Stewart Execs Reappointed as American Bar Association Committee Chairs

August 11, 2011

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law recently reappointed Jim Gosdin and Bruce Hawley of Stewart Title Guaranty Company (STG) to leadership chair positions for the 2011-2012 bar year.

Gosdin, senior vice president, chief underwriting counsel and chief reinsurance counsel for STG, was reappointed as chair of the Title Insurance and Surveys Committee of the Commercial Real Estate Transactions Group.

Hawley, senior vice president, senior underwriting counsel and multinational title services group manager for STG, was reappointed as chair of the Multi-Family Residential Committee of the Residential, Multi-family and Special Use Group.

Gosdin and Hawley served as chairs of their respective committees for the 2010-2011 bar year and vice chairs for the 2009-2010 bar year.

"We are pleased that Jim and Bruce have been honored again with committee chair appointments from the American Bar Association's Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law," said Mike Skalka, president of STG. "Their reappointments are a reflection of the hard work and outstanding leadership we have seen from them throughout their tenure here at Stewart. Their years of experience will continue to prove valuable to the ABA."

In their positions as committee chairs, Gosdin and Hawley will continue to work with their committee members to develop committee activities, produce CLE programming, and contribute CLE articles to ABA publications such as Probate & Property and Trust and Estate Law Journal.

Gosdin handles underwriting decisions for title insurance transactions throughout the United States, reinsurance transactions and international title insurance transactions for STG. In addition to writing the American Bar Association publication, Title Insurance: A Comprehensive Overview, Third Edition, an educational reference for title insurance industry, Gosdin works closely with HUD and the Mortgage Bankers Association as an integral part of ALTA’s RESPA Task Force. He’s also chair of ALTA’s Forms Committee.

An accomplished veteran of more than 30 years in the real estate industry, Hawley joined Stewart in 2000. In addition to managing Stewart Title Guaranty Company's Multinational Title Services Group and providing national underwriting services, Hawley is responsible for developing business with multinational law firms and companies throughout the United States and foreign countries.

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