Memphis, Tenn. - Realty Title & Escrow Company, Inc., a real estate title and escrow company, has named Lyle Irish of Memphis as executive vice president. He was previously administrative vice president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors for seven years.

Irish will be responsible for overseeing office operations, customer service and staff management. As a real estate attorney, he will join the other eight closing professionals at Realty Title.

Realty Title conducts closings for the sale, financing and refinancing of residential and commercial properties with a focus on title insurance and closing and escrow services to real estate professionals, including mortgage lenders, real estate agents, builders and developers in Tennessee Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia and Kentucky.

Irish's recent achievements include being one of two members appointed from Tennessee to serve on the National Association of Realtors' Professional Standards Committee. Additionally, he served on the editorial board for the National Association of Realtors' Association Executive magazine.

Within his community, Irish is currently on the board of directors for the Mid-South Girl Scout Council and serves as a commissioner for Memphis City Beautiful.

"We look forward to having Lyle bring his wealth of experience with the local real estate community to our company," says Matt McDonald, president. "After working with Realtors for seven years, he has a deep appreciation for the needs of our customers and will ensure that Realty Title remains focused on satisfying those needs."

Realty Title & Escrow has a total of 18 branch offices and a staff of over 60 employees who serve 27 West, Middle and Southeast Tennessee counties, along with counties in the Northwest Mississippi Region. In business since 1985, Realty Title & Escrow Company is a division of Crye-Leike, the nation's 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee, including the Southern Region of the United States. Realty Title is approved to close transactions for most mortgage lenders doing business in Tennessee and Mississippi. Currently, Realty Title is the authorized title insurance agent for title underwriters Fidelity National Title, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Southern Title Insurance Corporation and First American Title Insurance Company.

Realty Title's offices are located in four regions of Tennessee: five locations in West Tennessee (Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, East Memphis and Hickory Ridge); two locations in Northwest Mississippi (Olive Branch and Southaven); nine locations in Middle Tennessee (Brentwood (2), Columbia, Franklin, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Hendersonville, Mount Juliet, Smyrna); along with two locations in Southeast Tennessee (Chattanooga and downtown Chattanooga).