National Leadership

  • Michael Skalka
    Michael Skalka

    Executive Vice President, ORNTIC,

    President, National Commercial Title Services Division

    Tampa

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  • Kathy Bush-Soulé
    Kathy Bush-Soulé

    Vice President of ORNTIC,

    NCTS Administrative Manager

    Houston

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Mike serves as Executive Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and President, National Commercial Title Services Division (NCTS). In this role, he provides commercial underwriting services to the Company on a national basis, while growing and developing ORNTIC’s national commercial footprint. He is a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team, and is based in Tampa, Florida.

Mike began working in the title and real estate industries more than 40 years ago. During his career he has held a number of significant legal and management roles within the title industry, including: General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and President of one of the major national underwriters; as well as playing a prominent role in their international expansion in Canada, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining Old Republic Title in 2013, Mike served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Legislative Officer for a national electronic registry of mortgage loan servicing rights and ownership for the lending industry.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from C.W. Post College—Long Island University in Brookville, N.Y., Mike went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, IL. Active in a number of industry organizations, he is a member of the: Illinois Bar Association, New York Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Texas General Counsel Forum, American Corporate Counsel Association and American Land Title Association, where he served on its Board of Governors. Mike also served as President of the New York State Land Title Association, and was a member of its Legal, Legislative and Underwriting Committees.

Kathy brings more than 25 years of strategy-to-execution success across a diverse business spectrum to Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC). In her role as Vice President, ORNTIC and National Commercial Title Services (NCTS) Administrative Manager, Kathy is responsible for the implementation of strategic directives and operational initiatives supporting the administrative, technical and marketing/business development services of NCTS.

Prior to joining NCTS, Kathy served for 16 years as Vice President, Administrative Operations Director for the national division of a global title insurance and real estate services company. During her tenure the division realized extensive growth in operations and financial performance. In addition, Kathy has previously led the Contracts and Sales Administration departments of a software development firm, and most recently held the position of Human Resources Manager-North America for a global oil and gas offshore services company.