Lane Gidney named regional vice president of Oklahoma

February 13, 1998, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Lane Gidney has been named regional vice president of Oklahoma, according to Parker S. Kennedy, president of First American Title Insurance Company in Santa Ana, California. Gidney is also regional vice president for Utah, and president of the company’s Utah subsidiary.

Gidney has over 17 years of experience in the title insurance business and has been associated with First American for seven years. Formerly, Gidney held senior management positions with First American’s Arizona division offices in Phoenix and Tucson. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Texas, and a master’s of business administration from Kennedy-Western University in California.

Gidney currently serves as director of Advanced Title Systems in Salt Lake City, and as chairman of Utah First Exchange, Inc. In addition, Gidney is a member of TIPAC, the political action arm of the American Land Title Association. Gidney is also involved with the United Way Board as a corporate sponsor and is on the board of directors for Ballet West. He has also held director status with land title associations in Arizona, Texas and Utah. A Texas native, Gidney lives in Sandy, Utah, with his wife, Anna, and their three children.

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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