Portland, Ore., March 12, 2020 – WFG National Title Insurance Company (WFG NTIC), a Portland-based, full-service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for commercial and residential transactions nationwide, has announced the appointment of Brian Hughes as president of its Arizona Division.
Hughes has more than a quarter century of title and escrow industry experience in Arizona and will report to WFG National Title Insurance Company Senior Vice President and Regional Director Rob Sherman.
“Brian not only has a vast network of industry and customer relationships,” said Sherman, “but has a reputation as one of the most reliable and accessible people in title and escrow in our region. He is a great fit for WFG, as he embodies our corporate commitment to collaboration and innovation.”
Hughes began his career in the financial sector as controller of a national title insurance underwriter. He was promoted to senior vice president and CFO and remained at this national company until 1994. After relocating to Arizona, he became president and CEO of one of the largest, most successful and profitable title and escrow agencies in the state.
His background includes serving as president of the Land Title Association of Arizona (LTAA) and as an active member in the American Land Title Association (ALTA), serving as Chairman of both the Accounting and Research committees. Hughes also served on the Board of Directors of the Care Fund and LTAA, as well as being a member of the Home Builders Association of Arizona, Valley Partnership and the Executive Association of Greater Phoenix. He actively supports Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, as well as other local charities.
“I’m excited and honored to join the WFG leadership at the 10-year mark, as the company enters a new phase of growth,” Hughes said. “We have a tremendous opportunity to effect positive change on behalf of our customers and our industry and I’m looking forward to leveraging WFG’s extensive resources to better serve the needs of both.”
Hughes earned his B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Houston after serving as a MP in the United States Army. He and his family are avid boaters and enjoy hiking and travel.
Hughes will be based in the Arizona administrative office in Phoenix, at 2777 E. Camelback Road, which also includes the state’s commercial division branch.
About Williston Financial Group
Williston Financial Group (WFG) is the Portland, Oregon-based parent company of several national title insurance and settlement services providers, including WFG Lender Services and WFG National Title Insurance Company. One of only six national underwriters, WFG achieved a national footprint faster than any title insurance provider in history. The WFG family of companies offers full-service title insurance and settlement services for use in residential and commercial mortgage and real estate transactions nationwide. For more information, visit www.WFGNationalTitle.com.
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