September 22, 2020

Property Records Industry Association Elects Officers and Directors

September 3, 2020 –

For Immediate Release

Property Records Industry Association Contact: Stevie Kernick, 919.459.2081


Raleigh, N.C. – During its August 18-20 Virtual Annual Conference, the Property Records Industry Association(PRIA) elected six directors in three categories to serve two-year terms on the Board of Directors.

Annette Hill, city register/assistant commissioner, N.Y. Dept. of Finance, was re-elected for a third two-yearterm; and Brandon Krause, register of deeds, Bay Co., Mich., was elected to his first two- year term, both in thegovernment category.

Elizabeth Blosser, director of grass roots and state government affairs, American Land Title Association;and Jana Miyasaki, senior project manager, CSC; were both re-elected to a second two-year board term.

Jerry Lewallen, president, eRecording Partners Network, was re-elected to a fourth two-year term; whileKyle Quackenbush, manager of official records, Orange Co., Fla., was elected to his first two- year term, both inthe at-large category.

Gerald Smith, recorder, St. Louis Co., Mo; Chris Walker, clerk, Jackson Co., Ore.; and Sharon Martin,register of deeds, Washington Co., Wis., will continue on the board for the second year of their two-year terms.

Penny Reed, senior vice president with Wells Fargo; Dan Shmukler, regional account manager, HarrisRecording Solutions; and Brian Ernissee, vice president, Nationwide Title Clearing, will continue on the board inthe business category.

Larry Burtness, manager of customer operations at Figure Technologies, will finish the final year of histerm as an at-large director. Burtness will serve in a dual-capacity as immediate past president.

The new board convened on Thursday, August 20, to elect officers for one-year terms. Lewallen was elected president, Hill will serve as vice president, Ernissee takes over the position of treasurer and Smith will continue in the role of secretary.

According to President Lewallen, “I am honored to be chosen by my fellow board members to the chiefelected position for PRIA, and to serve with such a prominent group of industry professionals. My goal is to expand on PRIA’s current initiatives and to advance PRIA’s strategic goals for the coming year.”




PRIA develops and promotes national standards and best practices for the property records industry by:

  • Identifying appropriate opportunities for collaboration among industry stakeholders
  • Developing recommendations for standards and best practices
  • Encouraging and supporting the adoption of such standards and practices
  • Providing a clearinghouse for property-records-related information
  • Educating members, industry stakeholders and the public about the property records industry



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