Stewart Lender Services (SLS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, has appointed Linda Clair as the vice president, strategic account manager. She will be responsible for increasing the company's services to existing clients, and help SLS enter into new strategic lender relationships with a primary focus on mid-tier lenders and credit unions.

Ms Clair comes from First American where she had served as a vice president for equity loan services. She also served in sales management positions for a Texas-based builder and JPMorgan Chase.

In addition, the company also appointed Robert Reeder as vice president of national business development in Atlanta, Georgia, who will be responsible for the growth of national commercial business, with a focus on expanding the company’s services in the southeastern region of the US.

Mr Reeder has served as a vice president, commercial sales and relationship manager for the national commercial services division of First American Title Insurance Co. in Atlanta.

Jason Nadeau, president and CEO of Stewart Lender Services, said: “Stewart is committed to continuing the growth of our SLS organization to better serve our lender customers. We have been aggressively building our leadership and sales team, and Linda’s addition is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to this important market segment.”