John Bethell Title Company Names Partner in Indiana Operation

June 22, 2021

Indiana-based John Bethell Title Company announced that one of its longtime team members has become a partner in the company.

Owner John Bethell said he has long identified Kara Oltman as a potential partner and felt like now was the right time to make it a done deal. She has been the company’s executive vice president since 2012.

“I’ve worked with Kara for 15 years and trust her as highly as anyone who I’ve ever worked with during my career,” Bethell said. “I’ve relied on Kara and her advice for a lot of years, but it’s nice to have this partnership official. She has talents that are different from mine, and I appreciate how we have complemented each other.”

Oltman said while she and Bethell sometimes approach things differently, they have always shared a similar vision for the culture of the company and its future. She thanked both the team members and customers she has worked with over the years.

“We want people to have the confidence that John Bethell Title will be here offering the same high-level experience we always have, no matter what the future holds,” Oltman said. “I get to work with some of the most dedicated, professional, fun, smart and compassionate people in the industry. This company fosters lifelong learning, both personally and professionally. For a self-proclaimed nerd, it has been a dream come true.”

John Bethell Title employs about 30 people and was recently named as a Best Place to Work in the state by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

While Bethell himself has no immediate plans to retire from the company he has owned for almost two decades, he did say the move was made with an eye on what’s to come for himself and his company.

“I fully intend to continue in this business for a long, long time, but it’s important to me to feel confident in the future of John Bethell Title, no matter what transition occurs later,” he said. “John Bethell Title will continue to be the premier organization our customers have come to rely on over the years.”

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