Regional Underwriting Counsel
The candidate provides underwriting support and expertise to company personnel, agents, and customer(s), related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies. Utilizes underwriting standards and guidelines within delegated authority limits, to underwrite the issuance of title insurance and provide guidance in the performance of real estate settlement services. Acts in the most senior capacity for a Region providing leadership and guidance for the region. Develops and maintains effective business relationships with assigned agents and brokers as well as internal and other external clients in order to attract, develop and retain profitable business for the Region. Provides underwriting support, counsel, and authorization to company personnel, agents, and customer(s), related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies. Reviews and approves draft underwriting standards and guidelines from subordinates, in accordance with established company processes. Responsible for communicating information related to underwriting and real estate settlement services from superiors to subordinates. Serves on state associations when called upon to do so. Participates with divisional underwriting staff in underwriting initiatives around product development. Analyzes key metrics of underwriters to identify areas of improvement and development opportunities. Demonstrated practical experience with concepts, practices and procedures of real estate title and settlement process required. Strong knowledge of Federal and State regulations related to real estate title insurance and settlement services required. Ability to lead others in effectively implementing programs and projects required. Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills required. Ability to diagnose and analyze problems, identifies and drives appropriate solutions, and achieve desired results required. Law Degree required. Admitted to practice in state within region required. 12- 15 years title underwriting experience with responsibility for managing a major part/key function within business/team required. Must be familiar with real estate law. Licensed to practice law, in good standing required.