First American Title promotes Thomas Grifferty to regional vice president-international operations


December 15, 1994, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Thomas H. Grifferty has been promoted to regional vice president-international operations for First American Title Insurance Company, according to President Parker S. Kennedy.

Grifferty joined First American in 1987 as manager-Canadian operations and was promoted to vice president-Canadian operations in 1991. Prior to joining First American, Grifferty spent 13 years as an air traffic controller in Toronto, Canada.

In this new position as regional vice president, Grifferty will be responsible for existing operations in Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as future expansion into specific global markets.

Grifferty was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and moved to Ontario, Canada, at age seven. In 1975, he attended the Transport Canada Training Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Grifferty and his wife Inna live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with their three daughters.

First American has been authorized to issue policies of title insurance throughout Canada since 1991 and has offices in Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Calgary, Alberta. In the United Kingdom, First American operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company (UK) Limited. The principal offices are located in London, England.

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 Bahama Islands, 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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