First American Title establishes new region encompassing Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey

September 24, 1991, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

A new region encompassing Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey has been established by First American Title Insurance Company, according to President Parker S. Kennedy. The new North Atlantic Region, based in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, is managed by Michael F. Frederick, Jr., regional vice president.

"There is a great amount of crossover real estate business in this tri-state area," says Frederick, who was in charge of Pennsylvania and Delaware before the addition of New Jersey to his area. "This new structure will facilitate communications and contact with our many agents in the three states. It will allow us to network attorneys, brokers, builders and lenders within the expanded region."

Frederick is a past president of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association (PLTA), a Certified Land Title Professional (the highest earned achievement in the title insurance industry), and chairman of the Society of Title Professionals. Most recently, he received the Outstanding Service Award for his efforts in organizing, reviewing and drafting revisions to the Insurance Code in Pennsylvania. The award is presented annually to the individual who has made the greatest contribution to the PLTA during the previous year. Frederick established an office in Valley Forge for First American in 1977. That office has now grown into a region which includes counsels, state managers and agency representatives for each state.

First American Title Insurance Company, principal subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1989. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, it offers title services through a network of more than 5,500 office or agents in all 50 states. It also provides title services abroad in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. National headquarters of First American is located in Santa Ana, California.