Gary Wangberg, vice president-county manager of Santa Cruz County, adds Monterey ...


March 24, 1998, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Gary Wangberg, vice president-county manager of Santa Cruz County for First American Title Company, has had Monterey County added to his territory, announced Parker S. Kennedy, president of First American Title Insurance Company. Wangberg will be responsible for administration and business development in both counties.

Wangberg is a 37-year veteran of the title industry. He started in 1961 as a title officer with a title company in Sacramento and later transferred to its Santa Ana office in the same position. He served as advisory title officer with another title company in Los Angeles from 1963 until accepting the position of vice president-title manager with First American Title Company of Sonoma County, California, in 1972. Two years later, he was promoted to vice president-county manager of First American’s Los Angeles office, where he remained for eight years until transferring to the company’s Salinas office. In 1985, Wangberg was named manager for the company’s San Francisco operations, a position he held until being named vice president-county manager of Santa Cruz in 1993.

Wangberg has been involved with the La Puente Hills Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis. Born in Nebraska, Wangberg resides in Salinas, California, with his wife, Mary Lou. The couple has a grown daughter.

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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