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Professional Profile: James Thanasules 2017

About

  • Title: SVP & Chief New York State Counsel
  • Company: AmTrust Title Insurance Company
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Holliswood, NY

Education: St. John’s University; St. John’s University School of Law

First job outside of real estate: Advertising company

First job in real estate or allied field: Associate at a law firm

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Currently chief NYS counsel for the agency division. We are planning to grow the division and our roster of quality agents while maintaining a fresh perspective in an evolving industry.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Exercising and running

Favorite book or author: Currently reading “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be” by Paul Arden

Favorite movie: Friday the 13th, Part 3

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “I Don’t Want to Live Forever” by Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik

One word to describe your work environment: Positive

Rules to live by in business: Build your relationships, never stop learning and enjoy what you do and the rest will follow. Don’t be afraid to take on new challenges because that is how we grow. “Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”

What is your dream job? Acting with Al Pacino in a remake of The Godfather; but seriously, I think of my current position as my dream job because the possibilities are endless.