United General Title Insurance Company Hires Ranft to Help Grow Agency Operations Nationwide

September 6, 2005, DENVER

United General Title Insurance Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Andree Ranft, senior vice president/national agency, to help oversee and grow the company’s agency operations nationwide. The focus of her new position will be on sales and account management, as well as cross-selling and bundling of First American ancillary services, including doc prep, credit, flood, appraisals and homeowner’s insurance. In addition, she will handle affiliated business arrangements, personnel recruiting and agency set-up and management of multi-state, regional and national agents.    

Ranft has more than 23 years of industry experience and has been directly involved in the management of direct residential, commercial and builder title and closing offices, as well as local, regional and national agency operations for two major title insurance underwriters.

“We are thrilled that Andree has decided to join the company,” states Ron Maudsley, chief operating officer and executive vice president for United General.  “She has all ‘the right stuff.’ Her drive, skills and experience will be a great addition as we grow our market and increase services to our customers.”  

Ranft holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, and also has earned the designation of Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) from the Employee Relocation Council. She has served as a board member of the Virginia Land Title Association, the Real Estate Services Providers Council, and as a participating member of the District of Columbia Land Title Association, the Minnesota Land Title Association and the American Land Title Association. 

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 36 states and the District of Columbia. Further information on the company can be found at www.ugtic.com.


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