Greg Merkle of National Title Services’ Baltimore Office to Retire

Baltimore, Maryland (Sept. 17, 2013) – Greg Merkle, Associate Senior Underwriting Counsel – National Title Services (NTS), has retired from Stewart at the end of August. A member of the NTS team in Baltimore, MD, he originally joined Stewart as an underwriter in 2008.

"With his more than 40 years in the industry, Greg knows just about every phase of the title business, and has the ability to do extremely difficult title examination and underwriting," says Jack Kieley, Vice President – Baltimore NTS Manager. "We could not have established the NTS operation here in Baltimore without him. We will miss his wise counsel, advice and friendship."

Throughout his career, regional manager positions at several companies allowed Greg to underwrite throughout the U.S. "Some of the tasks were humbling, but the experience provided me with a keen sense of what I needed to know to underwrite any transaction," Merkle said.

Greg plans to spend his retirement enjoying time with his family, which includes six children and 11 grandchildren. He'll also be traveling, and pursuing his interests in music, photography and genealogy, as well as maintaining his 90-year-old home.

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