Notarize’s Nicole Booth talks RON advocacy
Today’s episode of HousingWire Daily continues our Women of Influence series and features an interview with Nicole Booth, the executive VP of public affairs at Notarize. Booth joined Notarize in 2020 and has over 15 years of experience working with governmental bodies and advocacy groups. During the interview, she shares her experience with digital inclusivity, including her advocacy for more RON legislation and adoption for consumers.
Booth also discusses her work with policy and industry relations at Notarize and shares what the past year has looked like for the fintech space.
Here is a small preview of the interview, which has been lightly edited for length and clarity:
Alcynna Lloyd: As the world rushed to digitize and the legislature attempted to better understand the immediate needs of their constituents, including RON, a part of your job was convincing lawmakers of the need and benefits of RON and then passing legislation for its adoption. When advocating for RON adoption, what are some of the most important factors to present to legislators? Do you believe there’s been a significant movement adoption because of advocacy?
Nicole Booth: I think of advocating as education. Legislators and their staff have so many issues that they’re covering at any single time. The question is, “How do we get our message across as clearly as possible with real life examples? Have the legislators or staff refinanced or bought our home? What was their process like? How could it be easier?” Do the best to highlight the safety and security of any closing using a remote online notarization, as well as the accessibility and putting power back into the hands of the consumer.
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Below is the transcription of the interview. These transcriptions, powered by Speechpad, have been lightly edited and may contain small errors from reproduction: