WFG Title Insurance Co. announced new hires and the opening of a new office in state of California last week.
The new retail title office in California is located in Irvine and will be led by David Noble, senior vice president. Noble’s role with WFG Title will be to spearhead the company’s expansion in Orange County, Calif., and position it among the market’s leaders. He will oversee the strategic development as well as the day-to-day operations in the office.
Noble comes to WFG Title with 28 years of industry experience. He has worked with a major national title underwriter in various positions, including homebuilder’s division manager, major projects manager, director of operations and senior underwriter. He has extensive experience underwriting commercial, subdivision, residential, litigation and foreclosure transactions. Noble has underwritten transactions throughout Southern California and across the country.
In addition to Noble, WFG Title has made several additions to the client-facing retail operation. Joining the company are Kellie Thompson, senior commercial escrow officer, who has 18 years of escrow, title and mortgage lending experience; Robin Roseberry, title officer; Tim Blough, title officer; Al Japzon, title officer and Katheryn Natvidad, escrow assistant and payoff manager. Collectively, the team has more than 110 years of title industry experience.
Down south, WFG appointed industry veteran Earle Thompson as vice president and manager of the Louisiana and Mississippi agency group. Thompson will be joined in the company’s greater New Orleans headquarters by agency representative Debbie Thompson and agency and sales support specialist Cindy Sloane.
Thompson’s role with WFG National Title will be to oversee the company’s agency operations in Louisiana and Mississippi, serving as a resource for existing agents there as well as working to grow the company’s relationships in those states. Thompson and Sloane will support him in their respective roles, working to assist agents and execute the day-to-day operations.
Thompson comes to WFG National Title after 17 years with one of the nation’s largest title underwriters, most recently as the agency manager for Louisiana. Before that, he served for seven years as a vice president, state manager with United General Title. He was previously a vice president, state manager for Minnesota Title Co, before which he served in the mortgage lending industry. Thompson is the current secretary/treasurer for the Louisiana Land Title Association and is a past president for that organization as well.