Stewart Title® Promotes Two Lubbock-based Executives

Head Shot of Tom Rutledge

HOUSTON (November. 13, 2014) – Stewart Title announced today the promotion of Tom Rutledge to executive vice president and Kellye Hefner to senior vice president. Both associates have long tenures with Stewart Title of Lubbock. Rutledge has served more than 30 years, and Hefner has served more than 20 years.

“It’s our customers that benefit from employees who know the intricacies of the real estate and title industry,” said Doug Jordan, Esq., division president, Stewart Title of Lubbock. “We value the expertise that Tom and Kellye have brought to their positions and customers at Stewart, and look forward to supporting them as they manage their new executive roles.”

Rutledge has served in positions of increasing responsibility at Stewart, including escrow officer, automation coordination officer and secretary of Stewart Title of Lubbock, Inc. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University, and is affiliated with a number of business associations including The Lubbock Association of REALTORS®, West Texas Home Builders Association and Texas Land Title Association.

During her years with Stewart, Hefner has served in dual capacities as escrow officer and quality coordinator. She also attended Texas Tech University, and today remains active in the real estate and title business community, associating herself with The Lubbock Association of REALTORS®, West Texas Home Builders Association and Texas Land Title Association. In 1985 she was recognized as Outstanding Young Title Person of the Year by Texas Land Title Association.

For more information, visit The Lubbock office is located at 6901 Quaker Avenue, Suite 200, Lubbock, TX 79413, and can be contacted at (806) 793-1389.

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