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ATAT About Us

ATAT's senior management team has extensive expertise in the mortgage and title industry. Our combined 200 years experience affords ATAT a thorough understanding of our clients' workflow and allows ATAT to deliver exceptional customer service. Supported by our highly experienced, customer-focused staff, ATAT is commited to providing real estate information, title products and settlement services which always exceeds expectations. We treat your customer as if they were our customer.

American Title Assurance of Texas, Inc. management team

Daniel M. Rover, Owner/President
Dan has over 20 years experience in the Title and Mortgage Industry. Dan has senior level executive experience in running national sales efforts on both the national title and settlement (vendor) sides of the business and the wholesale mortgage industry. In addition, Dan has experience in running a division for a national vendor manager. Dan and Leo founded American Freedom Assurance, Inc. in June 2006. Dan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and received his MBA from Katz School, University of Pittsburgh. Dan and his wife Margaux enjoy time with their three black Labradors and their horse, Granite.

Eliseo S. Betti, Owner/Executive Vice President
Leo has enjoyed 20 plus years in the Title and Mortgage Industry. Leo’s industry background started in banking. From there, Leo quickly rose through the ranks of the mortgage retail and wholesale mortgage side as a regional operations manager. Leo entered the title industry 10 years ago. Leo and Dan started AFA in June 2006. Leo and his wife Tracy have one daughter, Brianna. Leo enjoys problem-solving and golf.

James J. Pokusa, Esq., General Counsel
Jim is licensed as an attorney in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. He has worked in the Title Insurance Industry for over 20 years. Jim has lectured for South Jersey Title Institute, The National Business Institute and the New Jersey Bar Association relating to title, closing and real estate matters. Jim’s responsibilities at American Freedom Assurance, Inc. / American Title Assurance of Texas, Inc. include, but are not limited to: title underwriting oversight, regulatory review, title licensing oversight, RESPA review and policy production. Jim and his wife Mary Beth have three girls: Kerrie, Danielle and Shannon, who are all heavily involved in athletics.

Keith J. Hoffman, Esq., Associate Counsel
Keith is licensed as an attorney in the State of Louisiana. He has worked in the Title and Mortgage Industry for over 15 years. He has previous experience in the wholesale and retail mortgage banking industry. Keith's responsibilities at AFA / ATAT include but are not limited to: title review and underwriting, corporate and regulatory review, closing and post-closing oversight, claims review and continuing education for employees. Keith is a die-hard LSU Tigers fan and spends his off hours golfing and taking care of his labrador retriever, Mottley.

Kimberly Heit, National Director of Operations
Kim Heit has over 19 years experience in the Title and Mortgage Industry. Prior to joining AFA / ATAT, Kim worked for 6 years in the settlement department for a vendor manager. Kim joined AFA in June 2006. Her duties include the oversight of staff for quality assurance and disbursements. Kim's daughter, Korinne, attends the University of Pittsburgh.

Steve DePenna, Escrow Manager
Steve has 20 years experience in the Title and Settlement Industry. He spent 6 years with Chicago Title and 2 years with Commonwealth Land Title, consisting of starting-up national operations for both companies. Steve has an additional 9 years spent specializing in Pennsylvania title practices. Steve is well versed in title and settlement for refinances and purchases, as well as policy production.

M. Nicki Compary, Esq., Associate Counsel
Nicki is licensed as an attorney in the state of Texas. She has worked in the title and mortgage industry for over 8 years. She has previous experience in the retail mortgage banking, mortgage lending, and foreclosure title industries. Nicki is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Nicki and her husband, Ryan, have one daughter, Brinley, two dogs and a cat.

James Stevens, Escrow Officer
Jimmy joined ATAT in December of 2012 as an Escrow Officer. For the last ten years he's worked in the policy and agency departments for a regional Underwriter in Texas. Jimmy has recently completed the 2013 TLTA Land Title School of Texas and is currently working toward his CESA certification. He's an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoys teaching his two boys how to enjoy the great outdoors.


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