North American Title Co. adds Merrell as sales marketing representative in Columbia, Md.


Columbia, Md. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014

North American Title Co. (NAT) has hired Lauren Merrell to work as a sales marketing representative in its Columbia, Md., office. Merrell worked in marketing for a local custom homebuilder and a national homebuilder for three years, transitioning into the title industry 18 months ago.

I chose Lauren for this position because she is adept with builders, real estate brokers and agents, said Kimberly L. Sledd, vice president, marketing and business development, NAT Mid Atlantic division. She also possesses the values inherent in our culture she is ethically responsible, customer-centric, and savvy with both commercial and residential transactions.

Lauren will bring energy into the division, as we seek to continue differentiating NAT in the Mid Atlantic market as the preferred partner for real estate transactions, added Sledd.

While the Washington, D.C., Metro housing market recovered in 2013, RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) said the cold and snowy weather may have contributed to a less active housing market in February. However, RBIs statistics showed Baltimores total residential sales volume to have grown 4.7 percent from February 2014 compared to a year ago. The number of sales were 421 for the month, a decrease of one sale from last years number, and the average number of days on market was 81 a drop of more than 22 percent from February 2013 figure of 104 days.

The median sales price was up slightly from $ 190,000 in February 2013 to $ 195,000 in the same month this year. MRIS, the Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service, said in releasing its 2014 Spring Real Estate Outlook Survey that its member real estate professionals expect to see inventory growth with prices stabilizing during the spring market. The Baltimore market is still favoring sellers, with only a 4.9-month supply of listings available for sale as of February.

A Maryland native, Merrell received her degree in political science from American University in Washington, D.C. Her first job was in the Calvert County, Md., Zoning, Permitting and Citizen Relations division, which nurtured her interest in real estate.

She is located at the North American Title office at 10211 Wincopin Circle, Suite 400, Columbia, Md., telephone number (410) 730-8484.

About North American Title

With well over 1,000 associates and a vast network of branches from coast to coast, North American Title (NAT) is among the largest real estate settlement service providers in the United States. Consisting of both agent and underwriter operations, NAT reported annual net revenues in fiscal 2013 of $ 185 million. The company also has the resources and stability of an S&P 500 company with over $ 11.0 billion in assets (fiscal quarter ending Nov. 30, 2013). North American Titles agency network operates nationally under the name North American Title Co. (NATC), and is located in 17 of the fastest-growing states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Through our relationship with our expanding affiliate network, NATC provides real estate settlement services in all 50 states. NAT is headquartered in Miami, Fla. To learn more, visit http://www.nat.com







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North American Title Group Adds Howeth as General Counsel


MIAMI, FLA. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013

North American Title Group has appointed Jefferson Jeff Howeth as senior vice president, general counsel. Howeth brings a 20-year background in real estate and corporate law to this position, in addition to experience in securities, finance, and executive management of legal and compliance functions of title insurance underwriters and agencies.

We are excited to have Jeff join our team as general counsel, said Tom Fischer, president, North American Title Group. The combination of Jeffs high ethical standards, extensive experience in national title and underwriting matters, and deep experience in the business of title insurance through numerous business cycles will prove to be an invaluable asset to our company as we continue to expand our businesses over the coming years.

Howeth most recently served as vice president, deputy general counsel of PGP Title Inc. and Premier Land Title Insurance Co., subsidiaries of PulteGroup Inc., which provide title insurance and escrow and settlement services to new home customers. Previous to that, he had served as senior vice president, general counsel of Commerce Title and Closing Services. Howeth also spent nine years with Centex Corp., working as assistant general counsel of Centex Homes and Centex Corp., and later holding the position of executive vice president, general counsel of Centex Financial Services LLC.

I am grateful to be part of the North American Title team, said Howeth. With extensive title agency operations throughout the nation, an underwriter that is aggressively expanding its reach, and an experienced and capable management team, the opportunities for challenging work and professional growth are substantial. I look forward to contributing to the companys continued success.

A magna cum laude graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and a cum laude graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, Howeth began his career working for major law firms in Tulsa and Dallas before moving to the corporate sector.

Howeth travels regularly to the North American Title Groups corporate office in Miami and maintains an office at the North American Title branch in Dallas at 8070 Park Lane, Suite 200.

About North American Title (NAT)

With well over 1,000 associates and a vast network of branches from coast to coast, North American Title is among the largest real estate settlement service providers in the United States. Consisting of both agent and underwriter operations, NAT has the resources and stability of a New York Stock Exchange company with over $ 10.3 billion in assets (fiscal quarter ending Nov. 30, 2012). North American Titles agency network operates nationally under the name North American Title Co. (NATC), and is located in 16 of the fastest-growing states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Through our relationship with our expanding affiliate network, NATC provides real estate settlement services in all 50 states. With annual gross revenues in fiscal 2012 of approximately $ 200 million, NAT is among the largest independent title agencies in the United States. NAT is headquartered in Miami, Fla. To learn more, visit http://www.nat.com







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Personalized Question and Answer Site Adds Top Experts in Monthly HD Advice Videos


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2012

Four new top-tier experts join the LumenzNetworks.com lineup this month offering insight on stress management, mind and body health, intimacy, relationships, and more.

Dr. Bernie Siegel, named one of the top 20 Most Spiritually Influential Living People by the Watkins Review, discusses integrative approaches to healing the mind, body, and soul.

Eva and Wolfram Zurhorst, Germanys best-known relationship experts, share their perspective on the keys to a successful partnership.

Lisa Schrader, whose work has been featured on Oprah, the Oxygen channel, and VH1, advises on Tantra and intimacy.

