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Paul McNutt, Jr.

Paul McNutt, Jr.

Executive Vice President/General Counsel
paul.mcnutt@titleresources.com

Paul has worked in the agency, the closing, and the underwriting sides of the title industry. With over 40 years of title experience, he has taught title insurance personnel on real estate law, title insurance rules, and changes in laws affecting the title insurance industry. He is active in the Texas Land Title Association and is presently a member of the Regulatory Committee and is a frequent speaker at seminars.

 

Paul is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with both an undergraduate degree and a law degree. He joined Title Resources in 1990 and is Executive Vice President/General Counsel of the company.

 



Owen Girard

Owen Girard

Senior Vice President/Associate General Counsel
owen.girard@titleresources.com

 

Owen is currently responsible for managing claims, litigation, corporate governance, regulatory and compliance activities. During his corporate career, Owen has been active in counseling and advising on corporate governance, underwriting high liability transactions, coordinating complex litigation strategy, overseeing multiple claims management teams, and interfacing with regulators throughout the United States. 

 

 

 

Owen received his B.A. degree from the University of Nebraska and his Juris Doctorate degree from Creighton University School of Law.  Owen is admitted to practice law in California and Nebraska.  



Wade Thunhorst

Wade Thunhorst

Vice President/Associate General Counsel
wade.thunhorst@titleresources.com

Wade joined Title Resources in April 2006.  His previous experience in the title industry includes general counsel to an independent title agent doing business in several states.  He has also practiced real estate and business law in Houston and Dallas. 

 

Wade received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his law degree from Vanderbilt University.



Pete Marianos

Pete Marianos

Underwriting Counsel
pete.marianos@titleresources.com

Pete joined Title Resources in September of 2013. He has been active in the title insurance industry since 1985, both in private practice representing mortgage lenders and title insurance companies. He has also served as in house counsel supporting a national title insurance company and as state and national underwriting counsel supporting a network of title insurance agencies.

Pete received his undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University and his law degree from The University of Tulsa College of Law.


Sarah Kaseforth

Sarah Kaseforth

Underwriting Counsel
sarah.kaseforth@titleresources.com

Sarah joined Title Resources as underwriting counsel in May 2015.  Prior to joining the company, Sarah acted as a national underwriting counsel and claims counsel for a national title insurer.   Her past experience also includes serving as Texas underwriting counsel for another nationwide title insurer and as a closing attorney in private practice. 

Sarah received her undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University and her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law.   She is admitted to practice in Texas and Illinois.



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Sara Rollan

Underwriting Legal Assistant
sara.rollan@titleresources.com

Sara began working for Title Resources in November of 2016 as the underwriting legal assistant.  

Sara has a bachelor’s of arts degree in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma. She also has her JD from the University of Oklahoma. She is licensed to practice law in Texas. 



Christopher Hinton

Christopher Hinton

National Agency Operations Counsel
christopher.hinton@titleresources.com

Chris joined Title Resources as National Agency Operations Counsel in June 2015.  Prior to joining the company, Chris served as a national commercial underwriting counsel for a national title insurance company, specializing in large multi-site transactions.  He also acted as claims counsel for another nationwide title insurer and worked in private practice.  Chris is a current member of the ALTA Forms Committee.  

 

Chris earned his undergraduate degrees from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and his law degree from DePaul University College of Law. 



Doug Danielson

Doug Danielson

VP, Midwest Agency Manager and Regional Underwriting Counsel
doug.danielson@titleresources.com

Doug Danielson has joined the company as Vice President, Midwest Agency Manager and Regional Underwriting Counsel. Doug began his career in the Title Insurance Industry in 1996 as an Underwriting Counsel and Claims Administrator. In 2004, Doug joined a national underwriter as Vice President, Illinois Agency Manager and Underwriting Counsel where he served existing title agents and successfully recruited many new title agents. For the past eight years, Doug has been engaged in the private practice of law with a small boutique law firm. 

Doug received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and received his Juris Doctor Degree from The John Marshall Law School. Doug is a member of the Illinois Bar and is admitted to practice before both the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.



Frank McGovern

Frank J. McGovern

Vice President/Northeast Underwriting Counsel - NJ, NY, OH & PA
frank.mcgovern@titleresources.com

Frank J. McGovern joined Title Resources in January 2012 as Northeast Underwriting Counsel. He started his title career in 1997, as an attorney and title agent with a real estate firm and title insurance agency and has held positions as underwriting counsel and general counsel with regional and national title insurance companies. Frank has presented numerous continuing educations seminars on title insurance topics. He was awarded the professional designation of Certified Land Title Professional by the Pennsylvania Land Title Association (PLTA) where he serves or chairs multiple committees. He is currently the President of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

 
Frank is a graduate of Widener University where he earned a B.S., M.B.A., and J.D. In addition, he received a M.S. from the London School of Economics, and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. 



