Longstanding NTC Executive Erika Lance Promoted to Chief Information Officer

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According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, women account for just 6% of the chief executives of the top 100 tech companies, and 22% of the software engineers at tech companies over all (1). NTC’s new CIO, Erika Lance, will make strides in fighting gender inequality in a male dominated field.

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NTC, a leader in the residential mortgage industry, announces the promotion of Erika Lance to Chief Information Officer.

As someone who has seen the ins and outs of NTC as well as the industry for over ten years, I feel confident about bringing my experience into the role of CIO.

Erika Lance, a 10-year employee of NTC (Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.), has been promoted to Chief Information Officer at the leading post-closing services provider for the residential mortgage industry. Prior to her newest position as CIO, Lance served in other management positions, allowing her to gain the experience necessary to take over her current role in the company. Lance has worked in Human Resources, the legal department, client relations and overall organization within NTC, giving her a thorough understanding of both operational and client needs.

The tech industry has long faced a shortage of women working in the industry, particularly in leadership roles. According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, women made up just 26% of the computing workforce in 2013; Google's workforce is 30% women and 21% female in its leadership, while Yahoo's workforce is 37% and Facebook's workforce is 31% women (1). Furthermore, of CIO jobs at Fortune 250 companies, only 20% were held by women in 2012, a disparity further highlighted when juxtaposed with the fact that 57% percent of occupations in the workforce are held by women (2).

Per NTC CEO John Hillman, Lance was chosen for the position of CIO due to her intimate knowledge of the process flows and system structure for the services NTC provides. From her experience in in the company she has had the opportunity to gain a valuable perspective of NTC clients and what they require from NTC, allowing her to insure client service levels are not only met, but exceeded.

In addition to joining the ranks of women in a male dominated field, Lance is heavily involved in community betterment with several local organizations and events including the Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic (at the Race Volunteer and Registration In Charge), the Clearwater Community Volunteers, Relay for Life (as a team captain), CACAM for Palm Harbor University (first as a committee member, now as Chairman), the Hurricane Glam Run (a breast cancer run), and HUGS Florida (working with local children with brain issues).

“As someone who has seen the ins and outs of NTC as well as the industry for over ten years, I feel confident about bringing my experience into the role of CIO,” says Lance. “Furthermore, as a woman, it is a privilege to serve in a leadership role in a field such as IT.”

About NTC:

Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC) is a privately-owned leading research and document-processing service provider to the residential mortgage industry. NTC services mortgage lenders, servicers and investors, including eight of the top 10 residential mortgage servicers in the country, resulting in an expansion that is also tied to its contribution to its industry and its local community. NTC ranked number 13 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 Fast 50 Awards list of fastest growing companies in Tampa Bay, and number 2,097 on the 2014 Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America. NTC also won the Inc. Hire Power award for the second consecutive year in 2013 for putting Americans back to work. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.nwtc.com.

1. Gilpin, Lyndsey. "The State of Women in Technology: 15 Data Points You Should Know." N.p., 8 July 2014. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. techrepublic.com/article/the-state-of-women-in-technology-15-data-points-you-should-know/.

2. Khanna, Derek. "We Need More Women in Tech: The Data Prove It." N.p., 29 Oct. 2013. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/we-need-more-women-in-tech-the-data-prove-it/280964/.

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