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Stewart Hires Rose Menker as Vice President of Marketing

Stewart Hires Rose Menker as Vice President of Marketing
September 29, 2016

In this role, she will drive business growth by leveraging customer insights, creating and executing customer segmentation and marketing strategies to enhance the customer experience.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160929006016/en/

Stewart's Chief Economist Talks Interest Rates on HousingWire

To raise, or not to raise interest rates, that is the question
September 20, 2016

Ted Jones, Ph.D., is chief economist and senior vice president for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. An internationally recognized real estate expert, he has completed appraisals and property analysis in the United States and five other countries.

Chief Economist: America's Economy is Great Right Now – Franchise Times
June 1, 2016

Stewart Chief Economist Dr. Ted C. Jones backs up his optimistic forecast with data.

Buyers face tight market, higher prices – Colorado Springs Business Journal
May 27, 2016

Stewart chief economist Dr. Ted C. Jones says there’s not enough housing supply in Colorado Springs, particularly for entry-level buyers.

Veteran economist rejects talk of possible recession, housing bubble – Pueblo Chieftain
May 22, 2016

Stewart chief economist Dr. Ted C. Jones believes a rebound in jobs and home sales puts Pueblo and the rest of Colorado on track for more economic gains.

Stewart Title Alice Texas sponsors School Supply Drive
August 26, 2015

Stewart Title's Texas border division hosted its Annual Customer Appreciation Luncheon with "Back 2 School" theme. This year's event incorporated a School Supply Drive to support the local community school children in dire need of school supplies. "We collected hundreds of pounds of supplies during a two week period", says Yolanda Sciaraffa, sales manager. "It was wonderful to be able to partner with customers and members of our community to make our community a better place to live."

All supplies will be donated to the School District for distribution. The drive was such a success that Stewart plans to make this an annual event. 

Another Home for a Las Vegas Hero
August 14, 2015

In July, the Las Vegas Division helped deliver a dream to Army Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Joe Gutierrez, his wife and two daughters: a new home, mortgage free. Gutierrez honorably served three tours of duty in the Army before medically retiring in 2013. Stewart worked with Building Homes for Heroes to provide the home.

Habit for Humanity honors Stewart Title of Laredo
July 27, 2015

Habit for Humanity honors Stewart Title of Laredo, Community Partner of the Decade for its dedication of the mission of bringing simple, decent and affordable housing to hard working families in Laredo. "It's because of the generosities of companies like Stewart Title that makes it possible for us to serve the needs of families here in Laredo" saide Carol Sherwood, executive director for Habitat. 

MReport Announces its 2015 “Power Players” & “Leading Ladies” Honorees
July 27, 2015

The MReport announced its 2015 "Power Players" and "Leading Ladies" in mortgage in their August Special Issue "Women in Housing". This issue highlights the accomplishments and achievements of the women working within in the housing and mortgage industries and is also dedicated to the issues women face in trying to obtain the dream of homeownership and a mortgage loan.

Stewart's vice president of media relations and marketing programs, Jennie Craig, is honored as a "2015 Leading Ladies" in the housing and mortgage industry.

ALTA Awards Seven New National Title Professional Designations
March 19, 2015

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) has announced seven National Title Professional (NTP) designations who join 40 other industry leaders from around the country who have earned the prestigious professional designation, including Stewart's Wendy S. Gibbons of Stewart Title Guaranty Company in Indianapolis, Ind.

Commercial BDO Jose Menendez Elected to Texas Senate
February 17, 2014

Commercial Services Business Development Officer Jose Menendez has been elected to the Texas State Senate, representing San Antonio-based District 26. Jose, formerly a Representative in the Texas House, defeated Trey Martinez Fischer in a runoff election.

He will succeed former Senator Leticia Van de Putte, who has stepped down to run for mayor in San Antonio.

Fortifying the Front Lines and Battling Economic Downturn - Forefront Magazine
November 7, 2014

Allen Berryman recounts the resilience he's fostered as CFO of Stewart Information Services Corp.

Top of the List: Title Insurance Companies Ranked by MSA Title premiums 2012
November 7, 2014

Stewart Title is listed in the top 5 companies on the largest title insurance companies list over last year.

