Stewart executives to address the title industry at the National Settlement Services Summit

Industry’s premier event to examine the science of success

HOUSTON (June 2, 2009) –Stewart Title Guaranty Company executives to address title and settlement services industry professionals at the fifth annual National Settlement Services Summit hosted by October Research, June 16 – 17, 2009 in Cleveland. This year, the premier event will celebrate the many success stories happening across the industry every day in real estate transactions.

On Tuesday June 16, George Houghton, executive vice president, Agency Services Group, for Stewart Title Guaranty Company will lead a panel discussion with fellow title executives about understanding and maximizing the agent-underwriter relationship. In addition, George Naumoff, Stewart agency services manager, will serve as master of ceremonies for the morning general session on day two of the summit. As co-presenting sponsor of this year’s summit, Stewart will also host the opening night reception where the title industry’s ‘best and brightest’ will enjoy an evening of networking and dinner at Cleveland’s Great Lakes Science Center. 

“This is an unprecedented time in our industry, and we look forward to meeting with our colleagues from across the country to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities facing title agencies and underwriters alike”, said Houghton. “Stewart expects the National Settlement Services Summit to be highly productive and useful with actionable strategies that can be applied to businesses immediately.”

The summit will feature an exposition showcasing products and services from many of the nation’s leading title and settlement services companies. Members of Stewart’s Agency Services Group will be on hand to discuss how Stewart is helping independent title agencies enhance the real estate transaction process through expert underwriting support, efficient claims handling, professional sales and underwriting training and advanced technology solutions. For more information and a complete agenda, visit

About Stewart

Stewart Title Guaranty Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through a network of company-owned offices and independent agencies throughout offices 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