Proper Title Adds to Exec Team

July 14, 2020

Illinois-based Proper Title, LLC has promoted Kathy Kwak to executive vice president of operations and counsel.

In this role, she will be responsible for managing the company’s processing, closing and overall operations.

“Kathy has done an outstanding job over the years in building trusted relationships with our attorney clients while also fostering a collaborative culture among staff through a team-management style that employees respond positively to,” said Joni Meyerowitz, chief executive officer of Proper Title. “Her leadership and vision have successfully guided Proper Title to being a leader in our industry during the pandemic by quickly adopting new protocols to offer safe and creative closing processes, and her passion for excellent customer service will help position the firm for continued growth. Kathy’s experience on all sides of a real estate transaction also brings a unique perspective for managing risk on any title insurance issue.”

Kwak has been a part of the real estate industry as an attorney or as an underwriting counsel for the past 14 years, with seven years in the title industry. She joined Proper Title in 2017, rising from director of title to vice president to her new role as executive vice president. Prior to joining Proper Title, Kwak served as underwriting counsel for Near North Title Group and First American Title Insurance Co.

“It’s an honor to lead a title agency with such an entrepreneurial spirit, especially now,” said Kwak. “We swiftly adapted when the stay-at-home order began by offering curbside closings and remote notarizations so we could continue serving our clients with the same level of care and attention while social distancing.”

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