Tara Smith serves as group president, responsible for Stewart’s agency operations. In this role, she oversees Stewart’s independent title agency network of Trusted Providers™ and all products and services offered to our agency network.
Tara has been with Stewart since 2013 as a senior member of the Agency Services leadership team. She has used her ability to translate knowledge of the title industry into countless contributions for Agency Services. This includes her development of training and resources, the result of which has allowed her to serve agents as a reliable source when it comes to navigating the changing waters of the title industry. And using her business development and relationship-building expertise, she helps independent agents deliver a better experience to their customers.
Tara’s well-rounded success in the areas of strategy implementation and problem solving led to leadership roles that included the positions of vice president, agency financial director and executive vice president. In these roles she was responsible for overseeing the National Agent Support Team, Stewart Financial Services and Stewart’s Funding and Escrow Services department. Tara was named one of Housing Wire’s 2017 “Women of Influence” for her contributions to the industry.
Prior to joining Stewart, Tara spent 12 years in public accounting working with clients in the financial services and oil and gas industries. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.