John P. Bruce, CTIP
  • Executive Vice President
  • Commercial Escrow Officer

John P. Bruce, CTIP

Born in Baton Rouge, but raised in Cut-N-Shoot, Texas. John has been in the title business for over 40 years. He started his career in title insurance working in the file room and eventually grew through the ranks of a top national underwriter into a position as a multi-property, multi-state specialist in their national accounts division. It was in 1987 that John found his niche as a commercial closer. In 1993, John relocated to Austin, where he continued his history of outstanding service to both his clients and community. John’s local involvement has included serving as President of his neighborhood Homeowners’ Association, Commissioner of the Cedar Park Planning and Zoning Commission, member of the Real Estate Council of Austin, volunteering as Chairman of the State of Texas Fair and Rodeo BBQ cook-off, Chairman of the Certification Committee for the Texas Land Title Association, Chairman of the Federal Issues Committee, member of the American Land Title Association’s Education Committee, Chairman of the Texas Land Title Association’s Basic Manual Task Force and active member of the Regulatory Committee, Agent Section Chair and Board Member of the Texas Land Title Association. John most recently served as the 2020-2021 President of the Texas Land Title Association.

John is a past recipient of Texas Land Title Association’s awards for “Young Title Person of the Year” in 1992, “Professional Excellence Award” in 2010, and “Title Person of the Year” in 2023. John is one of the elite title insurance professionals in Texas to receive TLTA’s accreditation of Certified Title Insurance Professional. Additionally, he was awarded the National Title Professional designation by the American Land Title Association in 2013. He was the 1st title professional in Texas to receive the National Title Professional designation and the 9th in the nation.

John’s speaking experience includes the following:

  • Texas Land Title Association – Land Title School
  • Texas Land Title Association – Land Title Institute
  • Texas Land Title Association Webinar Series
  • Texas A&M University
  • The University of Texas Law School
  • William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar CLE
  • Austin Bar Real Estate Section
  • Dallas Area Real Estate Lawyers Breakfast Discussion Group
  • Dallas Bar Association

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