The Legal Description and The Title Report are co-hosting a 90-minute educational webinar in the first quarter of 2013 to address liability issues and title agent vetting. Sponsored by RedVision, the webinar will train title insurance agents on what they are responsible for, how to conduct business in this new age of agent vetting, what the solutions are and how to cope. Presenters will also cover how agents can avoid third-party vetting (or work with vetting) by following the industry's best practices.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is holding lenders accountable for the actions of their service providers. Because of this and the recent uncertainty regarding agent vetting, title agents need to prepare now for this new phase of liability and customer concerns. This webinar will discuss specific steps agents can take to better protect their agency. Speakers will discuss:
- Things agents are responsible for and impact of lender liability.
- Industry best practices: Addressing potential issues to avoid vetting (or work with vetting) by following best practices
- Agent vetting: Training on practicing in the new age of agent vetting
- Solutions to this new issue: How to cope, what to do
- Preparing for the next phase of liability issues
- Bridging the gap: Addressing liability issues to ease customer concerns
Thanks to webinar presenting sponsor RedVision, The Legal Description and The Title Report are offering this 90-minute training course for the discounted price of only $72.99!
Senior Vice President, Business Operations, eLynx
Andy Crisenbery has over 28 years of progressive management and technology-related experience that comprises all phases of software engineering and enablement with a focus on the financial services marketplace. He has worked extensively with large federal government and Fortune 500 companies in the financial services industry to define strategies for supporting the definition and deployment of high-value document and data management projects.
He is responsible for business operations at eLynx, supporting key organizations of the company. As a member of the eLynx executive management team, Andy works to provide leadership in the areas of integrated delivery of eLynx services, business and industry partners, service quality, corporate security, and business insights and optimization.
Andy regularly contributes to various industry forums and technology groups focused on development of business and technology standards, educational efforts for both industry and supporting service use of electronic collaboration and signature platforms, and progressing use of integrated data initiatives enabling improved transaction quality and reduced opportunity for fraud in the legal, financial and real estate communities.
Group President, Agency Operations, Stewart Information Services Corporation
George Houghton serves as group president, agency operations for Stewart Information Services Corp. With more than 38 years of title industry experience, George is responsible for Stewart's independent title agency network across the United States. In addition, he oversees Stewart Vacation Ownership and Stewart Water subsidiaries.
George has experience in the areas of abstracting, title examination, underwriting, closing, title policy preparation, accounting, branch office management, company management, claims handling and as agency services manager, servicing and supporting independent title agencies.
Prior to becoming group president, George was executive vice president, agency services group, Stewart Title Guaranty Co. He has also served as senior vice president and national agency services director of Stewart Title Guaranty Co. and district agency manager for South and West Texas for Stewart Title Guaranty Co. from 2000 to 2005.
George was senior vice president and national closing officer for Stewart Title of Houston from 1998 to 2000. In that position, he closed many types of commercial transactions, including industrial sites, office buildings, apartments, hotels/motels, retail shopping centers, airports, golf courses and residential land developments. From 1984 to 1996, he was president of Fort Bend Title Co. and its subsidiary, Citizens Title Co., which were both independent title agents in the Houston area. George graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration, received his Master of Business Administration from Houston Baptist University, and has been a licensed real estate broker in Texas since 1980.
President, Prairie Title Services, Inc.
Frank Pellegrini, chief executive officer of Prairie Title, has been in the title insurance business since 1978. He has been a practicing lawyer in Illinois since 1976. Frank, together with his wife, Mary, founded Prairie Title in 1983 in response to a recognized need in a niche market area.
Frank has maintained his law practice while growing Prairie Title. He practices with his partner, Maria Cristiano, under the firm name Pellegrini & Cristiano. The law firm concentrates on transactional matters with an emphasis in all aspects of real estate law. Conducting an active law practice while running the title company, gives Frank a view from all sides of the real estate transaction. This perspective includes contractual issues, real estate brokerage issues, disclosure and mortgage lending concerns. The dovetailing of a hands-on law practice with title and escrow operations serves to enhance the breadth of experience, which he is able to bring to the service of the title company's clients.
Frank is active in industry, community and social organizations. He is current president of the American Land Title Association and has been very involved with the Illinois Land Title Association, serving as its president from mid-2004 until mid-2005 and currently serving on its board of directors. Frank is also a member of various committees of the American Land Title Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association.
Chief Executive Officer, RedVision
Brian Twibell is one of the original investors and co-founders of RedVision. Brian was instrumental in creating the business plan that is the foundation for RedVision's success. He assumed the role of chairman and managing director in 2002, focusing most of his attention on strategic planning and business development. Brian assumed the position of chief executive officer in 2006 to lead RedVision's rapid growth as an independent provider of technology-enabled solutions for the real property marketplace nationwide.
Prior to RedVision, Brian was president and CEO of Microbank Software, a firm he founded in 1984. Microbank grew to 200 employees with major divisions in New York, London and Singapore, and satellite sales offices in Amsterdam, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich. By 1999, Microbank had over 1,100 systems installed in more than 30 countries. Its customers included sixty of the world's top 100 financial services organizations. SunGard acquired Microbank in 2000. After the acquisition, Brian served as SunGard's managing director for Strategic Acquisitions.
Prior to Microbank, Brian spent two years running sales and marketing for a software company focused on banking applications. He started his career in banking operations with Manufacturers Hanover Trust (now JP Morgan Chase).