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23 Movers & Shakers CoreLogic and United Western Bank. "Auction.com has never shied away from taking a leadership role to help solve industry- related challenges, such as affordable housing and neighborhood stabilization," Cutrona added. "e company has a big role in being a part of the solution and that's something I look forward to in my new role." CHAD HUSTON JOINS WFG NATIONAL TITLE AS SVP WFG National Title Insurance Company (WFG), a provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for commercial and residential transactions nationwide, has appointed 30-year title and real estate industry veteran Chad Huston as SVP, Regional Manager for the company's National Commercial Title Services San Francisco Bay Area region. Huston will support the growth and expansion efforts for the national underwriter's commercial title business. "We are thrilled to have Chad leading the growth of our Bay Area commercial title region," WFG NTIC EVP of National Commercial Title Services David Sallean said. "He has a long, successful track record of attracting new clients, as well as building strong, mutually beneficial customer relationships, and we know he will contribute significantly to the growth of WFG's commercial title business." Huston said he was attracted to WFG due to its strong leadership team, financial strength and stability, and commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience, as exemplified by the company's "world-class" NPS rating for customer satisfaction. "WFG has a great reputation for delivering innovative, customer-centric solutions that support its clients to the best advantage," Huston said. "I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside this stellar team of professionals and to contribute to the growth of WFG's commercial title business within the Bay Area." During his career, Huston has built and managed diverse teams to support his clients' growth. Prior to joining WFG NTIC, he managed strategic national accounts for another national underwriter for more than 20 years. CATIC HIRES NEW SVP– NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER CATIC has named Kyle K. Rank Esq. as its new SVP–National Accounts Manager, tasked with overseeing the national and multistate division within e CATIC Family of Companies. Kyle is a 30-plus year veteran of the title insurance industry, having held executive leadership positions for several regional title insurance underwriters and multistate title agencies. He previously served as EVP of Business Development and EVP, Agency for two large regional title insurance underwriters, overseeing national agency expansion efforts and company revenue growth. Other past positions that Kyle has held include service as a Chief Claims Counsel, Associate General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer for several national and regional title insurance underwriters, and General Counsel for several large title agencies. Kyle was also the President and co-owner of a large title agency in the Midwest. Rank has served on the Legislative Committee for the Missouri Land Title Association and has been a past speaker/panelist at several Land Title Association conferences. He has also taught continuing legal education courses for the National Business Institute and has received awards for organizational excellence from the American Society of Quality. "We are very pleased to have Kyle join our growing team," said James M. Czapiga Esq., President and CEO of e CATIC Family of Companies. "We look forward to his insight and guidance as we expand into new markets and focus more on the multistate and national agent segment. His background and experience are the perfect complement to our organic growth and brand-building strategies." MORTGAGE CONNECT ADDS ALLEN ILLGEN AS NATIONAL SALES EXECUTIVE Mortgage Connect LP, a national mortgage services provider, has announced the hiring of Allen Illgen as National Sales Executive, Originations. Illgen will work directly with clients to provide expertise as they leverage Mortgage Connect's suite of products to optimize their workflow by building greater efficiency and automation into their originations processes. For home equity lenders, Illgen will assist clients using Mortgage Connect's ground-breaking proprietary FINTRAC technology to reduce costs, automate workflow, and move loans quickly and seamlessly from point-of-sale to close. Illgen has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He worked previously as Director of National Services for Title365, and prior to that, as VP of National Sales at American Title, and VP at Indecomm Global Services. "We are excited to welcome Allen to Mortgage Connect. Allen is a well-known and respected professional in our industry," said Cristy Ward, Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Mortgage Connect. "He brings a tremendous amount of expertise that will be a great benefit as we continue to expand our national footprint." Mortgage Connect has been providing cutting-edge solutions to mortgage lenders for 15 years, and last year, Mortgage Connect "The company has a big role in being a part of the solution and that's something I look forward to in my new role." — Joe Cutrona Chief Business Officer, Auction.com

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