Apr 16

Northwest Title & Escrow Receives 2023 Shining Star Award

Herndon, Va. — Northwest Title & Escrow (NWTE), a licensed, bonded title insurance agency, today announced it was honored with Old Republic National Title Insurance Company’s (ORNTIC) Shining Star Award for Operational Excellence 2023. This is the fourth consecutive year NWTE has received the award.

The Virginia Operations (Northern Division) of Old Republic Title grants the award to its Virginia title agency partners who demonstrate the highest caliber of operational excellence. ORNTIC created the award in 2020 based on Northwest Title & Escrow’s outstanding operational performance. NWTE was among one-third of Old Republic Title’s agency partners to receive the 2023 award. Candidates are evaluated in ten categories covering sound underwriting and settlement practices.* 

“We were delighted to award Northwest Title & Escrow the 2023 Shining Star Award for Operational Excellence,” said Kevin Pogoda, First VP & Virginia State Manager, Northern Division of Old Republic Title. “The NWTE team has an excellent record of sound underwriting and settlement practices, escrow management and compliance with our remittance requirements. They are truly a ‘Shining Star,’ setting the brightest example for others to follow.”

Deb Koenig, Assistant Vice President of Northwest Title & Escrow said, “We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious award for the fourth year and value our relationship with our underwriter, Old Republic National Title. Northwest Title & Escrow is unwavering in our goal to ensure every customer experience is smooth, accurate and timely. This commitment to excellence is reflected in the Shining Star recognition.”

NWTE opened its doors in 2009 and has conducted more than 12,000 transactions since inception. Northwest Title & Escrow is dedicated to providing exceptional service and looks forward to assisting future customers with their real estate settlements.

*Old Republic National Title Insurance Company based its 2020-2023 Shining Star Awards for Operational Excellence on ten categories: Sound underwriting and settlement practices; timely requests for overlimit approval, if applicable; monthly reconciliations reviewed and approved by management with any issues addressed in a timely manner; annual escheatment, if applicable; regular monthly remittances with the age of policies no more than 2 months beyond month of closing; absence of claims; controls in place to prevent fraud; attendance at Old Republic webinars and seminars; lack of customer complaints; and industry innovation.


About Northwest Title & Escrow (NWTE)
Northwest Title & Escrow is a subsidiary of NW Capital Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northwest Federal Credit Union. Based in Herndon, Virginia, the company is a licensed, bonded, full-service title and escrow agency offering Washington, DC metropolitan area individuals and businesses expert mortgage settlement and title insurance services. NWTE’s team has over 50 years of combined experience. The agency maintains the highest ethical, professional, and operational standards and boasts a 99 percent customer satisfaction rating. To learn more about NWTE and how they can help you or your clients, visit www.nwtellc.com.


About Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company is a proud provider of title insurance and settlement services. The company is the flagship title insurance underwriter in the Old Republic Title Insurance Group (ORTIG). Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, ORTIG has built a solid reputation as an industry leader and is one of the largest title insurance groups in the United States. ORTIG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Old Republic International Corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. Old Republic International Corporation is one of America’s largest shareholder-owned insurance businesses and traces its origins to 1923. For more information, visit www.oldrepublictitle.com.