Stewart National Commercial Services Makes Leadership Changes

September 28, 2023

Stewart National Commercial Services promoted Peggy Sue Lane to national sales director and hired Edwin Kezar Jr. to serve as senior vice president and regional manager for Southern California.

“With Peggy’s promotion and Ed’s recent transition to Stewart, we are uniquely positioned to accelerate our current growth trajectory,” said Erin Sheckler, head of Stewart National Commercial Services. “The addition of industry talent of this caliber will help cement Stewart’s position as the premier title services company within the national commercial space.”

In this new role, Lane will be charged with elevating Stewart’s existing sales staff and building out a national sales team through cross-market collaboration and expanding the portfolio of training and development tools. She joined Stewart in 2021 as senior vice president and regional manager for Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. Prior to joining Stewart, she served as a vice president with First American Title Co. Lane has more than 30 years in the title industry.

“Stepping into this new role highlights the awareness on the part of Erin and other members of our executive leadership as to the importance of a unified and impactful sales presence nationally, both in the current economy and the forecasted next one,” Lane said. “Working to optimally align our national network of best-in-class sales professionals and concentrate the scope of their impact from state to state will further our standing goal of becoming the country’s premier provider of CRE closing services.”

Kezar joins Stewart from Chicago Title where he served eight years as senior vice president of operations for the company’s National Commercial Services in California.

“Becoming part of a well-established legacy brand like Stewart is an exciting opportunity for me,” Kezar said. “With the company celebrating its 130-year milestone along with its recent shift in division leadership, I’m joining the enterprise at a time where past and present are at a very positive intersection and there’s nothing but opportunity looking toward the strength and promise held in Stewart’s future.”

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