D. Leigh Hewartson – President, Pride Settlement & Escrow, LLC
Leigh is a title industry veteran. She began her career during high school, working part-time as an abstractor. She spent her afternoons at the county courthouse, researching and learning the nuts and bolts of the business. After graduating, she jumped right into learning the inside of how a title company works through processing, post-closing, and obtaining her title insurance producer license. Leigh quickly excelled, and went on to manage many title operations, including working for builders. Her skills were sought-after in the industry, and she was asked to assist with opening up and launching other local title companies in the DMV. Leigh eventually accepted a position to be Vice President for Mid-Atlantic Settlement Services/Settlement Solutions, overseeing the operations for the company’s ten branches. Leigh continued to manage her specific office, while assisting other offices with day-to-day operations and marketing. When the real estate market changed in 2009, Leigh was inspired to begin her own company: Pride Settlement and Escrow, LLC. She employed many of her colleagues from previous companies. Leigh managed to grow Pride Settlement, even in a slow real estate market.
Leigh's commitment to serving clients, consumers, and her team is second-to-none. While remaining mindful of industry trends with marketing, Leigh supports her partners in helping them grow their businesses. She also stays current with technology to help continue to make her company a success. Leigh holds more than just the position of Founder/President of Pride Settlement and Escrow; she also assists with the daily production, closings, and marketing for her company. Leigh is a licensed title producer in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia and holds a Notary Public license in Maryland and Virginia.
Tiffany Perry-Marketing Vice President of Pride Settlement & Escrow, LLC
Tiffany gained her experience in the title industry while still in high school. She shadowed settlement agents to learn the day-to-day business as a marketer and settlement agent. After graduating from George Mason University in 2005, she decided to become a licensed settlement agent. Tiffany has been with Pride Settlement and Escrow since it opened. She holds the position of Marketing Vice-President, assisting with marketing ideas for the company and managing client relationships. She helps her partners grow their business through outstanding service. Her "can do" attitude is what her clients love about her. She is a problem solver, and her experience and attention to detail assure that her clients have a flawless transaction. Tiffany is a Notary Public in Virginia and Maryland and is a licensed title producer in Virginia, Maryland and D.C.
Lee-Anne T. Rodriguez – Settlement Officer and Marketing Representative of Pride Settlement & Escrow, LLC
Lee-Anne is also a veteran of the industry. She began her career as a receptionist, where she learned how a title company operated. She quickly worked her way into processing/post-closing and eventually becoming a manager for Mid-Atlantic Settlements/Settlement Solutions. Her in-depth knowledge of processing allows Lee-Anne to be an asset to her clients throughout the process. Working closely with the team to ensure the smoothest of transactions, she supports her clients with marketing and growth. She understands the power that networking has in the title industry. Lee-Anne is certified to teach Continuing Education classes throughout Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. She also provides non-accredited workshops for professional and personal enhancement to her clients and partners. She serves on many committees, boards, and associations to be sure to keep current with the real estate market trends. Her clients appreciate her professionalism, dedication and support both before, during and after transactions. Lee-Anne founded a networking group, Real Estate Coffee Chat. It provides a platform for industry professionals to not only network, but also share and learn, ultimately growing their businesses. Lee-Anne is a Maryland and Virginia Notary Public and a licensed title producer in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia.
Jay S. Brody- Settlement Attorney, Pride Settlement & Escrow, LLC
Jill House- Processing Coordinator, Pride Settlement & Escrow, LLC
Derek Ellison- Lead Processor, Pride Settlement & Escrow, LLC
Jason Smallwood- Settlement Agent, Pride Settlement & Escrow, LLC