Sharon Horstkamp

Sharon McGann Horstkamp serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Legislative Officer, and Corporate Secretary for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. Sharon has been with the company since 1997 and has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to defending the companies against litigation threats, with repeated success. She has displayed consistently strong leadership for the Law Department and is a vocal advocate as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. She oversees all litigation matters, as well as relationships with outside counsel, title companies and mortgage insurance companies. Sharon played a key role in gaining approval for MERS to serve as the original mortgagee as nominee for the originator of mortgage loans.

Sharon has written many articles on MERS including "Ready, Set … MERS" (Title News, July/August 1999, volume 78, Number 4); and "Chapter 13 Trustees and MERS" (NACTT Quarterly, fall issue 2005); as well as spoken on the topic of MERS to numerous audiences including the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

Before joining MERS, Sharon was a litigator with law firms in New Jersey and Virginia. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar and the Virginia State Bar. She holds a B.A. from Albright College in Reading, PA and a law degree from the University of Richmond.