HOUSTON (May 16, 2007) – Nashville resident and title industry executive Kevin Bippen has joined Stewart Title Guaranty Co. to serve as vice president and Mid-South division manager for the states of Tennessee and Arkansas. He will be based in Nashville, Tenn.
Stewart Title Guaranty Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (Stewart) (NYSE-STC).
Bippen is taking over the responsibilities of former Mid-South division manager Pat Vaden, who now serves as president and chief executive officer of Stewart Transaction Solutions and PropertyInfo Corp., both of which are Stewart subsidiaries. Bippen also will serve as chairman of the board of Stewart Title of Tennessee and Stewart Title of Arkansas and on the board of directors of Arkansas Title Insurance Co., a Stewart underwriter.
“Pat and I, along with others in the Stewart family of companies, have been familiar with Kevin for many years now and have a high level of respect for his proven abilities,” said Tom Sagehorn, executive vice president and Mid-America region manager, Stewart Title Guaranty Co. “He has tremendous experience with respected companies in both agency and title operations management in various parts of the country.”
Bippen began his title career in 1975 in Phoenix, Ariz., working up to several high-level management positions on the local and regional levels in California, Nevada and the Gulf states. He left the title industry for a few years, returning to Arizona and later to Nashville, where he was state agency manager with LandAmerica.
A native of St. Louis, Bippen attended Washington University and has done graduate work through an executive management program in cooperation with Harvard University.
Stewart Information Services Corp. is a customer-oriented, technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,500 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. 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 http://www.stewart.com/.