Former President & CEO of Bath & Body Works
Board Member for numerous recognizable companies
Ms. Pritchard served as Principal and Strategic Advisor to Sunrise Beauty Studio, a company developing third party personal care products and fine fragrances 2009 – 2017. Ms. Pritchard also served as North American Advisor 2008-2013 for The Alshaya Group; the world’s largest franchisee group based in the Middle East. Ms. Pritchard brought her American-style specialty retail knowledge to the operations of Alshaya, a global operation with over 70 brands and vast brick-and-mortar holdings in 19 countries and over 2,800 stores throughout the Middle East and North Africa to Russia, Turkey and Europe.
Previously Ms. Pritchard was President and CEO, then Vice-Chairman of Dean & DeLuca where she oversaw the revamping and revitalization of the catalog and web businesses as well as establishing their Middle East franchising operations.
Perhaps best known for her role as President and CEO of Bath & Body Works, a purveyor of healthy, natural, good-for-you beauty products, Ms. Pritchard grew a tiny company based in Columbus, Ohio into a national chain of over 1,600 stores with sales over $2 billion, establishing Bath & Body Works as the fastest-growing specialty retailer of the decade. With virtually no advertising, Ms. Pritchard created a powerful and vibrant brand recognized by more than 95% of American women. During the same period, Ms. Pritchard founded and served as CEO for The White Barn Candle Company with sales of $200 million. She also was CEO of Victoria’s Secret Beauty with sales of $400 million.
Prior to joining Bath & Body Works, Ms. Pritchard was the first woman to become Vice President at SC Johnson, a family-owned company in Racine, Wisconsin. There she supervised the global insect control brands, including Raid Insecticides and Off! repellants and established ground-breaking strategic alliances with major multi-nationals in Germany.
Ms. Pritchard earned her MBA at Marquette University, studied International Business Management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Lucerne Switzerland and has attended and spoken at numerous international business seminars.
Ms. Pritchard currently serves as the Lead Independent Director on the Board of Directors for e.l.f. Cosmetics, Inc. Ms. Pritchard previously served on the Boards of Intimate Brands, Albertsons, Borders Books, Ecolab, Shoppers Drug Mart (acquired by Loblaw March 2014), Zale Corp (acquired by Signet May 2014), Borderfree, Inc. (acquired by Pitney Bowes June 2015), Bpeace.org (non-profit), Cabela’s, Inc. (acquired by Bass Pro Shops September 2017), Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (serving the maximum term of 10 years) and Loblaw Companies Limited.
Life Coach and Counselor
Michelle Fraley Counseling and Life Coaching, LLC
Life Coach and Counselor
Michell Fraley Counseling and Life Coaching, LLC
Michelle Fraley, MA, WPCC is a clinical counselor, certified holistic life coach, yoga/meditation teacher and inspired speaker based in Tucson, Arizona. With a background in Clinical Psychology, Coaching and Mindfulness, Michelle believes that a holistic approach is the most effective way to harness your unique energy, retrain your brain for success and create lasting joy and happiness in your life. Michelle works as an Integrative Wellness Specialist at Miraval Resort and Spa in Arizona and also has a private clinical practice where she specializes in positive psychology, personal growth and development and helping her clients cultivate confidence and balance in their busy lives. Michelle has spoken to groups across the country and her wisdom has been featured in Yahoo, Women’s Health, NBC, UpJourney, Bustle, Midlife Single and Cosmopolitan. You can learn more about Michelle by visiting www.michellefraley.com
General Manager Mintek & Sales Director, Sales and Marketing Construction Materials Carmeuse NA
General Manager Mintek & Sales Director, Sales and Marketing Construction Materials
With over two decades of expertise in B2B sales, marketing business development and operations, Jennifer is known for consistently driving company growth while developing high performing, passionate teams. Currently serving as the General Manager of Mintek Resources & Senior Director of Sales and Marketing Construction Carmeuse Americas, Jennifer is responsible for developing and executing the go to market vision & strategy to accelerate company growth into the growing, dynamic construction market. Throughout her career, Jennifer has demonstrated an ability to understand and quickly respond to market conditions and customer needs which has allowed her to quickly create significant ramp into new and under-performing markets. Jennifer is passionate about developing people-centric cultures that foster trust, creativity and transparency as she believes this is the best atmosphere for innovation and creativity. Her relentless pursuit of excellence, coupled with her keen market insights, has been instrumental in shaping the success of the organizations she’s had the privilege to work with. Jennifer is married and the proud mom of two boys. When not working, she can be found watching her sons play soccer, reading, connecting to her local community and spending time in the great outdoors.
