A 37-year plus veteran in the escrow industry, Leslie Banes is a Certified Senior Escrow Officer, Certified Escrow Instructor and Senior American Settlement Industry Professional who currently serves as Escrow Operations Manager for Stewart Title.
Well known for her dedication to the industry, Ms. Banes has been actively involved in industry associations at both the national and state level. She is a past first vice president, second vice president and treasurer for the American Escrow Association and currently serves on the Uniform Closing Instructions taskforce. She is an active member of the Arizona State Escrow Association’s education and industry liaison committees chaired the committee that produced the ASEA Escrow II book and the 2016 AEA Annual Conference. Often called upon to present classes to fellow escrow officers, lenders and realtors, Ms. Banes has also chaired the Industry Partners Conference and planned the educational sessions for three ASEA annual escrow conferences and the 2014 AEA annual conference. Ms. Banes has three children and two grandchildren and lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband Phil and their dog Elliot. An Arizona native, she graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She can be contacted at 602-621-3542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.