WFG National Title Hires Florida Land Title Association Executive Director

Alan Fields will serve as national agency counsel

 

Tampa, FL  October 2, 2013      The Florida Land Title Association’s Executive Director is changing his corporate address, but he will still be working hand in hand with title agents.

Alan Fields has joined WFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG National Title”) to serve as its National Agency Counsel. WFG National Title is a full service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for commercial and residential transactions nationwide.

In his position with WFG National Title, Fields will be an underwriting and legal resource for the company’s national title agencies. He will also contribute to the WFG National Title national and Florida underwriting teams.

Fields comes to WFG with 27 years of legal experience.  He was most recently the Executive Director of the Florida Land Title Association, having taken that position in 2010.  Previously, he served as Florida State Counsel for one of the industry’s largest national underwriters.  Before that, Fields served as General Counsel and in operational roles for several public and private corporations and in private practice with Dykema Gossett and, before that, Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans (both in Tampa).

Fields received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law, where he was Editor in Chief of the school’s Law Review, and his undergraduate degree in Economics from Davidson College.

“Alan’s keen insights have led numerous title agents through a maze of legislative and legal challenges,” said Joseph Drum, Esq., Executive Vice President, Agency Division for WFG National Title.  “His creativity and leadership in today’s times warrant him coming to WFG where he will help its continued alignment with agents.”

Fields will be based in Tampa, Florida.  He may be reached at afields@wfgnationaltitle.com or 813-421-3821.

 

About WFG National Title Insurance Company

Portland, Oregon-based 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 first quarter in 2013, 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.