Skip to main content

WFG National Title Insurance Expands South Texas Executive Team

Navi Persaud
Nov 19, 2021

WFG National Title Insurance Company added Debbie Youens as South Texas regional escrow manager and Gregg Harris as South Texas regional sales manager.

Both executives will report to South Texas regional manager and Houston division president Monique Modica Vasek and support WFG's growing presence in the South Texas market, adding Austin and Houston Divisions to its current Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio Divisions.

Photo of Debbie Youens.

In her newly created role, Youens will manage escrow teams in Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

“Debbie will share her expertise with Texas real estate transactions and her deep understanding of escrow, title, and real estate rules and regulations,” said Vasek.

Youens, a licensed Realtor since 1989, has a long, well-rounded background in real estate, title insurance, corporate relocation, and branch management. A Houston resident since moving there from her native Huntsville in 1984, she most recently worked as a sales manager for two major Houston real estate brokerages: Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty and then John Daugherty, Realtors. Prior to that, she was vice president of Sales at Heritage Texas Properties in Cypress, Texas, and earlier still a vice president and branch manager in Katy for a Texas-based title company and a regional manager at GMAC Global Relocation Services in Houston.

Photo of Gregg Harris.

As South Texas Regional Sales Manager, Harris will oversee WFG’s sales efforts in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.

“Gregg is a seasoned and proven sales veteran, focused on investing in dedicated, highly trained, and effective sales executives,” said Vasek.

Harris began his career 20 years ago as a district manager and in Sales Training for ADP, followed by sales leadership and management roles at two national title insurance companies in Houston.

Nov 19, 2021
CFPB Issues Guidance On AI In Credit Underwriting

Creditors must provide specific and accurate reasons for credit denials, even with complex AI models.

Sep 19, 2023
Intercontinental Exchange Completes Black Knight Acquisition; Births Dark Matter Technologies Under Constellation Software

Rich Gagliano takes the helm at Dark Matter Technologies, poised to lead the future of Empower LOS with a 1,300-strong team, blending startup agility with decades of industry experience.

Sep 18, 2023
FHFA Invites Public Engagement On Modernized Credit Score Transition

Stakeholder forums and listening sessions planned to ensure seamless rollout; extended timeline for bi-merge credit report requirement in play.

Sep 11, 2023
Desperation Drives Difficulty in Closing Mortgages in California

Analysis reveals California among top 20 toughest states for mortgage closures.

Sep 11, 2023
If You Build It, They Will Come

Ratings will go a long way toward growing the market for home equity-backed securities

Sep 07, 2023
Investors May Be Losing Interest In The Single-Family Rental Market

Rise in interest rates, drop in values have them pulling back in certain regions

Sep 07, 2023