Richard Welshons began his career in the title insurance industry in 1984 when he joined Dakota County Abstract Company (“DCA”), an agency founded by his father, Paul, and grandfather, Amos. He was named President of the company in 1989 upon the retirement of his father. Richard and his brother Dave owned and ran the company until they sold to North Dakota Guaranty and Title in 2022.
In addition to being a member of ALTA’s Board of Governors, Welshons serves as Chair of the Abstracters and Title Insurance Agents Executive Committee, Chair of ALTA’s Bylaws Committee and is active in other active ALTA Engagement Groups.
Welshons has served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Land Title Association continuously since 1997 and served as its President from 2001 to 2002 and as its Secretary/Treasurer from 2003 to the present. In addition to his role on the Board, he also serves as a Director of the Association’s Political Action Committee.
Active in his local community, Welshons has served on the Board of Directors for the Hasting Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hastings Area YMCA and the Hastings Public School Foundation. He has participated in many other community committees, boards and commissions throughout the years.