Executive Team

Long term success in the title insurance industry takes the talent and dedication of many people, and at Old Republic we have the best in the industry. Success requires vision and leadership from an executive management team. With more than 150 years of combined experience in the real estate industry, Old Republic’s executive team is exceptionally qualified.
Ivy Anderson, President

Ivy Anderson started her career in the title industry in 1984 with a locally owned organization in Santa Clara County. Over many years and in many roles, she has learned all aspects of operating an Escrow and Title company. Ivy helped in the development of many startup organizations throughout the Western United States including Southern California, Nevada, Texas and Arizona. She held the position of Chief Financial Officer for over 12 years, overseeing multiple multi-state title companies but has always looked outside of her area of responsibility to assist in all areas of any organization she has served. Ivy has also held the position of CEO and President of a privately owned regional Title Company which serviced the Western United States. Ivy continues to serve the staff and clientele of Old Republic Title Company with the same level of commitment and support she has demonstrated throughout her long standing career.

Sam Carlisi, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Sam Carlisi is the longest tenured employee in the Western Region. On July 1, 2015 Sam celebrated his forty-sixth year at Old Republic Title! His long and successful career with ORT started in Phoenix Arizona in July 1969 as the Title Operations Manager for the Arizona start-up, Title Insurance Company of Minnesota. In January of 1980 he was promoted and transferred to Clark County Nevada,(Las Vegas) as Vice President, County Manager. In 1984 he was elected President of the Nevada Land Title Association. In March of 1985 Sam was transferred to Founders Title Company as VP, Assistant County Manager of Alameda County and was soon promoted to Senior Vice President Alameda County Manager. In May of 1997 he was appointed East Bay Regional Manager in charge of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. In October of 1999 Sam was transferred to San Francisco to fulfill the position of Senior Vice President, San Francisco County Manager. Sam attended Arizona State University in Tempe Arizona. Sam is currently involved in the CLTA, San Francisco Association of Realtors, Women's Council of Realtors, San Francisco Planning & Urban Research (SPUR), Chinatown Community Development, San Francisco Child Abuse Center, Residential Builders Association, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Center. As Regional Manager, Sam manages San Francisco (CA), Hawaii, Arizona and Nevada.

Rick Dosa, Executive Vice President, Corporate Counsel

Rick Dosa started his career at Old Republic as a title searcher and occasional messenger in 1974. Rick has been Corporate Counsel since 2003. He has represented Old Republic as a lawyer in various capacities since 1981.

Rick graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1973 with Bachelors of Arts Degrees in Rhetoric and Political Science. He has a Master of Arts Degree (Political Science) from San Francisco State University and received his Law Degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco in 1981.

Rick is licensed to practice law in the State of California and is a member of the American Bar Association and the San Francisco Bar Association.

Rick is a member of the Board of Governors of the California Land Title Association and throughout his career has served on several CLTA Committees, including Forms and Practices and the Legislative Committee.

Ernie Collins, Executive Vice President, Regional Manager

Ernie Collins has spent his 30-year career in the title industry working exclusively for Old Republic Title Company. He began his career in 1988 as a Marketing Representative, where he serviced branch offices in Berkeley and Montclair, California. In 1995, Ernie was promoted to Sales Manager and oversaw sales efforts for nine Alameda County branches. Shortly thereafter, in 1997, he was promoted to Director of Sales for Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

In 2003, Ernie became the Director of Sales and started the Marketing Department for Old Republic Title’s Western Title Division, which, at the time, included California, Arizona, Washington, Nevada and Hawaii. In 2006, Ernie was appointed Senior Vice President and promoted to Alameda County Manager. Under his leadership, Ernie’s region has become one of the Company’s top producing operations in the Western Title Division for over 10 years.

In his current role as Executive Vice President and Regional Manager, Ernie reports directly to Old Republic Title Company’s Western Title Division President, Ivy Anderson. He is responsible for supporting the efforts of his associates in Alameda, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Fresno, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Ernie enjoys spending his personal time with his family and is an avid sports fan.

Brent Evans, Executive Vice President, Regional Manager

Brent is a seasoned title insurance professional who started his career as a Title Searcher in Stanislaus County, Calif., in 1983. Two years later, he joined another title company, where he worked on Subdivision DRE processing and developed relationships with home builders in local markets. From 1990 to 2014, Brent worked for several national title insurance companies as County Manager in Merced and Fresno Counties, and as Central Valley Manager, where he had the opportunity to work with builders in Fresno and Tulare Counties, and in the surrounding valley.

In March 2014, Brent joined Old Republic Title as Fresno County Manager, where he has focused on expanding the Company’s presence in the area. Under Brent’s leadership, the Fresno operation began with six employees and has grown to more than 50. He is well connected within the building community and has strong relationships with residential and commercial developers in the region.

Mark Gamba, Executive Vice President, Regional Manager

Mark joined Old Republic Title in 2010 with the responsibility of managing sales and operations in Solano County. As County Manager, Mark achieved extraordinary advancements in business strategy, profitability and employee engagement. With great tenacity, Mark reshaped Solano County's footprint. He expanded from two branch offices with 9 associates to 4 offices totaling 43 associates. In a county with five strong competitors, Mark increased overall market share from 8.5 percent to 42 percent, moving Old Republic Title from the fifth position to number one from 2013 to the present. Since 2016, Old Republic Title has also remained number one in resale market share, averaging at 47 percent.

As Regional Manager, Mark will be responsible for overseeing operations for the following counties and territory: Contra Costa; Napa; Solano; Sacramento; Placer; El Dorado; Yuba; and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sherri Sweeney, Executive Vice President, Regional Manager

Sherri has been in the title industry for over 35 years. She began her career in 1985 fulfilling title production requests in the state of New Jersey before relocating to California in 1988. From 1989 to 1997, Sherri worked alongside outside counsel retained to represent her company on diverse title insurance matters. In January of 1997, she returned to the direct operations side of the business when she accepted a sales position. Within one year she was promoted to Vice President, Sales Manager. Shortly thereafter, Sherri advanced to hold the position of Senior Vice President, County Manager, successfully leading one of the Top 10 operations in her county. In 2015, she was promoted to an executive management position. Sherri joined Old Republic Title in 2022 as Executive Vice President, Regional Manager and is responsible for the performance and profitability of several business units within the Western Title Division.

She is a passionate leader who believes in motivating her team to success. Collaboration has always been at the forefront of her leadership style, as she considers it the key to evolving a company and its employees.

Sherri is an avid learner who studied business administration at Purdue University, and in 2019, completed two of Stanford University's Innovation & Entrepreneurship programs. She is passionate about philanthropy, advocacy and charity. As such, she serves on the board of Kidsave International, a non-profit that focuses on finding families for older orphaned and foster care youth, and Women Back To Work, which advocates for women returning to the workforce after taking a career break to support their family.