Company honors CP man for 40 years of service
By Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org May 7, 2013 11:48AM
Dan Rohaley's coworkers presented him a Blackhawks jersey with number 40 in honor of his 40th anniversary in the title insurance business. | Photo provided
Updated: May 7, 2013 1:29PM
Crown Point resident Dan Rohaley was honored recently by the company he has served for 40 years.
Rohaley is vice-president and manager of direct title operations at the Crown Point office of Fidelity National Title Company.
Rohaley’s career in title insurance began when he, as a young man, was injured in a motorcycle accident. The accident caused him to leave his job at a steel mill and start working in the title industry. His boss at the time told him that “the time has come to use your brains to make a living, not your back.”
Among the accolades Rohaley has received over the years, the top one has been when he was elected president of the Indiana Land Title Association in 2007. He had the added job of putting together the celebration of the ILTA’s 100th anniversary.
It was a grand party, held in Indianapolis.
He has been named affiliate of the year by numerous local real estate associations and has won several community awards as well. Rohaley has served on several boards of directors, including for the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors, the Northwest Indiana Homebuilders Association and the ILTA.
“Making it to my 40th anniversary is a testament to the quality of the company and the employees that they hire, my fellow employees,” Rohaley said.
He tells all new employees to learn as much as they can about every aspect of the industry he loves.
“Never give up wanting to learn,” he said, adding, “I can honestly say that in my entire 40 years, no two days have ever been the same.”
While many know Rohaley as chairman of the Crown Point Board of Zoning Appeals and a member of the city’s Plan Commission, that is just a small part of his community service.
For years he was the vice president of the Old Sheriff’s House Association. He and his wife Joann did the work putting together a very popular and successful Murder Mystery Dinner Theater.
Now he is a volunteer for Northwest Indiana Habitat for Humanity and also serves on its board of directors.
When not working he loves to golf. The Rohaley family all live in Crown Point: Dan, Joann and their son Rick, a Purdue University graduate.