HOUSTON (June 12, 2012) – Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) vice chairman Stewart Morris, Jr. was honored with the first annual Joe Casa Award for Innovation today at the National Settlement Services & Compliance Summit in Cleveland. The Joe Casa Awards, sponsored by October Research LLC, honor men and women in the mortgage and settlement services industries for exemplary accomplishment in the areas of leadership, innovation and philanthropy.
"Stewart has been an innovative and inspiring presence in the real estate industry and the Stewart organization for almost 40 years," said Matt Morris, CEO. "He put Stewart Title on the map as an industry leader in real estate information technology, and we congratulate him on this esteemed recognition.”
Stewart Morris Jr. was honored with the award for his leadership in innovation and many technology firsts for the title industry and Stewart Title including a full suite of technology tools for the title office available through the Net and his role in the development and implementation of SureClose®, the most widely used transaction management platform for the real estate, closing and mortgage industries. SureClose creates the online file that not only improves productivity in our back-office file management process, but also provides real time secure access to the file for our customers. Today, SureClose has more than 6.6 million real estate transactions online, and houses more than 130 million documents online.
He previously served as president and co-CEO of Stewart Information Services and president of Stewart Title, which he joined in 1973. Morris Jr. was elected vice president of Stewart Title in 1974, and was named president of Stewart Title and chairman of Stewart Title Guaranty Co. in 1991.
Morris Jr. graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University in 1971 and received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas in 1973.
For more information on Stewart Information Services Corporation, visit http://www.stewart.com.
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a customer-focused, global title insurance and real estate services company offering products and services through our direct operations, network of approved agencies and other companies within the Stewart family. Stewart provides these services to homebuyers and sellers; residential and commercial real estate professionals; mortgage lenders and servicers; title agencies and real estate attorneys; home builders; and United States and foreign governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges; and technology to streamline the real estate process. Recognized in 2012 by Forbes® as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America, Stewart offers personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, and is the preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com/news.