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Stewart Names Division President for Nevada; Opens D.C. Office

September 28, 2010

James Bennett was named division president for Stewart Title in Nevada, while John Gilbert will head up the D.C. office, which will serve D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Stewart Title named James Bennett division president for Nevada, while also announcing the opening of its new Washington, D.C., location in the Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase neighborhood.

In Las Vegas, Bennett will be responsible for overseeing the Las Vegas, Elko, Ely, Carson City and Reno offices of Stewart Title.

“We take pride in Stewart Title leadership, and James is no exception,” said Nikki Wilcox, group vice president - Western United States. “James’ 40-plus years of experience in the real estate industry positions our Nevada division for continued success under his guidance, where he will focus on creating avenues of growth for our Nevada offices. His proven leadership abilities will be an asset to both our company and our customers.”

Bennett joins Stewart Title from Chicago Title, where he served as president of Nevada operations. With more than 40 years of title industry experience, Bennett is an expert in the title and escrow arena. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts in art and letters, theatre arts and English.

This new office in D.C. joins the DuPont Circle locations serving the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia areas. The new office will be managed by title industry veteran John W. Gilbert and cater to the D.C., Virginia and Maryland real estate markets.

Under Gilbert's leadership, Stewart Title's new office will offer more than 30 years combined experience and a full complement of services, including residential, commercial and co-operative transactions. Stewart Title's clients will have access to state-of-the-art technology including online transaction information through Stewart Online, powered by SureClose. In addition, lenders will be able to quickly and easily receive quotes via Stewart's Lender Express Quote.

Gilbert, a D.C. native who grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland, graduated from Claremont McKenna College in Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts, and received his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio.

Gilbert joined Stewart in April 2010. Previously, Gilbert was a partner in the law firm, Modell and Gilbert LLC, in Bethesda, Maryland and brings more than 15 years of real estate experience to the table.

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