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WFG National Title Expands Compliance Resources

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WFG National Title Expands Compliance Resources

 Fenske to be SVP, Compliance and National Training Officer


Portland, OR  April 22, 2013    WFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG National Title”) has added Lee Ann Fenske to serve as Senior Vice President, Compliance and National Training Officer. WFG National Title is a full service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for lender, commercial and residential transactions nationwide.


With WFG National Title, Fenske will be responsible for compliance audits as well as employee and WFG agent training. She will be involved with internal and agent communications regarding compliance, including the management of an online repository for all WFG National Title policies, procedures and training materials.


Fenske has 30 years of experience in the title insurance industry. Prior to joining WFG National Title, she was Group Vice-President for one of the industry’s largest title underwriters, where she managed the owned operations in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Alaska and Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington.  She had also served as District Manager for the same underwriter.  In that role, she managed the owned operations and also the agency network in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.  During Fenske’s 24 years with that company, she was involved in both the title and escrow side of the operation; assisted with underwriting and claims and took part in training associates and agents in her territories.


Fenske was also appointed by the Montana State Auditor to serve as the only title ambassador on the Montana Insurance Continuing Education Advisory Council for 12 years for the Montana Department of Insurance.  She also has served on the Legislative and Continuing Education Committees for the Montana Land Title Association.


“WFG believes that the changing compliance environment presents a real opportunity for settlement services firms to demonstrate their relevance to clients as educational resources,” said Donald O’Neill, Chief Compliance Officer for WFG National Title. “Lee Ann is the ideal person for this role. Her broad experience with all aspects of the transaction and her penchant for clear, effective communication will make her a key part of sharing this viewpoint with our agents and customers.”


Fenske will be based in Portland, Oregon.  She may be contacted at 509.688.7759 or lafenske@wfgnationaltitle.com.



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.