Susan Trapkin is a Senior Commercial Coordinator assisting Sarah Eckert Webb and Joanne Leong in all aspects of commercial closings. Susan “accidentally” began her title insurance career in 1979 working as a claims assistant to Stuart Levin at Columbia Title Insurance Company. She then worked as Stuart’s commercial closing assistant until his retirement in 2007.

College job fairs don’t educate us about careers in title insurance but perhaps they should. The work is always interesting and thought provoking and I feel honored to be a part of the collaborative team that guides each transaction through the closing process.

Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bucknell University in 1977. She served as president of her sorority, Delta Delta Delta in 1976-1977. In 1978, she received a paralegal certificate from The George Washington University.

Probably the most memorable closing Susan worked on was Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Washington, D.C. home purchase upon their departure from The White House. The closing took place in the Map Room of The White House and a post-closing reception followed in the Red Room. Susan received a private tour of The White House art by Bill Clinton.

Susan recently served as Secretary to the Lanham Station Area Citizens Association. She currently lives in Prince George’s County on a small horse farm with her husband and a number of special-needs pets. She enjoys her family, caring for her many animals, needlework, gardening and antiques.

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