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Chief Executive Officer
Chris Phillips began his career in the title industry in 1977 in Colorado. He spent 26 years working in several leadership roles, including president, at a Texas-based regional underwriter where he was responsible for building the agency network and increasing revenues throughout the Southwest.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is a member of the Texas Land Title Association where he serves on the TLTAPAC board as a trustee. In 2010, he was awarded the TLTA’s highest honor of Title Man of the Year, which recognizes significant and longtime contributions to the title industry and the association.
Chief Financial Officer
Ray Reece joined the title industry in 1980 as an internal auditor for a national underwriter. He later assumed an accounting position with a mortgage loan servicer. In 1991, he joined a Texas-based regional underwriter as vice president/chief financial officer and treasurer. His duties included producing monthly financial statements and reconciling accounts, managing cash and company investments, and preparing the annual state statistical reports.
Ray is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Executive Vice President
George Stablein started working in the title industry as underwriting counsel for a national underwriter in 1998. He has since worked for two more national underwriting companies as counsel and regional manager where he increased the company’s agency presence in Texas. George will focus on growing the independent agent network for First National Title in Texas and other states as the company expands.
George is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He earned his juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law. He is an active member of the Texas Land Title Association and often conducts training seminar for title agents and real estate agents throughout Texas.
Senior Vice President
Geri Hosterman entered the title industry in 1991 as the communications manager at the Texas Land Title Association. She joined a Texas-based regional underwriter in 1993 as agency representative and served as agency operations manager and vice president of Texas agency.
Geri is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of journalism degree. She is a member of the Texas Land Title Association where she has participated on various committees and served as committee chairman.
Senior Vice President, National Agency Manager
D.J. has worked in the title industry since 2003 when he started as an agency representative for a national underwriter. He later joined a Texas-based regional underwriter as an agency representative where he developed business throughout the Southwest.
D.J. is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a bachelor of arts degree. He is a member of the Texas Land Title Association and participates on committees and is the chairman of the TLTA PAC annual golf tournament. He is also active in the Arizona and Colorado land title associations and the Center for Brain Health of Dallas.
David’s journey from abstractor, examiner, escrow officer to attorney & underwriting counsel for a national title insurance company gives him a unique perspective and ability when it comes to solving underwriting issues. David is a problem solver and his vast knowledge includes all facets of the title insurance industry. In addition, David is an accomplished speaker presenting regular continuing education classes for realtors, escrow agents and the Texas Land Title Association. David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University and afterwards attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law while also working full time in the title industry earning his JD in 2004.
Vice President & Operations Manager
Errin was first introduced to a title insurance industry in 1986 when she joined a newly formed Texas-based regional underwriter. Over her career, she has held various positions in the accounting department and as office manager, policy department supervisor, and network administrator. She played an integral part in the development of the company’s proprietary database application and online services web application.