Grant Sims named executive vice president-county manager for First American Title Company of Nevada

February 3, 1997, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Grant Sims has been named executive vice president-county manager for First American Title Company of Nevada, according to Robert M. Bowen, president of First American's Nevada subsidiary and regional vice president for First American Title Insurance Company. Working out of the Reno office, Sims will be responsible for title and escrow operations throughout Washoe County.

Sims' career with the company started in 1990 when he was hired as a commercial marketing executive for First American Title Company of Nevada. Five years later he was promoted to vice president of administration. Prior to First American, Sims worked as a marketing executive for another title company in Reno.

Sims holds a bachelor's degree in political science from California State University, Sacramento. He currently serves as a commissioner with several organizations including the Regional Transportation Commission, Regional Governing Board and the Washoe County Debt Management Commission. In addition, he also serves as chairman for the Washoe County Commission.

A native of Nevada, Sims lives in Reno with his wife, Kathryn, and their two children.

First American Title Insurance Company, principal subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), 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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