James Stipanovich named regional vice president for First American Title Insurance Company in Ohio


August 29, 1997, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

James Stipanovich has been named regional vice president for First American Title Insurance Company in Ohio, announced President Parker S. Kennedy. Stipanovich is also the president and CEO of Midland Title Security, Inc., the company's wholly-owned subsidiary.

Stipanovich, a 27-year veteran of the title industry, started with Midland Title in 1970 as a title examiner, working his way through numerous senior-level positions within the company. Stipanovich was serving both as senior vice president-operations manager and as Southern Ohio sales manager when First American purchased Midland Title in 1986. Stipanovich continued with the company and was named executive vice president-corporate operations in 1990. Four years later, Stipanovich was appointed president of Midland Title, and most recently, to the additional position of CEO. Stipanovich has also served as vice president of First American Title Insurance Company since 1989, a position he held within the company until his most recent promotion.

Stipanovich is a member of the American Land Title Association, and has served as president of both the Ohio Land Title and Lorain County Title associations. A native of Ohio, Stipanovich lives in Strongsville with his wife, Linda.

First American Title Insurance Company, principal subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. The largest title insurer 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 Australia, the Bahama Islands, 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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