North American Title Group adds Howeth as general counsel
MIAMI - Nov. 18, 2013 - North American Title Group has appointed Jefferson "Jeff" Howeth as senior vice president, general counsel. Howeth brings a 20-year background in real estate and corporate law to this position, in addition to experience in securities, finance, and executive management of legal and compliance functions of title insurance underwriters and agencies.
"We are excited to have Jeff join our team as general counsel," said Tom Fischer, president, North American Title Group. "The combination of Jeff's high ethical standards, extensive experience in national title and underwriting matters, and deep experience in the business of title insurance through numerous business cycles will prove to be an invaluable asset to our company as we continue to expand our businesses over the coming years."
Howeth most recently served as vice president, deputy general counsel of PGP Title Inc. and Premier Land Title Insurance Co., subsidiaries of PulteGroup Inc., which provide title insurance and escrow and settlement services to new home customers. Previous to that, he had served as senior vice president, general counsel of Commerce Title and Closing Services. Howeth also spent nine years with Centex Corp., working as assistant general counsel of Centex Homes and Centex Corp., and later holding the position of executive vice president, general counsel of Centex Financial Services LLC.
"I am grateful to be part of the North American Title team," said Howeth. "With extensive title agency operations throughout the nation, an underwriter that is aggressively expanding its reach, and an experienced and capable management team, the opportunities for challenging work and professional growth are substantial. I look forward to contributing to the company's continued success."
A magna cum laude graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and a cum laude graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, Howeth began his career working for major law firms in Tulsa and Dallas before moving to the corporate sector.
Howeth travels regularly to the North American Title Group's corporate office in Miami and maintains an office at the North American Title branch in Dallas at 8070 Park Lane, Suite 200.
About North American Title (NAT)
With well over 1,000 associates and a vast network of branches from coast to coast, North American Title is among the largest real estate settlement service providers in the United States. Consisting of both agent and underwriter operations, NAT has the resources and stability of a New York Stock Exchange company with over $10.3 billion in assets (fiscal quarter ending Nov. 30, 2012). North American Title's agency network operates nationally under the name North American Title Co. (NATC), and is located in 16 of the fastest-growing states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Through our relationship with our expanding affiliate network, NATC provides real estate settlement services in all 50 states. With annual gross revenues in fiscal 2012 of approximately $200 million, NAT is among the largest independent title agencies in the United States. NAT is headquartered in Miami, Fla. To learn more, visit http://www.nat.com