SOUTH PASADENA, Calif., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WNC Insurance Services, Inc. (www.wncinsuranceservices.com) CEO Carl Herrmann III announced that industry veteran Robert Shekell has joined the company as the new President of the Financial Services Division, reporting to him. Mr. Herrmann said, "I'm very excited to have Robert on board. Having known him for many years, it's a tremendous opportunity to work together in shaping WNC First into an even better organization in the future."
As President, Robert assumes all day-to-day operations and products and services provided by WNC First's Financial Institutions Division in both South Pasadena, CA and Dallas, TX locations. Robert was previously with QBE Insurance Group for 17 years where he held many leadership roles, including Director of Client Development, Operations, Executive of Best Shores Global Operations and Director of Account Management and Industry Relations.
At QBE, Robert Shekell was responsible for client advocacy and best practices for client management and operations while initiating and facilitating strategic industry initiatives. Through his more than 15 years of membership on the Loan Administration Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Robert has been instrumental in helping to modernize and protect the mortgage servicing and hazard insurance industries. He contributed greatly to achieve a favorable final draft of applicable Dodd-Frank rulings and requirements. Robert's articles are published frequently and twice made the cover of industry periodicals. He is also a frequent presenter at industry conferences.
Robert's esteemed career includes being a Loan Service Executive at Home Savings of America, FSB. Robert has held senior leadership roles in Corporate Training, Escrow Administration, and Default Management. He was Director of Serrano Reconveyance Company, performing foreclosure and trustee services. Robert has been active in the Institute of Financial Education and was President of the Los Angeles Chapter for two terms and an instructor for six years, teaching the fundamentals of Mortgage Loan Servicing, Improved Business Writing, Presentation Training and Loan Originations. Robert also authored a First-time Homebuyers Program that was used nationwide to facilitate minority homeownership.
Carl Herrmann also said, "We are pleased that Robert has accepted this appointment and know he will represent the company well and will contribute much to WNC."
Founded in 1962, WNC provides specialty insurance products and services to mortgage and consumer lenders and loan servicers through a comprehensive set of lender placed insurance programs, outsourcing services, and technology tools that streamline compliance processes and protect a financial institution's interests.
WNC pioneered lender placed flood insurance in 1981, excess flood in 1995, lender placed wind in 1998, private flood in 2000, single-policy commercial flood in 2010, and in 2014 introduced HomeownerSelect® – the first and true lender placed insurance replacement product. WNC is the largest Lloyd's of London flood, wind and excess flood contract holder in the US.
WNC has business centers in Los Angeles, Dallas, Milwaukee and Miami and sales offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, Indianapolis, Orlando, and Miami.