Rist is a long time member of the Title Alliance family. She graduated from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics. Her career began in their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania operation in 1997 as a Sales Associate. From that position, she was promoted to Regional Sales Director and ultimately to District Manager, overseeing 12 of Title Alliance’s joint ventured operations. In this position, Rist was responsible for overseeing daily operations, measuring key performance indicators and assisting with sales initiatives and closing coverage. Rist then was promoted to V.P. of Title Alliance where her focus was on selling joint ventures. In 2006 Rist became the Director of Sales & Operations for one of Title Alliance’s lender based joint venture affiliates. In 2010 Rist moved to manage and launch the T.A. of Limerick operation in Limerick PA until her promotion to Corporate Trainer in November of 2015.
As Corporate Trainer, Rist worked alongside of Training Director Erika O’Brien Mason to create an onboarding experience for new team members. She emphasized what sets Title Alliance apart from the competition and worked to assure that they received a warm welcome to the Title Alliance Family. Rist developed and facilitated the initial contact program with each new employee where she reviewed and covered an introduction to the Title Alliance culture and other housekeeping items.
“Michele is an incredible asset for our company,” says Jim Campbell, CEO for Title Alliance. “Her experience in multiple facets of the business make her a strong mentor and leader.” He concludes, “Michele will work with each of our managers to provide mentorship, guidance and empowerment so that they can really own their joint ventures. I am excited to see how our flagship region, Pennsylvania, grows.”
“I thought long and hard about the opportunity before accepting,” says Rist. “It was important to me to make certain that I fully understood the expectations of the position and the company goals.” She continues, “Having sat in a desk running my own joint venture, I understand the pressures that the teams experience on a daily basis and I am able to relate to them on a very different level. I am excited to watch each of our managers and their teams grow, and to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.”
Title Alliance, Ltd, an ESOP Company is located in Media, PA and has been creating RESPA compliant title joint ventures since 1983 with lenders, mortgage bankers, realtors, builders and credit unions. Their roots date back to 1948 when their first agency, which is still in existence today, was formed. For more information or to find out how a Title Alliance's partnership or title management skills could benefit you visit them online or contact Lindsay Smith at 800-220-3901 x 165.