Jonathan D. Nichols named vice president-underwriting for First American Title ...


February 3, 1999, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation's largest title insurers, announced today that Jonathan D. Nichols has been named vice president-underwriting for the company's Connecticut operations. Working out of the Hartford office, Nichols will be responsible for developing a comprehensive underwriting program for the state of Connecticut.

Nichols, who has 22 years of title-industry experience, started with First American's Santa Barbara, Calif., office in 1977. A year later, he was promoted to sales representative, a position he held for a year before transferring to the Hartford, Conn., office in the same position. In 1983, Nichols was named assistant vice president of the New Haven, Conn., office, where he remained for two years until leaving First American to run his own title searching service. In June 1986, Nichols rejoined First American as assistant vice president-branch manager of the New Haven office. Two years later, Nichols transferred to the Stamford, Conn., office as vice president-branch manager. In 1989, Nichols was promoted to vice president-Connecticut state manager, his most recent position.

Nichols attended Michigan State University, the University of Connecticut and Golden Gate University. Nichols is a member of the American Land Title Association, where he serves on the Recruitment and Retention Committee. In addition, he is a member and past president of the Connecticut Title Association. Born in Newton, Mass., Nichols lives in Branford, Conn., with his three 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 a network of more than 300 offices and 4,000 agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif.

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