Peter C. Keenan named Louisiana state manager for First American Title Insurance Company


July 1, 1997, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Peter C. Keenan has been named Louisiana state manager for First American Title Insurance Company, announced President Parker S. Kennedy.

Keenan's career in the title industry began when he was named vice president of a New Orleans title company in 1975. Two years later he went to work for another title company. While there, he also started Keenan Title Agency, where he served as president and owner after leaving the other title agency in 1989. He was hired by First American in 1990 where he served as state counsel until being promoted to his current position. Lillian E. Eyrich succeeds Keenan as Louisiana state counsel.

Keenan holds a bachelor of science degree from Centenary College of Louisiana, and a doctor of jurisprudence from Tulane Law School in New Orleans. He is a former president of the Louisiana Land Title Association, and is a member of the American Land Title Association, the Louisiana State Bar, and the American, New Orleans and Jefferson Bar associations. In addition, Keenan serves on the Title Insurance Legislation Task Force and on the Louisiana State Bar's Uniform Title Standards Committee. He is also a member of the Liaison Committee composed of title underwriters and the Louisiana Department of Insurance. A native of Biloxi, Mississippi, Keenan lives with his wife, Gwen, in Metairie. They have four children.

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, 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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