Proper Title announces promotions of key staff

Proper Title LLC, based in Palatine, Illinois, has made two key promotions within its business development team. Kim O’Donnell, formerly director of commercial business development, and David Zawadzki, formerly senior account executive, have both been elevated to vice president of business development. Additionally, Sabrina Bier has been promoted to training and development manager.

O’Donnell will oversee the firm’s sales department in Chicago and its western suburbs. She joined Proper Title in 2015 and has been responsible for residential and commercial new business development throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Under her leadership, Proper Title’s commercial division has grown 40 percent and can now service construction escrow up to $100 million. Prior to joining Proper Title, O’Donnell gained 19 years of title experience in Chicago and had been recognized with a “top 2 percent in the country” award for new business development and client retention. She is a graduate of DePaul University.

Zawadzki will be responsible for the city’s north and northwest suburbs sales teams. He has more than 16 years of experience in the title industry, and has become Proper Title’s top-producing sales representative, built off of an extensive client base of real estate developers, investors, attorneys, lenders and brokers. Prior to joining Proper Title in 2013, Zawadzki held positions as an account executive at a title company, a commercial real estate broker and an escrow officer. Zawadzki has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business.

With 13 years of real estate brokerage experience, Bier will be focused on broker training coordination, social media marketing and client relationship management. She joined Proper Title in 2016 as broker development manager. From 2009 to 2015, Bier was honored annually by the Chicago Association of Realtors as a top producing real estate broker. Bier has also directed sales and fundraising efforts for the University of Chicago GI Research Foundation and continues to manage Proper Title’s philanthropic arm, Proper Giving. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Florida Atlantic University.