Stewart Information Services Corp. appoints chief legal officer
Stewart Information Services Corp. announced the appointment of Chief Legal Officer (CLO) John Killea. With more than 30 years of legal experience, Killea will assume the CLO position in addition to his current post as general counsel of Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
As CLO, Killea will serve as a key member of the executive team, ensuring business practices, programs and policies are executed with the highest ethical standards and comply with legal requirements. He will also lead the legal department in evaluating and offering advice on business, legal and risk issues while furthering the organization’s long-term strategic goals.
“Serving as general counsel for our major underwriters, John is a natural choice for the role of Stewart’s chief legal officer,” said Matt Morris, chief executive officer. “As CLO, he will be responsible for guiding our company in its decisions and actions to achieve our objectives while protecting the company’s financial, ethical and reputational interests.”
Following his tenure in private practice, Killea joined Stewart in 2000 as counsel in the claims and agency underwriting areas for Stewart Title Insurance Co., N.Y. Later, he served as general counsel and chief claims counsel for the New York underwriter.
Stewart National Title Services names new VP, sales manager in Houston
Stewart National Title Services announced the addition of Walker Molinare, who will serve as vice president, sales manager, Houston commercial. In this new role, Molinare will be responsible for leading a team of commercial sales associates charged with expanding the company’s services in the Houston market while also growing regional and national business.
“Houston is one of the key markets we are targeting this year to markedly increase our revenue and market share. Walker’s diverse industry experience makes him an outstanding choice for this important new role in our organization,” said Paul Sands, executive vice president and director for Stewart National Title Services.
As a 15 year veteran of the real estate industry, Molinare has an extensive background in business development with specialization in sales training, professional and personal development, management, title and closing. Most recently, Molinare served as director of builder, developer and commercial sales, eastern operations for Stewart Title Co., and prior to that was the builder and developer division manager for Gracy Title in Austin, Texas.
“Walker is a great addition to our national sales team,” said Tom Konkel, senior vice president and national sales director for Stewart National Title Services. “I’m confident that he and the Houston commercial sales team will be strong contributors to our growth this year.”