2023 Chairman’s Award Winners Announced


Stewart is proud to announce its 2023 hairman’s Award winners, four teams and twelve individual employees who went above and beyond their everyday duties in 2023 to help our company and their colleagues succeed. Launched in September 2021, the Chairman’s Award recognizes employees that display exemplary work and tremendous dedication and commitment to making Stewart the Premier Real Estate Services Company. Nominations were made by peers and carefully considered for Stewart’s most prestigious award by our executive leadership team. Congratulations to the following team members for living out Stewart’s DNA:

Chairman’s Award Team Winners

Stewart Access Modernization Phase 2 Project Team

Charles Murray, Dominic Guarnera, Dona Sutton and Mona Mohan
Selected for courageously leading the project to replace one of Stewart’s core systems, Siebel, with Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 system.

Stewart Valuation Intelligence’s ValidityPro Team

Matt Antoine, Taylor Koehn, Melissa Savioli, John Raftery, Tanya Lewis, Eric Wentzell, Matt Sharkovitz, Leslie Tobon, Jill Vozzella, Lisa Veo-Perry, Kirill Sumersky, Mark Troyanovsky, Paul Gomez, James Webster, Gil Korpi, and Kyle Shore
Selected for positioning ValidityPro, SVI's mobile inspection app approved by both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, as a crucial component in supporting Valuation Modernization.

New York Underwriting Team

Heather Augspach, Keith Madden, Paul Bugoni, Richard King and Tim McLeron
Selected for their outstanding work on large commercial transactions along with unmatched service and value to our customers.

Informative Research's Customer Success Team

Angie Reeves, Catelynn Johnson, Cheryl Hoover, Heidi Goodwine, Jeffrey Harvey, Jermaine McIver, Kelly Richards, Lindsay Sheehan, Mary Yath and Shawn Crawford.
Selected for maintaining a remarkable 100% strategic client retention rate, demonstrating their commitment to client innovation, satisfaction, and loyalty.

Chairman’s Award Individual Winners:

John Chattaway
Selected for taking ownership of the SharePoint Modernization Project and the successful rollout of the new Stewart Central intranet.

Brent Cochrane
Selected for demonstrating exceptional stewardship and an entrepreneurial mindset in leading the SVS search team and supporting key client relationships.

Bryan Durr
Selected for transforming Stewart’s search and exam capabilities in Pennsylvania, which translated to growth of agency business despite a down market, and fostering a culture of excellence.

Micheal Fletcher
Selected for his key role coordinating title operational system and data base conversions in 2023 when his offices transitioned the Sacramento/Placer Agent to become a part of the Stewart Title of California, Inc. Direct Operations team..

Carrie Gagne
Selected for her essential role in leading, testing, and implementing the Treefort Identity Verification technology for Canadian underwriting.

Adrian Jenkins
Selected for being the driving force behind the execution of a nationwide commercial real estate education program, the Title Tenets Webinar Series.

Tracie Kester
Selected for her winning approach and lasting impact on projects outside her role as an underwriter.

Tammy Leach
Selected for her leadership, mentorship and management, leading to 2023 having the lowest year in Escrow Losses at her branch in the past five years.

Carrie Macon
Selected for expanding the production integration to all available customer title production systems in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina adding more than 30 new agency customers to the area production unit, as well as supporting the National Order Desk, the newly formed Commercial Concierge and Agency Commercial Direct teams.

Jennifer Rutt
Selected for taking ownership and spearheading the successful launch of Rocky Mountain Recording Services.

Creed Stephenson
Selected for continually being a top revenue performer even during a challenging market in a small Utah county.

Jennifer Vander Wagen
Selected for her professional excellence and winning approach in resolving title claims for our customers and building partnerships with our teams.

Stewart wishes these individuals and teams congratulations and continued success. Their work is positively impacting our journey to being the Premier Title Services Company.

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