WFG National Title Adds to Compliance Team

May 23, 2013

WFG National Title Insurance Co. has named Deborah Everett as senior vice president, compliance and licensing.

Everett will be charged with ensuring that WFG National Title maintains full compliance with state mandated licensing and registration necessary to conduct title, settlement and appraisal management business at the state level. She will also develop comprehensive audit programs to address the new and evolving regulatory requirements at both the federal and state levels. Everett will manage a comprehensive licensing database for all lines of business in the company as well.

Everett comes to WFG National Title with 26 years experience in the real estate and lending industries. She has served as director of title underwriting, risk and compliance with Premium Title Insurance Co. She was also senior vice president and counsel for an underwriter and chief compliance officer for another underwriter. She’s also served as vice president and general counsel for a regional bank in Texas. Prior to working in the title insurance industry, Everett was an attorney in private practice focusing on real estate, probate and contracts.

She is licensed to practice law in Texas and the eastern and northern federal district courts of Texas. Everett is a certified mediator and holds title agent licenses in 30 states. She has also served on various committees for the Texas Land Title Association.

“Compliance has become one of the top priorities for the mortgage and settlement services industry, and WFG is leading the charge to stay on top of the many changes in the regulatory framework,” said Donald O’Neill, chief compliance officer for WFG National Title. “Deborah will be a resource not only to WFG, but to our clients and partners as well. Her distinguished background only begins to convey her extensive understanding of the major compliance issues and, more important, her drive to serve her clients.”

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