division realized extensive growth in operations and financial performance. In addition, Kathy has previously led the Contracts and Sales Administration departments of a software development firm, and most recently held the position of Human Resources Manager-North America for a global oil and gas offshore services company.

Wilhelmina is a Senior Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and General Counsel for National Commercial Title Services (NCTS), providing legal counsel for NCTS and its commercial transactions. She brings over 25 years of experience as a commercial real estate attorney and underwriter to the NCTS team.

Wilhelmina joined Old Republic Title as Florida Commercial Underwriting Counsel in 2009 and was a Senior National Underwriting Counsel in the Corporate Legal Department before joining the NCTS division. Prior to joining the Company, she was a partner for one of the largest international law firms in the world, concentrating her practice in real estate acquisitions, sales and development, and commercial lending.

Wilhelmina is a graduate of the University of South Florida and earned her Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law. She is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), Chair of the Special Investors and Investments Structure Group of the Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law.

As Senior Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and Senior Underwriting Counsel for Old Republic National Commercial Title Services (NCTS), Susan provides underwriting counsel to NCTS personnel and customers throughout the nation. An attorney with more than 25 years of experience, she has a broad commercial real estate and title underwriting background.

Prior to her role with NCTS, Susan served ORNTIC as Florida Commercial Services Counsel and supervised the Tampa Commercial Services Department. Before joining Old Republic Title, she was a commercial real estate attorney with a multi-national law firm and a prominent Tampa-based law firm, both which are known for handling complex commercial real estate transactions. In her earlier career, Susan was Commercial Services Representative and Underwriting Counsel for an international title insurance underwriter and worked for a multi-national Fortune 100 technology company where she negotiated commercial contracts.

Susan is a member of the Florida Bar and is actively involved in its Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section (RPPTL), where she participates in the Commercial Real Estate and Title Insurance Committees. She served as a member of the RPPTL Executive Council and was an At Large Member for the 13th Judicial Circuit. Susan earned the honor of At Large Member of the Year for 2018-2019. She is a graduate of Stetson College of Law and has spoken at various seminars on title insurance, commercial real estate transactions and construction liens.