Kenneth MecciaAdd to Address Book.
Ken Meccia has helped grow Statewide Abstract founded by his father, Jim Meccia, from its beginnings as a Yonkers-based, three-person startup, to a respected title agency that serves thousands of customers throughout the Tri-State area and across the nation. Ken joined Statewide Abstract right after graduating from college, starting in 1981 as a sales rep covering Westchester County. He learned the business from the ground up, initially training with his brother, Alan who was working as an independent examiner searching for titles in the county record room.
Through the years, Ken has overseen the company’s marketing and sales division, and currently heads up the company’s operations, serving as President. Throughout his career, Ken has also worked as a licensed real estate agent and owner of a real-estate brokerage with offices in Rye and White Plains.
Ken previously served on Hudson Valley Bank’s Business Development Board and on the White Plains Zoning Board of Appeals. A sought-after industry expert, Ken is an active member of numerous prestigious local organizations including the New York Mortgage Bankers Association, the Westchester County Board of Realtors, the Westchester County Bar Association, the New York State Land Title Association, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, the Builder’s Institute, and the Business Council of Westchester. He has served on the boards of the White Plains YMCA, The March of Dimes, and The United Way of Westchester and Putnam, and he is a co-founder of the Breakfast Club Real Estate Networking Group of Westchester. Ken has also helped Statewide Abstract raise nearly $200,000 on behalf of St. Jude’s Cancer Center by spearheading the company’s annual St. Jude Scramble Charity Golf Outing, which takes place each year in June.
Mitch UsavichAdd to Address Book.
Senior Vice President
Mitch spent his early years in managing Statewide’s Poughkeepsie office before becoming the Sr. Vice President of the Production/Operations Department in the White Plains office. His extensive background includes service on the Zoning Board of Appeals and Trustee for the Village of Wappingers Falls, as well as 10 years of service for the town of Poughkeepsie South Baseball and Hockey League. He specializes in problematic title issues both commercially and residentially.
Stephen Spedaliere , Esq.Add to Address Book.
Stephen M. Spedaliere has been counsel at Statewide Abstract Corp. since 2005. Prior to becoming in house counsel, Stephen was a sole practitioner in White Plains. Stephen is a 1999 graduate of Pace University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.
Stephen’s experience in the title industry began in 1998 with First American Title Insurance Company of New York in White Plains. From there he joined the law firm of Jason & Nesson, L.L.P. in Rockland County. Stephen brings his extensive experience and knowledge as a practicing real estate attorney to the company. With this experience, he is able to focus both on the legal and title issues to ensure that all of Statewide’s real estate transactions close with the utmost professionalism.
Matthew McAllisterAdd to Address Book.
Chief Operating Officer
Matt has been working with Statewide Abstract for since 2015. After starting on the production team he moved into a sales role to round out his breadth of understanding in the title industry. As the COO he is focused on Statewide’s growth into the future. He is also a licensed Realtor providing top service to the Westchester County market. This has given him an extremely in depth understanding of title issues which helps him provide exceptional service to his clients. He was honored as a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by the Business Council of Westchester in 2022. Prior experience in financial management, strategic planning, process improvement and research and analytics are of great benefit to Statewide and his real estate clients. Matt lives in Mt. Kisco with his wife and labradoodle. When he is away from the Real Estate market he enjoys spending time with his family and training for ultra-endurance races.
Tracy L. Forrest , Esq.Add to Address Book.
Deputy General Counsel
Tracy L. Forrest, Esq. is a real estate litigator with more than 30 years of experience and is an active member of several real estate bar association committees. Forrest specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant matters. He spent the first 13 years of his career in private practice including a large landlord/tenant firm in New York City. He then joined the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) where he moved up the ranks over 20 years. For the last six years, he was Division Chief of the Landlord/Tenant Division with 20 lawyers and support staff. At NYCHA, Forrest was responsible for creating and presenting seminars where he lectured on housing court procedures to New York City judges and approximately 750 property managers and their staff.
He now lives in Hastings-On-Hudson with his wife, 2 sons and his Maltipoo, “Rambo.” He is also an avid tennis player and loves playing in USTA tournaments.
Richard KrasnerAdd to Address Book.
Senior Vice President
Richard Krasner began his career at Statewide Abstract in September, 1992. During his career at Statewide, he has built an extensive client base of attorneys, lenders, realtors, and developers throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City. Rick enjoys entertaining and networking with clients on the golf course. He has been involved with Business Network International since 1998 as a member and Chapter President. He is an active member of the Young Mortgage Bankers Association and the B’Nai Brith Real Estate Group. Rick lives in Scarsdale with his wife Robin and daughter Kimberly.
Connie Alimena , J.D.Add to Address Book.
