Meet The Team

Founder/President of Metropolitan Title LLC, Metropolitan Escrow & Title LLC earned a Juris Doctor from The American University, Washington College of Law in 1983. Jim was licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1983 and in the State of Maryland in 1984. The Texas operations; commenced in 2005.

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Sonia R. Downard

Vice President/General Counsel ( Virginia/DC Metro )

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Sonia comes to Metropolitan Title with almost 10 years of experience in the real estate industry. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance degree from American University in 1999, and graduated from the George Mason University School of Law in 2002. After serving as an Assistant Public Defender for several years, Sonia was excited to return to real estate. She has conducted thousands …

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Stephanie Purvis

Director Business Development ( Virginia/DC Metro )

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Stephane Purvis Director of Business Development Stephanie comes to Metropolitan Title LLC after 5 years experience as an Account Executive in the Title Industry . She is also very experienced in Purchase and Refinance Real Estate closings. Stephanie also previously helped her husband, John with his Real Estate Business. He is a 3rd generation REALTOR in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. 

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Kiernan Penna

Closing Manager ( Virginia/DC Metro )

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Kiernan joined the company in the summer of 1988 working part time as a legal assistant while attending George Mason University. Having worked for an estate lawyer in Alexandria , VA for a short stint, she was eager to dive into something more fast paced. After graduating, she accepted a full time position as a transaction settlement coordinator and has been assisting Jim Mitchell in all aspects …

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Jennifer (Jenny) Seymour

Settlement Processor ( Virginia/DC Metro )

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Jenny has over 10 years of experience in the title industry. Throughout her career, Jenny has done it all, from pre-processing all the way through to post-closing. Jenny performs in many capacities, including preparing title documents, scheduling closings, preparing settlement statements and closing disclosures, prepping closing packages, and handling final title policies..

 

 


Noelia Figueroa

VP Pennsylvania Operations ( Pennsylvania/FloridaVirginia/DC Metro )

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Noelia Moreno Figueroa National / VP Pennsylvania Operations Noelia joined Metropolitan Title in February of 1999, just a few months after graduating from Law School. Her primary function as VP Pennsylvania Operations is to manage and grow new client relationships in our Pennsylvania office. She is currently a licensed Settlement Agent in 12 states and conducts closings in both English and Spanish.

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Mary Mitchell

Settlement Coordinator ( Virginia/DC Metro )

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Paul Pelish

Settlement Officer ( Virginia/DC Metro )

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Paul received a dual major Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1989, and received his Juris Doctor from the George Mason University School of Law (now the Antonin Scalia Law School) in 1997 where Paul served as the President of the Student Bar Association.   Paul owned and operated Historic Title, LLC in Leesburg, Virginia for 14  …

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Kerry Self

Regional Operations Manager ( Virginia/DC Metro )

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Kerry manages the daily operations for the Leesburg, Middleburg and Winchester offices.   Kerry has decades of expertise in the real estate industry having owned her own title company after successfully growing and managing two others.  Kerry is widely sought after and respected in the industry for her organization, attention to detail, personal approach and overall knowledge of real estate.

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Debra Goodwin

Settlement Processor ( Virginia/DC Metro )

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Kristina Williams

Settlement Processor
 
 

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Charles Fincher

Regional Manager/Of Counsel ( Virginia/DC Metro )

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Charles, along with Paul and Kerry, operate and manage our western offices, including Leesburg, Middleburg and Winchester.   Charles is an attorney with more than 26 years of experience in real estate matters (including commercial, residential and title).  Beyond transactions, he handles land use/zoning, landlord/tenant, creditor/debtor, business sales and formation, neighbor law, conservation …

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Stephanie Clark

SR. ESCROW OFFICER ( MEMORIAL OFFICE )

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Stephanie brings over 17 years of title and escrow experience to her position as Branch Manager and Senior Escrow Officer of the Memorial office of Metropolitan Title.  She began her career in 1998 as a receptionist at a reputable title company and worked her way up from there. Learning the ins and outs of title and escrow, she went from an escrow assistant to escrow officer within the first year of …

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Kim Nelson

SR. ESCROW OFFICER ( KATY OFFICE )

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Kim Nelson brings over 25 years of title and escrow experience to her position of Senior Escrow Officer with Metropolitan Escrow & Title, LLC. She began her career in 1991, and since then, she has played every role within a title company, from receptionist to the policy department. From an escrow assistant to being a Closer, she’s learned the title business from the top to bottom. Her experience …

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Terri Williams

SR. ESCROW OFFICER ( KATY OFFICE )

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Terri Williams began her title profession as an accountant with her first title company in 1987.  After 5 years as an accountant, she decided that she wanted to become an escrow officer, which would allow her to work with the community and fulfill her desire to help people.  Her experience, professionalism and personal touch with clients soon resulted in numerous promotions and successful …

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Shawn McCullough

SR. ESCROW OFFICER ( PLANO OFFICE )

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Shawn McCullough started his career as a mortgage professional and a business development manager for a real estate office in 1999. In 2001 he was introduced to an attorney for one of the large title operations in Dallas, and decided that title was going to be his career for life.

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Gabe Castro

CHIEF TITLE OFFICER ( TEXAS )

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Gabe Castro is the Chief Title Officer at Metropolitan, managing the title plant for all 5 counties under the Metro license.  He started his title career in 1995 as an abstractor in a large agency operation.  Now with over 20 years of examination and management experience, he brings his skill and expertise to transactions ranging from simple lot/block residential deals to complex acreage commercial exams.

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Sylvia Guillen

Business Development Manager

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Sylvia brings over 20 years of title/escrow experience to her position as Business Development Manager.  Although she’s worked with a broad range of clients, she has extensive experience working with the Hispanic market to instill the American Dream of being a homeowner.  While performing her duties in day-to-day contact with agents and lenders, she also organizes educational events for …

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Amy Nolan

ESCROW OFFICER ( KATY OFFICE )

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Amy began in the title industry almost a decade ago as an escrow assistant.  Soaking up all the information available in those early days of her career, she became an Escrow Officer in 2012.  With experience that now spans both residential and commercial transactions, she takes real pride in servicing her clients with a cheerful and enthusiastic approach.  She stays in constant contact throughout …

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Berta Quiroz

ESCROW OFFICER ( HOUSTON - MEMORIAL )

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Berta Quiroz brings over fifteen years of escrow experience.  She started her career as a mortgage processor and has worked her way up to escrow officer. She prides herself in her extensive knowledge of handling standard residential sales, short sales and REO’s.  Berta is eager to insure that you receive a quality customer service, as well as a smooth escrow transaction. Her hobbies include working out, and spending time with her family.  Berta is fluent in English and Spanish.

 


Heidi Leavitt

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ( PLANO OFFICE )

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Heidi got into the title business more than 6 years ago, beginning her career as an escrow assistant in the Dallas/Plano area.  Since then, she has worked as both an escrow officer and a Business Development specialist.   Being familiar with multiple facets of the title business, she approaches client relationships with a wealth of knowledge and training.  Her smile and attitude are truly contagious; …

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Carol Bass

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS ( KATY OFFICE )

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Carol began working in the title industry in the early 1980’s. Her first job was filing index cards in the Title plant in Denton County. She then moved and worked at USLife Title in Ft. Worth as receptionist and front end, then moved to Houston in 1986 and worked front end at Stewart Title. She left the industry in February of 1988 to raise a family and then returned in 2012.  No matter her position, she …

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