Stewart Title Enhances National Agents Team

HOUSTON (February 13, 2020) – Stewart Information Services Corporation announced today that it has enhanced the National Agents team by naming Scott Gillen as Senior Vice President, National Agents. Kimberly Prete, Manager, National Agents, is taking over for Patty Ayers, who retired January 31 after 18 years with Stewart.

“As we continue to grow Agency Services, our National Agents are key to our strategic long-term success,” said Tara Smith, Group president, Agency Services. “This team is an expansion of the support we currently provide to independent agents, and Scott and Kimberly bring a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to the team that will ensure our focus continues to be growing our agency markets through new technologies and strategy.”

Gillen has been with Stewart for 13 years, managing key national lender relationships and has been critical in the development of Stewart’s overall lender strategy. He spearheaded Stewart’s digital strategies to enhance the overall closing experience with consumers and transactional partners.

“I look forward to bringing my lender and digital closing experience to our independent agents,” said Gillen. “Digital closings, both In-Person and Remote Online Notarizations, continue to increase and it’s important I help drive awareness of these digital transformations to our agents, giving them tools to succeed with efficient processes that haven’t been available to them previously.”

Prete has been an Agency Sales Representative in the Mid-Atlantic States for the past three years at Stewart. With nearly 10 years of Title Insurance and Agency Underwriting experience, Prete will focus the National Agents on growth and sustainability.

“At the core of our business is serving the customer and we recognize the opportunity we have to help our existing agents grow at the national level,” said Prete. “By investing in our national agents, we’re aligning ourselves as a true partner for our agents in the market.”

Scott Gillen can be reached at or (713) 625-8775. Kimberly Prete can be reached at or at (412) 808-1074.

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