First American Title names Robert G. Bannon president and chief executive officer ...


September 9, 1991, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Robert G. Bannon has been named president and chief executive officer of First American Title Insurance Company of New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company. According to Parker S. Kennedy, president of First American Title Insurance Company, Bannon will also continue in his role as regional vice president of the Southern New England Region.

Bannon joined First American in 1979 as vice president-state manager and legal counsel. He came to the company with 15 years of experience as a title insurance executive. Bannon received both a bachelor's and a law degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He was elected the first president of the Connecticut Title Association in 1986 and is also a past president of the New England Land Title Association and the Connecticut Board of Title Underwriters.

Richard H. O'Brien, regional vice president of the New York Region, has been elevated to the position of co-chairman of First American Title Insurance Company of New York, after serving for 13 years as president. O'Brien joined First American in 1974 as account executive. He came to the company with 18 years of experience as a title insurance executive. O'Brien received a bachelor's of science degree from Hofstra University in Uniondale, New York. He was appointed regional vice president of First American Title Insurance Company in 1980.

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 offices 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.

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