Meet Our Leadership Team
Dallas-Fort Worth Area Regional Leadership
Owner & Chief Executive Officer
Bill Shaddock, is the owner and CEO of the Bill Shaddock Family of Companies and is a leading figure in the North Texas business community. He earned his BBA in Finance at TCU, his MBA in Real Estate at SMU and went on to earn his JD from Baylor Law School. He subsequently joined a downtown Dallas law firm. Shaddock left the practice of law in 1983, to team with his brother, Peter, in the real estate business. Together they started Shaddock Development Co, which is now one of the most prolific real estate businesses in North Texas.
Bill remains an active partner in Shaddock Development Co. along with his brother Peter and sons, William and Andrew. Additionally, Bill is an accomplished entrepreneur, having founded a collection of businesses known as The Bill Shaddock Family of Companies. These include Capital Title of Texas (the Largest Independent Title Company in the United States), Shaddock National Title Holdings (collection of title companies across the United States), First National Title Insurance Co. (the 9th Largest Title Underwriter in the United States) and Willow Bend Mortgage Company.
Shaddock’s many professional and personal accomplishments include business and humanitarian recognition and awards for exemplary best-practices and selfless work effort in the Dallas community and at his alma maters. Bill is also a dedicated family man, taking great joy in spending time with his wife, three children and 4 beautiful granddaughters.
Chief Operations Officer
Tracy McMahon “Tracy” grew up in Independence, Missouri. After completing her Bachelors in Science from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Tracy took a position with Delhi Gas Pipeline (Delhi) in Dallas with a company she had interned with the prior summer. She was a member of Delhi’s Regulatory Department working with DOT, OSHA, RRC, EPA compliance as well as Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Assessments and Eminent Domain matters. Tracy worked full-time while attending law school. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan School of Law, now known as Texas A&M School of Law, December 1991 and passed the State Bar of Texas in May 1992.
Tracy and her two children, Bailey and Drew, live in Frisco, Texas. Tracy was a fee attorney for American Title Company, later known as LandAmerica American Title, from 1998 until 2008 when she moved her fee relationship to Capital Title of Texas, LLC. Tracy was seeking a variety of underwriting options, broad county coverage and little interference from “corporate.” Tracy began closing transactions in 1998. Her business consisted of a wide variety of commercial, new construction, residential resale, and loan transactions.
Bill Shaddock asked Tracy to begin running Operations for Capital Title beginning October 2011. She is the Chief Operations Officer (“COO”) for Capital Title and a partner in Shaddock Law & Associates. While she has been with Capital Title, the company has grown from 24 to over 100 offices which cumulatively close approximately 35,000 transactions per year. She has restructured or fully created new support departments and positions to maximize the core operations support for the Company. Under Tracy’s leadership, Capital Title has grown to include the addition of arguably the best Policy Department in the State of Texas, and maybe in the industry. Capital Title has also experienced significant growth in the Escrow Accounting Department, which is as strong as anyone’s and is continuing to improve processes. Tracy has developed legal support, with the addition of attorneys in key support roles, for the Capital Title staff, as well as their clients and customers. She has worked with Title Operations to help build a 34 licensed county plant that turns 200+ orders daily. Tracy provides legal support and closer support personally to the staff of Capital Title.
Tracy seeks practical application and business-sense decisions, considering risk assessment and underwriting positions on specific transactions. Her gift is in problem-solving, which pairs perfectly with her goal to get her closers to the closing table. She has the resources in place to provide the greatest amount of support to closers, new and existing.
Tracy is a TREC CE Certified Instructor, serves as a Trustee on the TLTA PAC Board, is a member of the TLTA Regulatory Committee, a licensed escrow officer with the Department of Insurance, and a licensed attorney with the State Bar of Texas.
Chief Financial Officer
Senior VP, Agency Operations/Commercial Escrow Officer
With over 35 years in the title industry, Dawn Neill is an outstanding senior escrow officer who is recognized for her extensive knowledge and professional expertise. Dawn began her career with Chicago Title/American Title where she served for over 22 years. She joined Capital Title eight years ago and serves as Senior VP.
As a native Texan, Dawn has an in-depth understanding of Texas title law. She specializes in both commercial, as well as residential transactions and is highly respected for her quality service, attention to detail and professionalism.