Who Closes Real Estate Here and in Other Countries? - HAR Connect
February 10, 2014

Mitch Creekmore, Senior Vice President, Multinational Business Development, Stewart Title Commercial Services is featured in HAR Connect. See details.

2014 Breakthrough Women Announced - Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce
April 2014

Dr. Mary Ann Wilkins, senior vice president, business development officer for Stewart Title was named one of the 2014 Breakthrough Women by the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce.

Dallas-area housing ardor may cool a bit in 2014, economists say - Dallas News
January 2, 2014

Dr. Ted C. Jones weighs in on the Dallas-area market for 2014. See details.

2013 Women of Influence - HousingWire
November 1, 2013

HousingWire’s 3rd annual recognition program highlights the industry’s most influential women leaders, and Stewart Lender Services' Laurie Pyle is one of them! See details.

An overview of the CFPB pending regulations with Marvin Stone RISMedia
October 2013

RISMedia sat down for a Q&A with Marvin Stone, CFPB Program Manager for Stewart, about the new CFPB pending regulations. See details.

Unheard of Dallas-area home price increases are something to worry about if they continue - Dallas News
August 15, 2013

Featuring Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC), this article discusses the Dallas area home market.

Sustained growth moves rating up - HousingWire
August 15, 2013

Fitch Ratings upgraded the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of Stewart’s insurance subsidiaries to 'A-' from 'BBB+' with a ‘Stable’ Rating Outlook.

Fitch Upgrades Stewart - National Mortgage News
August 15, 2013

Fitch Ratings upgraded the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of Stewart’s insurance subsidiaries to 'A-' from 'BBB+' with a ‘Stable’ Rating Outlook.

HousingWire put Jason Nadeau in the Hot Seat. Jason considers himself a technologist at heart. Previously, he worked on tech solutions at First American and RealEC Technologies. These days, he looks to leverage that knowledge in the field as an operations figurehead at Stewart Lender Services. See details.

High-Impact Tax Breaks - HousingWire
July, 2013

Featuring Scott Saunders, Senior Vice President, Asset Preservation, Inc., this article discusses making sure you are making your best tax moves for 2013. See details. 

Interview with Jason Nadeau, group president, mortgage and title services, Stewart Information Services Corp. - HousingWire
June, 2013

HousingWire put Jason Nadeau in the Hot Seat. Jason considers himself a technologist at heart. Previously, he worked on tech solutions at First American and RealEC Technologies. These days, he looks to leverage that knowledge in the field as an operations figurehead at Stewart Lender Services. See details. 

The Houston Chronicle - Stewart National Title Services says goodbye to Paul Sands and welcomes Bruce Hawley
June 22, 2013 

The Houston Chronicle announced that Stewart Information Services Corp.(NYSE:STC) ranks No. 3 on this year's Chronicle 100 list of the area's top-performing public companies in 2012. See details. 

Wall Street Transcript
June 10, 2013

Matt Morris, CEO of Houston-based Stewart Information Services Corp.(NYSE: STC), is featured in an interview by The Wall Street Transcript. The Wall Street Transcript forums and interviews with Chief Executive Officers are published verbatim as editorial content and include forward-looking statements. See details.

“Real estate’s 100 most influential leaders” - Inman News
Posted on January 17, 2013 

Inman News recognized real estate’s 100 most influential leaders during the Inman Connect Conference in New York City. Among the list, is Stewart’s Stewart Morris Jr., transaction management visionary and industry veteran. Stewart believes in bringing transparency into the real estate transaction, and strives to bring customer service and the real estate experience to the forefront of the transaction. 

Clareity Consulting
September 19, 2012

“Real Estate Document Management Systems”

Featuring SureClose.

Commercial Property Executive
September 15, 2012

“Title Trends”

Featuring Bruce Hawley, Senior Vice President & Senior Underwriting Counsel, Multinational Title Services Group Manager, Stewart Title Guaranty Co. – National Title Services

Real Estate Broker’s Insider
August 2012

“Transaction management system yields efficiencies for real estate brokerage”

Featuring Bill Jones, Heritage Properties

The Daily Record
July 27, 2012

“Stewart Title announces Linked Commitment: Innovative technology designed for consumer”

Featuring Mike Pryor, President of Stewart Title of Arkansas

retechnology - Product Review: SureClose
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A brief look at this transaction management solution.

