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    McCarel joins North American Title Insurance Company as its new industry education and research specialist

    8/18/2014 3:22:35 PM
    MIAMI — August 18, 2014 — Kelly McCarel has joined North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) as its new industry education and research specialist. She will oversee the production of educational offerings and informational materials to assist NATIC agents with compliance issues and business growth opportunities.

    McCarel brings 15 years of experience as a communications professional and business-to-business journalist to the position, including five years writing and providing educational materials specifically for the real estate, mortgage and title insurance industries.

    "NATIC is fully committed to supporting the independent agent and the best way to do that is to build a team of business athletes who can provide the tools and resources the agents need to thrive in the marketplace," said Chris Casa, director of marketing and educational programs for NATIC. "Kelly fits that role perfectly. Her experience in content marketing, journalism and industry education is unmatched. Our agents should expect to have the best education tools in the industry at their disposal as a result of her joining the team."

    Most recently, McCarel served as a journalist, editor and seminars director for October Research, LLC, where she wrote for national real estate, mortgage and title industry publications, as well as produced webinars and seminars covering a wide-range of compliance and business-related educational topics. Prior to October Research, she was a communications specialist at Steris Corp. She also spent three years as a legal writer with Ohio Lawyers Weekly and the Cleveland Bar Association.

    "With so many moving parts and regulatory burdens, education has become crucial in this industry," McCarel said. "NATIC has put education and compliance on the forefront and I am happy to be a part of this important effort. As an integral part of NATIC’s marketing and educational programs, I will deliver an array of communication materials and courses through various mediums on topics specific to agency compliance and operations."

    An Ohio native, McCarel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is located in Philadelphia and may be reached at (440) 590-6504 or

    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 38 states. 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 $82 million* in cash or invested assets. This represents over 96 percent of the company’s assets and is characteristic of the most important attribute to title protection, namely, financial responsibility. *As of 12/31/2013

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

    For more information contact: Geoffrey B. Ginn, Esq., o: 704.595.9990; e:

    by CJ Yeoman