The American Land Title Association (ALTA) has appointed Jessica McEwen as director of government affairs.

In her role, McEwen is responsible for lobbying at the federal level, managing ALTA’s Title Insurance Political Action Committee (PAC) and assisting in cultivating the association’s grassroots program.

McEwen will also work with ALTA members, manage association standing committees and staff ALTA’s major meetings to promote membership involvement in advocacy efforts.

Before joining in ALTA, McEwen served as legislative assistant to US Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), where she advised the congressman on all matters under the jurisdiction of the House Financial Services Committee, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and other legislation.

ALTA CEO Michelle Korsmo said that McEwen is an effective advocate with the ability to master and articulate complex ideas. Her outgoing personality and entrepreneurial and creative spirit will be a great fit with ALTA.