Gregory M. Kosin, Principal and President of the Greater Illinois Title Group of Companies, has been involved in the title insurance industry for over 35 years. He received his BA degree from the University of Illinois, attended John Marshall Law School and the University of Chicago–Booth School of Business for Executive Education. He is a former director of the Illinois Association of Mortgage Professionals, the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Society of Mortgage Professionals. He served as President of the Illinois Land Title Association for two terms and is a former member of its Board of Directors.
In 2006, he was elected President of the Board of Governors of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) the national trade association of the title insurance industry based in Washington D.C. He was instrumental in developing the ALTA Principles of Conduct, which guide the ethical behavior of national title insurance companies. He has served as Chair of the ALTA Government Affairs Committee for over fifteen years.
He is a member of the Dearborn Realtist Board and NAREB, organizations dedicated to democracy in housing. He is an Affiliate Member of the Chicago Association of Realtors® and served three terms as a member of its Board of Directors. In 2013, Kosin was named Affiliate of the Year by the Chicago Association of Realtors®. He is a member of the Executives’ Club of Chicago, the Title Insurance and Settlement Services Network and a contributing member of the Mercy Housing Ambassador Council.
In 1985 he helped found Greater Illinois Title Company (GIT) and has been president since its inception. He is also president of Greater Illinois Tax Deferred Exchange Corporation, Greater Indiana Title Company, Greater Wisconsin Title Company, GIT Michigan Title Services and GIT Florida Title Services.
In 1988, Mr. Kosin was appointed to the State of Illinois Department of Financial Institutions Title Insurance Advisory Task Force which drafted the Illinois Title Insurance Act of 1990. In 2003, he testified in Washington D.C. on HUD’s proposed RESPA changes before the House Committee on Small Business.
In 2012 Kosin was named to the Title Industry Roundtable by the Director of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He also served on a title industry Trusted Agent Panel which developed operating metrics and standards of best practices.
In 2014, Mr. Kosin was named to the American Land Title Association Industry Best Practices Task Force, which helps establish options for certification, implementation and tools to assist compliance.