Mary E. Heck, a graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Classical Studies, obtained her Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois
University Law School and admission to the State of Illinois Bar in 1986.
With an interest in real estate and title law, Mary began her career as a title
searcher, examiner, and underwriter at Chicago Title Insurance Company in
Champaign, Illinois. After a year in that role, Mary relocated to Peoria,
Illinois to work as office counsel in the Peoria branch of Chicago Title
Insurance. For the next several years, Mary continued to advance with the
company, ultimately earning the position of branch manager in 1991.
In 1995, Mary sought to further her education in title law and completed a one
and a half year MBA course with Chicago Title and Trust Family of Title Insurers.
Shortly thereafter, in 1997, she began her own company, DLD Title Services, Inc.
in Peoria. At the same time, Mary became a partner at Dixon, Laukitis & Downing,
PC, concentrating in real estate law.
Mary transitioned into her current role as manager with H&H Title Services in
January 2012. With her extensive experience in the industry and friendly
personality, Mary is a great asset to the H&H team.
Mary likes to spend her free time outdoors hiking, biking, gardening
and birdwatching. She also enjoys reading and travelling.