NANTS News > July 2014 > North American Title Co. taps industry veteran, John Shafer, to launch national commercial division

    North American Title Co. taps industry veteran, John Shafer, to launch national commercial division

    7/28/2014 9:18:02 AM
    MIAMI, FLA. – July 16, 2014 – John B. Shafer has joined North American Title Co. to direct the company’s new national commercial division. Shafer has a distinguished title industry career of more than 35 years. He has worked for several major, national title underwriters in operations management and business development on a national and regional scope.
    “With the opening of our Manhattan National Commercial office and the addition of a well-regarded industry veteran like John Shafer to our National Commercial team, we continue to achieve our goal of expanding our presence into the national commercial space,” said Tom Fischer, president, North American Title Group. “John will help coordinate and execute our national commercial strategy and leverage the services of our many commercial title teams across the country for the benefit of our local, regional and national commercial title customers.”
    As senior vice president, Eastern division manager for United General Title Insurance Co., a subsidiary of First American Corp., Shafer was responsible for overseeing operations and business development for the area covering New England south along the East Coast. He increased market share and profitability in established operations in New York, Maryland, Georgia, Florida and Washington, D.C., and he created profitable operations in new markets, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina and Rhode Island.
    Shafer also served as vice president, regional manager for Chicago Title Insurance Co. in its Northeast region, where he specifically reengineered the New York commercial operation covering New York and Connecticut. As Southeast regional manager, Shafer was responsible for Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Puerto Rico, where he coordinated multi-state operations and restructured Florida state operations.
    Most recently, Shafer handled business development in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania for a title agency, and worked as senior vice president of East Coast business development for Commerce Title of America. Shafer holds an MBA from the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business in Winter Park, Florida, and a bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey.
    “I look forward to working with all of our commercial title teams and expanding North American Title’s national footprint to serve all of our local, regional and national customers,” said Shafer.
    Shafer is located at the North American National Commercial Division office, 600 Madison Ave., 12th floor, New York, NY 10022, telephone number (212) 826-3549.