Chief Title Officer
Senior VP, Marketing Communications
VP of Escrow (DFW Region)
President – DFW Region
President, Fort Worth Commercial Operations
Joanna is a respected title industry veteran with almost 40 years of experience in Fort Worth. She specializes in closing and underwriting commercial accounts with expertise in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. She possesses an astute knowledge of the most delicate closings, including REO, corporate bankruptcies, mergers and acquisitions, national acount work-outs and multi-site/multi-state transactions.
Joanna has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards that include: Region 2 “Outstanding Young Title Person” by the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) and the Life Time Achievement Award from CREW Fort Worth (Commercial Real Estate Women). She is also a two-time President of CREW Fort Worth and a two-time President of the Executive Women’s Golf Association (now known as the LPGA Amateur Golf Association).
Senior VP, Sales Manager (DFW Region)
A native Texan, Sheila graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Accounting and received her MBA from Amber University as a CPA. She is a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Women’s Council of Realtors Dallas.
Sheila has 37 years of experience in real estate as a regional leader for a major home warranty company, with a concentration on major real estate accounts and corporate offices in Park Cities, Dallas, Carrollton, and Flower Mound.
Blessed beyond belief with three beautiful daughters, a granddaughter, and a husband of 28 years, Sheila is very excited and honored to be at Capital Title of Texas.
Director of Title Operations
Ken is a native Texan and a 20-year title industry veteran. He has worked the title side of the business, leading title plants, for the majority of his career and understands the process from start to finish. He has seen ample transactions over the years and has gained the knowledge and experience necessary to solve even the most complex of title issues.
Systems Administration and Integration. Compliance and Underwriting are chief among Ken's strong points. He looks forward to working with new clients and establishing workflows based on their processes.
Ken is most passionate about his contributions when assisting Closers, Realtors, Borrowers, Buyers, and Sellers to overcome obstacles and get deals done!
VP of Title Operations
President, National Commercial Services
Mel John is President of National Commercial Services – Capital Title of Texas, LLC. where he directs the Commercial Team for this office and actively seeks new business opportunities.
As a title industry leader in the booming Dallas economy from 1973 till today, Mel has been involved in sales and construction transactions with the major developers of commercial properties from high-rise office buildings in Dallas and Fort Worth to multifamily and industrial properties throughout Texas and the Nation.
Born and raised in Stockton, California, Mel had easy access to the exciting world of sports and outdoor athletics. From high school football and baseball to summers surfing in Ensenada and Santa Cruz, snow skiing at Tahoe, ranching in the San Joaquin Valley with his grandfather, and even traveling to Sicily on a cattle boat, Mel’s teenage years were filled with sports and adventure.
In the mid 1960’s, Mel attained the rank of Sargent in the US Army, 101st Airborne Division, Ranger, Recondo and jump qualified with a tour to ski in the Swiss Alps in Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden, Germany.
Returning to California with his young family, Mel attended the University of California – Los Angeles and obtained his degree in marketing and finance. The first 23 years of Mel’s title industry career began with Title Insurance & Trust in California. After multiple assignments to open new title operations in various states, Pioneer Title brought Mel to Texas where he later became Senior Vice President and Southwest Division Manager for TICOR Title.
Before joining Capital Title, Mel served as Senior Vice President for Title Partners, LLC/Chicago Title. During his 50-year career, Mel held senior management positions in Dallas including Senior Vice President of the Commercial Division for Commerce Title Company, Senior Account Manager for LandAmerica, and President of Safeco Land Title.
Mel has been an active member of industry related organizations including the Texas Land Title Association and The Real Estate Council. He has served on councils for ULI - the Urban Land Institute, and various Forums for NAIOP - National Association of Industrial and Office Parks. Mel also served for 22 years as a Board Director for the American Red Cross and chairman of Swing for Relief – the Red Cross Golf Tournament.
Mel and Donna Vaughan were married in 1982, and with their two children Patrick and Tamara, have 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons. On most weekends, raising hay and cattle on their 213-acre ranch East Texas returns them to the activities of loving family life and the land in their Texas home.
Senior VP, Business Development (Dallas-Fort Worth)