Dr. Joan Borysenko, author of 15 books including the New York Times bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, brings her expertise on stress management, spirituality, and healing.

These new additions follow Joshua Freedman advising Lumenz users on career development with Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and Dr. Rupert Sheldrake explaining his New Sciences research. Together, the six experts featured now on Lumenz Networks represent book sales of over 8,000,000 units and an aggregate community of 30,000,000 followers. Lumenz aims to recruit several hundred renowned experts from around the globe to build an extensive library of visual mentorship, accumulating an ever-expanding inventory of expertise personally communicated by published luminaries in a wide variety of fields.

My speaking, consulting and travel schedule make it impossible to keep up with all the follow- up inquiries I get from people who have read my books and attended seminars, let alone the many new people interested in EQ and how to hone it, said Joshua Freedman, leading authority on Emotional Intelligence and COO of Six Seconds. Lumenz Networks allows me to give a thorough, considered answer to specific questions from members of my community, making the exchange distinctly more personal — and yet useful to the entire community — than if I simply tried to answer emails. Watch a video from the Lumenz Networks site of Josh Freedman explaining why change is difficult in organizations.

Lumenz maintains ongoing partnerships with its member experts to provide a steady supply of fresh HD video clips answering questions asked by site subscribers. Each experts video library will expand at an average rate of 50 additional answer clips per month.

How Lumenz works

Anyone interested in advice or answers from hosted experts can search the existing library for answers, or submit questions for mentors to answer personally. The videos are produced to uniformly high quality standards by Lumenz, and the topics are primarily shaped by subscriber interests. On average, each expert will be recorded ten times per year answering 40 60 new questions submitted by Lumenz subscribers. This Q&A format enables fans to personally engage their chosen mentors, with the whole community benefiting from the wisdom revealed.

In challenging times, more people are seeking expertise and guidance from their chosen mentors, with more ways to satisfy their desire for personal access and a more intimate conversation, said Phil Ressler, CEO of Lumenz Networks. However, its not practical for published mentors to give every fan impromptu personal attention, so Lumenz bridges that gap. Experts and mentors can now build their communities through ongoing Q&A and the personal projection intrinsic to HD video. Its a uniquely personal way for mentors to enable their followers to start and continue an extended conversation thats also preserved to educate others.

When subscribers watch videos, the Lumenz recommendation engine mines the full cache of accumulated wisdom from all experts to offer additional videos finely-matched to a subscribers interests. New visitors can sign up for one free three-day trial with full browsing access and rights to watch any ten videos in their entirety, no credit card needed. Payment options range from $ 1.99 for a single video to $ 29.85 for a month of unlimited access.

About Lumenz Networks

Lumenz Networks, based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, was founded in Austria by Hubert Hofmann, Johannes Koch, and Michael Meirer, where its European operation (Lumenz Networks GmbH) is located. The company connects special interest audiences with the mentors and experts who guide them, offering a unique Internet platform for cataloging and accumulating expert answers to fans and followers questions about research, science, professional development and personal well-being, in searchable HD video.

Demand for Lumenz is fueled by widespread hunger for guidance and leadership. Americans alone spent $ 11 billion in 2008 on self-improvement books, CDs, seminars, coaching and stress- management programs — 13.6% more than they did in 2005, according to Marketdata Enterprises. Marketdatas last forecast for the self-improvement media market projected 6.2% annual growth through 2012. This self-help sector in the leaders and experts market has proven resilient, having grown throughout the post-2008 economic crisis. However, Lumenz will host experts and content beyond the self-help market, leveraging the steady expansion of academic and professional experts who are popularizing sciences, medicine, politics, philosophy and religion outside their research and classrooms.

Lumenz Networks is a trademark of Lumenz Networks, Inc. Other registered trademarks and trademarks are the property of their respective holders. ? 2012 Lumenz Networks, Inc.







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Career Key Adds New Career Information To Its Career Test


Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 25, 2012

Career guidance leader Career Key, http://www.careerkey.org, has added new career information to its valid career test from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics new 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The Career Key career assessment helps youth and adults identify careers that match their interests and personality based on the respected Hollands Theory of Career Choice. Comprehensive, up-to-date information is provided for each occupation identified from the OOH Handbook.

Using a scientifically valid career assessment to choose a career that matches ones interests and Holland personality increases the likelihood of future job success and satisfaction, says Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, Career Key author, Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University. Giving people accurate, up to date career information about the occupations that interest them is a very important part of the Career Key test and the career decision making process. Career Key is the only career assessment that uses the OOH Handbook in this way.

The Career Key career test measures the six Holland personality types; Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (RIASEC). Test takers use the results to identify and explore over 250 occupations, organized by Holland personality type. They save those that interest them in a personal job list that links each job to up to date career information.

The information about each of the occupations comes from the respected Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics most recently in late March 2012, it describes in detail the nature of the work, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects up to 2020. This is the best source of information about jobs and their future.

Career Keys popular Match Your Personality with Careers career options article was also updated to show career information from the newly updated OOH.

In a recent Career Key Blog post about the newly updated career information, Juliet Wehr Jones, Career Keys Vice President, covers the best features of the newly released OOH and ways people exploring careers can use it in combination with other government resources.

About The Career Key

Since 1997, Career Key has been the #1 Internet source for helping people choose careers and college majors. Advertising and registration-free, it offers a valid career test, information, and advice articles based on the best practices and science in the field. The Career Key test is one of the few scientifically valid measures of the Holland personality types, with peer-reviewed published studies about its validity and reliability.