I’m so honored to be your new MLTA President. I’ve been involved with the MLTA for almost 15 years. During those years I’ve seen lots of changes, most notably the creation of our Maryland Lobby Day, reboot of our website, new pre-licensing class and our online learning platform.

The MLTA has always been the industry’s source for information, advocacy and quality education. I will do my best to see that continues under my leadership. I’m often asked what my goals for my time as your president are. They are to: 

• Continue to grow our membership.

• Develop relationships with all the services within the industry, abstractors, brokers and realtors.

• Work with and listen to you, our members. How we can help you? What are the issues that you see in the trenches and how can we, as your association, help to find solutions?

• Make all of our volunteers feel listened to and valued. Without them we would not be as successful as we are.

• Keep you, our members, informed and educated to the constant changes within our industry 

This past year has been full of unexpected changes and demands on all of us. Historic order volume, at home teaching, finding ways to balance your home life with a home office and not being able to travel and spend time with your loved ones. As Essential workers, our industry has met all of the challenges placed in front of us and I look forward to what 2021 brings us all.

                                                          Ruth Kohl, President MLTA 2020-2021