Stewart Title has appointed two top level executives to its state divisions in Texas and California.
Stewart Title of California promoted Loretta Granger Medrano as division president of the company’s southern California operations. Medrano will be responsible for the continued growth of southern California operations, including San Diego and Orange County.
“Loretta Medrano is a significant presence in the southern California real estate industry and has spent the last 25 year contributing to the success of the Stewart Title family of companies,” said Bob Oakland, president, Stewart Title of California Inc. “I am excited to see her take the role of division president for this operation, which will allow her to fully apply her many talents and abilities to enhance our presence in the San Diego and Orange County markets.”
She has more than 38 years of experience in the title industry, with a strong background in county and regional operational management.
Doug Jordan was appointed new division president of Stewart Title’s Lubbock, Texas operations. Jordan will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations in Lubbock County. Kent Gamble, Jordan’s predecessor, will continue on as the vice president – agency services manager, serving Stewart’s Trusted Provider network of independent agencies and recruiting new independent agencies in the Texas Panhandle Division for Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
“I am pleased to welcome Doug to lead the seasoned team in Lubbock,” said Jack Mahoney, group senior vice president Stewart Title. “With more than two decades of experience serving the title and banking needs of the Northwest Texas community. Jordan will be a real asset to our operations as we continue to serve our customers and grow our business in this area.”
Jordan has worked throughout Northwest Texas for more than 22 years. He most recently held a position with a regional title company and has previously provided legal services instrumental in the development, construction and financing the world’s largest wind farm, including title examination and curative work, lease contract drafting/negotiation and settlement of landowner claims.
He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech School of Law, and is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Farm and Ranch Real Estate Law.
Stewart Title Guaranty also added a new agency services manager in North Florida. Brenda Cannon has 20 years of experience in working with major title underwriters and will be responsible for business development in Northern Florida from Jacksonville to Pensacola.
“I am pleased to welcome such a seasoned professional as Brenda Cannon to the Stewart family,” said George Houghton, group president, agency operations. “Her ability to work collaboratively with agencies and find sound solutions for title insurers will play a pivotal role in our continued growth in the region.”
Prior to joining Stewart, Cannon worked as vice president and Florida state counsel at a national underwriter. She had previously held claims and underwriting counsel positions and has practiced both real estate and corporate law.