More Personnel Movement at WFG National Title – The Title Report

By December 7, 2010 Company News, New Hires No Comments

WFG National Title Insurance Co. has been active in announcing new additions to its company the last few weeks. Read on to see the three new faces that were officially greeted by WFG yesterday.

WFG National Title Insurance Co. announced three more personnel moves this week. The company named Bebe Casey senior vice president, northern New England agency sales manager; Ward Graham as its senior underwriting counsel for New England; and Gael Uhlig as national agency counsel.

Uhlig has 18 years of title industry experience, most recently serving as general counsel for Mandrien Corp. Before that, he spent eight years as vice president and title counsel for one of the industry’s largest title insurers. During that period, Uhlig was responsible for legal compliance and policy, and authored several internal guides regarding state and federal laws pertaining to the consumer mortgage industry. Additionally, Uhlig was responsible for establishing state-by-state transactional and procedural underwriting policy.

He will oversee issues of national underwriting for WFG.

“Gael has a stellar reputation for his practical understanding of compliance issues facing title agents not just in Florida, but across the nation,” said WFG executive vice president Joseph Drum. “His integrity, work ethic and extraordinarily impressive skill sets have already made Gael another deep resource for WFG’s agents in this changing market.” Uhlig will also oversee WFG’s forms and rate filings nationwide.

Casey has been with the company since February. Casey came to WFG with 20 years of professional experience, 14 in the title industry. During that period, she has served with two of the nation’s largest underwriters, and as vice president, successfully helped her company break into the New England market. Throughout her career, her professional focus has been on agent service. She received her B.A. from Newcomb College of Tulane University. 

Casey is responsible for growing and developing WFG National Title’s agency base in the northern New England states, including Massachusetts. She is also charged with marketing the company in the region, as well as building the office’s sales organization.

“Bebe is well known in the New England states, having previously worked to successfully establish a national underwriter in that market” said WFG executive vice president Joseph Drum. “Bebe is committed to WFG’s approach of supporting its agents, and is a welcome resource for attorney agents throughout her region as her resourcefulness has always been singularly impressive.”

In March, Ward Graham joined the company as its senior underwriting counsel for the region. Graham joined the company after 26 years as a real estate attorney, including 23 years as a title insurance underwriter and17 years with additional responsibilities as a title insurance claims handler. He has spent the entirety of his title insurance career with three of the largest national underwriters. Prior to his real estate career, he has also served as a U.S. Naval Judge Advocate. Graham received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

With WFG, Graham serves as a legal and educational resource to agent attorneys seeking to evaluate and cure a wide variety of real estate title matters. In addition to assisting agents and their staff with individual title matters, Graham is regularly involved in the drafting and presentation of educational and seminar materials for local bar associations, legal education companies and for WFG agents directly. He will also assist national counsel in the promulgation of memos and bulletins regarding urgent title insurance and real estate issues at the local level. Finally, he works directly with Casey in establishing, marketing and growing the company in the region.

“Ward is the consummate professional, and comes to us with a strong reputation among real estate attorneys and title agents in New England,” Casey said. “We are confident that his experience, integrity and enthusiasm for assisting attorney-agents will continue to be welcomed by our customers.”

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