Moira Hogan 2015

Moira E. Hogan

Senior Underwriting Specialist - NJ & PA
moira.hogan@titleresources.com

Moira E. Hogan joined Title Resources in 2014 as Sr. Underwriting Specialist. In addition to providing expert underwriting guidance, Moira will support our continuing education initiatives throughout the Eastern region.

A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Moira and her family moved to Pennsylvania in 1998, and she has been in the title industry since that time. Moira’s experience with all parts of the closing process as a licensed title agent/producer in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey is an asset to our agents in the region.  As a former Vice President of an independent Pennsylvania title agency prior to joining Title Resources, Moira brings an agent’s perspective to our Eastern Region underwriting team.



Janelle Rosenbaum

Janelle Rosenbaum

New York Underwriting Specialist
janelle.rosenbaum@titleresources.com

Janelle began work in a litigation practice as a contract attorney in 2006, and later worked in commercial litigation, where she provided guidance to the general counsel and officers of multi-million dollar financial institutions. Janelle went on to work for a national title insurance company where she directly managed a litigation portfolio, developing case strategy, evaluation of risk and all aspects of the civil litigation process. She also represented the company in litigation involving real property disputes.

Janelle completed her undergraduate studies at Emory University in Atlanta, and graduated cum laude from New York Law School in 2006. She is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.



Jessica Greenwood

Jessica Greenwood

Title and Lender Compliance Manager
jessica.greenwood@titleresources.com

Jessica joined the Market Street team in December 2015 as Title Manager and as Underwriting Counsel for Market Street’s parent company Title Resources Group.  Prior to joining Market Street she worked as an associate and solo practitioner focusing on bankruptcy, real estate and family law. She also has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate having worked as a paralegal at a local New Hampshire law firm prior to attending law school.

 

Jessica is a graduate of Massachusetts School of Law and is admitted to practice law in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.



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John Gilbert

Vice President/Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager and Counsel - MD, VA, DC & NC
john.gilbert@titleresources.com

John joined Title Resources in February 2010, after a 13 year tenure with another national underwriter. John has over 29 years of experience in both the underwriting and closing sides of the title industry. John is a past President and Board of Director Member of the Maryland Land Title Association and is the author of the state of Maryland approved MLTA Pre-Licensing Course Book that is in current use.  John continues to be active with the title associations in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. 

 

John is a 1981 cum laude graduate of Loyola College of Maryland and earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1985.



Sandra Frantz

Sandy Frantz

Underwriting Counsel Assistant Mid-Atlantic Region
sandra.frantz@titleresources.com

Sandy joined TRGC in January, 2011 as Agency Support and Underwriting Counsel Assistant for Mid-Atlantic Regional Counsel. She has been employed in the title industry since February, 1986. During her career, Sandy experienced many aspects of the title business. In her early years she examined titles and conducted settlements for developer/builder lot purchases and residential out-sales. She later became a commercial processor for many years. Sandy subsequently joined the agency department where her duties included a wide array of responsibilities. Sandy has assisted agency underwriting counsel, provided underwriting support for agents, assisted with rate/form filings, claims and indemnities. She is actively involved with coordination and preparation of continuing education seminars provided to title producers. She also assists the Audit Department with state statutory annual auditing requirements and all aspects of agency licensing requirements.


Mickey Godat

Michael E. "Mickey" Godat

Eastern Regional Counsel
mickey.godat@titleresources.com

Mickey joined the Title Resources Florida Underwriting Team in March 2010 as a Florida State Underwriter. He began his title career in 1992 as in-house counsel for a large title agency in St. Louis, Missouri and began underwriting in Florida in 2000. Mickey has held various underwriting positions during his 18 year career: Area Underwriting Counsel, Assistant State Counsel, Florida State Agency Underwriting, Major Transactions Counsel, and has managed various underwriting and commercial customer service departments.

 

He received his undergraduate degree in History in 1989 from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana and his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University College of Law in 1992. Mickey was admitted into the Louisiana Bar Association in 1995.



Rhia Winant

Rhia Winant

Florida Underwriting Counsel
rhia.winant@titleresources.com

Rhia started her title insurance career almost 20 years ago during high school and college, working part-time in her family’s title agency.  She graduated with a degree in English Literature from University of South Florida in 2000 and then went on to receive her law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2003.  Subsequent to law school, Rhia went to work for a large national title company where she delved into commercial title work and transactions.  She continued there for a couple of years before going back to work at her family’s title agency in the Tampa area.  There she took on multiple roles, initially a closer of residential and commercial transactions and eventually working her way up to President in 2009.  After the sale of the agency, she came to work for Title Resources in December of 2014.


