States Title Names Aunkst VP of National Operational Services

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States Title, Inc. has named Doug Aunkst vice president of national operational services, managing centralized national production and facilities support for the company’s North American Title Co. division.

Doug Aunkst vice president of national operational services at NATC

We are excited to see Doug expand his responsibilities to oversee management, improvement and innovation across all of North American Title’s centralized title and escrow operations nationwide.

States Title, Inc. has named Doug Aunkst vice president of national operational services, managing centralized national production and facilities support for the company’s North American Title Co. division. He will report to Christopher Morrison, chief operating officer at States Title.

“We are excited to see Doug expand his responsibilities to oversee management, improvement and innovation across all of North American Title’s centralized title and escrow operations nationwide,” said Morrison. “Doug's management skills, industry knowledge, and focus on customer and associate experiences have helped him succeed in delivering exceptional customer service and efficiency through NATC's centralized operations in California, and we look forward to him bringing this same pattern of success to the rest of the country.”

Aunkst has worked for North American Title for nearly 24 years, serving most recently as vice president, region controller in California, where he handled financial analysis, strategic planning, escrow and title policies and procedures, and offshore vending. Prior to that, he was an escrow operations manager. From 1995 to 2002 he served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for Continental Escrow Co., which was purchased by North American Title in 1998.

“I am looking forward to working with this group of extremely talented and intelligent leaders to transform the title insurance industry,” Aunkst said. “I believe we are changing the landscape of the marketplace, and I am proud to be a part of the group leading the way for a new customer-focused experience.”

Aunkst received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and business management from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and has pursued advanced studies in business law and marketing. He is a volunteer board consultant for Homeful California, founded to address the growing homeless crisis, and a board member and current secretary treasurer for All Counties Courier.

About North American Title
With close to 1,000 associates and a network of branches from coast to coast, North American Title Company (NATC) is among the largest real estate settlement service providers in the United States. Through its relationship with an expanding affiliate network, NATC provides or is able to coordinate real estate settlement services in all 50 states. With more than 100 offices across the country, NATC offers a depth and breadth of local expertise and knowledge in many of the premier real estate markets. NATC’s parent company is States Title Holding Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded by Max Simkoff and backed by a significant financial investment from Lennar and leading venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, States Title uses cutting-edge technology to deliver a modern title and escrow platform.

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