Director of Digital Media and Education Proper Title, LLC
Director of Digital Media and Education
Proper Title, LLC
After a decade as a top-producing Realtor, Sabrina joined Proper Title to bridge the gap between real estate agents (and/or attorney agents) and title insurance through education and digital media. Known to “speak and think Realtor,” her unique insight has driven the creation of tailored educational programs, drawing large crowds for their relevance and timeliness within the industry. As a licensed CE and CLE instructor, her weekly classes and her online live show interviewing a myriad of real estate experts are a testament to her commitment to the industry’s professional growth while nurturing new partnerships and strengthening existing connections.
Beyond education, Sabrina is passionate about emphasizing the art of networking and strategic marketing. Her belief: the perfect blend of “old school” and “new school” techniques cultivates genuine, lasting relationships.
Sabrina’s personal journey — battling chronic illness, launching a career amidst a housing crisis, navigating 11 surgeries, co-founding a nonprofit, and fostering two teenage girls — has only fueled her ambition, deep empathy for others’ struggles and stands as a testament to her resilience and drive. Through every challenge and achievement, Sabrina embodies the ethos: “In every challenge, find strength; in every connection, find purpose.”; urging professionals to embrace their unique paths and finding strength in their relationships.
Business Development Specialist Liberty Title Agency
Business Development Specialist
Liberty Title Agency
Carole Bullion, a Livingston County native, is the former Owner and President of Classic Title Agency in Brighton, Michigan. She has enjoyed over 37 years in the real estate and title industry conducting thousands of closings in southeast Michigan. Prior to opening her own title agency, she served as President of Stewart Title of Detroit where she was responsible for operations in the State of Michigan. She also served as Regional Director of Real Estate Development throughout 10 states in the Midwest for Stewart Title, one of the nation’s largest title insurers.
Licensed since 1985, Carole Bullion has a strong alliance with the real estate industry. As a certified instructor for the State of Michigan, each year she teaches Continuing Education courses required by the state for re-licensure. In addition to state licensing classes, she instructs the NAR Code of Ethics and has instructed seminars on Cyber Security and wire theft, Legislative Updates, RESPA compliance, teambuilding, mortgage fraud, and closing services both state and nationwide.
Carole has served as President of Women’s Council of Realtors, Livingston Chapter and a state officer for WCR. She has served as the Education Committee Chair for her local board, served for years on the ALTA Education Committee in Washington DC and coauthored the Ethics Training Program used by American Land Title Association throughout the United States and presented the program to members of Congress.
In addition to writing several industry related articles in national publications including “Recognizing Mortgage Fraud” in Title News, she is also author of the book “The Dark Side of the Closing Room” sold through Amazon.
SVP, National Agency, Director of Communications, Education, Marketing FNF Family of Companies
SVP, National Agency, Director of Communications, Education, Marketing
FNF Family of Companies
Linda has been in real estate transactions services since 1986. She was a full-time real estate broker for 10 years and still holds her local managing broker’s license to stay in tuned with the real estate community. She expanded her knowledge base by working for a law firm as a paralegal for 8 years. She worked closely with attorneys, lenders, realtors and consumers from negotiating contracts to escrow closings. The next open chair at the closing table was that of a title officer. Linda spent 8 years working in a direct operation with responsibilities from new construction escrow to sales team management. For several years she worked with title agents of all sizes in Illinois and then a 12 State Division. She now supports title agents nationally, emerging web and digital technologies, all media marketing strategies for FNF Agency, marketing consultations for title agents, national communications, instructional learning design, internal staff and agent education on a wide range of topics, both in person and virtually. Linda has presented for FNF, ALTA, several state LTA’s, FBI, HUD OIG, IDFPR, IRELA, NBI, October Research and other organizations across the country. She is part of the Fraud Task Force and administers compliance laws, industry best practices and risk management for title agents of Alamo Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title, Fidelity National Title and National Title of NY. When not at her job, she enjoys her 6 children, 9 grandchildren, loves to cook, entertain, photography and water sports.
