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Santos Joins WFG National Title

By October 1, 2013 No Comments

To be VP of Operational Enhancement in Washington 

Seattle, WA  October 1, 2013 Mel Santos has joined WFG National Title of Washington (“WFG”), a Seattle-based subsidiary of WFG National Title Insurance Company.  He will serve as Vice President of Operational Enhancement.  WFG is a national, full service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for commercial and residential transactions.

In his new role, Santos will develop and execute regional recruiting plans, with his primary responsibilities to include the recruitment of salespeople, escrow officers and support staff for the company’s offices in the greater Seattle area.   He has served in the title industry since 1975.  He most recently owned and operated a franchise retail business for five years, before which he was charged with the start-up and development of a national reverse mortgage lending company.  Previously, he was Vice President of Business Development with East Bay Mortgage. Before that, Santos held various positions with one of the industry’s largest title insurers for many years.

“Mel is an important addition for WFG as we continue to grow here in Washington,” said Lynn Riedel, President and Chief Operating Officer for WFG National Title of Washington.  “His strength in networking and his ability to locate and recruit the very best talent will be especially important to us and our clients as we expand in the Greater Seattle market.”

Mel will be based in the company’s Bellevue office, and can be reached at msantos@wfgtitle.com or (253) 514 – 0065 

For more information, go to www.WFGNationalTitle.com.


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.