Brent Stokes Joins Stewart Title Guaranty Company

May 13, 2008

HOUSTON -- Brent Stokes has joined Stewart Title Guaranty Company (STGC) as Region E Sales Director. Stewart Title Guaranty Company is Stewart Title Company's primary underwriter. In his new role, Stokes will oversee sales in Region E, encompassing California, Arizona, Hawaii, Guan and Saipan. Stokes reports directly to Allan Wasserman, executive vice president, region manager.

“We have focused the past 18 months on expense reduction. It is now time to focus on sales and revenue enhancements,” said Allan Wasserman. “The support Brent can provide will make us a stronger and more profitable company.”

Prior to his new role with STGC, Stokes held the position of regional sales manager for Chase Home Loans. Stokes comes to Stewart with a wealth of sales experience. While at Chase, Stokes managed 160 sales associates in eleven offices throughout California while developing an extensive knowledge on products, pricing and process for purposes of training and providing client presentations. Stokes, a veteran of the banking industry, has numerous contacts in the banking, real estate and builder industries, all of which he will rely on in providing responsive service to our customer.

Stokes will work with Region E offices on the defined market segments and general real estate transactions to develop relationships with statewide, regional, and national customers, securing business for Region E. He will work with sales managers and representatives on sales initiatives, competitive advantages, sales targets and opportunities. Stokes will assist in refining and driving market segment sales strategies for the local offices.

Source: Stewart Title Guaranty Company