Founder and President, Real Estate Closing Path Founder and President, Positively Balanced, LLC Founder and President, Positively Closed, LLC
Mary Anne Harris
Founder and President, Real Estate Closing Path Founder and President, Positively Balanced, LLC Founder and President, Positively Closed, LLC
Mary Anne began her law firm career in 1990 and obtained her Paralegal degree in 1992. In 1997, she began as a law firm administrator where she reconciled escrow accounts.
During that time, she identified a need to provide the real estate industry with a more robust solution for escrow reconciliation.
In 2000, Positively Balanced was created to help law firms and title companies become more compliant and reduce risk. In 2020, Positively Closed was created to provide virtual closing support to real estate firms to fill in the gaps for clients in need of more support from experienced closers. In 2021, Real Estate Closing Path was created to provide training and workshops in the real estate closing industry.
SVP & Chief Business Development Officer, National Division Manager Futura Title & Escrow, LLC
SVP & Chief Business Development Officer, National Division Manager
Futura Title & Escrow LLC
Jenny started her career in the title industry in 1994. Her areas of responsibility included holding various operational, business development, and management roles prior to joining Alliance Title in Idaho in 2005 as VP and County Manager. In 2006, she was promoted to VP & Corporate Business Development Director and tasked with identifying and growing regional/national business and establishing a corporate marketing department. In 2008 and 2009, her role expanded temporarily to include VP of Regional Escrow & Long Term Escrow Services. In 2012, she was promoted to Senior Vice President. With the addition of AmeriTitle in 2013, Jenny’s role changed to Futura and included working on behalf of all brands.
She currently serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Business Development Officer with responsibility for overseeing corporate marketing services to support the growth of over 70 offices and 4 brands. She also serves as the National Division Manager with responsibility for overseeing the national division sales and operations with a focus on growth. She graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Business Administration, Finance.
Jenny currently serves locally in her community as a member of the Board of Directors and the Downtown Development Task Force for the Treasure Valley YMCA. She serves the industry as Education Chair for the Idaho Land Title Association; Co-Chair for the ALTA Registry Committee; Member of the ALTA Membership Committee: Co-Chair of the ALTA Membership Retention Sub-Committee; and Member of the ALTA Industry Business Steering Committee.
Outside of work, Jenny enjoys spending time with family and friends and participating in many of the outdoor activities that the Northwest has to offer.
Erica Meyer is Owner and Publisher of October Research, LLC. October Research is dedicated to educating and empowering professionals in the real estate transaction to strengthen their business and enhance their position in the marketplace, ensuring the integrity of home ownership. The company provides education through their five B2B publications, annual conferences, webinars, websites, email newsletters, marketing and advertising services, social media and custom publishing.
Prior to purchasing October Research in 2011, Ms. Meyer worked in the online business unit at Sears Holdings Corporation and spent 10+ years with UPS in sales management, technology, revenue management and marketing.
Ms. Meyer earned her BA from the University of Dayton and MBA from National-Louis University. She has been a member of Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA), Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), serves on the Talent and PR Committees for the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and works closely with numerous industry associations. She has completed the Aileron Course for Presidents, spoken at the Kent State 2019 Spirit of Women in Business conference and other industry conferences.
In 2019, Ms. Meyer was recognized by Crain’s as a Notable Woman in Entrepreneurship and in 2014 a Women of Influence in Housing by HousingWire Magazine. In her free time, she has tutored high school students for the ACT, fundraised and coordinated numerous community service events, ran half marathons but her favorite pastime is spending time with her husband and kids.