Kelly Ashton

Kelly Ashton

Florida Underwriting Specialist
kelly.ashton@titleresources.com

Kelly has served the title industry since 1987, primarily, in the title agency escrow arena and has been a Florida Licensed Title Agent (LTA) since 1992. Her achievements and extensive background qualified her as the perfect candidate to join the Title Resources Florida Underwriting Team in December 2008 as Underwriting Specialist. Her unparalleled enthusiasm and commitment to serve others, makes Kelly a valued partner and supporting member of the Underwriting Team, as well as a mentor to the Florida agents.

 

Kelly is a member of the Florida Land Title Association and earned her designation of Certified Land Closer (CLC) in June 2009.



Mike Dullea

Michael E. Dullea

Vice President/Western Region Underwriting Counsel
michael.dullea@titleresources.com

Michael began his career in the title industry in 1971. In May of 2011, he became vice president and Western Region underwriting counsel for Title Resources, where he engages in underwriting in all areas of real estate law for the states of California, Arizona, and Colorado. Michael has taught real estate and legal courses at various community colleges and universities since 1976 and now offers continuing education courses for TRGC agents throughout the Western Region.

 

He has served on the Forms and Practices Committee of the California Land Title Association. He is former president and member of the board of trustees of the Law Library Justice Foundation in San Diego. He also served as president and director of the Thomas More Society and of Noah Homes, a nonprofit organization providing housing for developmentally disabled adults. He is currently on the board of Noah's Ark Angel Foundation and has served as vice chair and member of the Real Property Law Executive Committee of the California State Bar Association.



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Robert E. "Bob" Rice

Western Regional Counsel
bob.rice@titleresources.com

Bob Rice joined Title Resources as Western Regional Counsel in 2016 with over 18 years of legal and title insurance experience.  Prior to joining Title Resources Bob served as regional counsel for several national title insurance underwriters covering states across the Western U.S. Before entering the title insurance industry, Bob was in private law practice in Boise, Idaho where his practice was composed of business and real estate-related matters including commercial transactions, finance, foreclosures, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. 

Bob received a B.A. from the College of Idaho and a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law.  He is the Vice-Chairman of the Utah Title and Escrow Commission and a frequent lecturer for the Idaho Land Title Association, Montana Land Title Association and Utah Land Title Association.



Gretchen Valentine

Gretchen Valentine

Vice President/Pacific NW Regional Underwriting Counsel
gretchen.valentine@titleresources.com

Gretchen joined Title Resources in May 2011 as Vice President / Pacific NW Regional Underwriting Counsel. Prior to joining the company, she spent 3 years as claims counsel and 15 years in various underwriting positions for a large national title insurer. In those positions, she underwrote transactions in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Oregon. Gretchen provides continuing legal education credits regarding title and escrow regulatory changes and concerns.

Gretchen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Whitman College and her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the Northern Illinois University College of Law. She was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1991.


Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Vice President/Claims Counsel
paul.myers@titleresources.com

Paul entered the title industry nearly 25 years ago doing stand-up title abstracts in Louisiana.  After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana and his law degree from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Paul entered into private practice with an emphasis in real estate in Louisiana and Texas. 

 

In April 2002, Paul joined a law firm in Dallas specializing in title curative and title issues arising in connection with foreclosure.  Paul joined Title Resources in June 2006 as claims counsel.



Joni Webb 2013

Joni Webb

Assistant Vice President/Claims Officer
joni.webb@titleresources.com

Joni joined Title Resources in February 2013 as Assistant Vice President and Claims Officer. Before joining Title Resources, she was an Assistant Vice President and Recoupment Officer for a national title insurer. Joni has over 22 years of experience in the legal and title insurance industries specializing in real estate, litigation, collections, bankruptcy, and litigation management.

Joni attended Texas Tech University, obtained her paralegal certificate from Southwestern Paralegal Institute, and earned her designation of Certified Legal Assistant Specialist in Real Estate (CLAS) in 2001.


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Randal L. Telford

Vice President/Senior Litigation Counsel
randal.telford@titleresources.com

The first case Randy worked on fresh out of law school involved a title dispute to an Oklahoma ranch.  He has been litigating real estate disputes and title matters since.  Prior to joining Title Resources, Randy worked as a litigation and managing attorney for a national title insurer’s Texas litigation group.  Throughout his legal career, Randy has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and national mortgage lenders to local developers and individual home owners.  He has tried numerous cases to both judge and jury and served as lead attorney on more than thirty published appellate decisions involving real estate matters.    

Randy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, Arlington and his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law.  He is admitted to practice in all Texas and Oklahoma State courts, all Texas Federal District court and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.



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Roy Wasserman

Claims Counsel
roy.wasserman@titleresources.com










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Sherryl A. Finley

Claims Legal Assistant
sherryl.finley@titleresources.com

Sherryl joined Title Resources as the Claims Legal Assistant in 2016. She has over fifteen years of experience as a legal assistant, including fourteen years in the title industry with a large national title company. She is also a licensed process server for the State of Texas.