NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., (“AmTrust” or the “Company”), a global specialty property casualty insurer, today announced the appointment of James Thanasules as President of AmTrust Title Insurance Company (“AmTrust Title”). In this role, he will oversee AmTrust Title’s operations providing title insurance for the commercial and residential real estate industries.
“I’m excited to continue working with James and seeing him shape the future of AmTrust Title,” said Jeffrey Fenster, Executive Vice President, Head of North American Specialty Risk at AmTrust. “His many years of underwriting experience, strong agent relationships and legal expertise give him a unique set of skills and perspective that will ensure the continued growth and success of our business.”
Thanasules joined AmTrust in 2016 as Senior Vice President, Chief New York State Counsel, and has more than 25 years of experience in title servicing. Before AmTrust, he was Vice President and Senior Underwriting Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company’s New York Agency Division.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity as it represents the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to our industry,” Thanasules said. “As I continue to advance on my career journey, I am thankful for all my colleagues – past and present – who helped lay the groundwork for me to lead AmTrust Title as we continue to build out our commercial and residential capabilities on both a regional and sector-specific basis in the United States.”
Throughout his career, Thanasules worked extensively in both the direct and agency title operations. As a past president of the New York State Land Title Association, he has demonstrated his industry leadership by presenting training courses and continuing legal education (CLE) seminars on a variety of topics such as claims, blockchain, cybersecurity and more.
Thanasules began his career as a financial analyst with Interpublic Group, then worked for New York law firms as an attorney associate before entering the insurance industry. Thanasules earned his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University, where he also holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting.
About AmTrust Title Insurance Company
AmTrust Title is a title insurance company providing title insurance and settlement needs for real estate agents and brokers, commercial property professionals, homebuilders and developers, mortgage lenders, homebuyers and sellers, legal title agencies and legal professionals. Our veteran management team and tenured staff bring extensive experience in all aspects of the commercial and residential real estate industry.
AmTrust Title is a wholly owned subsidiary of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. AmTrust Title is headquartered and domiciled in New York, New York, and is licensed in 48 states and several jurisdictions internationally. AmTrust Title utilizes advanced technology, supported by the financial strength of AmTrust Financial, to support real estate clients of all sizes. For more information about AmTrust Title, visit www.amtrusttitlegroup.com.
About AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., a multinational insurance holding company headquartered in New York, offers specialty property and casualty insurance products, including workers’ compensation, business owner’s policy (BOP), general liability and extended service and warranty coverage. For more information about AmTrust, visit www.amtrustfinancial.com.
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