George Houghton serves as group president, agency operations for Stewart Information Services Corporation. With more than 38 years of title industry experience, Houghton is responsible for Stewart’s independent title agency network across the United States. In addition, Houghton oversees Stewart Vacation Ownership and Stewart Water subsidiaries.
Houghton has experience in the areas of abstracting, title examination, underwriting, closing, title policy preparation, accounting, branch office management, company management, claims handling and as agency services manager, servicing and supporting independent title agencies.
Prior to becoming group president, Houghton was executive vice president, agency services group, Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Houghton has also served as senior vice president and national agency services director of Stewart Title Guaranty Company and district agency manager for South and West Texas for Stewart Title Guaranty Company from 2000 to 2005.
Houghton was senior vice president and national closing officer for Stewart Title of Houston from 1998 to 2000. In that position he closed many types of commercial transactions, including industrial sites, office buildings, apartments, hotels/motels, retail shopping centers, airports, golf courses and residential land developments. From 1984 to 1996 Houghton was president of Fort Bend Title Company and its subsidiary, Citizens Title Company, which were both independent title agents in the Houston area.
Houghton graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration, received his Master of Business Administration from Houston Baptist University, and has been a licensed real estate broker in Texas since 1980.