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.
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.