Winkler Appointed Senior Vice President and Corporate Underwriting Counsel for United General


October 11, 2005, DENVER

United General Title Insurance Company, a subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company, today announced that Steven H. Winkler has been appointed senior vice president and corporate underwriting counsel. In this new role, Winkler will assist Bo Edwards, senior vice president and chief title counsel, in supporting the company’s underwriting efforts nationwide.

With more than 33 years of experience in the title insurance industry, Winkler will use his expertise to assist United General’s legal team in all areas of underwriting and new product development. Prior to joining United General, Winkler served as senior vice president and counsel for First American Title Insurance Company.  

Winkler is currently a member of several associations, including the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the New Haven County Bar Association, the Hartford County Bar Association, the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, the American Corporate Counsel Association and the International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate. In addition, he has been elected as a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers; an inducted fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys; and was a member of the Connecticut Insurance Commissioner's Title Insurance Task Force, assigned to the Insurance Code Recodification Project. Winkler was also the cofounder and former president of the Connecticut Title Association. 

“Steve and I go back more than 30 years in this industry,” states Joe Drum, executive vice president and national agency manager of United General Title Insurance Company. “His expertise and experience in all areas of underwriting, commercial real estate, regulatory and new product development will be invaluable as we continue to grow United General.”

In addition to Winkler’s experience and involvement in the industry, he received a bachelor’s degree from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and a juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.  

United General Title Insurance Company became part of First American Title Insurance Company in February 2005. With the added financial strength of First American, United General is able to offer many new exciting products and services to its customers. United General also has a new reinsurance treaty in place with First American that greatly increases the amount of coverage it can provide on large commercial transactions.

One of the fastest growing title insurers with a national scope, United General is dedicated to increasing the productivity and profitability of its agents and customers. The company’s services are marketed through a network of carefully selected agents and direct offices representing 42 states and the District of Columbia. Further information on the company can be found at www.ugtic.com.

 

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