Proper Title promotes two to vice president

  • Kim O'Donnell

    Kim O'Donnell

  • David Zawadzki

    David Zawadzki

Updated 12/14/2018 10:42 AM

Palatine-based Proper Title LLC has promoted two industry veterans to vice president of business development: Kim O'Donnell, from director of commercial business development; and David Zawadzki, from senior account executive.

In addition, the firm has promoted Sabrina Bier from broker development manager to training and development manager.


The new vice presidents will jointly run the firm's sales department, with O'Donnell responsible for Chicago and its western suburbs and Zawadzki overseeing the city's north and northwest suburbs.

Since joining Proper Title in 2015, O'Donnell 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.

With more than 16 years of experience in the title industry, Zawadzki has become Proper Title's top-producing sales representative. He has developed 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.

Bier brings 13 years of real estate brokerage experience. She 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. In 2016, she was featured on HGTV's House Hunters. 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.

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