WFG National Title Adds to Compliance Team Again

WFG National Title Adds to Compliance Team Again

Everett to be SVP, Compliance and Licensing 

Portland, OR  May 15, 2013     WFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG National Title”) has named Deborah Everett as Senior Vice President, Compliance and Licensing. WFG National Title is a full service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for lender, commercial and residential transactions nationwide.

Everett will be charged with ensuring that WFG National Title maintains full compliance with state mandated licensing and registration necessary to conduct title, settlement and appraisal management business at the state level.  She will also develop comprehensive audit programs to address the new and evolving regulatory requirements at both the federal and state levels. Everett will manage a comprehensive licensing database for all lines of business in the company as well.

Everett comes to WFG National Title with twenty-six years experience in the real estate and lending industries.   She has served as Director of Title Underwriting, Risk and Compliance with Premium Title Insurance Company.  She was also Senior Vice President and Counsel for one of the nation’s largest underwriters; Chief Compliance Officer with another of the nation’s largest underwriters, and Vice President and General Counsel for a regional bank in Texas.  Prior to working in the title insurance industry, Everett was an attorney in private practice focusing on real estate, probate and contracts.

She is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and the Eastern and Northern Federal District Courts of Texas.  Everett is a certified mediator and holds title agent licenses in thirty states.  She has also served on various committees for the Texas Land Title Association.

“Compliance has become one of the top priorities for the mortgage and settlement services industry, and WFG is leading the charge to stay on top of the many changes in the regulatory framework,” said Donald O’Neill, Chief Compliance Officer for WFG National Title. “Deborah will be a resource not only to WFG, but to our clients and partners as well.  Her distinguished background only begins to convey her extensive understanding of the major compliance issues and, more important, her drive to serve her clients.”

Everett will be based in Plano, Texas.  She may be contacted at deverett@wfgnationaltitle.com or 903.269.8864.

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 fastest growing national title underwriter, the WFG family was the nation’s eighth largest provider of title insurance at the end of the third quarter in 2012, less than three years after its entry to the market.  (Based upon market share.  Source:  American Land Title Association http://www.alta.org/industry/financial.cfm).  WFG National Title 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.WFGNationalTitle.com.