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Industry Vets Join WFG National Title Insurance

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 added two top industry veterans: Debbie Youens as South Texas Regional Escrow Manager and Gregg Harris as South Texas Regional Sales Manager.

Both executives will report to South Texas Regional Manager and Houston Division President Monique Modica Vasek and support WFG’s growing presence in the South Texas market, adding Austin and Houston Divisions to its current Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio Divisions. 

In her newly created role, Youens will manage escrow teams in Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

“Debbie will share her expertise with Texas real estate transactions and her deep understanding of escrow, title, and real estate rules and regulations,” said Vasek. “She is a ‘Wonder Woman’ in the title business. Her decades of industry knowledge and experience will further set WFG apart when it comes to providing the highest level of professional expertise and exceptional customer service to our customers.”

Youens, a licensed Realtor since 1989, has a long, well-rounded background in real estate, title insurance, corporate relocation and branch management. A Houston resident since moving there from her native Huntsville in 1984, she most recently worked as a sales manager for two major Houston real estate brokerages: Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty and then John Daugherty, Realtors. Prior to that she was Vice President of Sales at Heritage Texas Properties inCypress, Texas, and earlier still a vice president and branch manager in Katy for a Texas based title company and a regional manager at GMAC Global Relocation Services in Houston.

As South Texas Regional Sales Manager, Gregg Harris will oversee WFG’s sales efforts in Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

“Gregg is a seasoned and proven sales veteran, focused on investing in dedicated, highly trained and effective sales executives,” said Vasek. “By utilizing proven sales strategies and only the best tools and resources, his teams will be able to offer differentiating value to our clients and exceed customer expectations.”

Harris began his career 20 years ago as District Manager and in Sales Training for ADP, followed by sales leadership and management roles at two national title insurance companies in Houston.

Said Harris, “WFG is a fast-growing company looking to bring their values and technology to Texas.  Being at WFG gives me the opportunity to work with a forward looking, growth-oriented company that shares my own people-first values. I now have the tools to partner with our clients and help them grow their business as we work together. Our team at WFG is focused on providing value with every transaction and eager to show that our service levels are the best in the industry, and ultimately to be measured not merely against other title companies, but against the top companies in the nation,” Harris concluded.