Sandra Sue Massey Holden
March 22nd, 1938 – October 4th, 2004
Sandra Sue Massey Holden was the founder of Guaranty Land Title Insurance, Inc. in 1988, and served as its first President and Chief Executive Officer from 1988 to 1997.
She was an avid alumna, having attended the University of Missouri Columbia from 1956 to 1958. In both 1957 & 1958 she was a drum majorette and twirler for Marching Mizzou. She finished her degree graduating from the University of Arizona State in 1963 with a BS in Business Administration. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi (National Honorary). She received a second BS in Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 1969.
Her business career took many steps to become Guaranty Land Title Insurance, Inc.’s President. First working in education, Sandra became employed at a title company in Columbia Missouri in 1983.
After encountering a ‘glass ceiling’ and unavailability of advancement, she founded Guaranty Land Title Insurance, Inc. At Guaranty she excelled, opening branch offices and growing the company which at the time of her death was the largest independent title company in the state. She always stayed true to her business philosophy of “growth not greed”.
Guaranty Land Title Insurance, Inc. has established a scholarship fund in her honor for children of employees of the company.