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 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
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.
Kathy Brolin spent her entire professional career working for Old Republic Title Company. She began her Old
Republic journey in 1976 as a courier covering all territories within Alameda County. She quickly ascended the escrow
ladder holding positions as an escrow assistant, escrow officer, and in 1983 accepted the position as Branch
Manager of the Old Republic Montclair office located in the Piedmont/Oakland Hills.
Kathy was promoted to Escrow Operations Manager of Alameda County in 1989. She was promoted in 1997 to Sr. Vice
President and County Manager of Alameda County, leading one of Old Republic's largest county operations through a
period of tremendous growth and expansion.
In 2006, Kathy's drive, passion and success was recognized and rewarded when she was named Old Republic's first female
Regional Manager and Executive Vice-President. In this capacity Kathy reports directly to the President of the Western
Title Group and is responsible for the performance and profitability of several county operations throughout Northern
In addition to her day to day responsibilities, Kathy is actively involved in the California Escrow Association (CEA) and
California Real Estate Women (CREW). Her primary focus is to support the efforts of her associates in Contra Costa,
Napa, Marin, Solano, Sonoma, Glenn, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado Counties in California, as
well as all branches of Old Republic Title in the state of Oregon.
She is an active and passionate supporter of the California Humane Society, and when time permits enjoys participating
in track and field events for the Senior Olympics.
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 and San Mateo counties.
Ernie enjoys spending his personal time with his family and is an avid sports fan.
Margaret Serrano-Foster started her career in 1974 with Minnesota Title (now Old Republic), and learned the
business from the ground up. She has held positions as Escrow Operations Manager, County Manager, Accounting
Manager and Executive Vice President and West Regional Leader for LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc., and its
subsidiary brands of Commonwealth, Transnation and Lawyers Title of Arizona. She is a graduate of Arizona State
University with a degree in accounting, Board Chair and participating member of the Board of Directors of the Girl
Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council and is a former President of both the Land Title Association of Arizona and the
California Land Title Association. In October of 2012, Margaret was promoted to the position of Executive Vice
President and Regional Manager of Old Republic Title’s direct operations in Arizona, Nevada and Southern California.
John Hall began his career in the title insurance industry as a sales executive
for a national underwriter in Tacoma, WA, in 1992. With passion and dedication to growing business in his territory,
he excelled and advanced to the position of Pierce County Manager. Then, he was promoted to Vice President of Sales
for the company’s Northwest Region.
John joined Old Republic Title in 2009 as Pacific Northwest Agency Manager and,
in January 2017, was appointed Senior Vice President and Western Title Division Agency Manager. He is active in the Oregon
Land Title Association and, in 2016, proudly served as its president.
Michelle graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and immediately accepted a position with a commercial real estate
company in San Francisco. In 1996, she joined a regional escrow company as an Escrow Assistant and quickly transitioned into sales as an
Over the last 20-plus years, she has earned several awards for production, service and leadership. She has led a dynamic team of Account
Executives, managed the training and education for a real estate data company and worked closely with real estate professionals and lenders
to navigate the changing markets.
Michelle has been a featured speaker at various real estate associations, including the California
Association of Realtors. In 2013, she joined Old Republic Title as the Western Title Division Marketing Manager, where she thrives on supporting
the sales and management teams.