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Stewart Information Services Corporation Vice Chairman
Stewart Morris, Jr. serves as Stewart Information Services Corporation’s (SISCO) Vice Chairman of the Board. He works with major customers and business partners to enhance company performance, and currently serves on the Executive Committee, the Technology Committee, and as Advisor to the CEO on strategy and operations.
Previously, in his role as President and Co-CEO of SISCO and President of Stewart Title Company (STC), he was responsible for affiliated title offices, real estate information companies and technology companies. He joined STC in 1973 and was elected Vice President in 1975. Mr. Morris became President of STC and Chairman of Stewart Title Guaranty Company (STGC) in 1991; in 2007, he became STGC’s Senior Chairman. He became an Advisory Director of SISCO in 1997 and was elected to the Board as President and Co-CEO in February 2000.
Under Mr. Morris’ direction, Stewart became a real estate information industry leader in technology, as well as a host of services for the real estate transaction. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, universities and other forums on technology, the real estate transaction process and e-commerce. Mr. Morris is a member of the Board of Governors for the American Land Title Association (ALTA). In 2012, he received the first Joe Casa Award for Innovation, honoring his leadership and technology firsts in the title industry and Stewart Title. He also became a Board Leadership Fellow for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in 2013.
Mr. Morris presently serves on the McAlister Investment Real Estate Advisory Board and is a Trustee of Morris Family Trust, a family investment entity. He previously served as a member of the Advisory Council of Fannie Mae, on the Board of the Housing Roundtable, and as a Director for RealEC.
In the community, Mr. Morris is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Oldham Little Church Foundation. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), and was awarded the 2014 George Washington Distinguished Service Award by the Paul Carrington Chapter of the Texas Society of the SAR. He previously served on the board of the Wharton County Historical Museum.
An avid horse-drawn carriage collector and driver, Mr. Morris served as President of the Carriage Association of America from 1995 through 1998, and is an Honorary Life Director. He founded the Houston Area Carriage Association, is a member of the New York Coaching Club and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Carriage Museum of America. Following 40 years of service driving horses and carriages for the annual event, Mr. Morris was named the Honorary Chairman of the Southern Heritage Ball for 2010 and 2011.
Mr. Morris is an instrument, multi-engine and type-rated pilot with over 3,000 hours of flight time. He is a member of Rice University Associates and River Oaks Country Club. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University in 1971 and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas in 1973.