Stewart Announces Retirement of Group President

November 6, 2018

Stewart Information Services Corp. announced the planned retirement of Group President Patrick (Pat) Beall effective Dec. 31. Beall has served in a variety of leadership roles over his 33-year career of with Stewart Title.

Tara Smith, executive vice president and agency services senior director, will be promoted and named group president of agency services.

"It's very rewarding to be able to retire with the confidence that, in Tara, our leadership in Agency is well positioned to build on the strong market position that we have developed over the years," Beall said. "I am fortunate to have an experienced team around me supporting our agency network and proud to have been associated with a company whose culture and focus on customer service is second to none. Tara and her team will continue to provide Stewart's Trusted Provider network of more than 2,800 agents the expertise and service that they have come to expect from Stewart."

Smith has been with Stewart since 2013 as a senior member of the agency services leadership team. She was promoted to her current position in 2016. Smith will be responsible for all agency operations effective January 2019.

"I cannot thank Pat enough for his leadership and extraordinary contribution to Stewart over the decades as well as his methodical approach to development and succession planning, positioning Tara for tremendous success moving forward," said Matt Morris, Stewart’s chief executive officer. "With over three decades of service with Stewart, Pat has exemplified what it means to be a team player. We wish him all the best as he enjoys his expanded time with friends and family."

Beall serves on ALTA's Board of Governors and on the association's Title Insurance Underwriter's Section Executive Committee.

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