First National Title Names Agency Manager and Underwriting Counsel in Mid-Atlantic Region

July 1, 2021

First National Title Insurance Co. (FNTI) has named John Micciche as vice president and agency manager, while Ned Livornese joined the company as national and Mid-Atlantic underwriting counsel.

Micciche, who has worked in the industry for 34 years, will be responsible for the support and growth of the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C.

“John’s extensive background in title insurance and all facets of the agency business make him a valuable asset and a well-known, trusted business partner to title agents,” said Anthony Nalbone, Mid-Atlantic region agency manager. “John’s commitment to providing accredited education to our agents will pay dividends in cost savings and claims avoidance.”

Micciche added, “I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to join First National Title as we enter the Maryland, Delaware, and District of Columbia markets. Our commitment to place the needs and success of our agents FIRST and finding ways to ‘get the deal done’ expeditiously are the differentiating factors for mutual success. Agents want to do business with people they know, like–and most important–trust.”

Livornese is an attorney and industry veteran who resides in Maryland, but began his legal and title insurance careers in Boulder, Colo. He operated his own 25-employee title insurance agency in Colorado for many years before joining a Maryland title insurance agency in 2010 as general counsel. Since 2014, Livornese has worked as a Maryland state underwriter or national underwriter for two title insurers.

“Having owned my own title insurance agency and having performed all of the job functions at my own company, I know what it is like to search titles, issue title insurance commitments and policies, and perform closings,” Livornese said. “I try to translate this experience into practical ‘insider’ advice for everyone that I underwrite for. I am excited to contribute my skills to First National Title Insurance Company as it expands its footprint nationwide.”

General Counsel David Hays added “Ned brings a wealth of national underwriting knowledge, experience, and leadership further strengthening our existing, excellent, and accomplished legal team. Ned's seasoned career makes him an invaluable asset to both FNTI and our agency partners. We are excited and honored to have Ned join FNTI’s legal team.”

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