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2600 The American Road SE
Suite 101
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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  • Karla Walker
    Karla Walker

    Senior Escrow Officer

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  • Alessandra Valenza
    Alessandra Valenza

    Business Development

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  • Chad Hand
    Chad Hand

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  • Marie Cerami
    Marie Cerami

    Escrow Officer

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Karla J. Walker is a 22-year veteran and advocate of the New Mexico title industry. She is based out of our Rio Rancho, NM office.

As Senior Escrow Officer, Karla manages all aspects of the escrow closing process for residential and commercial real estate transactions. She also serves as the Region 5 District Director for the New Mexico Land Title Association (NMLTA), where she oversees strategic operations and activities in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. Karla previously served on NMLTA’s Legislative/Judicial and Public Relations committees, and was the 2010 recipient of the association’s Professional Excellence Award for her region.

In addition to her many contributions to the title industry, Karla is also a strong supporter of education. She was the first inductee into the Rio Rancho Public Schools Hall of Honor, the first President of Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education, President of the New Mexico State School Boards Association and a member of the Federal Education Relations Board. She also served as Board President for The Haven House, a domestic shelter, and the anti-drug, anti-violence youth educational program, D.A.R.E.

Alessandra Valenza has been a pivotal member of the sales team at Old Republic Title since 2010, and is currently based in our Rio Rancho, NM office.

With over 30 years of experience in the title, mortgage and real estate industry, Alessandra brings insight and expertise to the Company’s New Mexico Business Development Department. She is responsible for identifying prospective clients and maintaining professional relationships with existing clients. Alessandra also represents Old Republic Title at social and business functions such as seminars, industry meetings and real estate conventions.

Alessandra enjoys meeting new people and building lasting professional relationships with her clients. She works to anticipate and analyze their needs, and develops strategies that help advance their goals. Above all, Alessandra wants her clients to know that she is there for them every step of the way. Due to her constant dedication to service and strong work ethic, Alessandra earned the 2005 Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® Affiliate of the Year Award.

Chad Hand joined Old Republic Title’s Escrow Team in 2018 and sits in Rio Rancho, NM.

A Native American of the Diné Nation, Chad hails from Iyanbito, NM, and brings over 10 years of title industry experience to his role. As an Escrow Officer, he works with buyers and sellers to determine the most effective and efficient way to close real estate transactions. Chad is dedicated to providing exceptional service that results in a smooth closing experience.

Marie Cerami is an experienced Escrow Officer based out of our Rio Rancho, NM branch office. She also closes transactions at Old Republic Title locations throughout Albuquerque.

A native New Yorker, Marie moved to Rio Rancho in 1972. She entered the title business in 1980, but left after a few years to manage the family business. In 2003, she returned as an Escrow Officer and gained experience closing all types of real estate transactions. She joined Old Republic Title in 2009, and was awarded the New Mexico Land Title Association’s Professional Excellence Award for Outstanding Escrow Officer in 2016.

Marie offers her clients friendly, outstanding service and strives to deliver a seamless closing experience. She enjoys meeting new people, and truly cherishes the friendships and professional relationships she’s made throughout her career.