A native and current resident of Richmond, Virginia, Klein is charged with developing the company’s business segment supporting national and multistate agencies. In addition, Klein is overseeing the development of AmTrust’s footprint in the Mid Atlantic Region (South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, DC and Maryland). Prior to joining AmTrust, he worked 7 years for WFG National Title Insurance Company, developing its Southeast Region and then serving as National Agency Manager. Prior to working at WFG, he worked for 22 years for LandAmerica serving in numerous leadership capacities including the formation of national agency and affiliated business divisions. Klein also has owned his own independent title agency and practiced real estate law. Mr. Klein earned his law degree from the University of Richmond and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Prior to joining AmTrust Title, Mr. Smith was Underwriting Counsel for Conestoga Title Insurance Co., underwriting title insurance risks for title agents and approved attorneys in the MidAtlantic and Midwest. Before that, he held senior posts for national title insurance companies, primarily in Virginia. He also has been in the private practice of law focused on real estate and has been Managing Attorney for a title and settlement subsidiary of a national builder.
Michael serves AmTrust Title as Vice President and Regional Manager for Pennsylvania and Delaware, focused on establishing operations, recruiting personnel, growing the agency base, and increasing revenue throughout the region. He has worked in the title insurance industry for over 25 years serving on behalf of some of the nation’s most prominent underwriters. Just prior to coming aboard with AmTrust Title, Michael was Vice President and Agency Services Manager for Stewart Title Guaranty Company in New Jersey, where he oversaw all aspects of the agency business in the state. Before that, he oversaw a group of nearly 100 agencies throughout the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware for two other national title insurance underwriters for nearly 20 years, where he earned awards for revenue growth, increasing market share and signing new agencies. Michael holds a BA in Political Science from Ursinus College, in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.