WFG National Title Insurance Co. appointed A. Roger Blauvelt as vice president, underwriting counsel and Lisa Kent as title officer in its Florida agency group.
Blauvelt’s role with WFG National Title will be to serve as state counsel for Florida, as well as help to develop and support agency relationships in several eastern states. He will also contribute to the WFG National Title national underwriting team.
Both Kent and Blauvelt will be based in WFG National Title’s Florida state headquarters (agency division) in Orlando. Blauvelt arrives at WFG with more than 30 years of experience in the title and mortgage industry, having most recently served as counsel of special issues for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Before that, he served 24 years with one of the nation’s largest title underwriters, departing after seven years in the role of senior vice president, Northeast and Southeast regional counsel. He has also represented mortgage lenders and title insurance companies in private practice. He was the New Jersey Land Title Association’s president in 1987 and 1988.
“Roger is one of the most highly regarded title insurance attorneys in the industry,” said Joseph Drum, executive vice president with WFG National Title. “His experience, knowledge and skill set make him yet another excellent resource in WFG’s continuing efforts to support and collaborate with their independent agency partners.”
Kent joins WFG National Title after more 20 years in the settlement services industry, most recently serving 16 years with one of the industry’s largest title insurers as a senior title examiner. During that time, she was heavily involved with underwriting support for a wide range of residential, commercial and mixed-use transactions. She will provide high-level support for WFG National Title agents on a variety of transactional issues, including curing title defects.
“Lisa is well known among Florida agents,” said Gene Rebadow, senior vice president and Florida agency manager. “Her appointment represents our commitment to providing deep resources for our agents, who remain our number one focus.”