Florida-based Underwriter Launches National Agency Division

June 22, 2010

Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. (Westcor) announced the launch of the National Agency Division. The new division is dedicated to the expansion of independent title agents who write business in multiple states. The team will include Barbara Allen, division manager; Sara Hewitt, vice president of national accounts; Kimberly Sledd, national agency representative; and Chris Skinner, national corporate coordinator.

The team encompasses extensive expertise in the national arena. With 23 years in-depth, multi-state experience, Barbara Allen will lead the team with Sara Hewitt who has overseen the last five years of Westcor’s national expansion. Kimberly Sledd, Fidelity National Title, formerly LandAmerica, is the newest member of the team with six years of experience and Chris Skinner with five years of industry experience in title, information technology and agency.

Westcor said its National Agency Division was formed out of demand from the growing number of multi-state agents looking for an underwriter who provided a relationship built on trust and integrity and gives their agents access to all decision makers without competing for their customers.

Westcor is currently licensed in 26 states with 10 additional state licenses slated for approval this year.

“Westcor does not expect to be a 50-state solution,” Allen said. “Rather, our purpose is to identify and engage a network of quality agents and vendors to support independent multi-state agents in most markets even if the policy is not issued on Westcor.”

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