170 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 207 White Plains, NY 10601

Our Professionals

John J. Hughes, Jr., Esq., President

(914) 761-1776 ext. 210 jhughes@gamericantitle.com

John J. Hughes, Jr. was formerly Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sleepy Hollow Bank. An attorney admitted to the Bar since 1980, John has decades of experience in all legal and financial issues concerning commercial and residential real estate. He is a member of the American, New York State and Westchester County Bar Associations, as well as numerous local business organizations. John is proud of the Great American Title Agency and proud to be a part of the Title Insurance industry.

John is a graduate of Georgetown University and Boston College of Law.  He attended Graduate School of Business Administration of New York University.  He is admitted to the New York and Supreme Court Bar.

Sander Koudijs, Senior Vice President & Sales Executive

(914) 761-1776 ext. 214 skoudijs@gamericantitle.com

Sander Koudijs has over 16 years experience in the real estate business. He is an industry recognized sales executive who believes in earning his business by adding value for his clients. Sander works directly with his Realtor, Lender and Attorney base to help facilitate a smooth transaction for all those involved. As an avid and accomplished golfer, he helps his clients both on and off the course with strategic introductions that enable them to increase their business.

Nancy Scovotti, Senior Vice President/Account Executive

(914) 761-1776 ext. 201 Office nscovotti@gamericantitle.com

Nancy is an industry-recognized title sales executive who began her career with a boutique title agency, a veteran of First American Title Insurance Company where she transitioned from production to sales and quickly became a top producer and most recently a distinguished tenure with Fidelity National Title Insurance Company where she became Vice President. With 20 years of knowledge and experience Great American Title Agency was delighted to bring her on board to empower their operation with unified continued growth. She is committed to providing clients with personal attention and First-Class service. She is dedicated to getting each transaction to the closing table as smoothly as possible by working closely with all parties. Nancy supports various Bar Associations and Real Estate related organizations in order to stay abreast of industry trends for both the Residential and Commercial sectors. Integrity and service is the key to her continued success!

 Lilyanna Pekic, Executive Vice President of Sales

(914) 761-1776 ext. 203 lpekic@gamericantitle.com

Lilyanna Pekic has been serving the unique needs of her clients since 2006. She has a sterling reputation for her service and professionalism which she developed through 20+ years as a licensed real estate broker, specializing in the Bronx. She has the professional and personal knowledge as well as practical experience in many aspects of sales to assist all her clients seeking guidance in their title insurance needs.

Chris Pierro

 Chris Pierro, Senior Sales Representative

(914) 761-1776 cpierro@gamericantitle.com

Chris Pierro is a 38 year veteran in the title insurance industry. He has worked over the years for First American Title, Lawyers Title, Stewart Title as well as Judicial Title Insurance Agency. Chris brings in depth knowledge of the commercial market, particularly commercial investments and redevelopment as well as residential and real estate development. Chris brings unique perspective, insight and knowledge of title issues.

Julie Faller

 Julie Faller,Senior Vice President and Senior Underwriter

(914) 761-1776 ext. 203 jfaller@gamericantitle.com

Julie joined the company in April, 2018 with 20 years of experience as an underwriting counsel and 30 years of overall experience in the title industry. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of the Holy Cross and Cum Laude from Pace Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. She was an Associate, Member and Casenote and Comment Editor of the Pace Law Review and published numerous articles during her tenure and was a multiple Dean’s List recipient. Julie has served as both commercial and residential counsel for several large title agencies in addition to being underwriting counsel for First American, Commonwealth and Stewart title insurance companies. Julie’s expertise and dedication to every customer’s needs are tremendous assets of Great American.

Erica Balko, Production Manager & Closing Coordinator

(914) 761-1776 ext. 206 ebalko@gamericantitle.com

Having nearly two decades of experience in the title insurance industry has made Erica a consummate, experienced and dedicated title professional. Her career in title insurance began at PFC Title Insurance Agency, Ltd., where Erica served in the capacity of Recording Manager, Closing Coordinator and Title Administrator. She continues these responsibilities on a more expansive level here at Great American, where she manages the production and closing departments. She understands the entire title process from application to post closing, and is a pivotal part of the both departments.

Alba Zhina, Accounting Manager

(914) 761-1776 ext. 205 azhina@gamericantitle.com

Alba Zhina comes to the Great American with an extensive background in accounting and finance. Her experience includes her past position as a compliance officer for a financial service firm where she was responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Program: Employee compliance with policies and procedures, and assisting regulators with audits and examinations. Her accounting knowledge and her ability to be precise and diligent has been an asset to the title accounting procedures required of her at the company.

Elisabeth Baker

Elisabeth Baker, Inside Sales 

(914) 761-1776 ext. 202  Ebaker@gamericantitle.com

Elisabeth comes to Great American with nearly 15 years of experience in the medical and insurance industries. Holding various positions, including office manager and EMR training coordinator, Elisabeth has been able to cultivate the necessary work ethic and customer service skills to exceed expectations.

Gayle Seaman, Title Consultant 

(914) 761-1776   gseaman@gamericantitle.com

Gayle Seaman a veteran of the title industry brings a lifetime of experience. Her vast expertise includes: managing the law department for a major title insurance company, examination, underwriting, clearance, closings, and agency auditing working with both direct operations and agencies. Gayle’s extensive knowledge of the industry from local to national transactions and excellent customer service makes her a vital contribution to each transaction. She is a consummate, experienced and dedicated title professional.