Roger Hannaford III, president of Hannaford Title & Abstract & Title Co. Inc. of Marion, is only months away from becoming president of the Kansas Land Title Association.
Hannaford was chosen as the organization?s president-elect at its state convention in August at Overland Park. He will become president for a one-year term next August.
?It will consume a lot of time and energy away from the office, but it?s a nice honor and I look forward to it,? Hannaford said of his current role and the one that lies ahead.
As president-elect, he will lead several committees within the organization, including the education committee that plans KLTA?s annual three-day school in Wichita for people in the profession needing their required continuing education hours.
He also will lead the planning committee, which organizes all of KLTA?s activities during the year, including district meetings in the spring and fall.
Hannaford is the fourth generation of family members to serve as president of the company, which was established in 1871. He is a licensed abstractor and title insurance agent and began work in the local business in 1980.
Hannaford?s father served as KLTA president in 1986-87.
?It?s nice to be able to follow in his footsteps and be respected in the industry enough to do that,? Hannaford said.