This is a story that I’ve wanted to tell for some time, and because the Major League Baseball players report to Spring Training middle of this month, I find it fun to tell now. Chris and Matt Withrow are professional baseball players (both Pitchers who I have followed since they were in High School) and the sons of Mike and Judy Withrow. Mike and Judy own and operate Basin Abstract & Title in Odessa, Texas. They have built an amazing title company and were one of our first title agents at FNTI (since October 2012). After working with Mike and Judy for years at my previous employer, the relationship has become personal as we follow the success of our children and our company’s.
Chris (their oldest son) was drafted out of high school in 2007, the first round pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and pitched in the major leagues for the Dodgers in 2013 when they reached the National League Championship Series. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves this past May, 2015. His’s younger brother Matt finished a decorated college career Texas Tech last June, 2015. You’ll never guess which Major League Baseball team drafted him—the Atlanta Braves!! Cool story. Could we see another “Dizzy” and Paul Dean in the Major Leagues?
Both will be preparing for the upcoming long-season by attending practices, going through drills, and getting physically ready to perform. As their dad Mike knows, we in the title industry must also train for what we do. FNTI has been presenting free monthly webinars taught by FNTI Executive VP George Stablein to complement the many classes of education offered online at www.fnti.com. Similarly to the online courses, these live webinars will keep you ready for your season in the title business by offering information pertinent to today’s current issues and provide solutions that can be used daily. There is also 1.0 hour of continuing education credit available for Texas escrow officers. It is only fitting that during MLB Spring Training month that I motivate you to utilize our online courses and attend our monthly webinars on the second Tuesday of every month. Contact Suzanne Tinsley at email@example.com for more information concerning the FNTI webinars.