WFG National Title Expands Presence in Louisiana Market
July 14, 2011
WFG National Title Insurance Co. added Stephen Sklamba and Liz Pecoraro to its Louisiana agency division.
Sklamba will serve as vice president and underwriting counsel for the Louisiana agency group. In that role, he will assist WFG agencies on all underwriting matters. A lifelong resident of New Orleans, he graduated from Jesuit High School in 1966 and from Tulane Law School in 1971. He has practiced in the New Orleans area for 40 years. His law practice focused on real estate, title insurance, probate, bankruptcy, creditors' rights and consumer credit laws. He served as Louisiana underwriting counsel for several major title insurers during the past 20 years.
Sklamba has been a director on the board of the Louisiana Land Title Association since 1992 and is a past LLTA president. He was a member of the Adjudicated Properties Committee of the Louisiana Law Institute and assisted with drafting a complete revision of the tax sale laws of Louisiana. He has frequently testified on behalf of the title insurance industry before the House Civil Law and Insurance Committees and the Senate Judiciary and Insurance Committees of the Louisiana Legislature. He participated in drafting legislation creating the Louisiana Title Insurance Statistical Services Organization (LATISSO, and currently serves as co-chairman of the Legislative Committee of LLTA.
Pecoraro will serve as Louisiana State sales manager, and will be responsible for growing and maintaining relationships with WFG title agents in that state, as well as Mississippi. She comes to the company having spent the past 15 years as an agency manager with one of the industry’s largest title underwriters. Before that, she was a branch office supervisor for six years with Norwest, now a part of Wells Fargo Corp. She began her career with 12 years in the legal industry. Pecoraro is a state notary in Louisiana, as well as a state signing agent.
“Stephen and Liz are well-established and highly regarded by a wide number of independent agencies in Louisiana,” said Charles Cain, senior vice president, agency manager, Midwest Region. “They understand the power and importance of the independent title agent in today’s market, and work as hard as anybody in the industry to support the success of those agents.”
The Williston Financial Group family of title insurers is currently licensed and operating in 39 jurisdictions nationwide.