Christine Sparks, vice president of claims and audit for Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., has been awarded the National Title Professional (NTP) designation by the American Land Title Association (ALTA). Sparks is also the current president of the Illinois Land Title Association.
Through the NTP designation, ALTA recognizes land title professionals who have demonstrated the knowledge, experience and dedication essential to the safe and efficient transfer of real property.
The designation represents a measure of achievement and commitment to career development, and brings Sparks enhanced status in the industry and among industry colleagues. Sparks will also have the advantage of special NTP benefits and recognition at ALTA events and state Land Title Association meetings.
Sparks joined ATG’s claims department in 2003 as a claims attorney. In addition to investigating and resolving title insurance claims, she provides direction and support to the Audit Department personnel in resolving member audit compliance issues. She is a frequent author and speaker at ATG Legal Education programs.
Prior to joining ATG, Sparks was an associate at the law firm of Jump & Associates, P.C. She holds a Master of Laws in real estate from John Marshall Law School, Chicago, and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, Chicago.
She was the recipient of the Stanley W. Marion Real Estate Law Fellowship at John Marshall Law School. She attended Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill., where she earned her B.S. with honors.