Underwriting Staff

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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

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

Barry Sloop
South Carolina Underwriting Counsel
Barry Sloop

South Carolina Underwriting Counsel

David Dickard
VP/Western Region Underwriting Counsel
David Dickard

VP/Western Region Underwriting Counsel

Tim Donovan
SVP, Great Lakes Region Underwriting Counsel
Tim Donovan

SVP, Great Lakes Region Underwriting Counsel

Tim joins our team as SVP, Great Lakes Region Underwriting Counsel after having spent the last 15 years at Amrock, LLC. His vast industry experience in a number of areas – federal and state regulatory compliance, corporate governance, agent licensing,

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

Chad Hansen
Regulatory/Compliance Counsel
Chad Hansen

Regulatory/Compliance Counsel