2021 HW Woman of Influence: Mary O’Donnell


Throughout her career Mary O’Donnell has taken a small unknown underwriter and developed it into an international operation over the last decade and a half. Serving as the 5th female presidenet in the American Land Title Association’s entire history and guiding the industry through the pandemic, O’Donnell has solidified a position at the top of her field. Throughout 2020, day after day, O’Donnell participated in thousands of calls and heard people apologize to her time and again that her term as the ALTA’s president came at the absolute worst time.

However, she always believed the opposite. She saw how the title insurance industry responded to COVID-19, and she was so proud. While the four largest underwriting families all saw decreasing market shares over the past year, through O’Donnell’s guidance, Westcor was able to increase their market share by almost 3%, ending the year with 54.05% more market share than when it started. In 2020, O’Donnell saw her title colleagues across the United States stepping up to help their neighbors, customers, and local communities. She then set out to create the Good Deeds Foundation, where she currently sits as director. The Good Deeds Foundation provides charitable grants to 501(c)(3) organizations supported by ALTA members through a competitive application process to highlight organizations that further the company’s values through charitable efforts.


Mary O’Donnell


CEO/ President

Company Name:

Westcor Land Title Insurance Company

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