First American Title names Steven Hooper president and chief executive officer ...


October 28, 1993, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Steven Hooper has been named president and chief executive officer of Land Title Insurance Company of St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company. In addition, John H. Genenbacher has been named chief financial officer of the company.

Hooper has 20 years of experience in the title insurance industry, beginning as a searcher, and has been on the management level for 15 years. He joined First American Title Guaranty Company, another subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company, in 1986 as chief title officer. In 1988, he was named regional claims administrator, and three years later was promoted to consolidated plant manager. Hooper attended West Valley College, Ohlone College and Peninsula University Law School. He and his wife Trudy will be relocating from Fremont, Calif.

Genenbacher joins First American after a 15-year career with Century 21 of Missouri, Inc., where he served as regional accountant for eight years before being promoted to regional controller. He received his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Genenbacher is involved with local civic and school activities. He and his wife Cindy and their four sons live in St. Charles, Mo.

First American Title Insurance Company, principal subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation, traces its history to 1889. 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 throughout the United States. It also provides title services abroad in the Bahama Islands, Bermuda, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, California.

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