Houston Chronicle - “Stewart® Ranks in the Houston Chronicle’s Chronicle 100 for Top-Leading Companies”
Posted on June 24, 2012 

Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) has been recognized by the Houston Chronicle as one of the best-performing companies in the Houston area. Stewart ranked 83 out of 100 in the Chronicle 100. 

Houston Business Journal - Stewart Title again tops HBJ’s largest title companies list
Friday, April 13, 2012

Houston-Area Title Companies list for another year.

Houston Business Journal - Five Houston companies make Forbes’ ‘most trustworthy’ list
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Five Houston companies have made Forbes’ list of the 100 most trustworthy companies in America.

Real Estate Magazine - “How to Protect Your Clients’ Assets and Your Bottom Line”
April 2012

Featuring Tom Carpentier, president of Stewart Insurance Services, a Stewart company.

America’s Most Trustworthy Companies
Posted on March 26, 2012 

Forbes announced Tuesday, March 21st their Top Most Trustworthy Companies in America, and Stewart has been selected as one of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies, out of 8,000 companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange. 

Stewart Title Guaranty Company Joins Forces with HelpingaHero.org and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition® to Provide Home for Wounded Veteran
Posted on March 14, 2012 

Stewart Title Guaranty Company Joins Forces with HelpingaHero.org and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition® to Provide Home for Wounded Veteran Stewart’s Community of Sharing Program Supporting HelpingaHero.org exceeds donation goals with the help of Stewart’s title agency network. 

Scotsman Guide - Spotting Bargains in Tax Foreclosures
Janaury 2012

Featuring David H. Martyn, Vice President, Associate Senior Underwriter, Manager of National Title Services, this article helps investor clients take advantage of discount properties by advising them on issues that can complicate the process.

Colorado Real Estate Journal - Will 2012 Be Better Than 2011
December 21, 2011 - January 3, 2012

Featuring Tom Konkel, Senior Vice President, National Sales Director of National Title Services.

RIS Media
Posted November 30, 2011

Read about the convenient services that Stewart Title offers to real estate professional across the U.S. as featured in Real Estate Magazine.

Corporate Real Estate Journal - Due Diligence Considerations for Multi-National/Multi-State Commercial Real Estate Transactions — With An Emphasis on Title Insurance
August 2, 2011

Featuring Bruce E. Hawley, Senior Vice President, Senior Underwriting Counsel, Multinational Title Services Group Manager.

Gracy Title to be featured on HGTV’s My First Place
Posted on June 24, 2011 

Check out Gracy Title, a Stewart Company, on HGTV’s My First Place. The show is scheduled to air June 28, 2011 at 8pm EST. In this episode Paul is a single dad who wants to buy a cool first place in Austin so that he can give his teenage son a permanent home. 

Title Insurance Activity Shows That The Market Is Bouncing Back
Posted on June 3, 2011 

Featuring Melissa Eastman, RETAIL TRAFFIC CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST and Senior Vice President, National Business Development Manager, Stewart Title Guaranty Company - National Title Services. As the national economy continues to show signs of recovery, so too does the commercial real estate industry. Modest job growth, rising business confidence and higher levels of consumer spending have resulted in a marked increased in commercial real estate activity. 

Title News - Breaking into the Import/Export Business
May 2011

Title agents conducting transactions in this segment must overcome more than finding orders and language barriers; they need to explain to foreign investors the need for title insurance and the functions performed by the various parties. Article features Bruce Hawley of National Title Services.

InformationWeek’s CIO Profiles: Murshid Khan of Stewart Information Services
Posted on April 27, 2011 

In InformationWeek’s CIO Profile of Murshid Khan, Mr. Khan discusses his view of technology in the title industry, his vision, his greatest career accomplishment and his background. 

Houston Business Journal
Posted on April 25, 2011 

On Friday, April 22, 2011, Stewart Title was listed as the No. 1 company on the 2011 Houston Business Journal list of the area’s largest title companies. The list, which appears exclusively in the April 22 print edition, is ranked by number of 2010 closings. 

