HOUSTON (July 18, 2005) - Stewart Title of Illinois has promoted Barbara Saylor to president, reporting to Ed Janczur, who has been promoted from president to chairman and chief executive officer. Saylor will continue to serve as senior vice president of Illinois division sales for Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
Saylor previously served as executive vice president and division manager of Stewart Title of Illinois. She has nearly 35 years of experience in the real estate industry - most of which is in title insurance, where she has worked in sales management and direct operations.
"Barb is an industry veteran, long respected both in knowledge of the business and for providing 'magnificent service' for her customers," said Tom Sagehorn, group president, Stewart Title Co. "Barb will continue to grow the company at a fast pace and at the same time, maintain her close relationships with our customers."
Saylor is a former board member and executive vice president of the Illinois Mortgage Broker Association, and is currently vice president of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers. She has been actively involved in both associations' education and scholarship foundations.
"Barb has been a long-time business associate of mine, so this is personally rewarding to me, also," said Janczur. "She has been key to our climb to a leading place in Chicagoland title insurance and this is due in large part to her knowledge of the business, and strong client and associate relationships."
Saylor won the President's Award for both the Illinois Bankers Association, in 2005, and the Illinois Mortgage Brokers Association (IMBA), in 1997. She is also a four-time IMBA award winner as the Vendor Manager of the Year.
She also is actively involved with the local American Cancer Society, recently completing the three-day Breast Cancer Walk, where she walked 60 miles to raise money for cancer research and prevention. Stewart Title is a regular supporter of the Society's Northwest Chicago gala.
Stewart Title of Illinois and Stewart Title Co. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a technology driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company providing title insurance and related information services through more than 7,800 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and several international markets. Stewart delivers via e-commerce the services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at www.stewart.com.