Tom E. Blackwell named regional vice president of Texas


March 5, 1998, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Tom E. Blackwell, president of First American Title Insurance Company of Texas, has been named regional vice president for the Santa Ana, California-based parent company, announced President Parker S. Kennedy. He had served as state manager since 1997.

Blackwell has 29 years of experience in the title industry. He began his title career in 1969 in Texas, where he has spent 19 years serving in various senior-level positions. Blackwell joined First American in 1988 as senior vice president. He was named executive vice president in 1995 and two years later, was promoted to president and state manager of the company’s Texas subsidiary.

Blackwell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University. He is currently on the board of directors for the Texas Land Title Association as well as its political action committee. In addition, he also serves as the association’s chairman to the title underwriting section. A Texas native, Blackwell lives in Sugarland with his wife, Brenda, and their three 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, 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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