Lehman Promoted to Exec Vice President of Pennsylvania First Settlement Services


Stroudsburg, PA – Lorie L. Lehman, Settlement Officer/Account Manager, has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President at Pennsylvania First Settlement Services, a title and settlement company located at 304 Park Avenue in Stroudsburg.  The announcement was made Friday, July 13th by Thomas R. Wilkins, Marketing Coordinator for PA1st.

Lehman began with PA1st as a Settlement Officer/Account Manager in February of 2010.  Prior to that, Lehman was employed with Investors Abstract for 22 years.  Lehman started her title career with Investors Abstract in 1987.

Lehman was also a principal in New Millennium Settlement Agency between 2000 and 2009.  New Millennium Settlement Agency was what is sometimes called an AfBA and acts as a settlement company in which agents and/or brokers share in the ownership.

Lehman’s day to day responsibilities with Pennsylvania First Settlement will include overseeing operations of a full-service, multi-county title agency serving an 8 county area.  In addition, Lehman will work for and in cooperation with Rosemarie Lobe-Waller, CFO of the Wilkins organization who provides financial management to PA1st.  Those shared duties include closing and post-closing matters, IT hardware/software updates, overall financial and budgeting and outlooks for the company as a whole.

Said Thomas R. Wilkins, Marketing Coordinator, “Lorie’s personality fits the position like a glove.  She not only knows the nuts and bolts of the title industry, her business relationships from her personal book of business, as well as that of the company, mean so much more.  When you read Lorie’s resume as to what she does and gives back to the community, you know right away this is a person you want to lead the team.”

Lehman is an active member of the Social Committee at the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS.  Said Christine Scrofano-Wilkins, Chairperson of that committee, “The decision to make Lorie the prime “go to person” at Pennsylvania First is something that is very well deserved.  I’ve had the pleasure working with Lehman in planning different social events and I have never in the past three years heard her say no to anything the committee asked her to do.”

Other highlights and personal interests of Lehman include her being featured in the Pocono Living magazine; serving as the online Chairperson for the Stroudsburg Relay for Life–American Cancer Society, online coordinator for ACS Daffodil Days and an active member of the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries to name a few.

Lehman is a member of the Beta Sigma Phi International Women’s Organization–Stroudsburg Local Chapter; current Secretary of the Eastway Community Homeowners Association and is past President of the General Ambulance Corp–Stroudsburg where she served as a volunteer EMT for 12 years.

Pennsylvania First Settlement Services started its roots in 2006 when Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates, purchased the company from his then partners, First American Title.  Originally started to just serve the Wilkins organizations, PA1st’s Mission Statement changed to include providing top flight title and closing service for all Realtors.  The company hired sales people and title coordinators from other companies that were either downsizing or closing their doors.  The title agent keeps his or her book of business while the company handles fiscal management, marketing, issues policies and in general provides the back up service needed to make the customer satisfied.  Said Lehman, “Repeat business is the best business.”

Pennsylvania First Settlement Services is located at 304 Park Avenue, Suite 2, 2nd Fl, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.  Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.