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Key Mortgage Industry Officials Converge at National Notary Association Annual Conference

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Notary Association will host an unprecedented gathering of executives from the nation's major lenders and title companies at its 35th annual Conference in Austin, Texas, June 2 – 5 to discuss how the industry is transforming, and why Notaries play a vital role in those changes. The executives will present the industry's view of the new mortgage regulations taking effect in January, 2014, which are being implemented as a result of the "robo-signing" crisis.

The annual Conference draws hundreds of Notaries representing almost every state in the country and British Columbia, who attend to augment their professional knowledge, certification and skills in the face of a rapidly evolving industry. Notarization is an essential safeguard in preventing mortgage fraud, as it assures that buyers' signatures are authentic and that the transaction can be trusted.

"The participation at this year's NNA Conference amongst industry leaders from the mortgage and title industries illustrates the increased importance being placed on Notary performance in real estate transactions," said Chris Sturdivant, NNA's Director of Business Development. "The executives in attendance oversee over 80 percent of the refinance activity nationwide, and they will be there to communicate their expectations and requirements directly to Notaries. The face-to-face interaction between senior level executives from the mortgage industry and over 600 conference attendees is unprecedented on such a large scale."

Somaia "Sam" Zaki, Managing Director of Sales for First American Mortgage Services is the keynote speaker for the opening General Session. Other industry representatives will participate in workshops, panel discussions, and an evening event designed to bring Notaries and their largest employers together to address common industry goals.

The following organizations are represented:

First American Mortgage Services

Citibank N.A.

Wells Fargo & Company

U.S. Bank

Mortgage Connect LP

American Title Inc.

Landsafe Title Services (Division of Bank of America)

Mortgage Docs, LLC

ServiceLink (Subsidiary of Fidelity National Trust)

LSI Corporation

If you would like to cover the Conference or interview Mr. Sturdivant, contact Vicki Gardner at vgardner@nationalnotary.org or (818) 739-4000 X 4125.

Established in 1957, the National Notary Association (NNA) is the nation's largest, most active Notary community, and the leading professional authority dedicated to educating, serving, and advocating for the nation's 4.4 million Notaries. The NNA imparts comprehensive notarial knowledge and understanding, promotes a positive public perception of the Notary office, and bolsters consumer protection by promoting best practices. The Association's accredited professional programs, services, and model legislation help Notaries advance their careers and serve the American public with the highest level of professionalism and ethics. To learn more, visit us at National Notary.

CONTACT: Vicki Gardner National Notary Association (818) 739-400 X 4125 vgardner@nationalnotary.org

Source:National Notary Association