our people...YOUR BUILDER SERVICES TEAMChicago Title recognizes that each person is unique, and that their attributes and distinctions shape the contribution that they make to our organization, and consequently to our clients.

Judy Braillard, Builder Services Manager, DRE Consultant
Judy has been with Chicago Title for 25 years, and is instrumental in helping to build and manage our Builder Services Department.  Judy is dedicated to the highest standards of performance in her profession and is regarded as an expert in the DRE process.  She serves as a liaison between builder/developers and all the relevant associates necessary to compile data for the State applications, DRE submittal, mapping coordination, recordation, and escrow and title coordination.  Upon receipt of the necessary final public report and recordation of all pertinent documents, Judy helps coordinate with the escrow and title personnel to assure excellent service to developers and their buyers throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.

Ross Kennedy, Chief Title Officer
Ross is the Chief Title Officer for Chicago Title's Builder Services Department, and has been in the title insurance business for more than 30 years.  His job requires great attention to detail and a knack for unraveling complex matters before they become obstacles.  Ross interfaces with the builder and their legal staff, engineers, government agencies, and lenders to provide underwriting expertise that could make the difference to a project's success.

Elisha Monaghan, DRE Assistant
Elisha has been with Chicago Title for 5 years and is training and assisting with DRE processing in all counties of the Northern California Region.  As the DRE assistant, she helps in every aspect of obtaining the necessary information needed for the developer's applications to the State of California.  Elisha has very strong skills in computer and communication skills, which helps her with her current position.

Wendy Clare, Mapping/Title Assistant
Wendy has been in the title business for 20 years, and is trained in searching, location and examining.  Specifically, her work includes processing and examining documents, ALTA and CLTA policies, subdivision guarantees and preliminary title reports for commercial and residential properties.  Wendy has been a strong addition to our builder division to assist with title production.  Wendy also coordinates our map filings, assisting the developers with the necessary tax clearance letters for the map recordation in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.  Wendy is dedicated to making the map filings go as smoothly, efficiently and in a timely manner, so that our developers have a pleasurable experience with Chicago Title.

Susan Smith, Title/Builder Services Assistant
Susan has joined our staff in the last five years and has become a tremendous asset to the entire staff.  She is presently learning various positions in the department and has quickly become fully versed in title production and assists our escrow teams with their title needs.