Stewart Title Guaranty Company Announces Formation of Northern New England Agency Services District

HOUSTON (Feb. 11, 2011) – Stewart Title Guaranty Company today announced the formation of the Northern New England Agency Services District, which will bring together Stewart’s independent title agencies in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont in one district. The district was formed in order to optimize efficiency and strengthen the service and support that Stewart Title provides to title agencies in Northern New England.   

To lead the new district, Stewart Title has promoted Stephen R. Dinsmore as senior vice president and Northern New England Agency Services District Manager, and James E. Bilodeau, Jr. as vice president and Northern New England Agency Services District Director of Sales. Harold C. Hayes will continue to serve as senior vice president and Northeastern States Agency Services District Manager, responsible for Stewart’s independent agency operations in New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

“Because there is such a high concentration of independent agencies in the Northeastern United States, this organizational change will allow us to give greater oversight to our agency network, and in turn lead to continued growth and increased profitability while providing better service to these title agencies,” noted George Houghton, executive vice president, Agency Services Group for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. “Harry has done an outstanding job in providing leadership over his many years of service to Stewart, and with the addition of Steve and Jim, we are poised to continue our success in service and support in the region.”

Both attorneys and title industry veterans, Dinsmore and Bilodeau joined Stewart in 2007 and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in sales, agency relations, underwriting and claims to their new roles in establishing new agency relationships and growing  those within Stewart’s existing network of quality independent agencies, while focusing on the core competencies of the district.

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