Stewart Title Guaranty Company Announces New Agency Services Manager for Illinois

Michael J. Fonder will continue the growth of Stewart’s independent agency network in Illinois

HOUSTON (Sept. 6, 2011) – Stewart Title Guaranty Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael J. Fonder as vice president, Illinois agency services manager. In this position, Fonder will handle all independent title agency operations in Illinois. Fonder brings to the company more than 35 years of experience in the title insurance industry, including many years of experience in leading underwriter agency units at the state and regional level.

“Mike is a welcome addition to our elite agency team that is delivering on the promise of steady and substantial growth of Stewart Title Guaranty in Illinois,” said James P. Lanzetta, senior vice president, North Central States agency services district manager. “The experience that Mike brings to the company will help us continue to strengthen our systems and procedures throughout our operations, as well as grow our in-state agency network.”

Fonder received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Throughout his career, he has been active in various state Land Title Associations in the Midwest.

Fonder offices in Addison, IL and can be reached at (630) 889-4019 or at

About Stewart

Stewart Title Guaranty Co. 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 throughout 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, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at, or by visiting the Stewart blog at, following Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco, becoming a member of the Stewart Title group on LinkedIn, or liking Stewart on Facebook at