Industry Veterans Casey, Graham to Work with New England Agencies
Santa Barbara, CA – December 7, 2010 – WFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG National Title”) has named Bebe Casey Senior Vice President, Northern New England Agency Sales Manager. Ms. Casey has been with the company since February, 2010. In March, 2010, Ward Graham, Esq. joined the company as its Senior Underwriting Counsel for the region. WFG National Title is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oregon-based Williston Financial Group. The Williston Financial Group family of title insurers is currently licensed and operating in 37 jurisdictions nationwide. The company is a full service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for lender, commercial and residential transactions nationwide.
Ms. Casey came to WFG National Title 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.
Ms. 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 National Title Executive Vice President Joseph Drum, Esq. “Bebe is committed to WFG’s approach of supporting, rather than competing with, its agents, and is a welcome resource for attorney agents throughout her region as her resourcefulness has always been singularly impressive.”
Mr. Graham joined the company after 26 years as a real estate attorney, including 23 years as a title insurance underwriter and 17 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. Mr. Graham received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
With WFG National Title, Mr. 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 Ms. 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,” said Bebe Casey. “We are confident that his experience, integrity and enthusiasm for assisting attorney-agents will continue to be welcomed by our customers.”
About WFG National Title Insurance Company
WFG National Title Insurance Company, a Williston Financial Group Company, is a national provider of premium title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industry. The company also delivers a wide variety of residential and commercial mortgage lender services, including default and real estate owned transactions. The company enjoys a Financial Stability Rating of A’ (A prime) as assigned by Demotech, Inc. Built around the directive to “communicate, collaborate, coexist,” WFG National Title Insurance Company is committed to applying a new philosophy to the traditional mortgage and real estate industry, working to meet the changing needs of its clients, agents and associates. For more information, please go to www.WillistonFinancial.com.