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Congratulations to Greater Indiana Title’s Executive Account Manager Carol Donovan! Carol has made such a positive impact to GNIAR (Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors) with her hard work and service, they awarded her “2019 Affiliate of the Year.” This award recognizes Carol as a rising star in her real estate community.

Carol’s activism does not only reside with multiple committees at GNIAR, but also includes the Mortgage Banker’s Association (including PAC chairman) and Northwest Indiana Builders. She also values giving back. Carol spends time passionately giving back to the Make-A-Wish Foundation helping other’s dreams come true since 2012!

After several years of working with GIT’s Illinois facilities, we welcome Diana Valdez to Greater Indiana Title.  In Illinois, Diana worked as an Escrow Processor within the Closing Department.  The responsibilities consisted of working closely with Attorneys, Lenders, Brokers, as well as, fellow co-workers to organize and obtain the required documents for closing.  The position also required high levels of customer service, both internally as well as externally.  Diana’s years of working in the Title Insurance Industry together with her charisma and enthusiasm to get deals closed make her an attribute to our Indiana team.

In July 2018 Carol Donovan joined Greater Indiana Title as Executive Account Manager. She is responsible for Lake and Porter County account management and business development for our residential customers.

Carol brings extensive experience of 15 years in credit and residential lending services.  As Division Manager of Equifax, she ensured accuracy while developing business accounts and community education seminars.  As Senior Mortgage Loan Officer at a prominent local bank, she originated government, conforming and non-conforming loans.

During her previous mortgage career, she held positions with The Mortgage Bankers Association as Director and Membership Chairperson, in addition to various chair positions on GNIAR. Currently, she is a founding member of the Northwest Indiana Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter and has been active in other local charities.

Carol has been married for the past 27 years with two adult children and has resided in Valparaiso for the past 23 years.

Greater Indiana Title Company recently completed its Service Organization Controls Type 2 SOC 2 examination and ALTA Best Practices Certification for the period of 2016 to 2017.

The examinations were performed by an independent auditing firm, A-LIGN and contained no exceptions. A Type II report includes the service organization’s system description, as well as a detailed testing of the operating effectiveness of the service organization’s controls throughout the specified period.

Completion of the Type 2 SOC 2 Type II examination covers Greater Illinois Title Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries: Greater Indiana Title Company, GIT Florida Title Services, Greater Wisconsin Title, GIT Michigan Title Services, and Greater Missouri Title Company.

Achievement of this elite standard of compliance certification places all GITC companies in the Top 1% of title agencies in the country.

A SOC 2 examination is widely recognized because it represents that a service organization has been through an evaluation of their control activities as they relate to the applicable trust services principles and criteria.

A SOC 2 examination is performed in accordance AICPA attestation standards and is designated as an acceptable method for an entity’s management to obtain assurance about service organization internal controls over security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.

“We are pleased to report that GIT and all its subsidiary companies have received SOC 2 certifications following an extensive, ongoing audit and testing over a twelve-month period. This is the highest and most complete examination and testing of processes and controls for a settlement services provider,” stated Gregory M. Kosin, President and Chief Compliance Officer for the GIT Group of Companies. “It provides comfort to lenders and consumers knowing that proper security policies and procedures have been implemented and tested. We passed both examinations without a single exception. The GIT Group of Companies is effectively in an elite and select group of title agencies in the country.”

The Greater Illinois Title Company Group of Companies, which includes Greater Illinois Title Company, Greater Indiana Title Company, GIT Florida Title Services, Greater Wisconsin Title Company, GIT Michigan Title Services, Greater Missouri Title Company and Greater Illinois Tax Deferred Exchange Corporation, operates from thirty five offices and closing locations in seven states and services national business through its National Title Services Group™.

Greater Indiana Title is pleased to announce it’s officially moved from St. John to Schererville. Closings may be scheduled at our new office location immediately. Please update your records with our new contact information:

Greater Indiana Title Company
Phone: 219.641.6300
Located on the Lower Level West building in the Northwest corner.

Greater Illinois Title Company has recently opened a new closing office in Hyde Park. The new location is GIT’s s eighteenth office in Illinois. For other office locations click here.

The new closing office is located in Chicago on the second floor of the Hyde Park Business Center at 51st Street and Lake Park Avenue. Hyde Park is one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods and is a chic location because of new development in the area including new restaurants and a Whole Foods. Closing appointments at the new GIT Hyde Park location can be arranged by calling 312.264.4900. Free parking is available. For directions please click here.

GIT Florida Title Services, (GFT) a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Illinois Title Company, one of the largest title agencies in the country, moved to larger offices in the Center Pointe Building located at 2033 Main Street in Sarasota. The new Florida state headquarters office builds upon the company’s rapid growth in the State of Florida as the company is facilitating residential and commercial sale and refinance transactions in all 67 counties in the state. The company has experience in all types of title work including residential subdivisions, commercial projects, investment properties, government contract work and 1031 tax-deferred exchanges through Greater Illinois Tax Deferred Exchange Corporation.

GIT Florida Title Services provides title insurance policies underwritten by Chicago Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. Joining Reid McCullough, Esq. Title Agent-Regional Counsel in the new office is Regina Menda, Esq. Title Agent and Regional Counsel and Julianna Forrest, Closing Assistant.

Pictured from Left to Right: Regina Menda, Esq., Title Agent-Regional Counsel Reid McCullough Esq., Agent-Regional Counsel Julianna Forrest, Closing Administrative Assistant.

Pictured from Left to Right:
Regina Menda, Esq., Title Agent-Regional Counsel, Reid McCullough Esq., Agent-Regional Counsel, Julianna Forrest, Closing Coordinator.

The new office located on the first floor of the four story atrium lobby also houses McCullough Legal Services to assist GFT to gain access to new markets. GFT president, Gregory M. Kosin stated “GIT Florida Title is well-positioned to leverage more opportunities in the Sarasota – Manatee area and our expansion will build upon that success.”