Mark Sachau named president and chief operating officer of Oakland-based First ...

February 21, 1997, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Mark Sachau has been named president and chief operating officer of Oakland-based First American Title Guaranty Company, a subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company. In his new capacity, he will oversee title and escrow operations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Solano counties.

Sachau began his career with First American Title Guaranty in 1981 when he was hired as division manager for Santa Clara County. In 1995 he was promoted to executive vice president for the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Solano. Before being hired by First American, Sachau worked for another title insurer for three years as assistant county manager for Santa Clara County, and for four years prior to that, as branch manager.

Sachau holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from San Diego State University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is involved with the California Land Title Association as chairman of public affairs, and is a current council member for the San Jose Museum of Art and the San Jose Repertory Theatre. A California native, Sachau lives in Soquel.

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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