Carl Hasselwander named to board of directors of First American Title Insurance Company


January 11, 1993, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Carl Hasselwander of Rochester, Michigan, has been named to the board of directors of First American Title Insurance Company, the second largest title insurance company in the nation.

Hasselwander has been a regional vice president of First American since 1982, when First American bought his employer, St. Paul Title Insurance Corporation. At that time, he was given responsibility for business development in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Hasslewander's title career began as a title examiner in 1955 with Burton Abstract and Title Company. After five years he was promoted to branch and agency manager, a position he held for 12 years. Burton Abstract was then bought by St. Paul Title and he was promoted immediately to vice president-Michigan underwriting. He had been appointed division counsel by the time St. Paul Title was sold to First American. A native of Detroit, Hasselwander holds both bachelor's and juris doctor degrees from the University of Michigan.

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 300 offices and 4,000 agents in all 50 states. It also provides title services abroad in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. National headquarters are located in Santa Ana, California.

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