WFG National Title Grows Default Services Division, Adds Sales VP

By: Carrie Bay

WFG National Title Insurance Company has appointed Barry Owens as its new SVP and national sales manager within the firm’s default services division.

As part of the WFG National Title Default Services team, Owens is charged with growing the company’s market for all default-related services and products, including owners and encumbrances reports, trustee sale guarantee and trustee work, and default title and escrow services.

He joins WFG National Title with 21 years in the mortgage and default servicing industry, most recently having served seven years as national sales executive for US Real Estate Services (USRES). Owens also has experience on the origination side of the business.

“Barry understands that customer relationships begin with a willingness to work within the client’s process,” said Morgan Harris, the company’s EVP overseeing the default services division. “He is comfortable adapting our products and services to fit the needs of our clients, and will be a superior resource for us and our clientele in this rapidly changing market.”

WFG National Title has also added Wendy Lunt to its ranks as VP of sales and marketing for its newly acquired Puget Sound division. Her role is to grow the company’s footprint in the Puget Sound region, which includes the Seattle and Tacoma, Washington markets.

Lunt has 10 years of experience in the title, escrow, and real estate services industry, having worked with one of the nation’s largest national underwriters in the western Pierce County community.Before that, she was a Realtor in the North Tacoma marketplace. She remains a member of the Tacoma Pierce County Association of Realtors and is the chair-elect for the affiliate counsel there.

“Wendy personifies WFG’s approach to collaborating with our customers, and she will be a strong presence in our market,” said Lynn Riedel, president and manager of the Puget Sound division. “She has a knack for hearing what the customer needs, and working within the customer’s framework to fulfill those requests.