John Magness

Chief Corporate Development Officer

John Magness is Stewart’s Chief Development Officer, responsible for driving revenue growth, organizational expansion, strategic recruitment and acquisitions. He partners with all Stewart business lines to increase market share and maximize profitability. John is well respected in the industry, with deep knowledge from nearly 35 years of leadership experience in title insurance and real estate.

Magness most recently served as President at Old Republic Title, where he led all revenue-producing efforts for direct and agency operations, commercial operations, technical service operations and entities in the title group. Before serving as President, he held a variety of leadership roles including: Senior Vice President of Texas and New Mexico Direct Operations Manager; President of the Central Title Group; and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Title Group. Prior to Old Republic, Magness served as Executive Vice President at the Land America Financial Group, where he directed operations across 17 states.

A native Texan and long-time Houston resident, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Houston and is a member of the American Land Title Association.