2021 – Title Person of The Year

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2021 – Title Person of The Year

Lynn Hightower-Moore

Lynn Hightower-Moore

Lynn Hightower Moore

Each year this association of title professionals select a single individual who exemplifies the highest standard of excellence in our industry. The individual honored with this award has positively impacted this association through hundreds of hours of service, but they are truly influencers in the industry and their community.

Today is no exception. Today we honor someone who has tirelessly devoted themselves to a life of service to her customers and employees.

She was raised in Alabama, with her twin sister Linda and brother Clay. Her loving parents C.S. “Bill” and Ester Hightower were an incredible influence her spirit of generosity, compassion for others, and a strong sense of purpose.

She graduated from Barry High School class of 1982 and immediately began her career in our industry.

Throughout the 80’s and early 90’s she worked for a local law firm, the Alabama Credit Union League, and large law firm out of Atlanta. All of her experiences shaped her work ethic and resolve to be a strong female leader in an industry dominated by men.

In the mid 90’s she began working for a company in Birmingham called Cambridge Title, and in 1997 she and Jim Harris formed Preferred Title which ultimately became Common Bond Title.

For almost four decades Lynn Hightower-Moore has recruited, mentored, and inspired some of the best title professionals in our industry. The people who have had the privilege of working for Lynn will always point to her as one of the most influential figures in their development.

Kevin Moore, her loving and devoted husband of 23 years, has been a rock of support for Lynn throughout her career. Kevin and Lynn have two beautiful daughters Kaitlin and Katherine. The girls are truly the twinkle that you see in Lynn’s eyes, and they both possess the same compassion, courage, and determination that was modeled by their mother.

In October 2005, Lynn’s daughter Kaitlin was tragically diagnosed with cancer. This particular form of brain cancer is vicious and debilitating, yet Kaitlin fought through it with incredible tenacity and is here today as an inspiration to us all. Lynn never gave up hope, but rather she became a strong force in the advocacy and support of Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Kaitlin continues to be a light of hope to young people suffering with cancer as she later created Kaitlin’s Comfort Kits for children upon their arrival at the hospital. What a beautiful picture of a mother’s devotion to her daughter, and a daughter positively impacting the world with her mother’s strength.

So many people, both professionally and personally, have been touched by Lynn. It is her service and impact on this wonderful profession that we honor today.

Please join me as we bestow our highest honor to your 2021 Title Person of the Year, Lynn Hightower-Moore.

ARCHIVES

Title Person of The Year

1981

Rowan H. Taylor, Sr.
Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company
Jackson, MS

1982

Marguerite H. Bridges
Fulton Title and Abstract Co., Inc.
Atlanta, GA

1983

Carl B. Hall
Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation
Birmingham, AL

1984

Robert V. Jones, Jr.
Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation
Atlanta, GA

1985

E. Leon Sanders
Jefferson Title Company
Atlanta, GA

1986

Charles H. Tingle
Alabama Title Company
Birmingham, AL

1987

John R. Johnson
Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation
Atlanta, GA

1988

Cecil G. Chason
Gulf Coast Title Insurance Co.
Foley, AL

1989

John T. Cossar
Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Co.
Jackson, MS

1990

Bruce S. “Scotty” Bobo
Lauderdale Abstract Company
Florence, AL

1991

Howard L. Stillwell, Jr.
Chicago/Ticor Title Insurance Co.
Atlanta, GA

1992

Judith A. Reiker
Fidelity National Title Insurance Co.
Atlanta, GA

1993

Mary D. Pull
Southland Title Company, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

1994

George K. Williams
Realty Title
Mobile, AL

1995

J. Larry McDaniel
Trinity Title Insurance Agency, Inc.
Decatur, GA

1996

Martha B. Ferguson
Cahaba Title, Inc.
Birmingham, AL

1997

Larry Giardina
Surety Land Title, Inc.
Mobile, AL

1998

Maria A. James
Trinity Title Insurance Agency
Decatur, GA

1999

Dale P. King
Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation
Atlanta, GA

2000

Robert E. Burgess III
Chicago Title Insurance Companies
Birmingham, AL

2001

Chris Bobo
Alabama Land Services
Forence, AL

2002

Warren Laird
Chicago Title Insurance Companies
Birmingham, AL

2003

Don P. Lacy
Statewide Title Services
Flowood, MS

2004

William V. “Bill” Dillard
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Birmingham, AL

2005

Fred Wilbanks
Surety Land Title, Inc.
Mobile, AL

2006

Anna Batten
Chicago Title Security Union Title Insurance Co.
Birmingham, AL

2007

Henry S. Rogers
Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation
Atlanta, GA

2008

Walter Davis
United General Title Insurance Co.
Roswell, GA

2009

Jack Miller
Land Title Company of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

2010

Rebecca Turner
Proforma Title of Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham, AL

2011

Bill Kahalley
Surety Land Title, Inc.
Mobile, AL

2012

Diane Calloway
Specialized Title Services, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

2013

Amy Niesen
Land Title Company of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

2014

Rita Paris
Stewart Title Guaranty
Atlanta, GA

2015

Roy Perilleaux
Security Title Guarantee of Baltimore
Flowood, MS

2016

Kathy Mitchell
The Title Group Incorporated
Birmingham, AL

2017

Marcus Calloway
Calloway Title and Escrow, LLC
Atlanta, GA

2018

William F. Miller, Jr.
Land Title Company of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

2019

Kathryn Miller Stewart
TitleWave Southeast
Atlanta, GA

2021

Lynn Hightower-Moore
Common Bond Title
Mountain Brook, AL

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