AmTrust Title Names New President

February 6, 2024

James Thanasules was appointed president of AmTrust Title Insurance Co.

Thanasules, who has more than 25 years of title industry experience, joined AmTrust in 2016 as senior vice president and chief state counsel in New York. Before AmTrust, he was vice president and senior underwriting counsel for First American Title Insurance Co.’s New York Agency Division.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity as it represents the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to our industry,” Thanasules said. “As I continue to advance on my career journey, I am thankful for all my colleagues—past and present—who helped lay the groundwork for me to lead AmTrust Title as we continue to build out our commercial and residential capabilities on both a regional and sector-specific basis in the United States.”

Throughout his career, Thanasules worked extensively in both the direct and agency title operations. As a past president of the New York State Land Title Association, he has demonstrated his industry leadership by presenting training courses and continuing legal education (CLE) seminars on a variety of topics such as claims, blockchain, cybersecurity and more.

“I’m excited to continue working with James and seeing him shape the future of AmTrust Title,” said Jeffrey Fenster, executive vice president and head of North American Specialty Risk at AmTrust. “His many years of underwriting experience, strong agent relationships and legal expertise give him a unique set of skills and perspective that will ensure the continued growth and success of our business.”

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