Mary currently serves as acting Counsel and underwrites for our Inner Loop office, where she also markets and closes both commercial and residential transactions. Mary has 21 years of experience in the title industry, as well as 6 years of experience practicing real estate and title insurance law. Over the years, Mary’s professional experience includes: Underwriting/Regional Counsel for major title underwriter; President of 2 local title operations in Houston; Director of Development for a major non-profit organization; and Vice President and Commercial Closing Attorney.
Mary has a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Houston, where she is a past recipient of the University of Houston Law Alumni Association President’s Award. She is also a member of Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) and previously served as Chair of TLTA’s Title School Committee, and Speaker at TLTA Institute and at TLTA Title School. Additionally, Mary is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and the Houston Bar Association.
“I believe what sets me apart from the competition in my current role as Commercial Closing Attorney is my many years of experience as an attorney and as a business executive. I was responsible for profitability, growth and expansion of 2 companies, so my experience encompasses creating and implementing strategic marketing plans; recruiting, hiring, training and developing talent; managing relationships with staff, customers, legal counsel, and senior management; interfacing with Board members and Senior management teams; and possessing legal knowledge of title insurance and real estate issues. These experiences allow me to relate to people at every level and in every profession. In addition, my experience and involvement with a major non-profit as well as years of volunteer work, fuels my compassion and passion for people and helping them solve their problems. I truly believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to provide support, assistance or a helping hand to others.”
Terry has over 22 years of title industry experience, and has been a mainstay within the Houston real estate community that she serves for many years. Her reputation and success is founded on her dedication to customer service, and her keen ability to solve problems and get answers quickly. At Chicago Title Terry is responsible for developing new business relationships while maintaining her many relationships with her many long-standing customers. Terry’s background also includes real estate sales experience from 1979 to 1991.
Terry is a native Houstonian and active in many local organizations, including: the Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation, where she serves as a committee member; the Holocaust Museum, where she serves as a committee member; and City Art Works, where she serves on the Board of Directors. Terry also holds her Texas Real Estate Broker’s License. She attended George Washington University, where she earned a B.A. degree.