First American Title appoints Joseph Ritter vice president- state manager of ...


February 8, 1995, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Joseph M. Ritter has been appointed vice president-state manager of North Carolina operations for First American Title Insurance Company, according to President Parker S. Kennedy.

Ritter began his title career in 1977, joining Jefferson-Pilot Title Insurance Company based in Greensboro, North Carolina. He held various positions including attorney and vice president until being appointed president/treasurer in 1985, a position which he held until the company's purchase by First American following regulatory approval early this year.

Ritter received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his juris doctor from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. A long-standing member of North Carolina Land Title Association, Ritter served as its president in 1991-92. He and his wife Jeanette reside in Greensboro with their two children.

First American has moved its North Carolina state office from Charlotte to the Jefferson-Pilot office in Greensboro. It also has branch offices in Charlotte and Goldsboro.

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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