First American Title promotes William L. Thiss to vice president-automated systems


William L. Thiss, an El Toro resident, has been promoted to vice president-automated systems on corporate staff for First American Title Insurance Company. The announcement was made by President and Chief Executive Officer D.P. Kennedy.

Thiss, a 26-year title veteran, is responsible for technical guidance to company managers in their various computer and automation needs. He joined First American in 1975 as assistant vice president in charge of title plant systems for the Seattle, Wash., operation. After 11 years in Seattle, Thiss was promoted to assistant vice president-automated systems for nationwide operations. He transferred to First American's national headquarters in Santa Ana.

Born in Minneapolis, Minn., he was raised in Phoenix, Ariz., and attended Arizona State University in Tempe and Ventura College, Ventura, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the largest title insurers in the country, operates through a network of offices in all 50 states. The company also provides title services abroad in Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and England.


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