First National Title Expands Into Utah, Announces Hires

October 29, 2020

First National Title Insurance Co. (FNTI) announced it has expanded into Utah and added Kristen Jorgensen as agency representative for its western region.

She will cover Utah and take on more states as the company grows. Jorgensen is a 12-year veteran in the title industry working on the agency side as an escrow assistant, officer and manager with a national title company.

“I’m excited to be part of a growing, quickly expanding underwriter with a company culture that aligns with how I like to do business in that ‘people do business with those they know, like and trust,’” Jorgensen said.

“Kristen has a proven track record of helping agents succeed and grow their business,” Western Region Manager Brian Phillips said in a release, “I am thrilled to have such a passionate and hard worker on our team and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Kristen and FNTI.”

With this expansion into additional states and future growth plans, FNTI has also added to the operations team Courtney Hartley as national forms manager. In this role, she will maintain the title forms for FNTI’s current states, and work to create new forms packages as the company expands nationwide.

Hartley started in the title insurance industry in 2005 as a title researcher and escrow officer at a family-owned title company in rural Kansas. For the last 11 years, Hartley was a team lead/manager at a title and closing software company.

“It’s an exciting time for FNTI,” said Chris Phillips, president and CEO of FNTI. “We are bringing on amazing team members to help us grow in these new states, to be the best underwriter out there, and provide the best service to our independent agents.” 

FNTI is now licensed and operational in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Utah.

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