Jamie Barker, Ray Reece and Cheri Swanson attend the Dallas 100 finalist reception at the SMU Cox Caruth Institute on October 12th. Final award rankings are to be announced next month. Congratulations to our entire FNTI team for this incredible recognition. We also thank all of our independent agents for their continued support.
Suzanne Tinsley and Sean Everest enjoyed a festive night with Legend Title and Abstract in Laredo, Texas, commemorating Dia de la Independencia, Independence Day, a Mexican holiday to celebrate the “cry of independence”. Legend Title hosted their local real estate industry friends at their main office location for this popular annual event.
The devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey will have a long-term impact on the Gulf Coast for many, many months. There is an immediate need for the basic necessities, but there will also be a long-term need as families and businesses rebuild their homes and offices. We won’t know how long our title insurance family businesses will be disrupted but want you to know that our team is working on a plan to support both immediate and long-term needs.
As the relief efforts become clearer, I will keep you posted on our plans to help those Houston-area families in need and how you can assist us with that effort.
– Chris Phillips, President/CEO
Chris Phillips and Suzanne Tinsley enjoyed an evening of festivities at the unveiling of Select Title’s new Sugar Land location. The grand opening was a chance for the Sugar Land real estate community to mix and mingle and experience the “VIP” treatment from the team at Select Title. The Sugar Land branch is one of ten offices across the Houston, Texas area. Congratulations on a successful launch!
NolaAnn Waggoner, Cheri Swanson, and Geri Hosterman attend the TLTA Land Title School Committee meeting in Austin to prepare and update materials for the next Land Title School in February 2018.
George Stablein had coffee with an old friend, Ansley Jones! Ansley is the young woman who FNTI donated MCE course fee dollars to last year to help her fight against cancer, which she has now defeated for the second and final time! Our “FNTI Girl” is starting her senior in high school with an eye towards The University of Florida next year. We can’t wait to see what else life has in store for this strong and incredible fighter!
It was an elegant evening all in white as Select Title management, staff, friends and family gather to celebrate the new office opening in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas. Staffed with many industry veterans, Brad Elder, owner of Select Title is excited to have this team’s presence in this bustling area of Houston. George Stablein, NolaAnn Waggoner and Suzanne Tinsley were on hand to congratulate the team.
DJ Horn attends Guarantee Title’s BBQ lunch in Witchita Falls, Texas on June 6th. The Guarantee Title staff took a moment away from serving their customers and community lunch to take a group picture.
Jane and Wendell Privitt, owners of Elliott & Waldron Abstract Co., enjoying an evening at Globe Life Park with DJ Horn and Chris Phillips. The Texas Rangers lost to the Toronto Bluejays in the 9th inning.
Chris Phillips, CEO and president of First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI), was elected to serve as president of the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) at the association’s Annual Conference last week in New Orleans. He has served on the TLTA board of directors for several years in different capacities and will now take over as president through June 2018.
Chris was handed the gavel by outgoing TLTA President James Dudley of Central Texas Land Titles, Inc. and commenced his term with a speech on family. He began by talking about his different work families he has had in the title industry starting with the Colorado title company his father owned. There were a few other companies along the way until he ended up at FNTI five years ago. He also spoke about his TLTA family and all the colleagues he has gotten to know in this business and become friends with over the years. The third family he mentioned was his own personal family, and he had to fight back a few tears when commenting on how proud he was of his wife, Cathy, and daughter, Ali.
Chris has been an active member of TLTA serving on several committees throughout the years and was awarded its highest honor in 2010 as Title Man of the Year in 2010, which recognizes a member’s significant and longtime contributions to the title industry and the association. His new position as president will have him traveling throughout the state of Texas as well as visiting title industry associations in other states and the national association in Washington DC.
We would like to congratulate Chris on his new position, and we’ll miss him as he is out and about handling TLTA business. Be sure to send your well wishes to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.