Stewart's Epperson named to board of The Property Records Industry Association

HOUSTON (June 18, 2007) – Charles E. Epperson, eMortgage Services Product Manager for Stewart Transaction Solutions, has been named to the board of directors for the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA).

PRIA represents business and government members of the property records industry with the goal of facilitating recordation and access to public property records. The association furthers the creation and implementation of national standards, systems and procedures for the industry.

In his position with Stewart, Epperson works to research, develop and implement electronic mortgage transactions and e-closings utilizing enforceable electronic documents, digital signatures, electronic storage and delivery for all real estate transaction participants.

Epperson holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has more than 13 years of information systems and information technology management experience, including experience in electronic commerce technologies and implementation. Epperson has co-authored many real estate industry national data standards for groups such as MISMO and PRIA.

About Stewart

Stewart Transaction Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-oriented, technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,500 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at