Underwriter Continues Growth in Texas

December 7, 2010

Industry veteran Lloyd Draper has joined national underwriter WFG National Title Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Williston Financial Group. Draper will join Russell Sugg as senior vice president, Agency Division for the states of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The company has also commenced an affiliation with long-time title attorney Bert Massey, Esq. of Massey & West to provide greater resources for its Texas agencies.

Draper joins WFG National Title with over 30 years of experience in the title industry, having served previously with one of the industry’s largest underwriters. He will be based in Plano, Texas, while Sugg will continue to work from the firm’s San Antonio offices.

Draper is a past president of the Texas Land Title Association, and was awarded the prestigious Texas Title Man of the Year as well. He will join Sugg in working to grow and maintain the company’s agency network in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

“Lloyd comes to us with a well-deserved reputation for integrity and business acumen,” said WFG National Title Executive Vice President Joseph Drum, Esq. “He will join Russell Sugg in offering a knowledgeable and respected resource base for our Texas agents. In combination with the experience of Bert Massey, we now proudly offer our Texas agents the benefit almost 140 years of title experience.”

Massey is a partner in the Brownwood- based law firm of Massey & West, and is president of The Brown County Abstract Company, Inc., an independent title insurance agent. He has served the title industry since 1972. He is past president and honorary lifetime member of the Texas Land Title Association, and a former director of and former chairman of the American Land Title Association Political Action Committee. He serves as chairman of the Texas Land Title Association Political Action Committee, is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and former mayor of the City of Brownwood, having served in that position for 26 years. He currently serves as a Director of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel. He has also been honored with the Texas Title Man of the Year award.

The Williston Financial Group family of title insurers is currently licensed and operating in 36 jurisdictions nationwide. The company is a full service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for lender, commercial and residential transactions nationwide.

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