Government Candidates (three positions open)

Sharon Blount-Baker
Circuit Clerk
Crawford Co., AR

What are the three most important priorities that PRIA can accomplish in the next two years?

  1. Wider acceptance of electronic recordings and notarizations.
  2. Cybersecurity and ransomware attacks on the recorder’s office and records.
  3. Continued open communication between government and business

Teresa Kiel
County Clerk
Guadalupe County, TX

What are the three most important priorities that PRIA can accomplish in the next two years?

  1. I would like to see our membership grow so that we have a stronger voice throughout the US and its territories.
  2. I think it is imperative that we do our best to educate and increase the number of jurisdictions that provide eRecording services.
  3. I would like to see PRIA have a stronger voice when it comes to legislative priorities and stay out in front of topics that will affect recorders’ offices.

Sharon Martin
Register of Deeds
Washington County, WI

What are the three most important priorities that PRIA can accomplish in the next two years?

  1. Provide continuing educational opportunities to members as well as outreach to business partners and government agencies.
  2. Stay ahead of technology.
  3. Continue updating standards and best practices for members.

Brian Ernissee
Vice President of Document Production
Nationwide Title Clearing Inc.

What are the three most important priorities that PRIA can accomplish in the next two years?

  1. Increase in membership, both government and business.
  2. Marketing PRIA to a wide range of audiences.
  3. Additional representation from individual states.

Penny Reed
Senior Vice President – Product Strategy and Delivery
Wells Fargo

What are the three most important priorities that PRIA can accomplish in the next two years?

  1. Continued work on records redaction.
  2. Continued work on the evolution of remote online notarization along with paper based notarization updates.
  3. The role of technology advancement in the realm of property records.

Dan Shmukler
Regional Account Manager
Harris Recording Solutions

What are the three most important priorities that PRIA can accomplish in the next two years?

  1. Monitor continued evolution of redaction and eNotarization laws.
  2. Be mindful of new trends in technology.
  3. Stay nimble and be ready to pivot as the land records environment changes.

Gerald Smith
Recorder
St. Louis County, MO

What are the three most important priorities that PRIA can accomplish in the next two years?

  1. Continue focus on developing and providing access to standards and best practices. PRIA’s focus on providing quality standards should ensure that recording jurisdictions have the resources and information necessary to implement and effectively utilize important practices.
  2. Improve technological capabilities.
  3. Continue building an adaptably sound financial and investment policy.