WFG National Title Insurance Company (WFG), Santa Barbara, Calif., has named Joseph J. Tschida, Esq. as its new Vice President & State Counsel for its Florida office, said Joseph Drum, Esq., Executive Vice President for the company. The company is a full service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for lender, commercial and residential transactions nationwide.
Tschida will provide underwriting support, guidance, and education for WFG National Title's Florida agent base. He comes to WFG National Title with over 18 years of industry experience, most recently serving as Vice President and Associate Underwriting Counsel for one of the nation’s largest underwriters. He began his legal career in 1985 as an Assistant State Attorney before joining an Orlando law firm as a commercial litigator in 1988. After practicing commercial litigation for several years, he entered the title insurance industry in 1994 as a claims attorney, and then moved on to underwriting in 2000. He is a member of the Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section. He received his Bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University in 1981 and received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1984.
"Joe emphasizes strong business relationships between the underwriter and its agents, and he knows what those agents need from their underwriter to be successful," said Gene Rebadow, Senior Vice President, Florida Agency Manager. "The addition of Joe reaffirms our commitment to agency relationships and furthers our goal to support them in whatever ways they need."
Tschida will be based in the company’s Florida state agency headquarters at 801 International Parkway, 5th Floor, Lake Mary, Florida 32746. He can be reached at (407)562-1267 or JTschida@WFGNationalTitle.com.
For those of you keeping track, this is the 4th new personnel announcement this company has made in the past 6 weeks or so. This is one firm that apparently believes we're in recovery.