Executive Leadership Bio’s
John is a well-established leader in the title insurance and real estate industries, with over three decades of executive experience. Magness has worked, as an executive, for three of the four largest title insurers in the nation – Fidelity National Financial, Stewart Information Services and Old Republic Title. John was an Executive Vice President for FNF as well as Executive Vice President of Alamo Title Company. Prior to FNF, Magness served as Group President at Stewart Title in charge of all U.S.
Direct Title Operations. He also held the role of Chief Corporate Development Officer for Stewart. Prior to Stewart, Magness served as President of Old Republic Title where he led all revenue producing efforts for direct and agency operations, commercial operations, technical service operations, and entities in the title group. John has joined Magnolia Title, as Chairman, to oversee all growth initiatives and support all operations across the platform. He earned his BBA in marketing from the University of Houston.
Patricia was promoted to Regional Marketing Director, overseeing three states for the Company. In 2015 she served as Sales and Marketing Director of Texas for Fidelity National Title. Following the acquisition of CINC by Fidelity National Financial, Patricia worked with multiple FNF brands to launch new technology to the marketplace.
In 2018 she joined Stewart Title as the Sales Director for Texas, bringing together many industry veterans to grow the brand. She later served as the Senior Division President of North Texas for Stewart, responsible for managing all escrow operations, title production, sales, and marketing. Her business acumen and industry expertise have created a remarkable structure to capitalize on available synergies and expense management, which will allow for profitable multi-state growth across the platform.
Britt is a title industry legal expert with 16+ years of experience managing claims and litigation across the United States. Her expertise is sharply focused on real estate, insurance, and corporate litigation. She has built onboarding processes and corporate cultures within the title industry at multiple major industry leaders. Her extensive experience creating internal, scalable processes serves our family of companies by streamlining back-end tasks to deliver faster results and efficient outcomes, while maintaining precise legal compliance.
Britt received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and earned both her Masters of Business Administration and Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Memphis. Britt acts as both Magnolia Title’s Executive Vice President, managing new opportunities for expansion, as well as its General Counsel.
He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.