NATIC Names Underwriting Counsel and State Manager in Florida

March 19, 2019

North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) named Jessica Hew as underwriting counsel and state agency manager in Florida. In this hybrid role, Hew has become part of Florida’s underwriting counsel team, bringing commercial and real estate law practice experience to her work with NATIC agents. She also will help oversee agency operations in Florida and expand NATIC’s attorney agent base in the state.

“NATIC customers will look to Jessica as their single point of contact for all things NATIC,” said Valerie Jahn-Grandin, executive vice president and chief underwriting counsel. “She can support their sales and administrative needs as well as work closely with them on any underwriting matters. Jessica is hands-on and understands that the deal waits for no one. She has extensive practice experience and will offer unparalleled understanding of the role of attorneys as agents and counselors.”  

Hew, a member of the Florida Bar for more than 25 years, previously worked nearly 20 years at Burr & Forman LLP, where she handled claims on behalf of major underwriters. She also served as a partner of Vose Law Firm before going into solo practice.

“After having practiced law for 25 plus years in government, private law firms and with businesses, I am thrilled to join NATIC to assist agents in real estate law from the underwriter’s standpoint,” Hew said. “NATIC is a nationally known, dynamic company with thoughtful associates who care about the people behind the transaction.”

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