SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harry Gardner, executive vice president of eStrategies for Docutech, was

named chair of the board of directors for the Electronic Signatures and

Records Association (ESRA) for 2018. Gardner has participated in ESRA’s

activities since its inception and joined the organization’s board of

directors in January of last year.

ESRA was founded in 2006 with the mission to lead and advocate the use

of electronic records across multiple industries. The organization

strives to develop and promote progressive eSignature-related public

policy as well as inform and educate its members, lawmakers and the

general public on changing regulations. ESRA currently comprises

approximately 40 member-companies and organizations of electronic

signature and document technology providers and users across the globe.

“I’m honored to have been elected to serve as chair of the board of

directors for 2018 and pleased to help ESRA as we move forward in this

very critical year,” said Gardner. “Of course, improvement is always the

main goal. We’re constantly looking to build up ESRA’s membership and to

further expand our legislative and educational impact to see the full

realization of the value proposition of eSignature technology across


Gardner joined Docutech in 2016, building on more than 18 years of

mortgage technology experience and standards development leadership. A

leading player in the development of and education around mortgage

technology standards, Gardner has written articles for many

publications, including a series in Mortgage Banking Magazine as

the “eMortgage Evangelist.” At Docutech, Gardner collaborates with the

leadership team to define and execute the electronic document and

eSignature product strategy.

Gardner was featured in Mortgage Professional America Magazine’s

2018 Hot 100 list and earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical

engineering from the University of Virginia.

For more on Gardner’s background and his plans for the ESRA, visit

About Docutech

Founded in 1991, Idaho Falls, Idaho- and Scottsdale, Arizona-based

Docutech offers a wide range of document technology solutions for

mortgage, home equity, and consumer lending from document generation to

eDelivery, eSign, eClose and print fulfillment. The company sets the

standard in providing market-proven technology and unrivaled customer

service to the financial industry. Docutech’s knowledge and solutions

empower lending professionals to efficiently produce accurate loan

packages in all 50 states to ensure compliance with constantly changing

laws and regulations. For more information, visit the company's website

or follow them on social media at LinkedIn

or Twitter @Docutech.

About ESRA

The Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA) is the premier

trade association representing organizations that adopt or provide

electronic signature and document technology. Founded in 2006, ESRA’s

mission is to further public policy and educate its members and the

general public on current legal, regulatory and operational issues

regarding the use of electronic signatures and records. ESRA provides a

forum for companies from various industries to unite for a common goal –

furthering electronic signature adoption and helping professionals

remain abreast of changing regulations. ESRA is headquartered in

Washington, D.C. and is member-managed as a Virginia not-for-profit

association. It is governed by a board of directors and currently has

approximately 40 member companies and organizations around the globe.


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