American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC 20036-5802
Michelle L. Korsmo, ALTA Chief Executive Officer
Michelle L. Korsmo is the chief executive officer of the American Land Title Association, the national trade association for real estate settlement services and the land title industry. The association's members operate in every county in the United States, employ more than 107,000 people, and produce $26 billion in goods and services each year.
Under her leadership, ALTA has increased both its membership and revenues by 40 percent, in addition to nearly tripling fundraising for the Title Industry PAC. Korsmo focuses her team on developing innovative solutions for the industry. In the past few years, the association has instituted an industry-wide licensing program as well as a best-practices standard that helps the industry navigate a post-Dodd-Frank regulatory environment.
Korsmo came to ALTA after serving as executive vice president of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, which doubled in size during her management tenure.
Previously, Korsmo served as deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Labor. In that role, she managed Departmental agency heads, served as a member of the budget committee, exercised approval authority on all Departmental action to be published in the Federal Register, and developed an outreach program to the non-profit community.
Following her education at North Dakota State University, Korsmo started her career as a business owner in her home state of North Dakota, where she built her own public advocacy and political consulting firm representing a consortium of organizations before the North Dakota Legislature.
She lives in Georgetown with her husband and three daughters.