Not Our First Rodeo
Posted on April 14, 2011

As featured in Mobility Magazine April 2011 Ted C. Jones knows that nothing much has changed with the economy in more than 2,000 years. For evidence, he points to Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero (c. 55 BC), who said, “The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled… lest Rome become bankrupt.

Stewart Title Guaranty Company Ranks #1 in Top Ten List
Posted on April 8, 2011 

Every Friday in the DenverBusinessJournal.com, the online magazine highlights one of its exclusive lists, “Top of the List,” which ranks Colorado businesses and other entities in a host of categories — from law firms to lenders — providing insight on those top-performing local businesses. For the week of April 4-8, 2011, the Denver Business Journal listed Stewart Title Guaranty Company as the city’s top Colorado-licensed title insurance company, based on direct-written title premiums in Denver. Congratulations to the fine folks in Colorado for this terrific distinction. 

A Booming Business
Posted on March 14, 2011 

See how while other industries and businesses—even title insurance—were retracting over the past four years, Stewart Lender Services was expanding in a big hurry. Mortgage Banking Magazine covers in their February edition how Stewart Lender Services provides just about any service that’s in demand in the mortgage industry which these days frequently means loss mitigation, asset management and REO disposition work. 

Gold Versus Real Estate
Posted on March 4, 2011 

These last few years haven’t been particularly golden ones for housing. But over the long haul — say, three decades — housing has been golden. Actually, even better than gold…” Find out what Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC), has to say about our real estate market in “Gold Versus Real Estate” as featured in the January 2, 2011 edition of the LA Times. 

Real Estate Magazine - April 2011

“Experts Speak Out on the Issues that Matter Most”

Experts speak out on the issues that matter the most” See how Realtors® can grow their referral business with exceptional customer service from Lisa Monti, Director of REALTOR® Sales, Eastern Operations of Stewart Title Company’s perspective.

Houston Business Journal - April 22, 2011

“Stewart Title tops HBJ title companies list”

On Friday, April 22, 2011, Stewart Title was listed as the No. 1 company on the 2011 Houston Business Journal list of the area’s largest title companies. The list, which appears exclusively in the April 22 print edition, is ranked by number of 2010 closings.

Chron.com - February 26, 2011

“People in Business”

Featuring Piper Sheffield, senior vice president and director for Stewart Relocation Services (SRS), a division of National Title Services.

Immobiliare - Issue 63 January 21, 2011

“Perception Is Not Synonymous With Reality Mexico Perspectives 2011”

Featuring Mitch Creekmore, a senior vice president at Stewart Title Guaranty Company

REAL ESTATE BISNOW – January 18, 2011

“Fatten Up”

Featuring Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC)

Dallas Business Journal – January 11, 2011

“North Texas Economic Signs Mixed”

Featuring Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC)

The Title Report – January 10, 2011

“2011Outlook for the Title Industry”

The Title Report asked experts from around the industry for their insight into what title and settlement service professionals need to prepare for in the year ahead.

LA Times – January 2, 2011

“Gold Versus Real Estate”

Featuring Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC).

Scotsman Guide – January 2011

“Build Business with International Investors”.

Featuring Stewart National Title Services’ Bruce Hawley

Houston Business Journal – Week of December 24 – 30, 2010

Focus: Reader Wrap-up
Featuring Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC)

Texas Bar Journal – November 2010

Featuring James Gosdin

Boston Globe – November 18, 2010

“Title cos. face robo-signing aftermath: Inability to prove property ownership could push interest rates higher”

Featuring Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC)

DS News – October 28. 2010

“Stewart Lender Services Opens Center in Coppell, Texas”

The Spokesman Review – September 26, 2010

“Be wary of mortgage matrix promotions”

Featuring Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC)

Viet News Television – VNTV Little Saigon TV – September 10, 2010 

Mobility Magazine – September 2010

“RESPA Reform: the Good, the Bad, and the Confusing”

Featuring Piper Sheffield, senior vice president, director of Stewart Relocation Services

American Banker – August 20, 2010

“Could 4.5% Refis Be a Balm for Mortgage Crisis?”

