Contra Costa Admin

1000 Burnett Avenue
Suite 400
Concord, CA 94520

Phone: CALL (925) 687-7880
Fax: (925) 681-0171

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  • John Pasco, Jr.
    John Pasco, Jr.

    County Manager

  • Doug Messer
    Doug Messer

    Assistant County Manager

  • Teresa Saunders
    Teresa Saunders

    Vice President,

    Sales Manager

  • Denise Vanderpool
    Denise Vanderpool

    Administrative Assistant


John Pasco, Jr. has been a licensed California attorney since 1985. He has worked in both private practice and as in house litigation counsel for a national title insurance company. During his eight years as in-house counsel John handled numerous litigation matters concerning title and escrow in both state and federal courts throughout the State of California. In 1998, he was appointed the department manager for his title company’s legal unit. John left litigation in 2001 to become in house counsel for a national 1031 exchange company. Three years later, in 2003, he received his first managerial assignment as Branch Operations Manager for a national title insurer in Alameda County. He spent the next three years assisting in the day to day management of title and escrow operations.
In 2006, John joined Old Republic Title Company as Senior Vice President and County Manager of its Contra Costa County operations. For the past decade, John’s legal background, substantive knowledge of title and escrow and prior managerial experience have provided strong leadership and helped propel Old Republic Title’s Contra Costa operation into the #1 market share position in the county.

Prior to joining Old Republic Title Company in 1993, Doug Messer enjoyed successful careers in both the sales training and management arenas. Doug started at Old Republic Title in 1993. During his tenure he has held the positions of Sales Representative, Sales Manager, Branch Manager and Escrow Operations Manager. He now serves as Senior Vice President, Assistant Contra Costa County Manager. This diversity of experience allows Doug to have a unique understanding of our business and the needs of the clients. Doug and his staff look forward to using their experience to your advantage in assuring a smooth transaction.

Teresa has over 30 years of sales experience in a variety of service - oriented industries. Prior to Old Republic, Teresa worked as a Sales Representative for a premier West Coast distributor of floor coverings. Teresa began her career at Old Republic Title in 1991. During her 20 years at Old Republic she has served as an Account Executive and as Sales Manager.