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The Security Title Management Team

John W. Schaefer John Schaefer is the CEO and an owner of Security Title Insurance Agency, LLC, Benchmark Title Company, LLC, St. Louis Title, LLC, and Accurate Disbursing, LLC. Prior to founding these entities, Mr. Schaefer spent fifteen years as General Counsel for a major residential development, construction, and subcontracting company and seven years in private practice with Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Mr. Schaefer holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Dayton, an MBA from Emory University, and a JD from Saint Louis University's School of Law. He is very involved with both the real estate industry and community, having served on the boards of Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, DeSmet Jesuit High School, Founders Bank, and the advisory boards of Pulaski Bank, Southwest Bank, Missouri State Bank and BAM Construction Co., LLC, as well as being a member of the American, Missouri, and Metropolitan Saint Louis Bar Associations.


Dava Stark serves as the Vice President of Escrow Operations for Security Title. Her more than twenty years experience in business and operations management includes the title insurance and mortgage lending industries. In addition, she and her family run a fencing company in the Moscow Mills area. As a small business owner, Dava understands the need for quality customer service. Recognized for her outstanding skill in the title insurance field, she has also served as a consultant for other title companies in both Missouri and Illinois. Dava and her husband Russ live in O'Fallon, Missouri with their two children Lance and Shelby.



Wendy R. Cromer is the Vice President of Compliance, Sales and Marketing for Security Title Insurance Agency, LLC. and also serves as the Compliance Officer for five additional companies in the metropolitan area. Wendy is a native of St. Louis and graduated summa cum laude from Lindenwood University. Her career in the title insurance industry began in 1983. Wendy has been recognized by the Missouri Land Title Association, the St. Louis Mortgage Bankers Association and the St. Louis Association of Realtors for her outstanding achievements. She has served two terms as President for the Missouri Land Title Association and is a current member of the International Right of Way Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Risk Management Association.



Jack Forsyth John G. Forsythe serves as Underwriting Counsel for Security Title Insurance Agency, LLC. He earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in December of 1996 and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1997. He is also a member of the Kansas and Nebraska Bars and is admitted to the Federal District Courts of Eastern Missouri, Western Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Jack has over a decade of experience in the title industry working as counsel for local title insurance agents, including Security Title, as well as a national underwriter. Prior to rejoining Security Title in 2016, Jack served as an Associate at Kozeny & McCubbin, and later as Managing Attorney at Shapiro & Kreisman, L.L.C., law firms specializing in creditor's rights and title curative matters. Jack also gained in depth experience analyzing complex mineral rights and lease issues at Randolph L. Marsh, P.C., a law firm serving the oil and gas industry. Jack holds a B.A. in History and Spanish from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.A. in Human Resource Management from Washington University in St. Louis. The Missouri Land Title Association nominated Jack as Young Title Professional of the Year in 2007. He has been a lecturer and Continuing Legal Education presenter throughout Missouri on real estate and title issues.


The Security Title Marketing Team

Kay L. Nuernberger serves as the Marketing & Sales Director for Security Title Insurance Agency, LLC. In addition to her many years of title experience, she has worked as a legal secretary for an area law firm and served as a Deputy Recorder in Franklin County, Missouri. Kay is extremely active in the St. Louis Realtors Association and currently serves as the Chairman of the Affiliate Council. In addition, she serves on the Board of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (NAPMW). Kay is also involved in community charities, numerous Chambers of Commerce as well as the International Lion's Club of Missouri. Kay is married to Chuck and they reside in Union. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren, riding their motorcycle and traveling.






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