Featuring Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC)

Mobility Magazine – August 2010

“Beware the Fine Print – Short Sale Clawback Provisions”

Due to the mounting pressures lenders are facing on the regulatory front as well as from current market conditions, the expectations they hold for service providers are changing form. In the second of a two-part series, lenders reveal the requirements they are now placing upon title and settlement service partners as well as how they are adapting closing instructions.

DS News – June 2010

“Day in the Life: Stewart Lender Services”

Realtor® Magazine – July/August 2010

“Clearing the Closing Hurdles”

DS News – May 11, 2010

“Loss Mitigation Milestones Surpassed by Stewart Lender Services”

International Property Journal – May 28, 2010

“Ask an Expert: Mitch Creekmore, Senior V.P., Stewart Title”

Featuring Mitch Creekmore, a senior vice president at Stewart Title Guaranty Company

HousingWire – May 28, 2010

“Stewart Lender Services Sees Loss Mitigation Business Jump Ten-Fold”

Mobility Magazine – May 2010

“Revisiting the FHA Anti-flipping Rule”

Featuring Piper Sheffield, senior vice president, director of Stewart Relocation Services

Servicing Management – May 2010

“Reversing Directions: Servicers Drive Short Sales Forward”

DS News – May 2010

“Get to Know: John Bordon”

DS News – March 29, 2010

“Stewart Provides Solutions for HAMP Supplemental Directives”

National Real Estate Investor – March 2010

“Title insurers find strength through consolidation”

Featuring Stewart National Title Services’ Bruce Hawley

Area Development Site and Facility Planning – February/March 2010

First Person featuring Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC)

DS News – February 23, 2010

“Stewart Offers Short Sale and Deed-in-Lieu Service”

Commercial Mortgage Insight Volume 14, No. 2 First Quarter 2010

“Non-Performing Loans Introduce Title Risks”

Featuring Stewart National Title Services’ Bruce Hawley

New England Real Estate Journal – February 26 – March 4, 2010

“The Title Insurance Aspects of Commercial Mortgage Modifications”

Featuring Stewart National Title Services’ Bruce Hawley

Real Estate Weekly – January 13, 2010

“Will Commercial Transaction Increase in 2010?”

Featuring Stewart National Title Services’ Bruce Hawley

Colorado Real Estate Journal – December 16, 2009 – January 5, 2010

“2009 Year in Review”

Featuring Tom Konkel, senior vice president, national sales director, National Title Services, Stewart Title Guaranty Company

Smart Business – December 2009

“Opening Doors: How Malcolm Morris Leads with an Employee-First Philosophy to Take Stewart Information services to the Next Level”

Featuring Malcolm Morris, chairman and co-CEO of Stewart Information Services Corporation

DS News – December 2, 2009

“Stewart Lender Services Introduces REO Asset Management Division”

Title News – November 2009

“The Challenges are Profound: ALTA President Mark Winter Poised to Tackle Threats”

Featuring ALTA president, Mark Winter

DS News – October 2009

“Business as Unusual. With Servicers Stretched to Their Limit, It’s Time to Take a Closer Look at the Fed’s Home Affordable Modification Program – Including the Snags Hindering Its Success”

Featuring Jason Nadeau and Scott Gillen of Stewart Lender Services

DS News – October 12, 2009

“Stewart Lender Services Realigns, Opens New Offices”

HousingWire – October 12, 2009

“Stewart Lender Services Adds Branches”

HousingWire – July 2, 2009

“Stewart Title Ahead of RESPA Schedule”

Title News – May/June 2009

“The Administration’s New Making Home Affordable Program”

Featuring Jason Nadeau, president and CEO of Stewart Lender Services

LatinWorld.com – May 2, 2009

“Interview With Mitch Creekmore, Co-author of “Cashing In on a Second Home in Mexico”

Featuring Mitch Creekmore, a senior vice president at Stewart Title Guaranty Company

USA Today – April 15, 2009

“Sales of vacation homes takes time off”

Featuring Dr. Ted Jones, senior vice president-chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company and director of Investor Relations for Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC)

New York Times – April 7, 2009

“International Real Estate: For Sale In... Mexico City”

Featuring Mitch Creekmore, a senior vice president at Stewart Title Guaranty Company