HOUSTON (Nov. 29, 2004) - Steve Matthews has joined Stewart Title to serve as president of Stewart Title of Oregon in Portland.
Matthews previously served as executive vice president of the Portland office of Pacific Northwest Title. He brings more than 25 years of experience in title, escrow, marketing and management to this new position. Matthews recently obtained a master's of business administration, focusing on the title industry in his course of study.
"Many of our Portland staff who have worked with Steve in the past have given him rave reviews," said Bob Oakland, group president, Stewart Title Co. "I am optimistic that he can grow Stewart to the top echelon of affiliate offices in our network."
Stewart Title of Oregon transacts title and escrow business from its main office and five branch locations in the Portland tri-county area. The main office is located at 2020 SW 4th Ave., Suite 190, Portland, Ore. 97201, telephone (503) 290-5500. Its Web site is www.stewartoregon.com.
Stewart Title Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a technology driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services through more than 7,800 issuing locations in the United States and several international markets. Stewart meets the needs of the real estate and mortgage industries through the delivery of information services required for settlement using e-commerce. These services include title reports, flood determinations, document preparation, property reports and background checks. Stewart also supplies post-closing services to lenders, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping and GIS for governmental entities. Stewart provides expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information about Stewart can be found at www.stewart.com.