First American Title names Thomas L. Schlesinger vice president-Northern California ...


September 2, 1999, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation's largest title insurers, announced today that Thomas L. Schlesinger has been named vice president-Northern California division manager for the company's Lenders Advantage division. Working out of the division's Concord, Calif., office, Schlesinger is responsible for the daily operations of Lenders Advantage in all of Northern California.

Schlesinger, who has over 22 years of title industry experience, started with the company as a consultant with the Oakland, Calif., office of First American Title Guaranty Company in 1997. Six months later, he was named vice president-customer relations. In July 1998, he was promoted to assistant vice president-Northern California division manager for First American's Lenders Advantage division, his most recent position. Prior to joining First American, Schlesinger served in various management and senior-level positions for other title and financial institutions in California.

Schlesinger attended both San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif., and California State University Sacramento. In addition, he attended the evening MBA program at Saint Mary's College of California. Born in Detroit, Schlesinger has lived in California for the past 39 years. He and his wife, Kitty, reside in the city of Danville. The couple has three grown children.

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through more than 500 offices and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about The First American Financial Corporation's subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.

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