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Please help us welcome Erica Stoltz

Alliant is excited about our newest addition to the Southwest Underwriting team!

Alliant National is pleased to announce the addition of Erica Stoltz as Texas Underwriting Counsel for the Southwest Region! Erica joined Alliant National on March 23rd and she has been working closely with the underwriting team for the last two months learning internal processes and requirements. During this time, she has demonstrated the genuine ability to understand complex underwriting issues and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with title agents. Erica holds an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and went on to graduate from Texas Tech University School of Law. Her experience as a Disaster Relief Attorney for the U.S. Small Business Administration became immediately valuable as the government rolled out the PPP Disaster Relief Loans where she provided immediate, first-hand knowledge to Alliant National on the best way for affected companies to apply for disaster relief funds.

As a title insurance professional, she learned the industry from the ground up serving as a clerk/runner for a law firm, and then she worked in the Title Commitment and Policy Department for a title agency in College Station while at Texas A&M. Following law school and her time at the SBA, she became an Examining Attorney for a large independent agent in Dallas/Fort Worth where she spent many years performing in-house underwriting for both residential and commercial transactions. After a few years out of the industry raising a family, she is back in the game!

We are very excited to have her join the Southwest Underwriting team!

Happy Retirement to Jim Hensley

Congratulations Jim Hensley!

Jim leaves an impressive legacy that spans more than four decades in our industry.

It is with admiration and gratitude for a job well done that we announce the retirement of Jim Hensley, our Midwest regional agency manager. Jim has been transitioning toward retirement for several months, and his last day with Alliant National will be May 29th.

As he enters this new phase, Jim leaves an impressive legacy that spans more than four decades in our industry. When Jim joined our organization in 2013, his deep operations experience on both the agent and underwriter sides made him a crucial hire for Alliant National. We’ve seen tremendous success in the Midwest thanks to his efforts.

But we didn’t just gain an amazing title professional when we hired Jim Hensley; many of us gained a mentor and friend. When you talk to Jim, you always know you’re speaking with someone who lives a life of service to others. His faith, and his love for his family, his country and the people in our industry comes shining through.

In these months as Jim neared retirement, he worked tirelessly to ensure that Regional Manager Manoj Purohit and his team are well positioned to meet the needs of our agents moving forward. I am personally grateful for the time Jim has invested in our company and in teaching me about commitment to this industry.

The future is bright, but like us, we know many of you have come to rely on Jim, his straightforward honesty, and his uncommon ability to find the right words, even in difficult times. We all will miss him.  

Feel free to join us in wishing Jim and his family a happy retirement!

Congratulations to Jean E. Baily on her promotion

UNDERWRITING ANNOUNCEMENT

Alliant National Title is Excited to Announce the Promotion of Jean E. Bailey.

Jean joined Alliant National early last year after a stellar career as in-house counsel and Chief Title Officer at Rattikin Title Company, and she has adapted extremely well to the risk decision-making process as an underwriting attorney for Alliant National.

She has also done a terrific job in communicating with agents such as this Texas agent who said: “Excellent underwriting assistance by Jean Bailey, thank you! Wow. Another well-known underwriting counsel we both know with a different company would push the math back to us!” 

And another agent who said: “I wanted to let you know that I am extremely pleased with Jean Bailey. She is very pleasant to work with and very helpful. She went out of her way to assist in a difficult transaction; even called and spoke with the client to help them understand the requirement. I have truly enjoyed working with her and will continue to contact her for all my underwriting needs. She is Amazing!!!”

Visit our social media to Congratulate Jean on her well-deserved promotion.

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Happy Retirement to Lin Brasier

Congratulations Lin Brasier!

One of the best things to ever happen to Alliant National Title was the addition of Lin Brasier as Regional Underwriting Counsel.

It is said that all good things must come to an end. BUT, in some cases the “good things” coming to an end for one, may actually be the most incredible thing for someone else. One of the best things to ever happen to Alliant National Title was the addition of Lin Brasier as Regional Underwriting Counsel. Lin’s vast knowledge base has been used by Alliant National title agents for almost 6 years after 37 years with a national underwriter. When Lin came to Alliant National, he promised that he would work for “two years.”  That was almost 6 years ago.

 As of March 31, 2020, Lin will have the pleasure of joining his wonderful wife Carol, who has shared him with the title industry for almost 5 decades, in deciding just what he is going to do every day that doesn’t include title insurance. Yes, after a career spanning more than 43 years, Lin Brasier, will be joining the ranks of those who are called retired.

Happy Retirement Day Lin, you’ve earned it!

Loving hands of hope

Offering Hope, Compassion and Promise: Patrick Hagler’s Five Years With Atlanta’s Homeless Teens

Patrick Hagler, Esq., Alliant National State Counsel-Georgia, walks the streets of Atlanta handing out blankets, hygiene kits, and gloves to any and all homeless teenagers he comes across. Doing so has been his mission and passion for over five years.

Not only does he not ever see himself stopping this philanthropic effort, he has 2020 plans to start his own non-profit 501(c)(3) in order to broaden the scope of recipients to include everyone–women, children, and men of all ages. “I started volunteering with the group Lost and Found Youth in Atlanta five years ago,” he says. “The organization provides counseling and services to homeless youth and young adults in the Atlanta area and surrounding region. I also work their 24-hour hotline. Kids need a place to go, to find a meal, and this is an effort that helps them do that.”

Patrick Hagler

Why does

Patrick do it?

Patrick does it because he cannot help himself. “Doing street outreach with Lost and Found Youth and seeing all the people living on the streets affected me deeply and broke my heart,” he says. “You see these people, human beings, with sullen faces and desperate eyes just looking for some compassion. When it is cold in the winter and brutally hot in the summers, giving my time and spreading some love, human touch, compassion and hope is the least we can offer.”

Some might wonder if Patrick ever felt threatened or if he ever found himself in a dangerous situation. In the five years Patrick’s been working the streets, he’s never been afraid. “Most people I have encountered welcome the support and only take what they need,” he says. “I have gone into places with some reservation, sure. But showing people you are there to help and just providing some compassion, well, any fears subside. They are living human beings that are down on their luck.”

What began as a simple helping effort, has morphed into Patrick soliciting donations from friends and family. Those efforts now make his second bedroom a sort of ad hoc stock room. The outpouring of support from the Facebook page he currently keeps up, has been one of his biggest surprises Loving Hands of Hope @Haglershope.

“I began collecting money and then collecting hygiene kits,” he says. “We began hitting the streets, looking for kids in different locations where they typically stay.

“What I found so often, especially when it’s cold,” he adds, “is that the men typically defer to the women and children so they get into shelters first. Literally everyone is out there.

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“Today I have a spare room and two cars full of stuff,” he says. “And after reaching out to friends on Facebook, their friends now donate. Alliant National is also donating 150 hygiene kits. It all began as a way to give back and it’s slowly grown.”

Patrick hopes his planned, 2020 new organization will continue to assist not only the youth and young adults that Lost and Found Youth of Atlanta serves, but to all people who never thought they would be on the streets. “One of the things I have found it that not all the people that are homeless want to be there,” he says. “They are not all deadbeats and drug addicts just living on the streets because that’s what they planned for their life. “We are all just one job loss or one bad decision from being there ourselves,” says Patrick. “There is no demographic for the homeless. They are simply trying to survive.”

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