Joseph J. Oddo appointed regional vice president for First American Title Insurance ...


January 10, 1997, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Joseph J. Oddo will begin his new position as regional vice president for First American Title Insurance Company's Northern California region, effective January 1, 1997, announced President Parker S. Kennedy. Oddo succeeds Don R. Wangberg who was recently named regional vice president for California Agencies. In addition to his responsibility of overseeing the transactions of First American's largest California region, a territory made up of 21 Northern California counties, Oddo will also serve as the Sacramento County manager.

Oddo joined First American Title Insurance Company in 1980 as a title searcher in the Orange County branch. Since then he has served as associate counsel in national staff; as regional counsel, first in Riverside and then in San Francisco; as assistant county manager in Redwood City; and as vice president-county manager in Santa Cruz. The position he held until this promotion was vice president-county manager in San Diego.

Oddo received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Ogelthorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, and his juris doctor from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California. He is currently a member of the American and California State Bar Associations, and has also been a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the San Mateo County Bar Association, and the Elks and Rotary. Oddo lives in Roseville with his wife, Peggy, and their three daughters.

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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