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Biggs, Jonathan W.Vice President & Director of Risk Management & Education
Jon Biggs oversees risk management functions related to Investors Title’s approved provider system. In this role, he oversees the approval process, develops educational seminars and communications-based initiatives involving approved providers and agents, and manages provider data and analysis related to the company's risk management efforts. Prior to joining Investors Title in 2012, he was partner at a firm in Durham, North Carolina where he practiced residential and commercial real estate law for more than 20 years. Mr. Biggs holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law.
Biggs, Jonathan W.
Crewse, JaneVice President & Manager - Investors Trust
Jane Crewse manages the administrative office of Investors Trust Company. Prior to her current role, Jane worked in marketing, customer communications, branch management positions with a large commercial bank, and in various positions with Investors Title Exchange Corporation. Jane has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and graduated from Southeastern Trust School in 2010.
Ferrie, JohnVice President Information Technology
John Ferrie joined Investors Title in 2012 and manages IT infrastructure and network operations for the company. He has nearly 20 years of experience in IT operations and data communications management. Prior to joining Investors Title, John worked as the US Infrastructure Manager at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Mr. Ferrie studied computer networking through Novell Training Service in New York. Originally from England, he obtained an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Tresham College in Northamtonpshire, England.
Fine Jr., James APresident & Treasurer
In addition to his executive leadership roles for the entire family of Investors Title companies, Jim Fine serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Investors Title Insurance Company. Mr. Fine has extensive title insurance and operations experience in addition to a background in investment strategy and strategic planning. Prior to joining Investors Title in 1987, Mr. Fine worked at a private family office. A native of Chapel Hill, Mr. Fine graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984 where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1988.
Fine Jr., James A
Fine, J. AllenFounder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
J. Allen Fine founded Investors Title in 1972 and has been chairman of the board since its incorporation. Mr. Fine served as president of Investors Title Insurance Company until February 1997, when he was named chief executive officer. Mr. Fine is the father of James A. Fine, Jr., chief financial officer and executive vice president of the company, and W. Morris Fine, president and chief operating officer of the company. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Fine earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and began his career teaching accounting at the UNC-CH School of Business.
Fine, J. Allen
Fine, W. MorrisPresident & Chief Operating Officer
In addition to his executive leadership roles for the entire family of Investors Title companies, Morris Fine serves as president and chief operating officer of Investors Title Insurance Company. Prior to joining the company in 1992, Mr. Fine worked in the Privately Owned and Emerging Business Group of Ernst and Whinney, now Ernst and Young. Also a native of Chapel Hill, Mr. Fine graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Fine, W. Morris
Garren, BrandeeVice President Underwriting & Operations Support
Brandee Garren began her career at Investors Title in 1996. In her current role, she represents the Operations Division while working closely with the Engineering team on key technology initiatives. Ms. Garren is a graduate of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Hayden, CarolVice President Senior Claims Counsel & Executive Vice President - Investors Title Exchange Corp.
Carol Hayden joined Investors Title in 1997 and serves as vice president senior claims counsel for the company and executive vice president of Investors Title Exchange Corporation. She has worked in the title insurance industry since 1993, handling a diverse range of responsibilities including residential and commercial underwriting, escrow and like-kind exchange transactions, and title insurance claims. A native of North Carolina, Ms. Hayden holds a music degree from Temple University and a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University.
Lewter, BethVice President & Controller
Beth Lewter joined Investors Title in 1985 after working with Deloitte Haskins and Sells for several years. She is a Certified Public Accountant and licensed in the State of North Carolina. A North Carolina native, Ms. Lewter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from North Carolina State University in 1982, graduating magna cum laude. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She also serves on the Accounting Committee of the American Land Title Association.
Martin, L. DawnVice President Corporate Administration
L. Dawn Martin joined Investors Title in 1991 and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and the Board of Directors. Additionally, Ms. Martin serves as Investor Relations Officer and oversees activity related to corporate office property management. Prior to joining Investors Title, she worked in the personnel, banking, and brokerage industries.
Martin, L. Dawn
Murphy, C. ToddSenior Vice President Finance
Todd Murphy joined Investors Title in 2004 after serving in senior financial positions with a number of firms in diverse industries. He is a certified public accountant (inactive), certified management accountant and certified internal auditor. A North Carolina native, Mr. Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from North Carolina State University in 1991 and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005.
Murphy, C. Todd
Pollock, KirstenVice President & Audit Director
Kirsten Pollock joined Investors Title in 2002 as an auditor and established the internal audit department for the company. She currently leads the audit team in escrow and underwriting audits for the agencies and branches in states where Investors Title is operational, and is responsible for Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance, external audit assistance, and other audit related functions. As chair of the ALTA Internal Auditing Committee since 2012, Ms. Pollock led the establishment of Assessment Procedures, published in July 2013, to ensure compliance with ALTA’s Best Practices. Prior to joining Investors, she performed internal audits of all lending functions for a regional bank in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Pollock earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from North Carolina State University.
Wainio, Elizabeth A.Vice President Managing Claims Counsel
As a claims attorney managing the claims department for Investors Title, Elizabeth Wainio identifies and resolves major claims. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia. Before joining Investors Title in 2004, she worked as a litigation attorney at Watt, Tieder, Hoffar and Fitzgerald, LLP in McLean, Virginia, focusing on construction law. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health, magna cum laude, from the University of Richmond in 1998 and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2001.
Wainio, Elizabeth A.
Ward, Mitchell D.Vice President Human Resources
Mitchell Ward joined Investors Title in 2000 and oversees human resources functions for the company and its affiliates nationwide. She has served in human resources roles with financial services companies in Raleigh for more than 30 years having begun her career with Wachovia Bank. She had a 22-year career at Bank of America, where she was senior vice president and senior personnel manager for the Carolinas Commercial Lending Group and Public Finance nationwide. Ms. Ward holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Duke University and Master of Education from North Carolina State University.
Ward, Mitchell D.
Wells, KimVice President & Southeast Region Marketing & Operations Manager
FL, GA, SC
Kim Wells oversees operations, marketing, legal and underwriting support, and agent relationship management in the southeast region. Since joining the company in 2007, she has created infrastructure to support South Carolina and Georgia agents and has increased market share. She has more than 20 years of experience in real estate, banking and title insurance. In her previous role, she managed a multi-state title insurance operation and led the expansion of the agency into 16 states.