Southeast Team

Robert A. Carey

VP, National Search Production

As a longtime resident of Florida, Mr. Carey will be tasked with helping the expansion into the state and oversee the development of National Production for AmTrust Title. He joins the company, after having established his own title research operation, providing services to clients throughout the state of Florida on a wide range of products for various types of transactions. Earlier, serving as Senior Operations Manager, at Stewart Title, National Production Services. Prior to this, managing strategic initiatives for one of the largest providers of title related services in the nation, as well as working with a large national title agency.

Rick Himes

Southeast Counsel

Richard H. Himes, Jr., Esq. serves as Southeast Counsel, overseeing AmTrust's business in Florida and neighboring states in the Southeast. In addition to providing underwriting assistance to local agents, Rick supports Company management as it launches new regional business operations. Prior to AmTrust Title, Mr. Himes was Partner in Title Experts and Management, serving as consultant and expert witness on title insurance agency and underwriter management, escrow, title, regulatory and related matters. Before that, he was President and Senior Underwriting Counsel of Mason Title & Escrow Company, a multi-office title agency operating throughout Florida. He has served as a member of several American Land Title Association committees over the years and twice as a director of the Louisiana Land Title Association. He twice received Fidelity National Financial Chairman’s Roundtable Award, in 2001 and 2002. He is a current member of the State Bar of Georgia, and he is also licensed to practice in Tennessee. Rick earned a BA degree cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law

Ben Sommers

Florida Sales Representative

Ben serves as the agency representative for the State of Florida, charged with driving new business to AmTrust. Previously, Ben was a Vice President at TRG, covering Florida and Alabama. He was also the State Escrow manager for the Builder Division a First American.