Stewart Title® Promotes Melanie Kido as Regional and Senior Underwriting Counsel

HOUSTON (April 27, 2015) – Stewart Title today announced the promotion of Melanie Kido as regional underwriting counsel and senior underwriting counsel. In addition to her ongoing responsibilities as a Massachusetts underwriter, Kido now manages underwriting operations for the entire New England region.

Attorney Kido joined Stewart in 2007, underwriting residential and commercial real estate transactions as vice president and underwriting counsel. Previously, she worked as an underwriting counsel for other national underwriters and in private practice.

“Melanie has proven herself to be a valuable legal resource working in her home state of Massachusetts,” said Chief Legal Officer John Killea. “Her specialized experience in the title industry and involvement in numerous professional organizations makes her an ideal selection to expand her responsibilities and lead all six New England states. Congratulations to Melanie on this well-deserved promotion.”

A graduate of the Boston University School of Law and the University of California at Irvine, Kido is also a member of the Massachusetts and California bars, CREW Boston, National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women (NNCREW), Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA), REBA’s Title Insurance and National Affairs Committee and the New England Land Title Association.

Kido will continue to be based in the Waltham, Mass. office and can be reached at (781) 697-3344 or

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