John Gerard

Profile Updated: June 12, 2017
John Gerard
Class Year: 1976
Residing In: Peoria, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Kelly Moeur Gerard (class of '77)
Occupation: Vice President Landmark Title
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I always hate doing bio’s, resumes and/or “what you been doing” type of e-mails as it makes me sound so old and frankly, I’m still trying to determine what I want to be when I grow-up?

So for the sake of cooperation here is the Readers Digest version of “this is my life.”

After graduation I attended Phoenix College as a music major with the intent of becoming a music teacher. Two years later, while performing at a Jazz Concert, I was approached by an agent, left school, and continued a professional music career well into the 80’s.

In December 1980 I married the beautiful Kelly Moeur (West High Class of 77), In 1988, Kelly and I were blessed with a daughter, who recently graduated from ASU and is now working on her Masters degree.

I traveled quite a bit with different bands during the 70’s and 80’s and when music became more of a business than about the music, I embarked on a different path. The years to follow led me on quite a journey.

I have worked with Title Insurances companies as a Manager of an Ownership Department, Recording Desk, Title Chainer, Title Examiner, and as a Title Officer.

I worked for the State Department of Real Estate as an Investigator II & III, and was appointed as Director of the Illegal Subdivisions Task Force working in conjunction with the State Attorneys General Office. I also served as Deputy Director of Subdivisions for the State of Arizona Department of Real Estate and have had the pleasure of working with now three fortune 500 companies.

I’ve also dabbled in politics and was appointed by Governor Hull in 2001 to the Arizona Sonora Task Force and represented the Department of Real Estate as a member of the Arizona Sonora Commission. In 2005 I was appointed by Governor Napolitano to the State of Arizona Cross Border Transactions Committee. I have authored many articles on subdividing land and was appointed to the City of Peoria Planning and Zoning Commission as a Zoning Commissioner serving nearly 10 years.

Currently I’m Vice President of Developer and Builder Services for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, a Real Estate Instructor, Speaker and Managing Member of a new upstart company ILR or International Land Registration. I’m a frustrated musician, Chef, novelist, and gardener. I still enjoy rummaging through old vinyl records at stores such as Zia and after being married to the fantastic Kelly Moeur Gerard for nearly 40 years, I’m now looking forward to our next 30 years together and perhaps grandchildren.

Updating the Bio, In 2014-2015 I hiked the Grand Canyon twice. the first time in September of 2014 and then the following June of 2015. However, due to an injury I had to take a helicopter ride out of the canyon in June (most excellent). In December of 2016 Kelly and I were blessed with the birth of our first grandson Micah and we are loving every minute with him.

Kelly is fully retired now and I envy her every day I have to go to work. All for now, I'm still playing the drums and the guitar if anyone would like to get together and jam?

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