Regional Vice President
Connie joined the Statewide team in 2006. With her razor sharp technical skills, knowledge base, and long-standing industry relationships, she has expanded and oversees the firm’s platform to support the Manhattan market. As a seasoned expert in the title industry, Connie has mastered the art of connecting clients with the right professionals to enhance the value of the firm’s deep ties to key players. She has a vast array of expertise from her combined sales experience and legal background. Connie is a graduate of New York Law School, which enables her to provide her clients with astute legal knowledge. Her professionalism and incomparable service separate her from the rest. These attributes continue to bring her success throughout the real estate marketplace.
Connie works with a myriad of lending institutions, attorneys, realtors and developers throughout New York in both the commercial and residential arena and her proven method of creating relationships for her clients through networking is the foundation of her success.
Karinta DiMartinoAdd to Address Book.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Karinta began her title insurance career with Statewide in 1998, where she managed the day to day operations. After working for a developer, obtaining her Real Estate license, and managing a bank branch in Mount Kisco, title insurance was a natural fit.
She’s loyal to her clients, committed to excellence in service, and attributes her success to strategic networking. She is active member in PNW, Westchester County Board of Realtors, Westchester County Bar Association and participates actively in fundraising for the troops.
Mark OkamotoAdd to Address Book.
Director of Regional Sales
Mark Okamoto has recently joined Statewide Abstract and brings a wealth of knowledge from his prior sales experience (and Former PGA Golf Professional and retail store owner of Larry’s Golf in Scarsdale) to his position as Director of Sales. Prior to his entry into the title field, Mark has worked in real estate since 2005 and, prior to joining Statewide Abstract, was a consistent top producer in both commercial and residential real estate sales at one of Westchester’s top real estate firms. Having been a Realtor, Mark understands the demands of practicing real estate and brings an extensive knowledge of proven strategies to succeed in a perpetually shifting market. He has formed hundreds of lasting relationships with both real estate professionals, attorneys, investors, developers, mortgage brokers as well as with his real estate customers and clients. Mark is committed to supporting his clients’ endeavors while ensuring he and his team provides the highest level of professionalism and service in the industry.
Michael MecciaAdd to Address Book.
A graduate of Lincoln College, Michael Meccia has been in the title industry for over 4 years now. He works closely with attorney, realtors, and mortgage professionals in Westchester County. Michael previously worked for Honda Motor Company after graduating school. Michael prides himself on communication with clients and those who work with him can attest to that. He believes that one of the best abilities to have in this industry is availability. Joining Statewide to follow in his father and grandfather’s footsteps has been a great transition and he looks forward to many more successful years. Michael enjoys spending time with his Fiancé and soon to be wife Tiffany and their daughter Olivia Meccia who turns two in May. When he is not with his family he enjoys playing golf and working out.
Cindy StembelAdd to Address Book.
Cindy has over 8 years of experience at Statewide Abstract. Her multitude of tasks includes the handling of applications, proof-reading, organizing and distributing of all title reports. She is responsible for gathering the necessary information from the examiners and vendors while providing impeccable service to all clients.
Lisa CapicchioniAdd to Address Book.
Lisa began as a title examiner in 1979 has been with Statewide Abstract since 2012. Her multitude of tasks includes the handling of applications, proof-reading, organizing and distributing of all title reports. She is responsible for gathering the necessary information from the examiners and vendors while providing impeccable service to all clients.
Virginia RanschtAdd to Address Book.
Virginia has over 8 years of experience at Statewide Abstract and 20 years in the industry. She provides exemplary service throughout the life of a file. From application to reading and distribution she is an integral part of our team. Her experience in the title industry has provided her with a wealth of knowledge which our clients rely on to assure their files are processed accurately.
Tina FugazziAdd to Address Book.
Tina has 35 years in the Title Industry and is cross trained within Application, Closing, Recording, and Clearance Departments. She also has extensive experience with internal computer programs and has supported clients in preparation of ACRIS/PREP forms.
Sabrina KesslerAdd to Address Book.
Senior Recording Officer
Sabrina has 25 years of experience in the Title Insurance Industry. She is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages and other loan documents throughout New York State as well as for creating Westchester PREP documents and ACRIS documents. She has built strong relationships over the past decade with Westchester County Clerk’s office as well as the NYC Registers office.
Jennifer NotoAdd to Address Book.
Senior Title Officer
Jennifer is a licensed Title Agent with over 30 years of title industry experience. She has been involved in all facets of examining, reading, recording and underwriting for residential and commercial properties. Jennifer has a wealth of practical experience and has developed excellent working relationships with customers and vendors alike.
Glory PeddieAdd to Address Book.
Glo! has been the voice of Statewide for over 30 years and greets everyone with a smile to brighten their day. In her Administrative and Clerical role she handles all inbound and outbound mailing while being the main title report typist in the office.
Meghan ParteAdd to Address Book.
Chief Financial Officer
Meghan is a 2004 graduate of Manhattan College where she received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting. After obtaining public experience she joined Statwide in 2005. She has proven to be a great asset, especially with the management of our client escrows.
Millie PerezAdd to Address Book.
Millie has been in the Title Insurance business for over 24 years and has been part of the Statewide team since 1987. Millie works on a wide range of projects and she also remits for the underwriters as well as types title policies and title reports.