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2022 Montana Notary conference

Join us May 19-20 for the 406 Notary Conference. This year’s conference features a group of the best notary instructors and presenters from around the country and over 60 hours of workshops, classes, and interactive sessions focusing on everything notary – from the basics and fundamentals, to everything RON, as well as in-depth information on running a successful notary business.  

Attendees will be able to fulfill the training requirements for becoming a notary, renewing a commission, or becoming an online notary.  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a notary or your commission is due for renewal between April 20, 2022, and May 18, 2023, you can get all the required education credits at this Conference. 

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  • May 19-20, 2022

  • Premier Best Western Great Northern Hotel in Helena

This will be a live-only event – sessions will not be available online either during or after the Conference.  Because of the many changes to Montana notary laws and the evolution of online notarizations, we are expecting the biggest crowd ever, so make your reservations soon; if you snooze, you lose. 

Class Descriptions
Meet Our Presenters

Jeannie Franks

US Air Force veteran, author, and Remote Online Notarization Specialist

Ms. Franks is the owner of Cyber Notary Virtual Training Academy (CNVTA). Located in Hampton, Virginia, Ms. Franks developed CNVTA to provide tools that enhance the professional skills of commissioned notaries public who serve as Remote Notaries and Remote Notary Signing Agents through live online training and state-specific RON consulting services. CNVTA is an approved Montana RON education provider and her class, CNVTA Montana’s RON Essentials Course fulfills the requirements for RON education and exam. We are delighted to have Jeannie as a presenter at the 406 Notary Conference.

John Holder

Founder and Dean of RON University

A third-generation graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law with over 25 years of experience as an attorney and notary public in Kentucky.  His legal practice was primarily focused on real estate law and he has closed thousands of loans in over 30 countries.  He was the first commissioned online notary in the state of Kentucky.  He is the founder of a statewide notary network and has mentored and provided remote online notarization education to over 300 notaries.  John makes his home in Vanceburg, KY – a small town on the Ohio River.   

Amy Seitz

Ohio Notary for over 20 years, created and owns the Ron platform, Cyberize It

Certified Notary Trainer for Montana and Ohio (with more states pending). After years of working within the IT field and with government agencies, Amy discovered her love for RON and has transformed from doing her first RON transaction on Jan 1st, 2021, to becoming a full time RON within 4 months! Due to the high costs and limited support she encountered with the available software platforms, Amy decided it was time to make a change. Which is why Cyberize It was born.  Cyberize It is now available to notaries in 23 states, with more on the way!  Amy was instrumental in developing the Montana Online Title Transfer pilot project. 

Bill Anderson

Vice President of Government Affairs at the National Notary Association

A California Notary since 1996, Bill has created and presented Notary education courses in over 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Bill currently oversees the NNA’s legislative, government relations, and Notary bonds and insurance programs, and works to promote, professionalize, and elevate the Notary Public profession by researching Notary Public law and technology issues, writing on topics relevant to Notaries, developing policy, and promoting legislation.  

Nancy G. Pratt

Senior Strategic Business Manager at Black Knight Technologies

Provides team leadership in attaining company goals and manages strategic relationships at the Federal and State level, understanding key regulatory issues and laws that pertain to the operations of Black Knight Technologies. She is involved with Sales Support and strategy of the promotion and development of the Digital Mortgage Solutions throughout the title agent network and lender segment of the industry.  Nancy is recognized throughout the mortgage industry as an eClosing/eMortgage subject expert and is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the MBA Tech All Star Award and has been named as one of the Elite Women in Mortgage and a Woman of Influence by the industry. 

Roger Rill

Founder and President of the Ohio Society of Notaries

Ohio Society of Notaries is a non-profit, professional association dedicated to providing education, awareness, training, and advocacy for Ohio’s notaries.  A leading authority, speaker and trainer on notary topics, he is a staunch advocate of the notary office as defender of the public trust; emphasizing the centuries-old tradition behind the notary title, importance of proper notary procedures, and best practices.  A retired hospital administrator, HR director and college professor, he has served on a number of non-profit boards. He received the 2011 Exceptional American Notary Award from the American Association of Notaries, and was named 2019 Notary of the Year Special Honoree by the National Notary Association. He was inducted into the Columbus Softball Hall of Fame in 2014, and honored with their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020. 

Laura Biewer

Founder of CoachMeLaura and owner/notary for At Your Service Mobile Notary

18 year veteran of the notary industry. She has maintained continuous certifications in Loan signing, Living Trusts, and teaching mandated training for the National Notary Association.  Laura teaches state-specific Real World Training to commissioned notaries who want to dive deeper and develop skills for everyday documents they may be presented that contains certificate language which may or may not comply, or even be a notarial act in their state. In addition, she coaches notaries in the business of specialty work, identifying niches that produce repeatable business.  And reminds notaries to be sure to build a life not just a business with her mindset course. 

Marc Aronson

Active member of the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA)

Marc Aronson began his career at the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (PAN) in 1972 and was appointed President and CEO in 1983. He is in his 49th year of service to the Association. He provided the initiative on a national level for the development of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA). He has been an active member of the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) for the last 20 years, serving in many capacities, including two terms as a Board member. He is currently on the president’s Council of Advisors.  He is also active as an advisor nationally on traditional paper based notarial practice and is nationally recognized as  a leading expert on electronic notarial matters, working with the Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA), the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA),the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), the American Land Title Association (ALTA), the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Notary Public Administrators (NPAs) section, and a number of other organizations who seek his expertise in the notarial field. 

Clyde Heppner

Full-time notary public and certified loan signing agent

Clyde Heppner is a full-time notary public and certified loan signing agent in Missouri, after being the Coordinator of Research for the Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools and 18 years as an executive for Sprint/T-Mobile. He is a graduate of both Carol Ray’s Notary2Pro training and Bill Soroka’s “Sign and Thrive” Loan Signing Course. In 2020, he published the Integrity Notary Journal. He received his RON commission in February, 2021.  Clyde frequently speaks at notary events and conferences. He hosts a weekly Clubhouse room—Notary Ask Me Anything—and is a mentor with The Notary Village.  He has developed the Integrity Notary Journal™ that mirrors the work flow of signing agents to make journaling best practice an integral part of a loan signing appointments.

Come back soon to meet our other presenters...

  • Kathleen Butler
  • Sabrina Hallsten
  • Lori Hamm
  • Jennell Huff
  • Deanna Keller
  • Judi Lawrence
  • Matt Miller
  • Tim Reiniger
  • Bill Soroka
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