Christopher Montalbano named vice president-state manager of Rhode Island


January 16, 1998, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Christopher Montalbano has been named vice president-state manager of Rhode Island for First American Title Insurance Company, according to President Parker S. Kennedy. He also serves as branch manager of Mortgage Guarantee & Title Company in East Providence, Rhode Island, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company of New York.

Montalbano started with Mortgage Guarantee & Title Company in 1986, serving in various positions until being promoted to title reader in 1988, the same year First American purchased a majority interest in the company. Mortgage Guarantee & Title became a wholly-owned subsidiary of First American in 1989, during which Montalbano was named office manager, a position he held for four years until being appointed counsel. He was promoted to branch manager in 1994.

Montalbano holds a bachelor’s degree from Providence College, and a juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School. He is a past president of the Rhode Island Conveyancers Association, and has served on the boards of directors of the Genesis Center and Southside Community Land Trust. A life-long resident of Rhode Island, Montalbano lives in North Kingstown with his wife Julie and their 5-month-old son.

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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