Southeast Team

Carlos M. Rodriguez Esq.

Florida Agency Manager


Carlos M. Rodriguez Esq., an attorney with nearly two decades of title, commercial real estate, compliance, and insurance experience has joined the company as Florida Agency Manager. Based in Miami, Mr. Rodriguez is responsible for developing, marketing and managing AmTrust Title’s Florida agency operations as well as identifying and advancing new business opportunities.
Carlos Rodriguez

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Rick Himes

Southeast Counsel


Richard H. Himes, Jr., Esq. serves as Southeast Counsel, overseeing AmTrust's business in Florida and neighboring states in the Southeast. In addition to providing underwriting assistance to local agents, Rick supports Company management as it launches new regional business operations. Prior to AmTrust Title, Mr. Himes was Partner in Title Experts and Management, serving as consultant and expert witness on title insurance agency and underwriter management, escrow, title, regulatory and related matters. Before that, he was President and Senior Underwriting Counsel of Mason Title & Escrow Company, a multi-office title agency operating throughout Florida. He has served as a member of several American Land Title Association committees over the years and twice as a director of the Louisiana Land Title Association. He twice received Fidelity National Financial Chairman’s Roundtable Award, in 2001 and 2002. He is a current member of the State Bar of Georgia, and he is also licensed to practice in Tennessee. Rick earned a BA degree cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Rick Himes

Felice K. Shapiro

Chief Underwriter/General Counsel


Felice K. Shapiro was previously the executive director and counsel for a rating agency for title insurance. Prior to that, Ms. Shapiro was vice president and senior NYS counsel at a leading title insurance company from 1992 to 2009, and vice president and counsel for another recognized title insurance company from 1987 to 1992. She was also an assistant vice president and branch counsel at a well-known title insurance company from 1983 to 1987. Ms. Shapiro has lectured extensively for the NYSLTA for CLE and CE credit.
Felice K. Shapiro

Deb Boyd

Florida State Counsel


Deb Boyd serves as Florida State Counsel and based out of South Florida. Prior to AmTrust, she was Vice President/Senior Commercial Underwriting Counsel for Fidelity National Title Group. She has served as an Underwriting Council consistently for title insurance companies since 2005, focusing on a wide variety of tasks including business development and innovative underwriting solutions. Earlier in her career, she held the post of General Counsel for a title company, an international realty company, a landfill company, and as a sole practitioner for several independent oil and gas exploration companies.
Deb Boyd

Ben Sommers

Florida Sales Representative


Ben serves as the agency representative for the State of Florida, charged with driving new business to AmTrust. Previously, Ben was a Vice President at TRG, covering Florida and Alabama. He was also the State Escrow manager for the Builder Division at First American.
Ben Sommers

Shaun Chan

AVP, Chief Auditor


Shaun Chan has over 15 years of experience in the title insurance industry. He is skilled in the areas of internal control, risk mitigation, compliance, and business processes. Prior to joining AmTrust Title, Shaun was an internal auditor at First American Title Insurance Company. Shaun has been awarded the credential of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), which involves anti-fraud training and education on complex financial transactions and understanding of forensic methods, law and of how to resolve allegations of fraud.
shaun chan