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David Hays
David Hays
General Counsel
David Hays
David Hays

General Counsel

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

Ellen Wied
Senior Vice President & Underwriting Counsel
Ellen Wied

Senior Vice President & Underwriting Counsel

Ellen Wied earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with high honors. She attended law school at the University of Houston and earned her JD in 1982. Ellen began working in the real estate/title insurance

Mara Alyson
Vice President & Underwriting Counsel
Mara Alyson

Vice President & Underwriting Counsel

With experience in real estate transactions and litigation, Mara is uniquely positioned to serve as both Underwriting Counsel and South Florida Agency Director. Mara opened her first title insurance company in 1999, during the height of the Florida real estate

David Dickard
VP/Western Region Underwriting Counsel
David Dickard

VP/Western Region Underwriting Counsel

Sean Everest
Sean Everest
Vice President, Underwriting Counsel
Sean Everest
Sean Everest

Vice President, Underwriting Counsel

As a licensed attorney, Sean Everest provides a specialized insight into the real estate transaction. His previous experience in the oil and gas industry, the real estate brokerage business and at a title agency allows him to bring a high

Rustin Khavari
Vice President/Claims & Underwriting Counsel
Rustin Khavari

Vice President/Claims & Underwriting Counsel

Chance Perkins
Vice President & Underwriting Counsel
Chance Perkins

Vice President & Underwriting Counsel

Chance’s career in title industry began with a title agent as an examining attorney in San Antonio Texas. He worked on the agency side as an attorney/examiner until October 2017 when he joined an underwriter as Texas underwriting counsel. Chance’s

NolaAnn Waggoner
Vice President & Underwriting Counsel
NolaAnn Waggoner

Vice President & Underwriting Counsel

NolaAnn Waggoner entered the title industry in 1992 as a manager of a title agency in Southeast Texas. After four years, she entered law school and earned her juris doctorate. She returned to the title industry and has worked for

Melinda Wirta
Assistant Vice President, Claims Administrator
Melinda Wirta

Assistant Vice President, Claims Administrator

After spending time in the greater Phoenix area as a residential realtor, Melinda returned home to her native Texas and began working for a Texas-based regional underwriter in 1998. With that underwriter, she began assisting in the claims department in