Curry Joins North American Title Insurance Co. as Regional Underwriting Counsel, Midwest

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G. Leigh Curry is a 20-year title industry veteran who will serve NATIC agents in six Midwest states

North American Title Insurance Co. adds G. Leigh Curry as Midwest underwriting counsel

Curry joins NATIC as Midwest regional underwriting counsel

Leigh is a thoughtful and hands-on underwriting counsel, helping his agents and colleagues in the many jurisdictions he supports. He wants to help the agent get the deal done.

North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) has added Gilbert Leigh Curry as its vice president, Midwest regional underwriting counsel, serving agents in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Additionally, Curry will assist as legal counsel for North American Title Co., the affiliated agency operation, in its Chicago office.

Curry most recently served as claims counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Co. for seven years and as senior vice president and underwriting counsel for Stewart Title Co. of Illinois for five years prior to that. An advocate for the title industry, he was program developer for the Title 101 class for the Illinois Land Title Association’s professional designation courses.

“Leigh has many qualities that make him an excellent addition to our underwriting staff,” said Valerie Jahn-Grandin, executive vice president, NATIC chief underwriting counsel. “First, he is a thoughtful and hands-on underwriting counsel, helping his agents and colleagues in the many jurisdictions he supports. He wants to help the agent get the deal done. However, as a former claims counsel, he knows how to protect the agent as well as NATIC as the underwriter from potential title claims.”

“He also is a great teacher and writer and has already assumed a leading role on the team currently updating the NATIC underwriting manual,” added Jahn-Grandin. “Agents can look forward to hearing from him on future webinars and as a presenter on NATIC’s Title 101 video series currently under development.”

A graduate of the University of Wyoming and the John Marshall Law School, Curry started in the title industry as a recording clerk.

“I learned title insurance and property taxes by being in the Cook County Building every day and asking questions,” said Curry. “I’ve also had the benefit of working with a variety of amazing title professionals, learning from their experiences over the years.”

Curry credits the opportunity to be part of one of the fastest-growing underwriters in the United States as the major factor in moving to NATIC. His office is located at 180 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2220, Chicago, IL 60601, telephone number (312) 658-1008.

About North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC)
North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve the goal of true business success for over 50 years. NATIC conducts real estate settlement services in 39 states and the District of Columbia. NATIC earned the reputation as the “underwriter next door,” because their decision makers and associates are easy to reach and their processes are quick and straight forward. The NATIC agency application process is fast and transparent for qualified agents. NATIC has a one-hour underwriting response guarantee that is unparalleled in the industry.

NATIC is the largest capitalized company in Peer Group 2, which groups companies with capitalization between $25 million and $100 million as determined by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. NATIC is ranked 7th by The Performance of the Title Insurance Underwriters© in terms of cash or cash equivalents. North American Title Insurance Co. maintains over $84 million* in cash or invested assets. This represents over 92 percent of the company’s assets and is characteristic of the most important attribute to title protection, namely, financial responsibility. *As of 12/31/2014.

Demotech, Inc. awarded NATIC a rating of: A' (A Prime) Unsurpassed. A.M Best rated B++ (Good). NATIC is headquartered in Miami, Florida. To learn more, visit

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