Wayne M. Booth named chairman and John W. Long promoted to president of First ...

September 30, 1993, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Wayne M. Booth has been named chairman and John W. Long has been promoted to president of First American Real Estate Tax Service, Inc., a subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FAMR), according to First American Financial President Parker S. Kennedy. Mark D. Rogers has been promoted to executive vice president and will assume Long's former responsibilities.

Booth has been a senior executive of First American Real Estate Tax Service since its inception in 1987. He was named president in 1988. Booth, who has 35 years of experience in the industry, has spent 31 of those years at the executive management level. A native of Los Angeles, Booth has studied financial management through extension courses at New York University, Security Pacific Bank and the University of Southern California Management Development. He works out of the company's headquarters in Los Angeles, and resides in San Dimas, Calif.

A 15-year veteran of the tax service industry, Long began his career with Ticor Realty Tax Service, which First American acquired in 1991. In 1986, after an eight-year tenure with Ticor, Long left to start his own company and serve as president of New York-based Metropolitan Realty Tax Service. When First American acquired Metropolitan in 1990, Long was named eastern regional vice president and marketing director. He was promoted to executive vice president in 1991 and relocated to the company's operations center in Dallas, where he will remain. Long earned his bachelor's degree at the College of New Rochelle, and his master's of business administration degree from Hofstra University. He resides in Tierra Verde, Florida.

Mark D. Rogers has served as senior vice president of First American's tax service since 1991, a position he also held for six years with Ticor Realty Tax Service. Previously he served as a second vice president for Lomas Mortgage USA for five years and as the Texas state manager for the American Service Bureau, a Houston-based financial services company, for eight years. Rogers attended Southwest Texas State University and conducted master's of business administration studies at the University of Phoenix/Los Angeles branch. A 32-year resident of Texas, Rogers has been active in civic and professional organizations. He currently serves as a committee chairperson for the Parents Advisory Council on Education in Fulshear, Texas, where he resides with his family.

First American Real Estate Tax Service, headquartered in Los Angeles and with major offices in 25 cities across the United States, provides a full complement of information services to leading financial institutions and title companies nationwide.

The First American Financial Corporation, based in Santa Ana, Calif., is a leading provider of real estate financial services, including title insurance, tax monitoring, home warranty services, credit reporting and property information services, to real property buyers and mortgage lenders. The company also operates a trust and banking business in Southern California. The company offers its 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.


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