SVP, National Director Banking Services First American Trust, FSB
SVP, National Director Banking Services
First American Trust, FSB
Sheri Olsen, SVP, National Director Banking Services at First American Trust, has been working in the title industry for over 20 years. She recently accepted a new role managing the Agency Banking sales initiative. Prior to these responsibilities , Sheri managed PCN Network, Agent Advantage, and the Mountain Region states for the Agency Division.
Sheri grew up in the title industry, as her father managed a title agency that was eventually purchased by First American Title. She began her title career in high school scanning files into microfiche. She also gained experience working as a commercial real estate appraiser. Sheri accepted a position as Executive Director of the Utah Land Title Association in 1999, and the following year she joined First American Title as a sales representative for the Agency Division.
Sheri graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Sheri has served on the Utah Land Title Association board since 2015, First American’s Women in Leadership Board since 2018 and is currently a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Utah.
Sheri has three amazing children: Matthew (29) who is married to Miranda, Millie (26) who is married to Trent, and Eliza (21) who is married to Josh and three amazing grandchildren Thea, Jack and Lucy. She enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family.
Lindsay focuses on developing strategies to strengthen their family of companies and to position them for success. Her emphasis is on overall growth, communication, and strategic development from both a corporate and joint venture perspective. As one of the culture drivers in the organization, Lindsay is integral in creating recruitment and retention strategies providing an environment that recognizes the team members as both employees and as humans with families outside of the office. In 2021, Lindsay identified and implemented a strategic 180-day onboarding program as well as developed a people centric approach to employee relations through the addition of a Director of People and Employee Experience Manager. On the growth side, Lindsay works closely with partners during the sales cycle to assure cultural alignment and the proper expectations are set and executed upon. Since 2016, under Lindsay’s strategic leadership, Title Alliance’s Western Division has increased by over 700% in profits. Lindsay is an inspirational leader that inspires and focuses on goal setting, personal growth opportunities and motivation for team members and partners in both live and virtual formats. Attention to detail and standards of excellence are apparent in all events, meetings, and client gatherings. Lindsay graduated from LaSalle University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and English Writing, Cum Laude in 2004. She has post-graduate education in Survey Design, Data Analysis & Statistical Charting, and Social Networking. Lindsay is also an expert in Meeting Planning. She joined the Title Alliance Family in 2005 and has made valuable contributions to the team as she has climbed each rung of the corporate ladder. Lindsay is the mother to three children, an Alumnae Member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, a member of the COO Alliance, a Founding Member of the GoBundance Women’s Tribe and an XChange Certified Facilitator. She has been a featured speaker for NS3; at RESPRO and has been on Podcasts including the Second In Command and The World’s Greatest Woman. She is also the co-host for Title Alliance’s Podcast, Title Alliance Live.
Mary Schuster serves as Chief Knowledge Officer at October Research, LLC.
Her unique career spans more than 25 years in the industry as a Closing Officer and Agency Manager, Corporate Marketing Director, Software Specialist and regulatory expert. She is a nationally recognized speaker to groups of title & settlement providers, lenders, realtors and attorneys.
While she didn’t set out to become a regulatory nerd, RESPA Reform and later TRID provided an opportunity to blend her talents in industry, software and education, when Mary helped lead title and settlement companies through learning and implementing those changes.
She recently moved to Galena IL, where she lives with her partner Dan and their two doggies, Grace and Shelby.
Leslie Wyatt is the Director of Regulatory Compliance at SoftPro. She began her career in the real estate industry over 20 years ago, and joined SoftPro in 2002. She currently oversees the Compliance Department with her primary focus being on regulatory issues at the Federal, state and county levels.
Leslie is a member of the ALTA Implementation Task Force, the Title Action Network Steering Committee, the ALTA Government Affairs Committee, the ALTA Membership Committee, the ALTA Education Committee and the TLTA Federal Issues Committee. She has represented ALTA at a congressional briefing regarding the CFPB and the TRID changes. Leslie travels though out country speaking on our industry’s hot topics with a focus on regulatory and compliance. Leslie continuous to work with the CFPB on various projects regarding TRID, UCD, MISMO and other industry hot topics.