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WFG National Title Adds New Mexico State Counsel

By March 17, 2011 No Comments

WFG National Title Insurance Co. has announced that Susan McKnight has joined the company as vice president, New Mexico state counsel and agency consultant.

McKnight will provide underwriting assistance, education and agency support for WFG National Title’s agencies throughout New Mexico. She comes to WFG National Title having most recently served as New Mexico state counsel with one of the industry’s largest title insurers. 

“Susan has a well-earned reputation for serving and collaborating with her agencies,” said Russell Sugg, senior vice president, agency division for the states of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. “She has a long history of working with and for her agents, and she will continue that approach with WFG.”

Over the past 20 years, she has served as litigation counsel, claims counsel and underwriting counsel with two of the industry’s largest national title underwriters. She also has eight years experience in private legal practice in San Diego, where she represented several title insurers in claims investigation and litigation matters. 

“Our success is based on the success of our agencies,” said Lloyd Draper, senior vice president, agency division for the states of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. “With her depth of experience and knowledge, McKnight will be an outstanding resource for our agents in New Mexico.”

In the 10 years prior to her graduation from law school, McKnight served as a real estate agent, worked with a mortgage processing and servicing firm, and then worked as an escrow officer. She received her law degree from California Western School and her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico. McKnight is admitted to practice law in California and New Mexico and is the former underwriter director of the New Mexico Land Title iAssociation. She has taught numerous continuing legal education courses for the California and New Mexico state bars, as well as for title insurance agents and their employees.

Source:  The Title Report